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Miracast with Windows 7

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  • I would like to use Miracast using my laptop running on Windows 7 in oder to use my browser steaming to the TV for amazon or hulu videos.

    Is that possible? I can use Miracast with my smartphone, but not with my laptop.

    Sunday, April 13, 2014 3:07 PM

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  • Miracast is not a Microsoft product so you need to contact the publisher of the utility.

    See info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracast : The protocol uses a direct Wi-Fi connection between the two devices without involvement of a wireless router and cannot be used to stream to a router access point.

    If you search the internet for Miracast you should be able to find all the information and assistance you need.


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    Sunday, April 13, 2014 3:35 PM
  • Also see information about Miracast @ http://www.cnet.com/how-to/miracast-everything-to-know-about-mirroring-android/


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    Sunday, April 13, 2014 3:37 PM

  • If you search the internet for Miracast you should be able to find all the information and assistance you need.


    Isn't that the point of coming here? -______- so helpful you've been 
    Friday, December 19, 2014 11:34 PM
  • Intel WiDi at least and same third party products
    Friday, February 13, 2015 2:30 AM
  • Miracast is not a Microsoft product so you need to contact the publisher of the utility.

    See info @ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miracast : The protocol uses a direct Wi-Fi connection between the two devices without involvement of a wireless router and cannot be used to stream to a router access point.

    If you search the internet for Miracast you should be able to find all the information and assistance you need.


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”


    not accurate. The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is a miracast device. However the drivers for Miracast (and the Microsoft device) are not built in to Windows 7... only 8 and 10. So far I have been unable to find support for Windows 7
    Tuesday, September 29, 2015 4:21 PM

  • not accurate. The Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter is a miracast device. However the drivers for Miracast (and the Microsoft device) are not built in to Windows 7... only 8 and 10. So far I have been unable to find support for Windows 7
    I have searched and can only find 8.1 and 10 support where it is built in. But there should be an application like "chromeCast"?
    Friday, October 02, 2015 2:51 PM
  • Hi all,

    I found this post and was a bit disappointed about the "no support on windows 7 for miracast" but the real notice is that if you have a supported wifi adapter, a supported graphic card and a supported cpu (and this 3 requirements are the same for win 8 or win 10!) you can transmit to a miracast receiver without problem also from Windows 7 !

    I would let you know that i did this successfully from a Windows 7 ultrabook (asus zenbook ux32vd) to a miracast projector (zte spro2) !

    The key in this case was the correct version of the driver (latest for the graphics card, latest for wifi card) and a correct procedure (a nightmare!) for the widi software from intel.

    This is how i've reached the success.
    ========= this was a try but failed ============
    With the widi version preinstalled doesn't work.
    Upgraded with the intel widi update tool, doesn't work.
    Removed and installed the latest (widi 6.0.62.0) doesn't work (to be exact complain that the hardware it's not supported by widi - strange but false !).
    ========= from now it's the correct procedure ============
    uninstalled the widi from the ultrabook and restarted
    installed the latest 3.0.13 version (installing the 6.* intel say that the version 3.0.13 was the latest supported by the hardware - false!) doesn't work !
    Upgraded with the "intel widi update tool" to version 4.2.29.0,  restarted and ...
    Tadah! it work like a charm !!
    fast and real stable connection to the projector !


    The strange is that from the preinstalled version, when i've done the upgrade with the "intel widi update tool", the version goes to the same 4.2.29.0 but don't works ... this is why i've posted all the step. I think that in some case installing directly the 4.2.29.0 after uninstalling the previous version may be that work ... may be also that some step have cleaned the registry ... i don't touch anything from now beacause i'm very happy that i've miracast working on windows 7 ! :)

    You can download all the intel driver from here : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

    hope that this help some one

    bye





    • Proposed as answer by Stefano T Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:37 AM
    Tuesday, April 12, 2016 8:11 AM
  • the above is all accurate .... all hardware must be up to par 

    and then this 4.2.29.0 version must be used for win7 

    http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/Other-DRIVERS-TOOLS/INTEL/Intel-Wireless-Display-Software-42210-for-Windows-7-Windows-8.shtml

    • Proposed as answer by Neadle Friday, December 08, 2017 2:17 AM
    Wednesday, July 06, 2016 11:21 PM
  • the above is all accurate .... all hardware must be up to par 

    i'm happy that you agree with me then why don't propose as answer or vote ?

    In this manner you help the next people that come here to view in a outlook the right solution :-)

    Friday, July 08, 2016 8:30 AM
  • Hi all,

    I found this post and was a bit disappointed about the "no support on windows 7 for miracast" but the real notice is that if you have a supported wifi adapter, a supported graphic card and a supported cpu (and this 3 requirements are the same for win 8 or win 10!) you can transmit to a miracast receiver without problem also from Windows 7 !

    I would let you know that i did this successfully from a Windows 7 ultrabook (asus zenbook ux32vd) to a miracast projector (zte spro2) !

    The key in this case was the correct version of the driver (latest for the graphics card, latest for wifi card) and a correct procedure (a nightmare!) for the widi software from intel.

