The official launch of Windows 10 is only days away on July 29th. However many of you may be wondering will my Oculus Rift SDK still work?
Currently the short official answer is no. The latest Oculus explicitly does not support Windows 10. We are hopeful that Oculus will release an update shortly after the Windows 10 official release. VRCircle will be watching closely.

If you're determined to install Windows 10 anyway. Some users have had luck with doing so by using Windows 8 compatibility mode. For now this only works if you upgrade to Win10 (vs. clean install):

  1. Go to http://www.geforce.com/drivers and do a manual search for your video card driver for Windows 8. Look for driver version 350.12 and install it (don't use compatibility mode). NOTE: If after doing so you can't access the Nvidia Control Panel by right-clicking on the desktop, it's not going to work.
  2. Install Oculus Run-time or using Windows 8 compatibility mode. But before rebooting:
    Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Oculus\Service and right-click on each .exe there and set Compatibility to Windows 8
So far this has been said to work on direct and extended modes. Tested on project cars and was all good.
Read more here from Reddit

Let us know your findings if you try this in the comments below.



Steven Paterson

Based in California. I am Scottish, I like Scotch and, oh yeah, a little VR too.