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

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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.
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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


EXAMPLE: Mixed reality in Settings
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Here's How:

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

NOTE: 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. If prompted, click 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