1. rizzo183's Avatar
    How do i project my phone screen onto my PC's monitor? On 8.1 you just had the "Project my screen" option in the settings. But on W10 it's been replaced by just the wireless option. I want to project my phone display on my PC's monitor via USB connection. Anybody here who's done it or knows how to?

    Phone: Lumia 525
    OS: W10 preview build 10572
    PC OS: Win 7 ultimate SP1 (x64)
    10-25-2015 02:23 PM
  2. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    How do i project my phone screen onto my PC's monitor? On 8.1 you just had the "Project my screen" option in the settings. But on W10 it's been replaced by just the wireless option. I want to project my phone display on my PC's monitor via USB connection. Anybody here who's done it or knows how to?

    Phone: Lumia 525
    OS: W10 preview build 10572
    PC OS: Win 7 ultimate SP1 (x64)
    A quick Google search found these:
    Nokia Beamer allows you to share your Lumia display with another device. And it?s the craziest thing we?ve ever seen | Windows Central

    Updated: Windows Phone 8.1 Tip: How to Project phone?s screen on a PC | Nokiapoweruser

    Use a USB cable to project your Windows Phone 8.1 screen to your PC | Windows Central

    EDIT: Personally, I use the Microsoft Wireless Display adapter ($60) for my 640XL and 2 in 1 Ultrabook.

    http://forums.windowscentral.com/e?l...token=w6vvbCtV
    rizzo183 likes this.
    10-25-2015 05:10 PM
  3. rizzo183's Avatar
    I appreciate the help. But my problem is I know how to do it on 8.1, I don't know how to do it on W10. I'm currently running W10 preview build 10572.

    And Nokia beamer only projects a still image of the phone display. But thank you for doing the research!

    I actually found a way (i think). I'm gonna give it a try, through "Device hub" in the settings, and see if it works.

    Update: Doesn't work. Says, "restart required" everytime.
    10-25-2015 05:25 PM
  4. pdch's Avatar
    Go to settings, system, display and choose "connect to wireless display" at the bottom. It will pull up a list of available displays.
    10-25-2015 05:29 PM
  5. pdch's Avatar
    Second, easier method is to swipe down on start for notifications area. Hit Expand on bottom left of notifications window. Hit "Connect" (should be top left). This is the same as Windows 10.
    10-25-2015 05:36 PM
  6. rizzo183's Avatar
    Go to settings, system, display and choose "connect to wireless display" at the bottom. It will pull up a list of available displays.
    See, all these are "wireless" methods, which my phone doesn't support. I want to do it via a USB cable, on my PC. That's the problem.
    midnightfrolic likes this.
    10-25-2015 05:50 PM
  7. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    Here ya go. Tested it working out on my 640 XL Win10 mobile Build 10572 - to - Windows 10 build 10565 desktop unit.

    Download Project My Screen App for Windows Phone from Official Microsoft Download Center

    If you want to project your phone screen to an external display but are unable to connect to a wireless device, you can use a USB cable to connect to a Windows device. Note: To project your phone screen with a USB connection, youll need to install the Project My Screen app on your Windows device (a Windows PC, laptop, or select tablet). Once youve installed the Project My Screen app, do the following: 1. Use a USB cable to connect your phone to your Windows device. 2. Start the Project My Screen app on your Windows device. 3. On your phone, tap Yes when prompted to allow screen projection. Notes: You cant use a USB connection to project content thats protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) for example, Xbox Video. Projecting your phone screen with a USB connection is video only. You can still manage audio through your phone.
    rizzo183 likes this.
    10-25-2015 11:53 PM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    10-26-2015 01:23 AM
  9. rizzo183's Avatar
    Here ya go. Tested it working out on my 640 XL Win10 mobile Build 10572 - to - Windows 10 build 10565 desktop unit.

    Download Project My Screen App for Windows Phone from Official Microsoft Download Center

    If you want to project your phone screen to an external display but are unable to connect to a wireless device, you can use a USB cable to connect to a Windows device. Note: To project your phone screen with a USB connection, you’ll need to install the Project My Screen app on your Windows device (a Windows PC, laptop, or select tablet). Once you’ve installed the Project My Screen app, do the following: 1. Use a USB cable to connect your phone to your Windows device. 2. Start the Project My Screen app on your Windows device. 3. On your phone, tap Yes when prompted to allow screen projection. Notes: • You can’t use a USB connection to project content that’s protected by Digital Rights Management (DRM) – for example, Xbox Video. • Projecting your phone screen with a USB connection is video only. You can still manage audio through your phone.
    When i try this, i don't get any prompts. Nothing happens when i open the project my screen app on my desktop. Anything i'm missing?
    colinkiama likes this.
    10-26-2015 09:54 AM
  10. colinkiama's Avatar
    When i try this, i don't get any prompts. Nothing happens when i open the project my screen app on my desktop. Anything i'm missing?
    1) make sure you installed your devices drivers by just plugging it in with a usb with no other programs that are trying to access the device. Then try again
    10-26-2015 10:28 AM
  11. rizzo183's Avatar
    1) make sure you installed your devices drivers by just plugging it in with a usb with no other programs that are trying to access the device. Then try again
    Can you explain a little more please? Are you talking about "The windows phone app for pc" ?

    I can hear the 'USB connected' alert on both PC and phone when i plug in my device.
    And here's a screenshot of my 'devices' section in control panel.
    driver.png
    10-26-2015 01:33 PM
  12. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    Can you explain a little more please? Are you talking about "The windows phone app for pc" ?

    I can hear the 'USB connected' alert on both PC and phone when i plug in my device.
    And here's a screenshot of my 'devices' section in control panel.
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    With lumia plugged in usb, in pc go to Control Panel ->System -> All devices and uninstall all Lumia hardware listed in HW list
    then unplug, wait 5 secs and replug
    follow the hardware list being populated again with lumia devices (more than one: usb, dirver, etc.) and double check if there's something with a ! or a ? mark

    Post here
    midnightfrolic likes this.
    10-26-2015 01:53 PM
  13. midnightfrolic's Avatar
    My pc recognized my 640XL when I connected it. Maybe the above poster is correct, you might need to have your phone drivers installed. Then, try out the display app again.
    10-26-2015 02:56 PM

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