AMD Drivers Not Installing

Installing AMD drivers on Windows 11 should be straightforward. However, sometimes you may encounter issues where the installation is stuck or display error. Especially after the recent Windows 11 upgrade, users report AMD driver is missing or outdated/broken AMD GPU drivers installed. If you’re experiencing problems with AMD drivers not installing on your Windows 11 system, Here is how to troubleshoot and resolve the issue.

Why AMD driver not working on Windows 11?

There are several possible reasons, why you are getting errors while installing AMD driver on Windows 1. Some of the common ones include,

  • The driver version might not be compatible with your version of Windows 11.
  • The driver might not support your specific AMD hardware model.
  • Old or corrupt driver files from previous installations can conflict with new driver installations.
  • Antivirus or other security software might interfere with the installation or functioning of the drivers.
  • Windows 11 might block the installation of drivers that are not digitally signed, which can prevent the drivers from working properly.
  • Sometimes, Corrupted system files can interfere with driver installations and functionality.

Check for Compatibility

First, you must check and ensure the AMD driver is compatible with Graphics card and Windows 11. Confirm that the driver version you are trying to install supports Windows 11 and your specific AMD hardware.

  • Locate the driver setup file, right-click it, and choose Properties from the menu.
  • Head over to the Compatibility tab and check Run this program in compatibility mode for option.
  • Choose Windows 8 or higher and click OK to save changes.
  • Now try to install the driver package again.

compatibility settings for GeForce Experience

Use AMD Cleanup Utility

Next, ensure the old AMD driver is completely uninstalled from your device.

  • Open the control panel -> Programs And Features -> Uninstall a program,
  • Select AMD Catalyst Install Manager then click Change.
  • When prompted by the AMD Catalyst Install Manager – InstallShield Wizard, select Express Uninstall ALL ATI Software.
  • Click, OK to allow the tool to remove all AMD drivers and application components.

Alternatively, use the AMD Cleanup Utility, this tool is specially designed to remove any previously installed AMD graphics drivers thoroughly:

  • Download the AMD Cleanup Utility from the AMD website.
  • Run the utility and follow the on-screen instructions to clean up old drivers.
  • Restart your computer.

Run the Installer as Administrator

To ensure you install the correct and latest AMD drivers, Visit the AMD Drivers and Support page. Select your product by following the on-screen prompts or use the “Auto-Detect and Install” tool. Finally Download the latest driver package for your hardware.

Also Running the installer with administrative privileges can resolve permission issues:

  • Locate the downloaded driver installer file.
  • Right-click on the file and select “Run as administrator.”
  • Follow the installation prompts.

Update Windows 11

Sometimes, driver installation issues can be resolved by simply updating the operating system to the latest version, which may include fixes for known compatibility issues. Let’s first check for and install the latest Windows updates from Microsoft.

  • Press the Windows key + X and Go to Settings then Windows Update.
  • Click on Check for updates and install any available updates.
  • Once done you need to reboot your PC to apply changes.

Windows 11 update Download

Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Windows 11 enforces driver signature verification by default, but sometimes this can interfere with the installation of legitimate drivers. Temporarily disabling this enforcement via advanced startup options can allow driver installation to proceed smoothly.

  1. Go to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery.
  2. Under Advanced Startup, click Restart now.
  3. After your PC restarts, navigate to Troubleshoot > Advanced options > Startup Settings > Restart.
  4. Once your PC restarts again, press F7 to select “Disable driver signature enforcement”.

Try installing the driver again after performing these steps.

Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

In addition, certain third-party software, such as antivirus programs or system utilities, can interfere with driver installations. Temporarily disabling or uninstalling such software before installing the AMD drivers can help identify and resolve any conflicts.

Use Device Manager

Sometimes, Windows can automatically download and install the correct drivers for your AMD hardware. If the AMD driver package fails to install or getting error, try manually updating the driver through Device Manager.

  • Right-click the Start icon then select Device Manager.
  • Expand the Display adapters folder, right-click your AMD graphics card, and select Update driver.
  • Choose Browse my computer for drivers and then Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer.
  • Select the downloaded driver and proceed with the installation.

Update Graphics driver windows 11

If all else fails and you’ve exhausted other troubleshooting options, reinstalling Windows 11 can sometimes resolve persistent driver installation issues. This should be considered as a last resort and should only be done after backing up important data.

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