How do I install the Windows 10 Connect Application?

Hello, everyone, this is a simple question. How do I install the Connect application that came with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update? I'm not referring to the Connect option that's available within the quick options tray. This is the app that lets users host a  wireless display from either Android or another Windows 10 machine.

On my Windows 10 Pro N (build 14393.222) computer, the Connect app is missing. I've gone through multiple build versions and haven't seen the app yet. However, on all my other computers, the Connect app is available -- even on an incompatible AMD system. The only difference is that these aren't N-builds. They are Home and Professional builds.

The computer that won't receive the Connect app meets all the requirements: Haswell CPU, Intel 7260 WiFi card. So it shouldn't have any compatibility problems. The issue is that the app is simply missing. I've used SFC /SCANNOW to check for other potential problems, but there doesn't appear to be any issues. I'm completely flummoxed. Can anyone help?

 

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What happens if you just type Connect in Cortana search?
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Thanks for getting back to me Don. I'm really up a creek.

Typing in Connect into the search bar only reveals two display setting options. The Connect app doesn't show up. I've tried searching the entirety of the Windows directory for connect (using wildcards) and nothing related to the Connect app shows up.

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Have you tried this is a link to install missing media that is left out of N versions  https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48231

Due to a ruling for anti-competitive practices by the European Commission in 2004, Microsoft has been forced to maintain special editions for its Windows operating systems. Labeled "N" for Europe and "KN" for Korea, these editions include all the base features of the operating system but without Windows Media Player and related technologies pre-installed. For the Windows 10 editions, this includes Windows Media Player, Music, Video, Voice Recorder and Skype.

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Run this get-appxpackage *PPIPro* powershell command and check the output.

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Run this get-appxpackage *PPIPro* powershell command and check the output.

There was no output. Is there any way to install that module?

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Thanks for the reply! That was the first thing that I did, but unfortunately, it didn't work.

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If there is no output it means it's not included in Windows 10 Pro N.

Did you try to install the Media Pack?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3133719

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I am not that familiar with Connect, but it's on my Windows 10 Pro. Do you see Projecting to this PC under Settings - Home screen?

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I did install the Windows 10 media pack, but it looks like I must have installed the wrong version. The download that you linked to installed over the other version that I had. Unfortunately, the Connect app is still missing. Thank you though!

For reference, the old version's file name was: 

Microsoft-Windows-MediaFeaturePack-OOB-Package_x64.msu

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That's exactly what's missing. Here's what my Settings menu looks like:

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