How to Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience in Windows 10


Mixed reality blends real-world and virtual content into hybrid environments where physical and digital objects coexist and interact.

The Experience options setting gives you the ability to change the Windows Mixed Reality performance settings for your headset display. This enables you to choose the best possible experience for your hardware configuration across a range of content. The 90Hz experience is available to all systems, but you might want to try out Automatic first, to see which setting you prefer.

If you choose Automatic, Windows Mixed Reality will determine and choose the best refresh rate experience for your PC's hardware configuration. For most people, this is the best choice to start with.

If you choose 60Hz, the refresh rate of the headset display gets set to 60Hz, and some mixed reality features will be turned off, such as video capture and preview in Mixed Reality Portal.

If you choose 90Hz, the refresh rate of the headset display gets set to 90Hz, and some experiences and PC configurations might not run as well if your PC doesn't meet requirements.

This tutorial will show how to change the refresh rate of your headset display for the best Windows Mixed Reality experience on your Windows 10 PC.

You must be signed in as an administrator to change the Windows Mixed Reality experience options (performance settings).

Making changes to the experience options might restart Windows Mixed Reality if currently running.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience using a REG file





Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience in Windows 10
Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Mixed reality icon.

2. Click/tap on Headset display on the left side, and click/tap on the Change button under Experience options on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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3. Select Automatic, 60Hz, or 90Hz in the drop down list for the experience you want, and click/tap on Save. (see screenshots below)

Automatic is the default setting.

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4. You can now close Settings if you like.






Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience in Windows 10
Change Refresh Rate for Mixed Reality Headset Experience using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic\DisplayThrottling

Enabled DWORD

<delete> = Automatic
0 = 90Hz
1 = 60Hz



1. Click/tap on the Download button below for the experience you want.

Change_Windows_Mixed_Reality_experience_options_to_Automatic.reg

This is the default setting.

download

OR

Change_Windows_Mixed_Reality_experience_options_to_60Hz.reg

download

OR

Change_Windows_Mixed_Reality_experience_options_to_90Hz.reg

download


2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

3. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

4. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

5. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn