This guide will help you set up a Windows Mixed Reality immersive headset with your Windows 10 PC.
If you're already running a previous version of Windows 10, go to Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update and "Check for updates."
First things first: choose the right space for your experience. If you're using your headset at room scale, you'll need plenty of room to move around, and you'll need to make sure there are no obstacles or hazards, including above you. Use good judgment: don't set up at the top of a staircase, under an extra-low ceiling fan, or right next to your grandmother's antique china hutch.
Even if you'll be using your headset at desk scale, you'll want to make sure there are no breakables or obstacles within arm's reach. Think this through first, before you get started with setup. And make sure you, and anyone else who uses your headset, reads and understands all of the safety guidelines.
Once you've got your surroundings squared away, plug your headset into the corresponding ports on your PC, both HDMI and USB 3.0. The Mixed Reality Portal app should automatically launch on your PC.
Before you put on your headset, you'll run through some steps in the Mixed Reality Portal app:
The best Windows Mixed Reality experience will be with Windows Mixed Reality motion controllers that support 6 degrees-of-freedom tracking using just the sensors in your headset - no external cameras or markers required!
Bluetooth or USB enabled gamepads can be used to navigate the Windows Mixed Reality home and control some apps and games. We recommend an Xbox One controller which supports pairing via Bluetooth.
If your gamepad is wired and plugs in via USB, simply plug it into your PC to get started. If your PC recognizes the gamepad, it should work with your immersive headset.
If your gamepad supports Bluetooth, pair it via Settings > Devices > Bluetooth & other devices.
A traditional keyboard and mouse can be used to navigate the Windows Mixed Reality home and control some apps and games, but is the least preferred option for doing so. It won't be easy to find and use your mouse and keyboard with an immersive headset blocking your view of the real world.
Your immersive headset should automatically work with the mouse and keyboard you already use to control your PC.
Get familiarized with putting on your headset. Depending on which headset you've purchased, you can adjust the fit system by pulling on a strap or turning a knob. Try to adjust the headband until the headset is comfortably and securely against your face.
While you're using your device, try to get the clearest image by moving the headset, up and down, left and right, to align the lens with your eyes. Progressive glasses are not recommended as they can make some parts of the display blurry.
Now for the fun part: you'll put on your headset and we'll teach you a few basics:
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