Wireless Display Media Viewer issues on the Creators Update [FIX]

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Many users haven’t been able to install the Wireless Display Media Viewer after upgrading to the Windows 10 Creators Update. More specifically, the app won’t completely install and when users try to launch, only a blank window opens.

What’s worse it that there is no uninstall option available. Actually, the Wireless Display Media Viewer is installed under the name “Miracast view” as an app package, but Microsoft denied users access to remove it.

Here’s how one user describes this issue:

I updated to the Creator’s Update today, and now I’ve got a half-installed (?) app called “Wireless Display Media Viewer” stuck on my apps list. It looks like it’s stuck in installation purgatory, and when I click on it, it just opens a blank black window. There is no option to uninstall, and a Microsoft tech actually tried to uninstall it through PowerShell with no success. Has this happened to anyone else?

Fortunately, there are a few solutions to fix this problem. So, if you are experiencing various Wireless Display Media Viewer issues after upgrading to the Creators Update, follow the troubleshooting steps listed below.

How to fix Wireless Display Media Viewer bugs

Solution 1 — Update your drivers

After installing the Windows 10 Creators Update, don’t forget to update your drivers. If Windows doesn’t find a new driver, try looking for one on your device manufacturer’s website and follow their instructions.

Solution 2 — Refresh, reset, or restore your system

Refreshing your PC reinstalls Windows, keeping your personal files, settings, and apps intact. Resetting your PC reinstalls Windows but deletes all your files, settings, and apps except for the apps that came with your PC. Restoring your PC allows you to undo recent system changes.

Users confirm that performing a reset does the trick. However, we recommend you first perform a refresh or a restore. In this manner, you won’t delete your files and apps. If this doesn’t help, perform a system reset but bear in mind that this action will permanently delete a series of files and programs.

For a step-by-step guide on how to refresh, reset, or restore your system, check out Microsoft’s support page.

Solution 3 — Uninstall Wireless Display Media Viewer using Psexec and DB Browser for SQLite

Many Creators Update users confirm the following solution offered by Insider Alex Appleton does the trick. Here are the steps to follow:

1. Download Psexec and DB Browser for SQLite and install them

2. Launch Command Prompt and run psexec as system using this command: psexec.exe -i -s -d cmd.exe

3. Open the DB Browser for SQLite as system and launch the executable under command prompt using this command:

C:\Program Files\DB Browser for SQLite\DB Browser for SQLite.exe

This is the location if you installed the app to its default path. If you installed it elsewhere, change the command accordingly.

4. Go to the “Open Database” button at the top and open the following database file:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\AppRepository\StateRepository-Machine.srd

5.  Click on the “Browse Data” tab and change the table to “Package”

6. Under the PackageFullName column of Windows.MiracastView_6.3.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy, change the value under the IsInbox column from a 1 to a 0 and save the changes.

7. Remove the Wireless Display Media Viewer with PowerShell using the following command:

get-appxpackage -allusers | where {$_.name -like “*mira*”} | remove-appxpackage

We hope that the solutions listed above help you fix the Wireless Display Media Viewer issues that you encountered. If you’ve come across other workarounds, feel free to list the troubleshooting steps in the comment section below.

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