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Mixed Reality Portal requirements changed between 15063 and 16257 ?

Hi, I've updated my Windows 10 version today from Creator Update 15063 to the latest insider build (16257) and suddenly, my Xeon W3550 doesn't meet the minimum requirement. Why ?


  • I haven't tried this trick but please try it and let us know if it works
  • @YoGoUrT - Great question.

    First, let me preface my answer with the following. I don't work for Microsoft.

    The Mixed Reality Portal is tied very closely to the OS, which is why we are not seeing different builds of the Mixed Reality Portal outside of the OS at the moment. The Windows team is building and optimizing parts of the OS to allow the Mixed Reality Portal to work better on different hardware with each iteration. However, at different points throughout the OS builds, we may see the hardware specs that are considered meeting the minimum change. The goal is/will be to see these specs changing to include a wider range of devices, however, with the latest improvements to the Mixed Reality Portal, the team decided that they needed to limit the devices at a different level to provide what is considered a good experience.

    That said, there are ways to get around this spec check. There is the method that @ahalim mentioned above, and you can also just try setting it up in developer (simulation) mode. I have not tried the first, and I have a friend running the Acer on a SP4 using the second method.

    As always, YMMV.


  • Thanks to both of you for your answers. I'll try as soon as I can to disable hardware check. I want to use the Acer headset to port a game we are making in mixed reality. For the moment, I don't care if it doesn't run smoothly at all ... the goal is to refactor the code to have a VR version and an Hololens ready version. Thanks again !

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