Article ID: 000059251 Content Type: Compatibility Last Reviewed: 07/08/2021

Where Do I Find and Install an API Driver?

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windows7family, windows81family, windows8family, windows10family

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Summary

Where to find and install OpenGL*, OpenCL*, Vulkan*, and DirectX drivers.

Description

Looking to install OpenGL*, OpenCL*, Vulkan*, or DirectX drivers for a game or application.

Or

When starting a game or application, it states Please install the latest API drivers for your graphic card.

Resolution

OpenGL*, OpenCL*, and Vulkan* drivers must be installed separately, and are only distributed with the game or application that requires it. 

DirectX* drivers must be installed separately, and are included in Windows* or can be installed via Windows Update. Refer to the following link for more information on How to install the latest version of DirectX*.

Additional information

We also recommend that you update to the latest Intel Graphics driver to get full API support. For more information about installing the latest graphics driver on your system, see How to Install an Intel® Graphics Driver in Windows® 10.

Contact the game software publisher if a necessary API isn’t included or won’t install with the game software.

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