Microsoft's Project My Screen PC component available for download

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If you've been itching for a chance to play with the new Project My Screen feature from Windows Phone 8.1, the PC program you need to get it started is now available from Microsoft's servers. You can download the installer right here

The program seems easy to use. Simply make sure you have all your drivers sorted, install the program on your computer, and run it while your Windows Phone 8.1 device is plugged in. There's already a good bit of chatter about this feature in our forums, so be sure to jump in and add your take on things, too.

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HaibaneReki says:

Can't wait to try it out! ^_^

kenzibit says:

Just floored the gas padel to speed up and get home quick

hopmedic says:

Using the WPCentral app while driving?

ven07 says:

Be safe :/ Some day your WP might be able to drive for you :D

I can't keep up with all of the WPCentral (and WP8.1) updates this week!!! lol

I love this site! :)

stui83 says:

Yeah it has been madness

BlackGoku says:

Read my Mind!BAzinga!

purevibz says:

Will give it a try.

Mayur says:

Cool, was waiting for this :)

Ed Boland says:

Give me a use case scenario of how this would be useful please.

WavingReds says:

Game app reviews. Youtubers who likes to make gaming videos and have commentary?

Nik Rolls says:

Yep, this is a great one. Now you can Twitch stream WP games!

Exactly what I had planned. But, I can't get it working on my WP. :( Tried the troubleshooter suggested in the thread, nothing.

Nik Rolls says:

Weird, it worked fine for me. Started the software on the computer and plugged the phone in, the prompt to share my screen came up even over the lock screen.

Unfortunately no sound over USB, though I would expect there should be over Miracast.

bayanii says:

1. Only source of internet is your phone, so you use this to stream videos.
2. Create "how to videos" for WP 8.1.
3. Play games on a bigger display.
4. Quick presentations.
5. Porn...

swizzlerz says:

Plug your computer to your flat screen and game on your phone but on your tv... Hope there is no lag.

Nik Rolls says:

Good idea, I will try that with my Media Centre today.

DaiaX says:

It does playing videos on phone to the screen. However, no sound.

While I did not play a game, I did plug my pc into my tv and played around with it.

greg2k says:

My job involves training sales teams on Office 365. Being able to project what my experience on Windows Phone feels like is a HUGE deal.

The Prayer says:

It's also helpful for presenting app projects, running on a real device.

hrsyyln says:

I just wrote an Calculator App for WP for a school project. Now on my presentation i can show my screen on a big screen, its useful for me.

I made a chemistry app for my final project, sadly Nokia beamer wasn't out then or this back then.

Ed Boland says:

Wow, thanks for the replies! I think you guys are on to something here...

anotherlab says:

If you were doing a developer presentation and wanted to demo a feature that doesn't work in the emulator, like reading NFC tags, then this is a great tool.

DennisvdG says:

Does this work on the 920? I'm a little confused because I read somewhere you need a newer device

Shantek says:

You need a newer device to do it wirelessly. The older ones just use a cable

iBandar says:

On my phone it says searching....and not showing up anything. Lumia 1520 btw.

avinash573 says:

Same here. Doesn't work on my Lumia 1520

icthusman1 says:

Did you launch the program on your computer? It took me a sec to realize that nothing was going to happen unless I ran the application on the computer. You don't need to be in settings on the phone.

ven07 says:

Hey click on the forum link :) These guys already posted a lot of solutions :D

You have to go to "device manager" and uninstall "windows phone" under portable devices and "win USB" (three of them) should be under the very last listing. Afterward, reboot pc, open desktop app, connect phone through USB. Go to settings and the message should pop up.

Sarang68 says:

Thank you. That did it for me!

nthkmf says:

I don't know why I have just two "win USB" - and this is not done! :((((

Try connecting your phone to your pc. Go to devices manager. Uninstall the windows phone from 'Portable Devices'. Next uninstall all the USB Drivers related to the phone. Mine said 'Nokia 909 xxxx' three times. Restart the pc and reconnect the phone. New drivers will install in the background and your phone projection works!


