AMD has one of the most powerful chipsets and it comes with the PCs we buy. To run them, AMD has its own drivers. Without them, you cannot use your PC and make it perform better. You need to install them and update them regularly to get the best out of AMD hardware. Generally, we do not have to do their installs or updates as they happen automatically with Windows installations and updates. Still, sometimes we have to install the AMD drivers manually. In this guide, we have different ways to fix AMD Driver install errors and problems on Windows 11/10.
Fix AMD Driver Install Errors and Problems on Windows 11/10
If you face errors and problems while installing AMD drivers on Windows 11/10 computer, here are some suggestions to help you install them successfully:
- Uninstall all AMD drivers and programs and reinstall
- Resolve software conflicts
- Update the antivirus program
- Update Windows
- Make sure Microsoft® Visual C++ Redistributable files are not corrupted
- Repair system files and registry
- Use AMD software to install or update AMD drivers
- Use a third-party program to install or update AMD drivers
Let’s get into the details of each method and fix the errors.
1] Uninstall all AMD drivers and programs and reinstall
If you are facing problems when installing or updating AMD drivers on your Windows PC, you need to uninstall all the AMD-branded programs and drivers on your PC from the Settings app, or an uninstall program. Then, download all the drivers and programs from AMD according to your device model and install them manually. This has the best chance to fix the issues when you are installing AMD drivers.
To make things easy, you can use download or update AMD Drivers with AMD Driver Autodetect.
Read: AMD Cleanup Utility helps you remove AMD driver files completely
2] Resolve software conflicts
If you have recently installed a program and you are facing these issues, you need to uninstall that program immediately and see if it fixes the errors. Sometimes, the programs we install conflict with drivers or processes and make things hard for us. The best way is to remove the last installed program if we face any such errors.
3] Update the antivirus program
Please make sure the antivirus installed on your PC is up to date and doesn’t force stop or interfere in the process of AMD driver installation by blocking the necessary processes. Check for updates in the antivirus program or disable it until you install the AMD drivers and re-enable it after that.
4] Update Windows
AMD recommends that users make sure all the pending Windows updates are installed before installing any AMD driver and software. AMD drivers work best with up-to-date Windows to give users the best possible performance while using the PC. Check if there are any Windows updates available using the Settings app and install them on your PC. Then, run AMD driver installations to not face any errors.
Read: Windows Update Not working, stuck on Checking for Updates, Page blank
5] Make sure Microsoft® Visual C++ Redistributable files are not corrupted
Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package is necessary to install and run AMD drivers on Windows. You need to make sure the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package is not corrupted. Open the Settings app and go to Installed apps in the Apps tab. There, you will see the list of programs installed on your PC. You will find Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages too. Note down the versions of all the packages and visit Microsoft and download that versions. After the download is complete, uninstall all the existing Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable packages on your PC. Then, run the downloaded packages to install.
6] Repair system files and registry
Run SFC and DISM scan on your PC to fix any issues with the system and image files. The corrupted system or registry files might be causing the errors while installing the AMD drivers. You need to run those scans to fix the errors.
Read: DISM vs SFC first? What should I run first on Windows?
7] Use AMD software to install or update AMD drivers
AMD has released AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition and AMD Software: Pro Edition to automatically detect and install drivers and AMD programs. You need to download any one of those programs from AMD and install it on your PC. Run the program after installation which will scan your PC and install missing AMD drivers or programs. The errors you are facing while installing AMD drivers can be fixed with this.
Read: AMD Radeon software not opening in Windows 11
8] Use a third-party program to install or update AMD drivers
There are many third-party driver installations or updater software available. You can use any of them to install the missing AMD drivers. If you see any errors while installing, they will automatically fix them using the tools they have.
These are the different ways using which you can fix AMD driver install errors and problems on Windows 11/10.
How do I fix AMD driver issues in Windows 11?
If you are facing issues with AMD drivers on Windows 11, you need to update them using AMD Software or a third-party program. You can also use the Optional updates feature in the Windows update to update them. If the error is not yet fixed, you need to uninstall them and download a new copy of drivers from the official website based on your device and install them.
Read: Windows keeps installing old AMD drivers
Can I install AMD drivers on Windows 11?
Yes, you can install AMD drivers on Windows 11. First, you have to see if there are any traces of the AMD graphics driver in the Device Manager. If there is any, uninstall it using the right-click options. Restart your PC and then download the graphics drivers from your device manufacturer’s website and run them, install AMD software downloaded from AMD, or run Optional updates in Windows updates of the Settings app to reinstall the AMD graphics driver on Windows 11.
Related read: How to check AMD chipset driver version on Windows 11/10.