This article describes how to add or remove the Mixed Reality pane in the Settings app when using Windows 11.
Windows Mixed Reality is the first spatial operating system. Instead of using a flat screen and a 2D interface, it uses our instinctual ability to navigate three-dimensional space. When you set up Windows Mixed Reality, it starts with a Mixed Reality home, an environment that you can navigate and personalize to make your own.
Once you plug in a compatible headset, Windows will run a PC check, download some software, connect your controllers, and create a boundary to help you avoid obstacles.
Windows will walk you through the setup process and add Mixed reality settings to the Settings app where you can choose different settings.
Windows also lets you manually add or remove the Mixed reality pane from the Settings app on demand.
Manually add or remove the Mixed reality pane from the Settings app
As described above, the Mixed reality pane will automatically be added to the Settings app after you have set up Windows Mixed Reality. No additional steps are needed to add the Mixed Reality settings to the Windows Settings app.
However, those who want to learn how to manually add or remove it can use the steps below.
First, open the Windows Registry, and navigate to the folder key path as listed below.
If you don’t see the Holographic folder key, right-click on the CurrentVersion parent key, then create the subkey (Holographic) folder.
On the right pane of the Holographic folder key, right-click and select New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value. Type a new key named FirstRunSucceeded.
Double-click the new value name (FirstRunSucceeded) and enter the Value data of 1 to add or show the Mixed reality button in the Settings app.
A Value data of 0 will remove the Mixed reality button from the Settings app.
Once you enabled it, open the Windows Settings app and you should see a new Mixed reality button.
That should do it!
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