Microsoft's Windows Mixed Reality PC Check app, now working, is so amateurish it hurts

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We reported earlier that Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality check app was available in the Windows Store, but could not test it as it crashed with an error.

Now the issue appears to be fixed, and the app lets users easily check if their PC will meet the minimum requirements to drive one of the wave of Windows Mixed Reality headsets coming this holiday season, starting in a month on the 19th October.

The app, however, must have been coded by an intern, as it leaves much to be desired. The icons come without a description (is a red X worse than a yellow exclamation mark?), does not give any advice on how to fix the issues, and the only clickable link on the page leads you to a web page which is not in any way personalized to your device or its failings. The other button on the page is the back button and takes you back to the privacy agreement, except of course for the link to Microsoft’s Windows Mixed Reality home page, which is hidden behind your taskbar on the non-scrollable page.

The specs produced are completely inaccessible to a non-expert user, which belies Microsoft’s claim that they intend to democratize VR.

With Microsoft being worth more than half a trillion dollars they could surely have done a lot better than this.

Give the app a spin from the link below and see if you agree.

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[appbox windowsstore 9nzvl19n7cnc]

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