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    Add or Remove Mixed Reality page from Settings in Windows 10

    How to Add or Remove Mixed Reality from Main Page of Settings in Windows 10
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    How to Add or Remove Mixed Reality from Main Page of Settings in Windows 10


    Microsoft will be bringing Mixed Reality to Windows 10 in the Creators Update when released to the general public on April 2017.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15019, some Insiders will unexpectedly see a Mixed Reality entry on the main page of Settings that includes Audio and speech, Environment, Headset display, Spaces, and Uninstall settings.

    Starting with Windows 10 Insider Preview build 15025, Insiders will no longer see a Mixed Reality entry on the main page of Settings by default.

    The Mixed Reality icon showing in Settings depends on the tests which Windows 10 performs during installation. If the hardware meets the HoloLens minimum requirements below, then the icon is visible. Otherwise, it is hidden by default.

    Minimum Recommended
    Processor Notebook: Intel Mobile Core i5 7th generation CPU, Dual-Core with Hyper Threading Desktop:Intel Desktop i5 6th generation CPU, Dual-Core with Hyper Threading OR AMD FX4350 4.2Ghz Quad-Core equivalent Desktop: Intel Desktop i7 6th generation (6 Core) OR AMD Ryzen 5 1600 (6 Core, 12 threads)
    GPU Notebook: NVIDIA GTX 965M, AMD RX 460M (2GB) equivalent or greater DX12 capable GPU Desktop: NVIDIA GTX 960/1050, AMD Radeon RX 460 (2GB) equivalent or greater DX12 capable GPU Desktop: NVIDIA GTX 980/1060, AMD Radeon RX 480 (2GB) equivalent or greater DX12 capable GPU
    GPU driver WDDM version WDDM 2.2 driver
    Thermal Design Power 15W or greater
    Graphics display ports 1x available graphics display port for headset (HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2 for 60Hz headsets, HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 for 90Hz headsets)
    Display resolution Resolution: SVGA (800x600) or greater Bit depth: 32 bits of color per pixel
    Memory 8 GB of RAM or greater 16 GB of RAM or greater
    Storage >10 GB additional free space
    USB Ports 1x available USB port for headset (USB 3.0 Type-A) Note: USB must supply a minimum of 900mA
    Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.0 (for accessory connectivity)

    The Mixed Reality feature in Settings is still a work in progress in Windows 10. If you are a Windows Insider with build 15025 or later (ex: build 15031) installed, you can manually add Mixed Reality back to the main page of Settings to give it a play with.

    This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Mixed reality from the main page of Settings for your account in Windows 10.


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    Here's How:

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

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic

    FirstRunSucceeded DWORD

    0 = Remove
    1 = Add

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add Mixed Reality to Main Page of Settings

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Mixed_reality_to_Settings_page.reg

    download


     3. To Remove Mixed Reality from Main Page of Settings

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Mixed_reality_from_Settings_page.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

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



    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    30 Jan 2018 #1

    I've removed Mixed Reality from Main Page of Settings okay..., via Uninstall.
    I still have HoloShell folder. Is it okay to simply delete HoloShell folder and any remnants.
    And I still have greyed Mixed Reality Portal listed in Start Menu?
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       30 Jan 2018 #2

    Deleting the folder may cause issues with the actual app.
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  3.    30 Jan 2018 #3

    My machine does not support Mixed Reality. I manually changed the reg dword to gain access to the Mixed Reality Icon on Settings page.
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       30 Jan 2018 #4

    The grayed out Mixed Reality Portal app on All Apps list in Start menu from the uninstall option in Mixed Reality settings seems to be a bug in Windows 10 and should hopefully be fixed in a future Windows 10 version.
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  5.    30 Jan 2018 #5

    And, so it's okay to simply delete HoloShell folder? and any remnants e.g., in System Apps > HolographicFirstRun?
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       30 Jan 2018 #6

    I wouldn't recommend to do so since it may have unknown consequences.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    30 Jan 2018 #7

    Hmm, Okay. So, removing the Mixed Reality from Main Page of Settings is cosmetic?
    And Uninstall was not really an Uninstall of the app.
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       30 Jan 2018 #8

    Correct. The Settings page is just a simple cosmetic on/off toggle.

    The Uninstall option in Settings will remove user info and return Windows Mixed Reality to default settings. Preinstalled mixed reality apps will not be uninstalled.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    30 Jan 2018 #9

    Okay, then we best leave sleeping apps lie.
    Thanks!
    Regards w Respect
    Last edited by bjm; 31 Jan 2018 at 09:23.
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