Microsoft's Project My Screen PC component available for download

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 (opens in new tab)

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.

Source: @qmatteoq Via: WMPoweruser

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  • Can't wait to try it out! ^_^
  • Just floored the gas padel to speed up and get home quick
  • lol
  • Using the WPCentral app while driving?
  • Be safe :/ Some day your WP might be able to drive for you :D
  • Seems faster
  • I can't keep up with all of the WPCentral (and WP8.1) updates this week!!! lol I love this site! :)
  • Yeah it has been madness
  • Read my Mind!BAzinga!
  • Will give it a try.
  • Cool, was waiting for this :)
  • Give me a use case scenario of how this would be useful please.
  • Game app reviews. Youtubers who likes to make gaming videos and have commentary?
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Try this-->
  • It was that troubleshooter that I followed to no avail.
  • Just open your device manager and Uninstall the previous drivers for your Lumia Device..   find screen shot from
  • Try This
  • 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...
  • Plug your computer to your flat screen and game on your phone but on your tv... Hope there is no lag.
  • Good idea, I will try that with my Media Centre today.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Really cool:)
  • It's also helpful for presenting app projects, running on a real device.
  • 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.
  • Nokia Beamer is better then this one.... Here you need USB but beamer is just a link
  • Wow, thanks for the replies! I think you guys are on to something here...
  • 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.
  • Does this work on the 920? I'm a little confused because I read somewhere you need a newer device
  • Definitely yes.   That's my L920 running on a Surface Pro 2.
  • This^
  • You need a newer device to do it wirelessly. The older ones just use a cable
  • On my phone it says searching....and not showing up anything. Lumia 1520 btw.
  • Same here. Doesn't work on my Lumia 1520
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Thank you. That did it for me!
  • 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! Enjoy!
  • Sorry for the double post. Didn't refresh. :)
  • You need to run the app on your PC then you get pop up window in your mobile and waits for your confirmation
  • whats that case
  • Btw doesn't seem to work, 1020 here =/
  • Doesn't work on my 1020 either... "Searching..."
  • 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.
  • THANKS MAN!!! THANKS A TON!!!!!!! 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! :')
  • Let me share screen with my TV directly please, or at the very least with my Xbox One.
  • Should be coming soon. Xbox One has WiFi Direct
  • It better...
  • +1
  • Agreed!
  • No dice on the 820 (usb)
  • Great.. Hope it's not gonna lag.
  • No lag for me at all. L920.
  • Small bit of lag for me. Ativ S Neo.
  • I thought the 920 was in capable of project my screen without a direct usb connection
  • I was hoping for a video demo, but I guess I'll try it out in the morning then.
  • Here's the fix:
  • Worked, Thanks !!!
  • same here, THX !
  • This works, thanks.
  • Thanks!
  • worked thanks!
  • 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.
  • Thank you for this.
  • 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.
  • share those drugs with the community! please ;P
  • Nice. Will there be a Project My Screen for Xbox version of this?
  • Awesome!
  • Can you take vids on phone and project. Hehe
  • Not working.
  • Not working on my 1520
  • Its not working on my 1520
  • Check the forum link
  • 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.
  • you have to uninstall the drivers for your phone on your computer and reinstall them.
  • Not working on my icon. Phone just says searching.
  • Needs snap mode. A lot of black screen.
  •  my htc 8x says searching then nothing
  • Can't seem to get it working
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • I can't control my phone with a mouse. How do you do it?
  • I need mhl
  • Cool, so now I can WhatsApp on my PC. Types easier.
  • Do you need a USB to HDMI cable for this to work on a TV?
  • nope just a plain usb cable
  • Well, your phi e connects to the PC and the PC to your display device.
  • Not available for Mac osx.  :(
  • How do I project whatever is on my phone, onto my tv tho?
  • You have to connect the PC you've connected the phone to, to your TV.
  • Not work. This for windows 8.1?
  • You can not use keyboard for typing. You can touch the screen if your screen is able to do that.
