Hello everyone.

We have decided to phase out the Mixed Reality Forums over the next few months in favor of other ways to connect with us.

The first way we want to connect with you is our mixed reality developer program, which you can sign up for at https://aka.ms/IWantMR.

The plan between now and the beginning of May is to clean up old, unanswered questions that are no longer relevant. The forums will remain open and usable.

On May 1st we will be locking the forums to new posts and replies. They will remain available for another three months for the purposes of searching them, and then they will be closed altogether on August 1st.

So, where does that leave our awesome community to ask questions? Well, there are a few places we want to engage with you. For technical questions, please use Stack Overflow, and tag your questions using either hololens or windows-mixed-reality. If you want to join in discussions, please do so in the HoloDevelopers Slack, which you can join by going to https://aka.ms/holodevelopers. And always feel free to hit us up on Twitter @MxdRealityDev.

I can't download for insider preview

I'm trying to download the microsoft layout (preview) on my hololens, but it keeps telling me that I have to join for microsoft insider preview. I did do that on my settings and when I click check updates it says that there are no updates. It has greyed out the install option and keeps telling me to join now on the insider program even though I already have? any ideas?


  • I have the same issue. I have restarted, logged in and logged out several times and still the install button is greyed out. Is there a workaround?

  • @Louise_Nova Theres a software update that is needed on the hololens that needs to be downloaded through the windows device recovery tool

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