When I plug in the microscope, it is only listed as an Audio device and I have an Oculus Rift

Last Update: August 12th, 2020
Article ID: 624686

The microscope uses the same chipset as the Oculus DK2 sensors making the system believe it is just an additional Oculus sensor. In order to help the operating system correctly identify the microscope as a USB camera, we must change which driver the microscope uses. The steps below should correct this problem.

  1. Disconnect all Oculus Rift devices.
  2. Connect the microscope.
  3. Open the Device Manager in Windows. This can be done several ways, if you’re uncertain how to access Device Manager perform these steps:
    • Press the Windows key and R (Win + R).
    • In the window that pops up, type devmgmt.msc, then click OK
  4. Look for the microscope. It will likely be listed as a Rift DK2 sensor, under Oculus VR Devices.
    • If you’re not certain if you found it, disconnect the microscope and the entry should disappear. Reconnect the microscope and the entry should come back, that’s how we’ll know for certain we’re looking at the correct device.
  5. Once you've identified the microscope, right-click on it and choose Update Driver > Browse My Computer For Driver Software > Let Me Pick From A List Of Device Drivers On My Computer
  6. Select USB Video Device, then click Next to complete the driver installation.

NOTE: After completing these steps, Windows will still name the microscope as "Rift DK2 Sensor". To confirm these steps worked, look for an entry for Rift DK2 Sensor under Imaging Devices. You must select "Rift DK2 Sensor" to use the microscope in Plugable Digital Viewer or other applications.