How to enable Presentation Mode in Windows 7 desktop PC?

win7Windows 7 Presentation Mode is available in Laptops only; it is disabled in Desktop PCs by default. However, a slight alteration in the registry will bring this mode in Desktop PCs also.

What is Presentation Mode? This mode lets users easily turn on their laptop & projector screen at the same time by simply pressing the key Win + P (some other features also).

Here is how to enable Presentation mode in Windows 7 desktop PC

1. Open Registry Editor as an administrator (Start – Run and enter regedit to get Registry Editor. Right click it and select ‘Run as Administrator’)

2. In the Registry Editor, navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoft. Right click Microsoft and create a new key and name it MobilePC

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3. Now right click MobilePC and create two new keys. Name them AdaptableSettings and MobilityCenter

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4. In AdaptableSettings, right click and select ‘New DWORD Value’ and enter SkipBatteryCheck. Double click this new entry and enter 1 an click OK to save it.

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5. In MobilityCenter, right click and select New DWORD Value and enter RunOnDesktop. Double click this new entry and enter 1 and click OK to save it.

6. Close Registry Editor and enter mblctr in the search box (Start – Run) to bring Windows Mobility Center. Create a short cut to desktop for easy access.

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Now you can run Windows Mobility Center in Windows 7 and also Vista which will give all functions including Presentation Mode. Hope you will enjoy this post and thanks to Prajith for giving this tips.

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

3 Comments

  1. Antoni

    Apr 8, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Great post bro. Thanks for sharing

  2. Kurtis Cairns

    Feb 15, 2011 at 11:36 am

    I commonly don’t submit in Blogs but your blog forced me to, remarkable work.. wonderful …

  3. pcgirl411

    Dec 7, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    This is a great write up. I never saw this on my Windows 7 Ultimate desktop PC and will be making the change.

    -Sarah

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