How to See if PC supports Mixed Reality in Windows 10

Mixed Reality Icon Holographic

Starting with Windows 10 Creators Update, there is a new feature - the Holographic platform, which has a special icon in Settings. In recent builds of Windows 10, it is called Mixed Reality. Here is how to find your Windows 10 PC supports Mixed Reality.

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.

The hardware requirements for the platform are as follows:

Windows Mixed Reality Ultra PCs Windows Mixed Reality PCs
Operating System Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (RS3) - Home, Pro, Business, Education
Processor Intel Core i5 4590 (4th generation), quad core (or better) AMD Ryzen 5 1400 3.4Ghz (desktop), quad core (or better) Intel Core i5 7200U (7th generation mobile), dual core with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology enabled (or better)
RAM 8GB DDR3 (or better) 8GB DDR3 dual channel (or better)
Free disk space At least 10 GB
Graphics Card NVidia GTX 960/965M/1050 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU AMD RX 460 (or greater) DX12-capable discrete GPU GPU must be hosted in a PCIe 3.0 x4+ Link slot Integrated Intel® HD Graphics 620 (or greater) DX12-capable integrated GPU
Graphics Driver Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2 (7/17/2017 or later) Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM) 2.2 (7/24/2017 or later)
Graphics display port HDMI 2.0 or DisplayPort 1.2 HDMI 1.4 or DisplayPort 1.2
Display Connected external or integrated VGA (800x600) display (or better)
USB connectivity USB 3.0 Type-A or Type-C
Bluetooth connectivity (for motion controllers) Bluetooth 4.0
Expected headset framerate 90 Hz 60 Hz

There is a special app released to save your time, Windows Mixed Reality PC Check. It is available in the Windows Store. The app is intended to automatically check your hardware and show if it meets the requirements or not. Here is how to use it.

  1. Install the app using the following link: Windows Mixed Reality PC Check.
  2. Launch the app when prompted. You can launch it later from the Start menu. Use the alphabet navigation and go to the letter "W".
  3. Click the button "I agree" when prompted to start the app.

You are done. The app will start checking your hardware.
After that, it will show you suggestions, e.g. if some changes are needed for your PC to be compatible. See the following screenshot.

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.

One thought on “How to See if PC supports Mixed Reality in Windows 10”

  1. ПРиложение не запускается. “something went wrong and we cant check you computer right now try again later”

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