Sorry for the double post. Didn't refresh. :)

WavingReds says:

Btw doesn't seem to work, 1020 here =/

Doesn't work on my 1020 either...


ven07 says:

Check out the forum link :)

People who are having troubles, I have found a solution.
Install the app, reboot the PC once the installation has been completed.
Now, open up the app from desktop and then connect the USB.
If there is no prompt on the screen go device manager (right click start menu, there should be an option), DO NOT unplug the USB from the phone.
At the bottom there will be a section called "universal serial bus devices" Uninstall all the drivers that are linked to your phone. Once they disappear, disconnect your phone.

Now, close the app on the desktop and launch it again. Then connect the phone via USB. You should have the prompt on your phone now. 

If you are stuck at any points feel free to reply to my comment.
I hope it works for you as easily as it did for me.


NO other soution on internet worked for me, until I read your comment. Followed every step you instructed and it worked like charm! Thanks again! :')

Tahiti Bob says:

Let me share screen with my TV directly please, or at the very least with my Xbox One.

iBandar says:

Should be coming soon. Xbox One has WiFi Direct

No dice on the 820 (usb)

a1rphones says:

Great.. Hope it's not gonna lag.

Nimdock says:

No lag for me at all. L920.

icthusman1 says:

Small bit of lag for me. Ativ S Neo.

jiggaman135 says:

I thought the 920 was in capable of project my screen without a direct usb connection

busyman96 says:

I was hoping for a video demo, but I guess I'll try it out in the morning then.

ulyssesdraco says:

I am going to project my phone onto my computer screen, then bring up splashtop and connect to the computer I am projecting too. This will create a vortex into hell, from which the olde beast will pour out of. It will open one of its seven mouths, and it will sing the song that ends the earth.

That or it will just look trippy, man.

Po_MD says:

Thank you for this.

ulyssesdraco says:

And lo, the ritual was complete. And from the screen a sphere of bubbling pitch came forward as if from thin air. And with it a scream like that of a rightous angel tearing at its own flesh. Then, thunderous silence filled the room. From the orb a door opened, and from it's indescribable depths out poured styrofoam packing peanuts.
I want my money back.

_Emi_ says:

share those drugs with the community! please ;P

Nice. Will there be a Project My Screen for Xbox version of this?

willboyce says:

Can you take vids on phone and project. Hehe

Yottahertz says:

Not working on my 1520

cdb033 says:

Its not working on my 1520

ven07 says:

Check the forum link

Caio Eduardo says:

It is already working? I've connect my Windows Phone to my PC and the app does not showed nothing. I'd also tried to enable in my Windows Phone settings.

I tried it. It is really cool for games !

TIP: You may try to delete the USB hub you try to connect from Device manager and then click the Scan for hardware changes button. It usually fix the USB connectivity problems. Don't worry it wont break your PC. If you don't know which one is the HUB try to remove them all. If you have mouse or stuff on the USB you may need to restart or use keyboard -> Alt+A, A.

It works really well. One thing I wish I could do is use my desktop keyboard to type...whatsapp on my pc will be epic.

James8561 says:

you have to uninstall the drivers for your phone on your computer and reinstall them.

Devogod says:

Not working on my icon. Phone just says searching.

ebradley says:

Needs snap mode. A lot of black screen.

little_boy says:

 my htc 8x says searching then nothing

MangoGuy says:

Can't seem to get it working

macam79 says:

It works with mouse input so you can control your phone from the pc and the world flow keyboard makes entering text doable. If they add keyboard input and audio passthrough it would be almost perfect.

spectre51 says:

Yes, add keyboard support and I will be using this A LOT!. Can you see the cursor with the mouse? In full screen I don't see it but you can click on stuff.

MrDaedra says:

I can't control my phone with a mouse. How do you do it?

crise says:

Cool, so now I can WhatsApp on my PC. Types easier.

nickg0413 says:

Do you need a USB to HDMI cable for this to work on a TV?

nope just a plain usb cable

mjrtoo says:

Well, your phi e connects to the PC and the PC to your display device.

joelsilva says:

Not available for Mac osx.  :(

How do I project whatever is on my phone, onto my tv tho?

mjrtoo says:

You have to connect the PC you've connected the phone to, to your TV.

