Win + K twice to connect to a pin protected Wireless Display device

Jakob Svarrer (JASV) 0 Reputation points


When pressing Win + K to connect to a wireless Display device, the list of available devices populates in the right side of the display. However when selecting a device with a requirement for a pin code(for devices without a pin, it just connects like it's supposed to) , the pin code prompt is shown briefly, and then vanish(collapses) to the right. Then you would have to press Win + K once more and the pin code prompt reappears again and you can type in the pin code and connect to the wireless display device.

It must relate to something in the user profile, since when another user logs into the device, you would only have to press Win + K once to connect to a pin protected device. I've tried to locate anything that could relate to the Miracast/Wireless settings for a user in Registry and in the user folders c:\users%username" but so far to no avail, so I'm interested to known if somebody else have seen this behaviour and might was able to fix it (without wiping a userprofile)

kind Regards


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  1. S.Sengupta 14,561 Reputation points MVP

    The disappearing PIN code prompt for wireless display with a specific user profile points towards a user profile corruption issue.

    Open Command Prompt as administrator and type sfc /scannow. This scans and repairs corrupted system files, which might include user profile components.

    Type the following command to perform a quick check and press Enter: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /CheckHealth

    Type the following command to repair the Windows image and press Enter: DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth

    Create a new local user profile and see if the PIN code prompt behaves normally there. This helps isolate the issue to the original profile.

    Outdated graphics drivers can sometimes cause unexpected behavior with features like wireless display. Check your device manufacturer's website and download the latest drivers for your graphics card.

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