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    Add or Remove Mixed Reality page from Settings in Windows 10

    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
    Published by Category: Mixed Reality
    03 Jun 2021
    Designer Media Ltd



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


    Windows Mixed Reality is the first spatial operating system. Instead of using a flat screen and a 2D interface, it uses our instinctual ability to navigate three-dimensional space. Every place has a purpose, and content has context. Just as your PC starts at the desktop interface and your phone begins with a home screen, Windows Mixed Reality starts at the Mixed Reality home. It's an environment that you can navigate and personalize to make your own. It's the canvas for the thousands of apps available in the Microsoft Store or SteamVR. You can multitask with these apps like never before--in 3D where space is almost limitless.

    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)

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


    EXAMPLE: Mixed reality in Settings
    Add or Remove Mixed Reality page from Settings in Windows 10-mixed_reality_in_settings.jpg
    Add or Remove Mixed Reality page from Settings in Windows 10-mixed-reality_audio_and_speech-settings.jpg Add or Remove Mixed Reality page from Settings in Windows 10-mixed-reality-environment-settings.jpg
    Add or Remove Mixed Reality page from Settings in Windows 10-mixed-reality_headset_display-settings.jpg Add or Remove Mixed Reality page from Settings in Windows 10-mixed-reality-uninstall-settings.jpg



    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. bjm
    Posts : 115
    W10 Home 1903
       #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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  2. Posts : 62,342
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #2

    Deleting the folder may cause issues with the actual app.
      My Computers


  3. bjm
    Posts : 115
    W10 Home 1903
       #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.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 62,342
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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. bjm
    Posts : 115
    W10 Home 1903
       #5

    And, so it's okay to simply delete HoloShell folder? and any remnants e.g., in System Apps > HolographicFirstRun?
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  6. Posts : 62,342
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #6

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



  7. bjm
    Posts : 115
    W10 Home 1903
       #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.
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 62,342
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #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.
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  9. bjm
    Posts : 115
    W10 Home 1903
       #9

    Okay, then we best leave sleeping apps lie.
    Thanks!
    Regards w Respect
    Last edited by bjm; 31 Jan 2018 at 08:23.
      My Computer


 

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