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_USER\Software\Microsoft. Right click Microsoft and create a new key and name it MobilePC


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


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.


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.


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.


  1. 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.


  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. Antoni

    Apr 8, 2010 at 3:28 am

    Great post bro. Thanks for sharing

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