Why can't I see my Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter?
Posted on 2016-08-09
Perhaps I was a bit too hasty, but after watching some videos on YouTube, I ran out and purchased a Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter. In the videos, they made installation and setup look so easy! Plugging the device into my television was a no-brainer – it had all of the required ports. The problem is that my Dell Mobile Precision model 4700 laptop cannot see the device. When I go into settings and indicate that I want to add a device, it does not show up in the search results. It might be worth mentioning that, in the lower right corner of screen, I get a message warning me about some sort of conflict. Unfortunately, the message doesn't hang around long enough for me to figure out what it's referring to.
I'm trying to use the Microsoft Wireless Display Adapter with my Dell Mobile Precision 4700 running Windows 10. Is there a hardware requirement that my 3 1/2 year old laptop doesn't meet? What am I missing?