If your PC runs on an AMD chipset, you might have encountered this problem on Windows 11. Windows Update may at times, automatically replace your AMD graphics driver. This can cause errors for some users. In this guide, we show you how to fix Windows Update may have automatically replaced your AMD graphics driver error message that you may see.
You may see this error message every time you restart your computer:
Windows Update may have automatically replaced your AMD Graphics driver. Hence, the version of AMD Software you have launched is not compatible with your currently installed AMD Graphics driver.
What is Windows Update may have automatically replaced your AMD Graphics driver error?
Microsoft automatically installs drivers on Windows 10/11 PCs. However, some users have reported that Windows updates their drivers even when they have specifically se the option to not install them via the Group Policy Editor. In this case, Microsoft bypasses the policy settings and force-installing AMD and NVIDIA drivers.
Due to this automatic installation or update, users may face issues.
Windows Update may have automatically replaced your AMD graphics driver
To fix Windows Update may have automatically replaced your AMD Graphics driver error, you need to follow the below methods to temporarily disable the Windows Device Installation Settings and reinstall the AMD Software Package.
- Open sysdm.cpl on your PC
- Select Hardware tab
- Click on Device Installation Settings
- Select No and click Save Changes
- Restart your PC
Let’s get into the details of the process.
Click on the Start menu and search for sysdm.cpl and open it. It opens System Properties.
Select the Hardware tab and click on Device Installation Settings under the Device Installation Settings section.
It will open the Device installation settings window that says Do you want to automatically download manufacturers’ apps and custom icons available for your device?
Select the button beside No (your device might not work as expected).
Click on Save Changes to save the settings.
Close the window and restart your PC.
Now, you need to reinstall the earlier version of your AMD Graphics driver manually. Before that, you may uninstall the existing incompatible graphics drivers in the Settings app.
After that, you can install the correct AMD Graphics drivers using the AMD Driver Autodetect software on your PC.
Other suggestions you can consider:
- Rollback the AMD driver using Device Manager
- Hide that AMD driver update using the Tool or PowerShell.
How to fix Windows Update replaced your AMD graphics driver?
In some cases, it is known that Windows Update bypasses users’ settings and updates AMD graphics drivers. To fix that, you need to temporarily disable the Device Installation Settings that installs manufacturers’ apps and drivers automatically.
Related read: AMD or NVIDIA Graphics Card not detected on Windows.