• Windows OS
  • Emulator: Windows Pro, Enterprise, or Education
  • Simulator: Any Windows version

Check Windows License Type

You can check to see if you have the correct Windows License by opening Command Prompt and executing the following command:

Slmgr -dli

This will give you a prompt which will show you the Windows License in the Name field.

Windows Script Host prompt including the Name: Windows(R), Professional edition, describes the machines License type.


Install Unity

  1. Use the Action to go to the Download Unity Hub page
  2. Press Download Unity Hub 
  3. Follow prompts to complete the install
  4. Run Unity Hub
  5. Press Add to Add a Unity Version for install
  6. Select the Recommended Release version and press Next
  7. Uncheck the option to install Visual Studio
  8. Follow the remaining prompts to complete the installation

Install Visual Studio Community

  1. Use the Action to go to the Download Visual Studio page
  2. Under the Community edition, Press Free Download
  3. Follow prompts to begin installation
  4. Within Workloads, check off the following:
    • Desktop development with C++
    • Universal Windows Platform Development
      • Within Optional, Check: USB Device Connectivity
    • Game Development with Unity
      • Within Optional, Uncheck: Unity Hub
  5. Follow the remaining prompts to complete the installation

Install HoloLens 2

Enable Hyper-V

Windows License Requirement
Hyper-V requires Windows Professions, Enterprise, or Education. If you do not have one of these operating systems, you cannot enable Hyper-V and therefor should not install the emulator. Skip to Install HoloLens Simulator.

Open an admin Powershell window and execute the following command:

DISM /Online /Enable-Feature /All /FeatureName:Microsoft-Hyper-V

Restart your machine when prompted.

Install HoloLens Emulator

The HoloLens Emulator works in conjunction with Microsoft Hyper-V. If you were unable to enable Hyper-V, skip to install HoloLens Simulator.

  1. Use the Action to Download HoloLens 2 Emulator
  2. Select Install the HoloLens 2 Emulator - to this computer and press Next
  3. Follow prompts to complete the installation

Install HoloLens Simulator

  1. Go to Windows Settings
  2. Open Update & Security
  3. Go to the For Developers tab
  4. Turn on Developer Mode
  5. Search for and Open Mixed Reality Portal
  6. Start Setup and follow the on-screen prompts to connect your device

Install Mixed Reality Tool

This is used to import the correct packages into a Unity Project. Create a Unity Project and then:

  • Use the Action to Download Mixed Reality Features Tool
  • Extract Files
  • Run the executable file
  • Within Mixed Reality Toolkit, check off:
    • Mixed Reality Toolkit Examples
    • Mixed Reality Toolkit Extensions
    • Mixed Reality Toolkit Foundation
    • Mixed Reality Toolkit Plan Finding
    • Mixed Reality Toolkit Standard Assets
    • Mixed Reality Toolkit Test Utilities
    • Mixed Reality Toolkit Tools
  • Within Spatial Audio, check off:
    • Microsoft Spatializer
  • Within Other Features, check off:
    • Mixed Reality Input
    • MixedReality-WebRTC
    • MixedReality-WebRTC Samples
  • Press Get Features
Mixed Reality Features
The Features listed above are suggested features to select. Your project may require others.