How to Experience Windows Mixed Reality Without a Headset

Typically, you’d need a Mixed Reality (MR) headset in order to get a taste of Microsoft’s new MR content in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. But if you don’t own such hardware, you can simulate it with just your computer.

But in order to run MR, you’ll need a machine with at least the following: a dual-core Core i5-7200U CPU with Hyper-Threading Technology enabled, 8GB of RAM, 10GB of storage space and an Intel HD Graphics 620 integrated GPU.

What can you do in the MR simulation? At the moment, you can walk around in a virtual house reminiscent of PlayStation Home, and possibly experience Windows apps such as Edge, Skype and Photos. I say possibly because they didn’t always open for us when we right-clicking our mouse, even though that’s how it’s supposed to work.

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