The case of the missing Miracast/WiDi

Just wanted to share something that I’m probably the last person in the world to discover.

It all started when I had to reinstall my Lenovo W530 prior to a customer demo. It demanded a Swedish OS (so sorry for the screenshots in Swedish) and Hyper-V. With Hyper-V I also needed a virtual switch connected to my wireless network card.

All good and dandy. The demo and workshop ended up great and I got back home, put my feet up and tried to connect the PC to my Microsoft Wireless Network Adapter – this had worked great previously. But now, the option to connect to a wireless screen was gone!

Miracast

I did everything in my power, drivers, reboots, Windows Updates, voodoo, praying and I even offered that blasted Lenovo machine one of my finest whisky’s! No go… But, then I discovered this post:

Yoga 13 – Windows 8.1 final – Miracast not working

And the solutions had been to remove Oracle Virtualbox. Darn, my wireless network card! So I basically removed it from the virtual switch and voila!

Miracast_working

Back and everything works!

More blogpost coming up, have had a great (but hectic time) few weeks at work, but hopefully I’ll have more time for blogging in the coming weeks.

As a Solution Architect, Simon inspires customers, partners and colleagues to create the best possible workplace for their users. His main focus is the Windows platform – but todays workplace consists of so much more than that. As an MCT he is passionate about teaching and sharing knowledge. He’s a frequent speaker, blogger and podcaster – as well as a penguin fanatic.

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