[Windows 10 Tip] Disable Hardware Requirement Checks in Mixed Reality Portal

A few months back we posted some tutorials to uninstall and remove Mixed Reality Portal feature and app in newer Windows 10 versions such as Creators Update, etc. Mixed Reality is also known as Windows Holographic which allows Windows 10 users to experience virtual reality and 3D environment using several built-in apps such as Mixed Reality Portal, Holograms and built-in simulators.

[Tip] How to Uninstall Mixed Reality Portal in Windows 10

[Tip] Disable or Remove Mixed Reality Portal App in Windows 10

But Mixed Reality apps and features can only be used if your device has compatible hardware. In other words, if your Windows 10 device doesn't fulfill the minimum hardware requirements to run Mixed Reality Portal, you won't be able to use it.

When you launch Mixed Reality Portal app from Start Menu, it first runs hardware requirement checks. If your device passes the checks, the app allows you to enjoy the virtual reality and 3D environment. But if your device fails in checks, the app sticks at the hardware requirement checks screen.

The good news is that you can disable this hardware requirement check in Mixed Reality Portal app which will let you use the app even if your device doesn't contain compatible hardware.

You can turn off the hardware check with the help of a small registry tweak. If you also want to disable the hardware requirement check in Mixed Reality Portal, following steps will help you:

1. Press "WIN+R" key combination to launch RUN dialog box then type regedit and press Enter. It'll open Registry Editor.

2. Now go to following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic

3. In right-side pane, create a new DWORD AllowFailedSystemChecks and set its value to 1

Disable_Hardware_Requirement_Checks_Mixed_Reality_Portal_Windows_10.png

That's it. Now run Mixed Reality Portal app and it'll launch without any problems and will not stick at hardware requirements check screen.

Thanks to Rafael Rivera for sharing the trick...

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