How to Enable or Disable Projecting to this PC

In Windows 10, you can enable or disable the “Projecting to this PC” in two ways. Let’s find out what they are.

Method #1

To disable:

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Connect.

Then double-click “Don’t allow this PC to be projected to” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

That’s all.

Note: In order to enable it, follow the steps above but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #2

Launch Windows 10 Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before continuing.

Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Connect.

You’ll need to create a Connect key if you don’t see it. Here’s how you do it: Right-click the Windows and select New > Key. Then, provide Connect and hit Enter.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter AllowProjectionToPC as a name and then press the Enter key.

Double-click it and enter 1 (to enable) or 0 (to disable) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

That’s it.

Note: You can also enable it by removing the DWORD you created earlier.