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Permanent Fix for False "Doesn't meet minimum" message

BitVarBitVar Posts: 23
Brain Burst
-- Somehow my previous discussion was deleted when I tried to update the subject with new paste links (the old ones expired) so here it is again --

I created a scheduled task that runs at startup to fix the minimum requirement for CPU everytime you logon to your PC. It updates your CPU to be an "Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.90GHz" which is above the minimum. I did this because there is no way to disable the message and it is HIGHLY annoying since I have a 3770K overclocked which is pound for pound a superior processor to the i5 minimum. Alternatively if you don't feel comfortable with a task you can just grab the Two.bat file below and run it instead (as admin of course). I've provided these at a paste site so you can see the source for yourself and decide if it is safe to run. Make sure when you save these pastes to just save the contents, not the webpage (that would be silly). The task that this creates runs as NT Authority by the way.

1) Save this http://pastebin.com/JwUxfMvy as One.bat on your homedrive (usually C:)

2) Save this http://pastebin.com/q8DJdQaQ as Two.bat on your homedrive (usually C:)

3) Save this http://pastebin.com/dGKviHtH as OculusTask.xml on your homedrive (usually C:)

Once that is done all you need to do is right-click on One.bat, run it as Administrator and it will do all the magic for you, and now every-time you login to your PC (with any account) an administrator task will execute the fix, thus permanent.

If you are curious to see how it looks on my PC check out this screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/VFOyroS.jpg

Good luck and see you in the Rift!

-Bitvar


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  • BitVarBitVar Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    BTW a funny quirk about Windows 10 requires you to go into your folder options and enable the box to view extensions. That should ensure these scripts work (I always have all filetypes shown so I never notice these quirks). If it still doesn't work enable the checkbox to allow viewing system files in folder options.
  • MeioJoMeioJo Posts: 167
    edited June 2016
    So if my Oculus files are on D drive than I do all of this on D correct?
  • BitVarBitVar Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    MeioJo said:
    So if my Oculus files are on D drive than I do all of this on D correct?
    The batches only care about where your Windows drive is because they use the system variable %homedrive%. So create the batches wherever Windows is installed (usually the C drive). This doesn't modify Oculus files, only the registry Oculus looks for to determine if you meet requirements.
  • BitVarBitVar Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    MeioJo said:
    So if my Oculus files are on D drive than I do all of this on D correct?
    The batches only care about where your Windows drive is because they use the system variable %homedrive%. So create the batches wherever Windows is installed (usually the C drive). This doesn't modify Oculus files, only the registry Oculus looks for to determine if you meet requirements.
  • BitVarBitVar Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    Please note everyone, you will probably need to have extensions VISIBLE to do this fix. To understand how that is done please see this tutorial: http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/26/

    You'll want to make sure all extensions are not hidden.


  • uselessuseless Posts: 3
    I've run the scripts, and it has modified the registry settings  - which I can see by looking at the system details, but its still failing the SSE4.2 check. My system is a dual Xeon workstation, but an old one. I tried modifying the script to change 'all' of the reported CPUs, but still no joy. Any thoughts?
  • BitVarBitVar Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    useless said:
    I've run the scripts, and it has modified the registry settings  - which I can see by looking at the system details, but its still failing the SSE4.2 check. My system is a dual Xeon workstation, but an old one. I tried modifying the script to change 'all' of the reported CPUs, but still no joy. Any thoughts?
    Hey man, I don't know if you're still having problems but first round of troubleshooting would be to A check to verify your account is administrator and B verify your folder view settings are like this: (otherwise some stupid user permission flag in Windows 8-10 will stop the scripts from running if they aren't running as system, which they aren't, they're running as your interactive profile).

    You should not need to modify the other processor flags since Oculus still only looks at 0 (I just checked today after some big update). Also after the scripts successfully run you should probably go back in and set "don't show hidden files" because it can be annoying to see all the .ini configurations for folders all the time.
  • uselessuseless Posts: 3
    Thanks for replying. The scripts are running fine - I can see the i7 processor when I look at 'My Computer->Properties'. I'm an admin, and the properties are as you show above. I still get the unsupported CPU message. Very strange.
  • EvilMadcatEvilMadcat Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    I have the same Problem i see the i7 4770 k but i get  the sse 4.2 info
  • EvilMadcatEvilMadcat Posts: 2
    NerveGear
    Okay i have check my System on System he stand with 4770k on Hardware Ma... He stand with 4770 in hmmm strange.  ????
  • ThatsOneMadmanThatsOneMadman Posts: 1
    NerveGear
    I'm still having this issue and I've done everything list in the thread.
  • joelthedangerousjoelthedangerous Posts: 27
    Brain Burst
    Great job!
  • falken76falken76 Posts: 2,737 Valuable Player
    Is this changing registry entries?  Will this have negative effects on non oculus rift apps?  It won't mess with solidworks or photoshop right?
  • BitVarBitVar Posts: 23
    Brain Burst
    falken76 said:
    Is this changing registry entries?  Will this have negative effects on non oculus rift apps?  It won't mess with solidworks or photoshop right?
    It won't affect CAD/Photoshop/Premier (I use all 4 fine)

    For anyone else having issues I'd ask you to reread. Sorry but I'm not in this to do tech support, the scripts are very easy to use. You can get the pre-configured scripts in a .zip if you want from my reddit post: https://www.reddit.com/r/oculus/comments/4kangn/cpu_minimum_spec_not_met_message_fix/

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