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Disable the Mixed Reality Portal Hardware Checks in Windows 10

Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update, there is a new feature - the Windows Holographic platform, which has a special icon in Settings. There is also a built-in app, Windows Mixed Reality Portal. If it can't find the required hardware, it doesn't start. Here is a tweak which will allow you to disable the Mixed Reality Portal hardware checks and run the 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.

When you open the Mixed Reality Portal app, it runs a number of hardware requirement checks. If your hardware doesn't meet its requirements, this is all you see:

Mixed Reality App Splash 16257Mixed Reality App Lic AgreementMixed Reality App Hw Checks

Here is how to bypass this limitation.

To disable the Mixed Reality Portal Hardware Checks in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Open the Registry Editor app.
  2. Go to the following Registry key.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic\FirstRun

    See how to go to a Registry key with one click.Holographic First Run Key Registry

  3. On the right, modify or create a new 32-Bit DWORD value "AllowFailedSystemChecks". Set it to 1.Disable The Mixed Reality Portal Hardware Checks In Windows 10Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.

Now, re-open the app. It should allow you to click the "Next" button on the hardware check page.

Mixed Reality App Hw Checks Next ButtonMixed Reality App Starts

That's it. Credits go to Rafael Rivera@thurrott.com.

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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.

5 thoughts on “Disable the Mixed Reality Portal Hardware Checks in Windows 10”

  1. Doesn’t work for me. I have a mac running windows with a 980ti gpu. I have the processor error and also a no bluetooth 4.0 error. I want to get the Samsung Odyssey working. I can probable get either a bluetooth 4.0 card or USB 4.0 dongle. Doesn’t the hack disable ALL the checks though?

  2. More on the mac running windows. I happened to have a CSR 4.0 USB adapter lying around and now pass that check. So the only check I am not passing is the CPU check and that next button is not available to me. No joy. I can run the Vive fine on my system..

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