Windows Mixed Reality installation

Important

AltspaceVR is shutting down on March 10, 2023. For more information, please visit https://aka.ms/altvr.

Microsoft Store

To set up Windows Mixed Reality from the Microsoft Store:

  1. Complete the WMR Setup process on your PC.
  2. Connect your headset to your PC & open Mixed Reality Portal.
  3. Turn on your motion controllers, but don’t put on your headset yet.
  4. Wait for the Windows Mixed Reality home to load & for your controllers to be visible.

Next, to run AltspaceVR:

  1. Get AltspaceVR on the Microsoft Store.
  2. Open the Start Menu and type AltspaceVR in the search box.
  3. Identify the AltspaceVR app in the search results and click to launch.

Steam

To set up Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR:

  1. Install Steam and SteamVR on your PC.
  2. Install Windows Mixed Reality for SteamVR.

Next, to run AltspaceVR:

  1. Connect your headset to your PC and turn on your motion controllers.
  2. Once the Windows Mixed Reality home has loaded and your controllers are visible, open the Steam app on your desktop.
  3. Install AltspaceVR.
  4. Use the Steam app to launch AltspaceVR from your Steam library.

Note

To launch SteamVR games without taking off your headset, use the Desktop app (Start > Desktop) to view and interact with your PC desktop inside Windows Mixed Reality.