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Oculus Rift and Windows Update 1903 VR performance

Published on Wednesday 22 May 2019
Categories: General |

Oculus and Windows 10

I updated my PC to the latest Windows 10 1903 release using the updater from Microsoft and apart from having to reboot a couple of times as some USB devices were not recognised everthing else seemed to be working.

I tried to play on my Oculus Rift tonight and I found that the usual 90+ frames per second performance I have on my Nvidia 1080 card had dropped to below 50fps and I was getting lots of strange glitches with the graphics and tracking issues with the touch controllers.

Reinstalling the Nvidia drivers and the Oculus software did not fix this and I found a Reddit post from 2 months ago with other people with the same issue and a possible workaround.

It appears that the Fullscreen Optimizations mode in the 1903 update has performance issues with full screen games.

I order to be able to play VR games again, I had to do the following:

  1. Right-click on the .exe file of your game
  2. Go to Properties
  3. Go to the compatibility tab
  4. Check the ‘Disable fullscreen optimizations‘ or 'Disable fullscreen optimisations' check box (spelling depends on computers language! )
  5. Press Apply.
  6. Press OK to close the properties window.

File Properties Window

Reload the Oculus software and launch the game again.

I hope this is useful for anyone else experiencing the same new performance problems with Windows 1903 update and the Oculus Rift.

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