Your Computer

If you're experiencing issues running software from the Oculus PC app, you may need to restart it. To restart the Oculus app on your computer:

  1. Select Settings from the left side of the app.
  2. Select Beta from the top of the app.
  3. Click Restart Oculus to restart the app.
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The Oculus Compatibility Tool is no longer supported and will not be receiving future updates.

View the Rift S and Rift minimum and recommended specifications.

If your computer doesn’t meet the minimum or recommended system specifications, you can:

  • Upgrade the components you need to meet the minimum or recommended system specifications.
  • Buy an Oculus Ready PC.
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For the full Oculus Rift S experience, we recommend that your PC computer has a NVIDIA GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 480 graphics card or greater. The following graphics cards also meet our recommended specifications:

NVIDIA
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (3GB, Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB, Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Desktop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB, laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop)
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Z
NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN Black
NIVIDA TITAN X (Pascal)
NIVIDA TITAN Xp
NVIDIA Quadro GP100
NVIDIA Quadro K6000
NVIDIA Quadro M5000
NVIDIA Quadro M5500
NVIDIA Quadro P4000
NVIDIA Quadro P5000
NVIDIA Quadro P6000
NVIDIA M5000
NVIDIA M5500
NVIDIA M6000 (12GB)
NVIDIA M6000 (24GB)
NVIDIA RTX 3000 Series (24GB)

AMD
AMD Radeon R9 290
AMD Radeon R9 290X
AMD Radeon R9 390
AMD Radeon R9 390X
AMD Radeon R9 Fury
AMD Radeon R9 Fury X
AMD Radeon R9 Nano
AMD FirePro W9100
AMD FirePro WX7100
AMD FirePro WX7100 (Laptop)
AMD Radeon RX 480
AMD Radeon RX 570
AMD Radeon RX 580
AMD Radeon RX 580 Mobile

Minimum Specs

The NVIDIA GTX 960 (4GB), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (4GB), NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti, NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti (laptop), NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and AMD Radeon RX 470 currently meet the minimum specs.

Note: Some Rift S content may require a computer that exceeds Oculus’s minimum or recommended specs. Please refer to the recommended specs when browsing content in the Oculus Store.

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To set up your Oculus Rift S or Rift, you'll need to download the Oculus app on your PC. Before you install the Oculus app, check to make sure that your hard drive has sufficient disk space.

The Oculus app will be installed on the C: drive unless you choose to install the app on a different system drive.

To download and install the Oculus app on your computer:

  1. Go to www.oculus.com/setup and click Download Oculus Rift Software.
  2. Open the Oculus app and click Install Now.
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to create an account and set up your Rift S or Rift.
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When you install the Oculus app on your PC computer, it'll install on the C: drive. If you want to install the app on a different system drive, make sure the new system drive has sufficient free disk space and is formatted to use the NTFS file system.

To install the Oculus app on a different system drive:

  1. Press the Windows key> + R to open the Run command
  2. Enter the following path: [drive]:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\OculusSetup.exe /drive=[new system drive]
    - Replace [drive] with the letter of the drive where Oculus was downloaded to
    - Replace [new system drive] with the letter of the new drive you'd like to install Oculus to

    Ex: C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\OculusSetup.exe /drive=D or C:\Users\USERNAME\Downloads\OculusSetup.exe /drive:D
  3. Click OK

The Oculus app will then open and attempt to install the app on the new drive you've chosen.

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Keyboard shortcuts allow you to quickly access controls and features in the Oculus app on your computer using your keyboard.

To use keyboard shortcuts, type the following while using the Oculus PC app:

ActionShortcutMedia Key Shortcut
SearchCtrl+E or F3Search
Return to Home ScreenAlt+Home or Ctrl+1Home
Open Oculus StoreCtrl+2
Open LibraryCtrl+3
Open Devices Ctrl+4
Open SettingsCtrl+5
Open UpdatesCtrl+J
Go BackAlt-LeftBack
Go ForwardAlt-RightForward
Logout of the Oculus AppCtrl+Shift+W
Quit the Oculus AppAlt+F4
Visit the Oculus Support CenterF1Help
Play VideoSpace BarPlay
Pause VideoSpacebarPause

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The Oculus Rift S and Rift are currently optimized to work with Windows PCs.

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Before we make our software available to everyone, we put it through a variety of tests in an effort to ensure there are no major issues. The Oculus Public Test Channel Program is an opportunity for our community to test pre-release builds of the Oculus software, and join in to help with the process. Together we can work to build better features and updates, and we look forward to hearing your suggestions, issues you report, and feedback on new features and changes.

You can choose to join the Public Test Channel anytime, and by enrolling, you’ll be given the option to report any issues you encounter while testing potential changes. You can also choose to leave the program anytime after you’ve enrolled. Keep in mind enrolling in the Public Test Channel means you’ll be testing a beta version of the Oculus software that isn’t a finished product, so you may encounter issues ranging from minor issues to app crashes. If you run into any issues that cause discomfort or safety features to stop working (example: Guardian), we recommend you stop using your Rift S or Rift or use it with caution.

Enrolling in the Public Test Channel

You’ll automatically get the pre-release version of the Oculus software when one is available. Otherwise, you’ll get the public version.

To enroll in the Oculus Rift S and Rift Public Test Channel:

  1. Open the Oculus app on your PC computer.
  2. Select Settings in the left menu.
  3. Select the Beta tab.
  4. Next to Public Test Channel, click to enroll.

Once you’ve enrolled in the Public Test Channel, you can choose to leave at any time by returning to the Beta section of the Oculus app and clicking next to Public Test Channel.

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

Graphics Card

Graphics 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 or Rift S. 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.
  7. If you've completed the steps above and continue experiencing issues, please collect logs and contact Customer Support.


USB Drivers

USB drivers allow a hardware device, such as an Oculus Rift or Rift S, to communicate with your computer. Staying up-to-date with the latest drivers enables a smooth experience with Oculus Rift or Rift S. Occasionally, you may need to repair or uninstall and reinstall your USB drivers to resolve a driver related issue.

USB driver updates should be included with Windows updates. If you're having a problem with your USB driver, check to make sure you're running the most up to date version of Windows. If this doesn't solve the problem, you can also install updates directly from your manufacturer’s website:

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If you're having trouble downloading or installing an Oculus software update, you may not have enough available disk space on your PC computer. You'll want to make sure that you have at least 9GB of available disk space. If you don’t have enough space to successfully download or install an update for Oculus software, try these troubleshooting tips:

  • Move your large files to an external or alternate hard drive.
  • Delete any large files you don’t want anymore (example: music, videos).
  • Uninstall any programs or content you don’t use anymore.
  • Search for Disk Cleanup in your Windows search and then run it to free up space.
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