I was trying to use my laptop as a monitor for my main pc. When I went to the project this pc section in settings, it was greyed out: Image

So I found out that you need to go into the optional features and add a feature. But when I go there, it is blank. Image 2

I tried going to the same place on my pc, but it is blank on my pc and laptop. The pc and laptop is my work computer, but the only limitations I have is that I am not admin on any. Am am running windows 10 home on both too. The weird part is that when I try the same thing on win pro, it works. This shouldn't be a windows 10 home problem, right?

  • Your WinSxS directory is corrupt, time to do an in-place repair. You will need your IT Administrator to perform that action on your work PC
    – Ramhound
    Sep 5 '20 at 6:17
  • What action? I can temporarily get admin rights and fix it if I know what to do. I am comfortable with using cmd and anything else I need to do.
    – mr noob
    Sep 6 '20 at 17:19
  • You will be unable to solve this particular problem if you are not an Administrator. You should contact your IT Administrator for assistance with this problem
    – Ramhound
    Sep 6 '20 at 20:16

I finally figured it out. The features are only shown if you are logged in as admin. So that is why it was showing in my VM because I was an admin. Thanks anyway.

  • OMG I'm a tech of 10yr & I've spent hours trying to install RSAT from an ISO yet THIS was the easy fix & cause! Wish Microsoft would flippin document this in RSAT download page!
    – gregg
    May 28 at 16:25

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