Okan141210 says:

Not work. This for windows 8.1?

DaiaX says:

You can not use keyboard for typing. You can touch the screen if your screen is able to do that.

cesar ruiz1 says:

go to device manager on your pc with your phone connected and delete drivers, and try again

nickg0413 says:

I followed this fix:  http://www.monkeyslaps.com/projecting-your-windows-phone-screen-to-a-pc/

to no avail. Still didn't get the prompt screen on my phone. 

colinkiama says:

Keep your phone plugged in and delete all the drivers to do with your phone. Unplug your phone, start project my screen and then plug in your phone. You should get a message asking you to project now. That's what I had to do.

Dare2Blink says:

swap to a different usb port in your pc and if that does not work swap usb cable.

What is the difference between this and Nokia beamer which projects wirelessly?

Beamer is only for 1Gb of ram. With this, all wp can project its screens.

erickdcal says:

It should be for Windows Phone 8 too.

colinkiama says:

Or you can just update to 8.1

This works flawlessly on my 8x! Went into Metrotube and loaded up an hd video, played fine on both devices. Then I plugged my pc into my TV, also fine. I've only been playing around with it for a few minutes and so far th only lag I've seen is when scrolling through the start screen but this lag is only on the pc and not on the phone.

correction, it's not really lag, more like a stutter.

spinzeroWL says:

Now we just need MS to release that fancy new lock screen app!

sumton says:

it doesn't work even after removing drivers reboot reinstall !!

Do you have any "exclamation" points in device manager?

Doesn't work wirelessly using my 1520 :(

heat 33330 says:

That'll need a firmware update first to allow MiraCast. :)

We'll have to wait for the full release of 8.1 for that one right?

Tryed it on my nokia lumia 720, fantastic speed as for full screen just pres letter P

spinzeroWL says:

Aaah...you little beauty! I thought the display was permanently letterboxed! That little P button has solved my issue! Thanks :)

crise says:

Too bad you can't type on it, but you can use word flow! :D

And I wish I could keep the projection on, with the phone screen off.

waynejk says:

OMG! You can use a mouse (or touch screen) to control the phone, and do WordFlow too. Awe. Some.

Xzrane says:

Noooooo I was SO hoping this would work on my Surface RT, especially since it was an msi installer.

But alas, it does not - there goes my prospect of watching videos on my unlimited data on a bigger screen...all in a smaller, portable package.

spinzeroWL says:

Don't feel aggrieved...as far as I can tell, there is no way to make videos go full screen. On my 10" Asus T100, the video window is only marginally bigger than my 4.5" 1020 screen.
You're not missing much

Xzrane says:

Wasn't expecting too much of a difference, would have been nice though. Maybe they'll come up with a way to do it. In the meantime my laptop runs it fine. Thanks

Xzrane says:

Found this: press "E" on your keyboard to expand the phone's screen on your PC's display. Makes the videos almost fullscreen when in landscape

Or I just saw Benny Vallejo else say CTR+ALT+P. gives true fullscreen - which it does!

DVELOPinc says:

Works flawless with my 521 except for trying to play a movie but, I think that's more the app sucks.

With that, anyone recommend a good MKV player that doesn't suck?

Moliplayer works pretty good. Unless you have the 8.1 preview installed.

DVELOPinc says:

That's the one I couldn't remember the name. Is it laggy in 8.1?

ashokpun says:

Does it work on Windows 7 too? I tried but it didn't work in windows 7 with L520.

spinzeroWL says:

Try uninstalling device drivers in device manager. Fixed the issues for me.

Beside portable device what else to uninstall?

spinzeroWL says:

Make sure your phone is plugged in and switched on. If it is anything like mine, device manager will show three instances of the device (RM909 in my case) under USB devices right at the bottom of the list. Uninstall all 3. Reinstall. Restart both devices...then it should work.
It's pretty glitchy though - MS definitely need to work on it some more!

phasar says:

This is why windows RT is my biggest regret, no support for top notch functionality.

