Windows Mixed Reality Portal app on Windows 10 app first checks whether your Windows device is compatible with Mixed reality or not. If your device is compatible you can use the Mixed Reality headset with the app. But if you are using an older Windows device that is not compatible with Mixed Reality because of the hardware requirements then there is registry edit hack that would help you.
To edit your Windows 10 registry first open the Registry Editor and go to:
- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic\FirstRun. You can also copy paste the above address into the Registry Editor address bar at the top.
- then you will have to create a new DWORD (32-bit) value (either via Edit or context menu) and give it a name of AllowFailedSystemChecks.
- Double-click that value and set its data to 1.
After doing this you need to restart the Mixed Reality Portal. Now when you open the app it won’t check hardware requirement and clicking Next on the hardware check screen will allow you to use your Mixed Reality headset on older devices.
You can buy any of the Mixed Reality headsets from the Microsoft store here if you don’t have it yet.