Windows 10 Tip: Disable the Mixed Reality Portal Hardware Checks

Posted on August 3, 2017 by Rafael Rivera in Windows, Windows 10 with 3 Comments

Microsoft started shipping Acer and HP Mixed Reality headsets this week and developers are starting to gripe about the hardware requirement checks built into the Windows Mixed Reality Portal app. Fear not, there’s always a workaround and in this case, it’s simple.

First, do consider the warning. Microsoft didn’t fabricate the hardware requirements to drive hardware component sales. Mixed Reality needs this stuff, so do consider upgrading some hardware if you can.

Obligatory warning out of the way, here are the steps:

  1. Open the Registry Editor and navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic\FirstRun (you can paste that into the address bar at the top).
  2. Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value (either via Edit or context menu) and give it a name of AllowFailedSystemChecks.
  3. Double-click that value and set its data to 1.
  4. Restart Mixed Reality Portal and click Next on the hardware check screen you were previously stuck at.

To reverse the change, simply delete the value or set its data to 0.

Tagged with

Join the discussion!

BECOME A THURROTT MEMBER:

Don't have a login but want to join the conversation? Become a Thurrott Premium or Basic User to participate

Register
Comments (3)

3 responses to “Windows 10 Tip: Disable the Mixed Reality Portal Hardware Checks”

  1. Avatar

    hrlngrv

    If it were only possible to remove ALL the mixed reality and Xbox cruft from Windows machines which will NEVER be used for mixed reality or games. If it's possible to turn off (thus at least hide) Windows Media Player and Fax & Scan, why isn't it possible to do the same for Mixed Reality and Xbox components? Sure I don't have to use those features, but I'd also like to free up disk space, RAM and processor cycles wasted on them.

  2. Avatar

    JohnnyCash12

    If it were only possible to remove ALL the mixed reality and Xbox cruft from Windows machines which will NEVER be used for mixed reality or games. 

  3. Avatar

    kalin27

    View this shop https://my-mannequins.co.uk/displays-heads-84 . Great suggestions for your store. Maybe that's what you were looking for.

Leave a Reply