Fix: Minecraft GLFW Error 65542 (Driver Does Not Support OpenGL)

Players were getting this error after the 1.17 update, in which the game stops running for those with the integrated GPUs due to the updated shaders that do not support integrated Graphics Card. So if you have integrated GPU and the game frequently throws the error, there is nothing you can do from your side unless trying the old version. There are more reasons, like corrupted OpenGL and Graphics Driver.

How to Fix Minecraft GLFW Error 65542 (Driver Does Not Support OpenGL)?
How to Fix Minecraft GLFW Error 65542 (Driver Does Not Support OpenGL)?

For clarity, we have outlined the causes in more detail so that you will know how these issues can be resolved.

  • Incompatible System Requirements- Most users have encountered this error due to incompatible system requirements after the 1.17 update. Before that, the game was perfectly running. to fix this, perhaps, you need to upgrade your system by buying a new Graphics Card, or you will need to wait for the next patch.
  • Having Integrated Graphics Card- Minecraft may not work fine due to the last update if you have integrated GPU. Therefore, you may not be able to play the game unless the new update is released.
  • Problem with OpenGL- OpenGL is a library for rendering most games and applications. According to several affected users, replacing the openGL32.ll will fix the error.
  • Corrupted or Outdated Graphics Driver- Another cause that might be leading, in this case, is outdated or corrupted Graphics drivers, which usually trigger Minecraft GLFW Error 65542 (Driver Does Not Support OpenGL).

1. For Integrated GPU, Download The Latest Driver

The first solution in the list is to update the integrated graphics driver. According to the intel manufacturer’s website and affected users, the error can be resolved by updating the integrated Graphics driver, which means the error occurs due to an outdated integrated Graphics Driver.

  1. Go to the following link and download Intel Driver & Support Assistant
  2. After the downloading, double-click on the installer to install the Intell Support Assistant
  3. Check I Agree To The License Terms And Conditions
  4. Then click Install and wait for the installation to finish
    Installing Intel Driver Support Assistant
    Installing Intel Driver Support Assistant
  5. Click Accept, and the installation process will start
  6. Click Restart as it’s required for the application to install completely

2. Replace OpenGL32.dll Manually

OpenGL32.dll is a file that refers to OpenGL and is used by standard processes for rendering 2D and 3D graphics. OpenGL32.dll may get corrupted for some reason, and you have to download and replace the file in order to fix  Minecraft GLFW Error 65542 (Driver Does Not Support OpenGL) error.

  1. Download the DLL file manually by visiting this link
  2. Scroll down a little bit and click on the Download button
    Downloading DLL file
    Downloading DLL file

    Note: Make sure to download the version according to your architecture version

  3. Once the downloading is finished, go to the downloads directory
  4. Right-click the ZIP folder and click Extract to Opengl32.dll. You can use WinRar for this process.
    Extracting DLL Zip Folder
    Extracting DLL Zip Folder
  5. Once the extraction is finished, navigate to the folder
  6. Copy the OpenGL32.dll by pressing Ctrl + C on the keyboard
    Copy DLL File
    Copy DLL File
  7. Now go to the following path
    C:\Program Files\Java\jdk-16.0.2\bin
  8. Paste the copied file by pressing Ctrl + V
  9. Click Continue if asked for the administrator permissions
  10. Once done, launch Minecraft and see if the error is fixed.

3. Reinstall Graphics Driver

A corrupted and outdated driver can be the leading cause of this issue, as drivers are crucial and get corrupted due to malware attacks or other reasons. Another thing, if you haven’t updated the Graphics Driver in a while, make sure to check for the latest drivers update. First, then go for reinstalling. To uninstall, you will need to install the DDU, which stands for, Display Driver Uninstaller, an application that allows the users to remove drivers entirely without any files leftover as Device Manager does not remove the driver correctly. For that reason, Display Driver Uninstaller helps a lot by preventing conflict between drivers.

3.1 Uninstall Graphics Driver

  1. To uninstall the Graphics Driver, download Display Driver Uninstaller
  2. Wait for the downloading process to complete
  3. Now Hold Shift and restart your computer
  4. On the options screen, navigate to the following path
    Troubleshoot>Advanced option>Startup Settings
  5. Click Restart

    Click to Restart
    Click to Restart
  6. Once the computer is restarted, press F5 to boot Windows in Safe Mode
  7. Then, navigate to the downloads folder and right-click on the DDU Zip folder
  8. Click Extract to DDU

    Extract DDU Folder
    Extract DDU Folder
  9. Once done, navigate to the folder and double-click Display Driver Uninstaller
  10. Click Extract and again head to the extracted folder
    Extract DDU Application
    Extract DDU Application
  11. Double-click on the application to open
  12. Now select the device type and its vendor
  13. Click Clean & Restart, and your drivers will be completely uninstalled.
    Select Device Type and It's Vendor
    Select Device Type and Its Vendor

3.2 Install Graphics Driver

  1. Now you will need to install the latest Graphics Driver. For that, go to the manufacturer’s website.
  2. Head to the Drivers section and choose the Graphics Driver
  3. There may be an option for downloading the driver
  4. Click on it to download the Graphics Driver
    Download Graphics Driver
    Download Graphics Driver
  5. Once done, install the latest driver and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.

4. Try a Different Version Of Minecraft

If the issue persists after applying all the methods, the last thing you can do is to downgrade the Minecraft version, which means installing the previous version that was perfectly running on your computer. Follow the below steps:-

  1. To install the previous version, launch the TL Launcher and select the previous version of Minecraft.
  2. Click Install and wait for it to finish
    Installing Previous Version Of Minecraft
    Installing Previous Version Of Minecraft
  3. Once done, launch the game and see if it fixes the error.

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