System Enable or Disable Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC in Windows 11


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If you’re working on a Windows PC and want the apps and content from another device to show on your PC screen, you’ll want to consider mirroring that device‘s screen or projecting it to your PC.

The Wireless Display app allows other devices to wirelessly project to this PC's screen, and use its keyboard, mouse, and other devices too.

You can never, first time, or always require a PIN for pairing when projecting to your PC.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable to require PIN for pairing when projecting to your Windows 11 PC.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC in Settings
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC using REG file
  • Option Three: Enable or Disable Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Four: Enable or Disable Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC using REG file


EXAMPLE: Require PIN for pairing in Wireless Display app

Wireless_Display_PIN.png





Option One

Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on System on the left side, and click/tap on Projecting to this PC on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Projecting to this PC settings

Projecting_to_this_PC-1.png

3 Select Never (default), First Time, or Always for what you want in the Require PIN for pairing drop menu. (see screenshot below)

Projecting_to_this_PC-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (never), step 3 (First Time), or step 4 (Always) below for what you want.


 2. Never Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Never_require_PIN_for_pairing_when_projecting_to_this_PC.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MiracastReceiver]
"Primary Authorization Method"=dword:00000001
"Secondary Authorization Method"=dword:00000002


 3. First Time Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

First_Time_require_PIN_for_pairing_when_projecting_to_this_PC.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MiracastReceiver]
"Primary Authorization Method"=dword:00000002
"Secondary Authorization Method"=-


 4. Always Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Always_require_PIN_for_pairing_when_projecting_to_this_PC.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MiracastReceiver]
"Primary Authorization Method"=dword:00000003
"Secondary Authorization Method"=-

5 Save the REG file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.




Option Three

Enable or Disable Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC in Local Group Policy Editor


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Four for the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration>Administrative Templates>Windows Components>Connect

Projecting_to_this_PC_gpedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of Connect in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Require pin for pairing policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (First Time), step 6 (Always), or step 7 (default) below for what you would like to do.


 5. Force First Time Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

This will prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below)​

B) Select First Time in the "Choose one of the following actions" drop menu.​

C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

Projecting_to_this_PC_gpedit-3.png


 6. Force Always Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

This will prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Enabled. (see screenshot below step 7)​

B) Select Always in the "Choose one of the following actions" drop menu.​

C) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

Projecting_to_this_PC_gpedit-4.png


 7. Default User Choice to Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured. (see screenshot below)​

B) Click/tap on OK, and go to step 8 below.​

Projecting_to_this_PC_gpedit-2.png

8 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Four

Enable or Disable Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC using REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.


1 Do step 2 (First Time), step 3 (Always), or step 4 (default) below for what you want.


 2. Force First Time Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

This will prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Force_First_Time_require_PIN_for_pairing_when_projecting_to_this_PC.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Connect]
"RequirePinForPairing"=dword:00000001


 3. Force Always Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

This will prevent using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Force-Always_require_PIN_for_pairing_when_projecting_to_this_PC.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Connect]
"RequirePinForPairing"=dword:00000002


 4. Default User Choice to Require PIN for Pairing when Projecting to this PC

This is the default setting to allow using Option One and Option Two.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Default_user_choice_to_require_PIN_for_pairing_when_projecting_to_this_PC.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Connect]
"RequirePinForPairing"=-

5 Save the REG file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

7 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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