As you may already know, Windows 10 comes bundled the Windows Holographic platform. The built-in Mixed Reality Portal is a part of the VR platform. Here is how to uninstall it if you found no use for this app.
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.
Mixed Reality apps and features can be used only with compatible hardware. The minimum hardware requirements can be found here:
Even if you have compatible hardware, you may find no use for Mixed Reality Portal. In that case, you may want to uninstall it.
The recent builds of Windows 10 allows uninstalling Mixed Reality Portal easily, without using complicated hacks or tweaks. The appropriate option is available right in the Settings app. However, if your device has no VR support, it becomes invisible, making it impossible to remove the Mixed Reality Portal app! Thankfully, it is easy to make it appear in the Settings app. The tweak is covered in detail in my previous article here: Add or Remove Mixed Reality from Settings in Windows 10.
Here are the steps you need to perform.
Add Mixed Reality to Settings
- Download these Registry files: Download Registry Files.
- Unpack them to any folder you like, e.g. on your Desktop.
- Double-click the file "Add Mixed Reality to Settings.reg" and confirm the import operation.
This tweak adds the 32-DWORD value FirstRunSucceeded to the Registry with a value data of 1 under the key
Again, this is described in detail in the previous article, so nothing new for Winaero readers. The Mixed Reality category will appear in Settings once you reopen it.
Uninstall Mixed Reality Portal in Windows 10
- Add Mixed Reality to Settings.
- Open Settings and go to Mixed Reality.
- On the left, select Uninstall.
- On the right, click on the Uninstall button.
You are done!
Windows 10 might ask you to restart the computer to finish removing the Mixed Reality Portal app. Save your opened documents and other important data and proceed to uninstall it.
Tip: To completely remove the Mixed Reality platform from Windows 10, refer to the following article: