Before you set up your Oculus Rift, check to make sure the following things are up to date:

Rift

Whenever there’s an update for your Rift, you’ll be able to download it in your settings.

To check updates for your Rift:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your PC computer.
  2. Select Library from the left menu.
  3. Select the Updates tab to check for updates.

Graphics Card

Drivers enable your graphics card hardware to communicate with your computer. Staying up-to-date with the latest drivers available for your graphics card is needed for a smooth experience with Oculus Rift. Occasionally, you may need to repair or uninstall and reinstall your graphics drivers to resolve a driver related issue.

To check for updates for your graphics card:


NVIDIA Graphics Card Updates

There are two options to download and install the latest drivers for your NVIDIA graphics card:


AMD Graphics Card Updates

There are two options to download and install the latest drivers for your AMD graphics card:

  • Install updates through AMD Radeon Settings:
  1. Right click on your desktop and select AMD Radeon Settings. (If you do not see AMD Radeon Settings, select AMD Catalyst Control Center).
  2. Select Information on the menu.
  3. Select Software Update.
  4. Select Check for updates now.
  5. Download and install the latest graphics card drivers (64-bit drivers are required).

To repair your graphics card drivers:


  1. Locate the latest drivers for your graphics card:
  2. Open the driver executable and allow the software to boot.
  3. Select a clean driver installation.
    • If you don't see this option, it is typically found as an advanced or custom option selected during the installation instruction.

To uninstall and reinstall your graphics card drivers:


  1. Locate the latest drivers for your graphics card:
  2. Locate and open the Windows Apps and Features tool.
  3. Locate the graphics drivers for your system.
  4. Select Uninstall and follow the onscreen instructions.
  5. Once you've uninstalled your graphics driver, restart your PC.
  6. Run the driver executable you previously downloaded and follow the on screen instructions to reinstall.

USB Drivers

USB driver updates should be included with Windows updates, but you may need to install updates directly from your manufacturer’s website:

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