Article ID: 000058790 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 04/26/2022

Error: “GLFW error 65542: WGL: The driver does not appear to support OpenGL” When Launching Minecraft

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Summary

Instructions on how to update driver in order to correct error 65542.

Description

When opening Minecraft, the following error message appears on the screen:

GLFW error 65542: WGL: The driver does not appear to support OpenGL.

Resolution

On systems with integrated graphics only:

  1. Download the latest graphics driver. For more information see How to Install an Intel® Graphics Driver in Windows® 10 & Windows 11*.
  2. Reboot your device after installing the driver.

If the issue persists, contact the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

NoteWe recommend that you check first with your computer manufacturer and use the driver software provided by them to avoid potential installation incompatibilities. Intel supplies generic versions of Graphics Drivers for general purposes. Computer manufacturers might have changed the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the graphics driver software or software packaging.

On systems with dual graphics cards: The expansion graphics card is the one that renders OpenGL for the game. OpenGL is a cross-language, cross-platform application programming interface (API) for rendering 2D and 3D vector graphics.

  • Download latest graphics driver from your GPU vendor or manufacturer.

If the issue persists, contact the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

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