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.
- CPU: Intel Mobile Core i5 (e.g. 7200U) Dual-Core with Hyperthreading equivalent or higher
- GPU: Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (GT2) equivalent or greater DirectX 12 API Capable GPU
- RAM: 8 GB+ Dual Channel required for integrated Graphics
- HDMI: HDMI 1.4 with 2880×1440 @ 60 Hz or HDMI 2.0 or DP 1.3+ with 2880×1440 @ 90 Hz
- HDD: 100GB+ SSD (Preferred) / HDD
- USB: USB 3.0 Type-A or USB 3.1 Type-C Port with DisplayPort Alternate Mode
- Bluetooth: Bluetooth 4.0 for accessories
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