William Kim1 says:

playing dungeon hunter 4 with moga right now on tv XD

DeCarvalho83 says:

not working for me... :(

Are you able to control games using keyboard on laptop?


So will our phone work with mhl cables now?

how can i project it to xbox?  on windows 8.1, i can stream music and video from apps but i cant do that on windows phone 8.1.

Wael Hasno says:

I'm a Windows RT user nowadays.. Anything for me?

noshiro21 says:

i plug it in to pc, turn projector on on  both....nothing happens

i give up...not going to bother till u guys get a whole section about this...see ya


birgs says:

This is great for windows phone for great presentation at stage,,,

guys, those who were able to download the app, can you reupload it somewhere..the link seems to be down right now,,, thank you

This is for everyone who is facing a problem using this feature inspite of reinstalling the USB drivers, you need to make sure that the phone is connected to the PC when you delete the USB drivers :)

Yesss.. Can't wait to try it out

raxy21 says:

hi, will there be an update to enable audio pass through with this app? it will be very useful. any idea guys and landscape orientation not working for me, lumia 720 and surface pro 2 combo.

Sarang68 says:

Guess even 1520 needs a USB for this

Ticomfreak says:

Until the Cyan firmware update, yes.

anotherlab says:

I didn't realize that it worked with a touch screen.  Touch gestures from the PC are sent back to the phone.

SwimSwim says:

Whoa.... Has anyone noticed that you can click/touch in the projection and perform actions on your phone? Yeah, it actually sends input through the USB back to the phone!!!

Really cool! Anyone who's used the emulator will feel right at home.

Ready to use this (:

monedetoune says:

i believe this is the same driver they hacked into wp7. the app also strikes a resemblance. i used it before on htc hd7.


Antluv82 says:

I want Tu do mines was wire less

herbertsnow says:

I don't see the point of this unless you're running a WP demo. Most people don't need this.

mjrtoo says:

How many people NEED a smartphone anyway? It's not a matter of need...

Ticomfreak says:

I'm a developer so this is good when I need to present my apps :-)

kvsanal78 says:

Will it work on my tv ? Or blue ray player ?

Didn't work for me

artflo says:

Doesn't work fro me. Tried all the instructions here,to no avail. I have a 520.

McHendry says:

May i ask ???
I've problem about office on my Lumia 720.
PPTX i copied yesterday on memory via PC.
And after that i check on my Lumia, but the PTTX disappear.
Im very confused, is the office till unsupported memory card?

jlcsscljjlcs says:

You can controll the phone with your mouse from the computer, I think that is also really helpfull, and even more when your computer has a touch screen.

Sagar Garag says:

Hey buddy does my phone resolution affect the quality? Trying ppt and photo slideshows.

jlcsscljjlcs says:

I think yes, it may use the same resolution so the same image your phone displays is what your pc shows, and so, if your phone is up to 720 and you use a 1080 monitor, you will notice the quality difference.

For example, a 3552x2000 pixels photo (8MP camera aprox.) will be displayed as a 720 pixels one on your phone, 1080 on your monitor (opening the photo directly), and real resolution if you had a 4K monitor.

Sagar Garag says:

Wish Nokia beamer was available for NL 720. More useful than USB projection

Sagar Garag says:

Anybody tried to connect to TV ?

Ticomfreak says:

It's super easy to change the butt-ugly device image on this.

Just download "Resource Tuner" by Heaventools. The images are under "RC DATA/PHONEIMAGE_xxxx/1033.png"

Note: Resource hacker doesn't work because the images are stored in a .png

Ticomfreak says:

Weird bug, when pressing the face buttons in the app, the phone vibrates.

mikosoft says:

I can't install the component on Windows Vista. Is it W8+ ?

mikosoft says:

Already found out. Had to unblock it first and than it said it only runs on W7+.

S Vaibhav says:

So it won't run on Windows Vista?! Noooo :'(

what are the more facilities in 8.1 window phone..