Getting Rid of OpenGL Errors in Windows 10 (Full Guide)

Graphics cards, especially GPUs that run more challenging apps and games, usually require proprietary drivers. Nvidia, AMD, and Intel all have proprietary drivers available for their graphics card, as do other GPU manufacturers.

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Fix OpenGL Errors in Windows 10

OpenGL is often thought of as open source drivers for GPUs but that is not correct. It’s a standard and apps develop for it. There are libraries in use and specifications that follow. In some cases, open source implementation is used off.

If you are trying to run apps, games, or just booting to your system and you see OpenGL errors, try the solutions below.

1. Run SFC scan

The first thing you should do to resolve OpenGL errors is to run an SFC scan. If you have a problem with your OS, it will solve it.

  1. Open Promptly forward with administrative rights.
  2. Run this command: sfc /scannow.
  3. Let the command terminate and fix any errors it finds.

2. Install the latest graphics drivers

OpenGL is not a driver but works with graphics converters and applications that require high graphics processing. So, if the graphics drivers are outdated, you may get OpenGL errors.

  1. Open Device manager.
  2. Expand Display adapters.
  3. Right-click on the graphics card and select Update drivers.
  4. Search online for driver updates and install the available ones.
  5. Repeat for the GPU.
  6. Restart the system after installing driver updates.

3. Uninstalling and reinstalling app / game

OpenGL drivers can be specific to a particular app or game. It seems to mean that the application’s files are corrupt or not installed properly. A simple way to fix this is to uninstall and reinstall the app / game.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. go to Programs> Enter a program.
  3. Select the app / game uninstall.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button.
  5. Reinstall the app / game.

Enable high performance visual effects

OpenGL errors can be caused by your system running on low power or if visual effects are turned off.

  1. Tap on the Shortcut Win + R keyboard to open the run box.
  2. In the run box, apply explorer shell:::{BB06C0E4-D293-4f75-8A90-CB05B6477EEE} and tap insert.
  3. Click A.Dvanced System Preferences in the left-hand column.
  4. Go to Advanced Tab.
  5. Click on under Performance Options.
  6. Choose Adjust for best performance.
  7. Click OK and restart the system.

Enable OpenGL in the app

It is possible that the app (or game) supports OpenGL but has an option to disable it. The Java edition of Minecraft is an example of one such game. Take a look at the app / game that is bothering you and see if you can enable OpenGL in it.


OpenGL errors can be caused by a number of reasons; corrupt OS files, outdated drivers, poorly developed apps, incorrect system configuration, and more. If there is a specific OpenGL error that you see, you should fix it directly. The solutions we have listed for OpenGL problems are broader.

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