    This is how i've reached the success.
    ========= this was a try but failed ============
    With the widi version preinstalled doesn't work.
    Upgraded with the intel widi update tool, doesn't work.
    Removed and installed the latest (widi 6.0.62.0) doesn't work (to be exact complain that the hardware it's not supported by widi - strange but false !).
    ========= from now it's the correct procedure ============
    uninstalled the widi from the ultrabook and restarted
    installed the latest 3.0.13 version (installing the 6.* intel say that the version 3.0.13 was the latest supported by the hardware - false!) doesn't work !
    Upgraded with the "intel widi update tool" to version 4.2.29.0,  restarted and ...
    Tadah! it work like a charm !!
    fast and real stable connection to the projector !


    The strange is that from the preinstalled version, when i've done the upgrade with the "intel widi update tool", the version goes to the same 4.2.29.0 but don't works ... this is why i've posted all the step. I think that in some case installing directly the 4.2.29.0 after uninstalling the previous version may be that work ... may be also that some step have cleaned the registry ... i don't touch anything from now beacause i'm very happy that i've miracast working on windows 7 ! :)

    You can download all the intel driver from here : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/

    hope that this help some one

    bye






    I just signed in to up vote your post, it really works. I did it in my DELL Latitute E6440 with Windows 7 x64. Installing Intel WiDi 3.0.13, then running the WiDi Update Tool to get all the updated drivers needed, and then installed the 4.2.29 WiDi version without any problem. Works just fine. Thanks!

    • Edited by Ei-Rikr-89 Monday, July 25, 2016 4:05 AM
    Monday, July 25, 2016 3:40 AM

  • I just signed in to up vote your post, it really works. I did it in my DELL Latitute E6440 with Windows 7 x64. Installing Intel WiDi 3.0.13, then running the WiDi Update Tool to get all the updated drivers needed, and then installed the 4.2.29 WiDi version without any problem. Works just fine. Thanks!

    Hi Ei-Rikr-89,

    thank you for your feedback :-)
    i'm happy that my post helped you to solve the problem.

    bye

    Monday, July 25, 2016 8:49 AM
  • this is disappointing, indeed.

    IMHO, this is only a protocol to utilize hardware function almost every popular computer is capable of: wireless network adaptor, cpu...

    There's no reason win7 cannot offer a update to support this function.

    Is windows 7 support halted from Microsoft? Funny.

    Monday, November 21, 2016 3:33 AM
  • Hey guys, I've run into the same problem lately.

    I heard that running Intel Widi Update tool solves most of the problems, but the problem is that I cannot find this tool anymore.

    Do anyone here have a copy of this software?

    Tuesday, January 17, 2017 6:58 AM
  • How about AMD Processor??
    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 6:41 AM
  • Thank you, Stefano T, for your helpful solution to this problem; I really appreciate it, and so have many others who've passed through here but don't have a vote. 
    Friday, March 24, 2017 12:59 AM
  • How about in a PC hoe can I get at least an app or miracast?
    Sunday, June 11, 2017 4:44 PM
  • The only useful answer.
    Friday, December 08, 2017 2:18 AM
  • Hello!

    I have an ASUS lap top Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 bit.

    I have tried to install the drivers Intel Widi that you suggested 4.2.29.0 but when i install it, it says that the Wireless schede on the lap top is not compatible with Intel(R) WiDi.

    What should i do?
    Please help me. I want to connect my lap top to my new Smart Tv LG 43LJ594V. 

    Thank you!

    Saturday, December 16, 2017 2:57 PM
  • Hello!

    I have an ASUS lap top Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 64 bit.

    I have tried to install the drivers Intel Widi that you suggested 4.2.29.0 but when i install it, it says that the Wireless schede on the lap top is not compatible with Intel(R) WiDi.

    What should i do?
    Please help me. I want to connect my lap top to my new Smart Tv LG 43LJ594V. 

    Thank you!

    You should consult with Asus since they are the manufacturer of your laptop.

    Have you checked the Asus website for drivers?  You will have to find out what the hardware is and find the appropriate drivers.  Asus is the best place to start.


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    Saturday, December 16, 2017 5:37 PM
  • Intel has terminated the support and marketing development for WiDi. Use of Windows 8 & 10's built-in Projector functionality is more natively supoorted.
    Saturday, January 06, 2018 4:01 AM
  • We had a similar issue with Windows 7 and the 8265 and 8260 intel wireless cards. These were Dell Latitudes 5580 and 5480.  Installing the latest wireless card driver and the latest WiDi version from Inte's website wouldn't work.  The WiDi software would install correct, but it would never show any screens to connect to when launched.

    Our work around was to use the wifi driver for these cards downloaded directly from intel.  

    Here is the link to the driver we installed: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26656/Intel-PROSet-Wireless-Softwareund-Treiber-f-r-Windows-7-?product=72252

    Once it's installed, we launched the WiDi software (version 6) and the screens started working!

    Hopefully this driver version works for someone else.  It supports many of the wireless cards in the Dell Latitude computers.  Almost all the dell computers we use this driver supports the card.  

    Thursday, March 08, 2018 4:40 PM