  • go to device manager on your pc with your phone connected and delete drivers, and try again
  • I followed this fix: to no avail. Still didn't get the prompt screen on my phone. 
  • 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.
  • same here :(
  • 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.
  • Nokia Beamer doesn't stream.
  • Gotcha
  • It should be for Windows Phone 8 too.
  • 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.
  • Now we just need MS to release that fancy new lock screen app!
  • it doesn't work even after removing drivers reboot reinstall !!
  • Do you have any "exclamation" points in device manager?
  • no
  • Doesn't work wirelessly using my 1520 :(
  • 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
  • little beauty! I thought the display was permanently letterboxed! That little P button has solved my issue! Thanks :)
  • 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.
  • OMG! You can use a mouse (or touch screen) to control the phone, and do WordFlow too. Awe. Some.
  • works on windows 7?
  • 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.
  • Don't feel 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
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 'F' gives full screen too. Also use 'p' to get rid of the phone shell visual.    
  • (Tried to delete a duplicate...)  
  • 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.
  • That's the one I couldn't remember the name. Is it laggy in 8.1?
  • Does it work on Windows 7 too? I tried but it didn't work in windows 7 with L520.
  • Try uninstalling device drivers in device manager. Fixed the issues for me.
  • Beside portable device what else to uninstall?
  • 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!
  • This is why windows RT is my biggest regret, no support for top notch functionality.
  • playing dungeon hunter 4 with moga right now on tv XD
  • not working for me... :(
  • Are you able to control games using keyboard on laptop?
  • 'F' does full screen too. Use 'P' to get rid of the phone-shell visual...  
  • 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.
  • I'm a Windows RT user nowadays.. Anything for me?
  • 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  
  • This is great for windows phone for great presentation at stage,,,
  • Any tutorial or instruction on how to use this? :/
  • See here:
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Guess even 1520 needs a USB for this
  • Until the Cyan firmware update, yes.
  • I didn't realize that it worked with a touch screen.  Touch gestures from the PC are sent back to the phone.
  • 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 (:
  • i believe this is the same driver they hacked into wp7. the app also strikes a resemblance. i used it before on htc hd7.  
  • I want Tu do mines was wire less
  • How many people NEED a smartphone anyway? It's not a matter of need...
  • I'm a developer so this is good when I need to present my apps :-)
  • Will it work on my tv ? Or blue ray player ?
  • Didn't work for me
  • Doesn't work fro me. Tried all the instructions here,to no avail. I have a 520.
  • 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?
  • 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.
  • Hey buddy does my phone resolution affect the quality? Trying ppt and photo slideshows.
  • 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.
  • Up dated....
  • Wish Nokia beamer was available for NL 720. More useful than USB projection
  • Anybody tried to connect to TV ?
  • 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
  • Weird bug, when pressing the face buttons in the app, the phone vibrates.
  • I can't install the component on Windows Vista. Is it W8+ ?
  • Already found out. Had to unblock it first and than it said it only runs on W7+.
  • So it won't run on Windows Vista?! Noooo :'(
  • Awesome!  
  • what are the more facilities in 8.1 window phone..
  • I need that case which is used above for the Lumia phone.. just tell me the case name and price tag (India).. 
  • Why it only projects? I wanted to use my laptop's (win 8.1) keyboard to install 4 e-mail accounts with advanced e-mail server settings to a NOKIA Lumia 920 device.  Based on my experience with Windows Phone OS: a) has little in commmon with the PC Win OS.
    b) is very limited in interface flexability
    c) is totally missing main features that are a required as minimum
    d) is so away from android and ios and is a completely different INEFFICENT way. There is NO app for windows (phone windows can't be remotely logged from a PC windows, you gotta be kiddin me...) that can be used to type in the NOKIA LUMIA 920 Microsoft Phone Windows.
  • This is an awesome app. I have used it on touch enabled tablet as well. But Keyboard support is very much needed.