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How to Experience Windows Mixed Reality without a Headset

Normally you need a Mixed Reality headset in order to get a taste of Microsoft’s new MR content in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But if you have not got such a hardware then you can simulate it with just your computer. For running MR you need a machine with the these minimum specs: 8GB of RAM, 10GB of free space, an Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU and a dual core Core i5-7200U CPU with Hyper-Threading Technology enabled. With MR simulation you can walk around a virtual house reminiscent of PlayStation Home and also can experience Windows apps like Edge, Skype and Photos. You can also learn about How to Map OneDrive as a Network Drive to See All your Files. In order to unlock the headset-free version of Mixed Reality Portal you need to follow these simple steps.

  • 1st of all you need to click the Start button.
  • After this you need to click the Settings gear.
  • After this you are required to click on Update & Security.
  • In the next step you need to click for developers.
  • Now you need to select the Developer mode.
  • Now click Yes.
  • Click in the Search field in the taskbar.
  • In the Search field type “mixed reality portal.”
  • After this you need to select Mixed reality Portal.
  • Now in the next step you are required to click on Get Started.
  • Now you need to click on I agree.
  • Click on Set up simulation after you discover if your hardware supports the experience.
  • Now you need to click Set up.
  • In the next step you are required to click the Tools icon located in the bottom left corner.
  • Now turn the switch under Headset to the ON position.
  • Now click on the Tools icon for hiding the panel.
  • With these steps you have got the Windows Mixed Reality Portal running without a headset! Click Win+Y in order to switch controls between keyboard and display.