Add or Remove Mixed Reality from Settings in Windows 10

As you may already know, Windows 10 Creators Update comes with a new feature - the Windows Holographic platform, which adds a new icon to Settings.

Windows Holographic is the platform that adds mixed reality experiences available on Microsoft HoloLens. It offers a holographic shell and an interaction model, perception APIs, and Xbox Live services.

Even if you have compatible hardware, you may find no use for this feature. In that case, you may want to hide this page from Settings.

To Add or Remove Mixed Reality from Settings in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Close Settings if you have the app opened.
  2. Open Registry Editor (see how).
  3. Navigate to the following Registry key:

    Tip: You can access the desired Registry key with one click.

  4. Modify or create a new 32-bit DWORD value named FirstRunSucceeded. Set its value data to 1 to add Mixed Reality to Settings. Set it to 0 to remove the icon.Note: Even if you are running a 64-bit Windows version, you still need to create a 32-bit DWORD value.
  5. Now, open Settings. In my case, the Mixed Reality icon shows because I set it to 1:

To save your time, you can download ready-to-use Registry files. Get them here:

Download Registry Files

The visibility of the Mixed Reality icon in Settings depends on the tests which the operating system performs during installation. If the hardware passes the minimal Hololens requirements, then the icon is visible. Otherwise, it is hidden.

The requirements are as follows:

  • 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

That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

7 thoughts on “Add or Remove Mixed Reality from Settings in Windows 10”

  1. I tried it. I could see the mixed reality in settings but yet when I open the app, it is stuck on logo.

  2. This is great but I am having a problem removing/hiding the Gaming Icon from settings. Can you please let me know how I can hide the Gaming in settings? I tried using Gpedit and it’s still not working. I am running Windows 10 Pro with Fall Creator’s Update installed. Thank You.

  3. When i have added the option to Windows settings, the uninstall button is very small and blank.
    Clicking it does nothing sadly.
    Any ideas anyone?

  4. it doesn’t work
    I’m uninstalling windows 10 right now
    because I’m sick and tired of microsoft mentality about shovel down my throat
    useless features without the option to uninstall them
    so windows 7 is forever and is all microsoft fault

  5. Preformed and removed settings as described and mixed reality viewer gone; BUT mixed reality portal remains, WHY? So how do I get rid of portal too?

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