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How to project in Windows 10 to your TV or wireless display

How to project in Windows 10 to your TV or wireless display

At Agile IT, we strive to be innovation leaders – we love playing with (and sharing) new technology.  We’re rather excited about Windows 10, and everything it can do.  John Petroschek, a technical specialist and our resident Windows 10 guru here at Agile IT, recently wrote us up instructions for how to project Windows 10 to a wireless display.  We’re not into keeping cool information like that for ourselves, though, so we thought we’d add it to our “tips & tricks” blog from our technical team.  Enjoy!


 

Step 1: Make the wireless display ready

Ensure that the device is able to receive a wireless source.  It may need to be in a “screen mirroring” mode.

Step 2: Project the computer

  • Go to the “Charms Bar” (move mouse to the top right of the display or press Windows + C)
  • Click on “Devices”
  • Click on “Project” (Or press Windows + P) to get the Project option

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If your computer supports the Miracast display, then you will see an option to “Add a wireless display”.

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Click on the option, and it will start searching for the new displays which are available in the given range.  Once you see the desired device on the search results, click on the device name.  Windows will now install the required drivers on the device and within a few seconds you will see the third part display displaying your device.

Once you are done with the task and you want to disconnect the device, you can do so by either disabling the “Mirror” feature on your projector or TV or you can do the same from your computer by going to the “Project” screen (Windows + P) and clicking on the “Disconnect” option.

6 Comments

  • RodSnow says:

    Trying to find a way to project to another screen.

    “Go to the “Charms Bar” (move mouse to the top right of the display”
    That does not work. Nothing shows up.

    “or press Windows + C)”
    That does not work. Nothing shows up.

    • Sean Spicer says:

      Skip the charms step, and just use Windows + P to open the project menu, then select “connect wireless display”

  • Lakshay says:

    Device name is not showing on my laptop…..

  • How can I cancel projecting my screen to secondary display?
    I am left with a black screen on the laptop.

    I tried this with no second screen attached to see what would happen.
    It would have been nice of Microsoft to add a warning message stating something like…

    You are about to project your laptop screen view to a secondary display to undo this change you can press ?? and ?? to return to the laptop display.

    I mean is it to hard to add hints and tips like this to save billions of questions that could be solved immediately on said devices.

    • Sean Spicer says:

      I’ve tried to recreate this issue, and for the life of me can not determine how you managed to project to a non-existant screen. However, if you are truly stuck with a black screen, WIN+P, [up arrow], [up arrow], [enter] should return you to a single screen, if you are on the latest build of windows.

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