How to Add or Remove Mixed Reality Pane in the Settings app on Windows 11

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The article provides a guide on how to add or remove the Mixed Reality pane in the Settings app on Windows 11. Windows Mixed Reality, a spatial operating system, can be set up using a compatible headset. After setup, the Mixed Reality pane is automatically added to the Settings app. Users can manually add or…

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 a flat screen and a 2D interface, it uses our instinctual ability to navigate three-dimensional space. Setting up Windows Mixed Reality starts with a Mixed Reality home, an environment 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 add or remove it can use the steps below manually.

First, open the Windows Registry and navigate to the folder key path below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic

If you don’t see the Holographic folder key, right-click on the CurrentVersion parent key, then create the subkey (Holographic) folder.

add or remove mixed reality from the settings app registry
add or remove mixed Reality from the settings app registry

Right-click the Holographic folder key’s right pane 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.

Value data of 0 will remove the Mixed reality button from the Settings app.

add or remove mixed reality from the settings app registry value data
add or remove mixed Reality from the settings app registry value data

Once enabled, open the Windows Settings app and see a new Mixed reality button.

mixed reality button in settings app
mixed reality button in the settings app

That should do it!

Reference:

https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/mixed-reality/enthusiast-guide/your-mixed-reality-home

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable, disable, add, or remove the Mixed reality button in the Settings app in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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