After the Minecraft update, many players start reporting an Drivers Outdated message telling that they need to update their graphics driver. If you’re on the same boat, you’re in the right place. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to get rid of this message.
Try these fixes:
You might not need to try them all. Simply work your way down until you find the one that gives you luck.
- Make sure you’re using the latest drivers
- Check the versions of Minecraft and your system
- Scan and repair Windows
- Check your default GPU
Fix 1: Make sure you’re using the latest drivers
The message is self-explanatory: you need to check if you’re using the latest graphics driver. The latest video driver gives your GPU a performance boost. But unlike system updates, most of the time you need to take care of driver updates yourself.
You can update your drivers manually, by visiting your GPU manufacturer’s website (NVIDIA/AMD/Intel), then searching your model and finding the latest correct installer. But if you’re not comfortable playing with computer drivers, you can update manually with Driver Easy. It’s a tool that detects, downloads and installs any driver updates your computer needs.
- Download and install Driver Easy.
- Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
- Click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
(This requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All. If you don’t want to pay for the Pro version, you can still download and install all the drivers you need with the free version; you just have to download them one at a time, and manually install them, the normal Windows way.)
After updating your graphics driver, restart your PC and check if Minecraft is running fine.
If the update message pops up again, check out the next method.
Fix 2: Check the versions of Minecraft and your system
Though the message tells you to update your graphics driver, it’s also a priority for you to make sure both your Minecraft client and system are up to date. Some players suggest that the message could also be telling you that you’re on an outdated client or system.
Verify your Minecraft version
You can use the following steps to check for Minecraft updates.
- On your keyboard, press Win (the Windows logo key). Then click Microsoft Store.
- On the top left corner, click Get updates and wait for the process to complete.
- Open or restart your Minecraft launcher.
- If you’re not seeing an update prompt, to the right of the Play button, click the arrow and select Latest release.
Make sure you’re on the latest Windows
- On your keyboard, press Win+I (the Windows logo key and the i key) to open the Windows Settings app. Click Update & Security.
- Click Check for updates. Windows will then download and install the available patches. It might take some time (up to 30 mins).
Once you’ve installed all system updates, restart your PC and check if the issue persists.
If you’re still seeing the message, continue to the next fix.
Fix 3: Scan and repair Windows
If you’re sure it’s not a driver issue, try scanning Windows and see if it’s a system error.
You can follow this guide by Microsoft to scan manually. But if you don’t have the time or skills to do it yourself, you can give Fortect a try. It’s is a professional Windows repair tool that can scan your system’s overall status, diagnose your system configuration, identify faulty system files, and repair them automatically. It gives you entirely fresh system components with just one click, so you don’t have to reinstall Windows and all your programs, and you don’t lose any personal data or settings.
- Download and install Fortect.
- Open Fortect. It will run a free scan of your PC and give you a detailed report of your PC status.
- Once finished, you’ll see a report showing all the issues. To fix all the issues automatically, click Start Repair (You’ll need to purchase the full version. It comes with a 60-day Money-Back Guarantee so you can refund anytime if Fortect doesn’t fix your problem).
Once done, restart Windows and try again in Minecraft.
Fix 4: Check your default GPU
If your computer comes with dual graphics cards, for example an Intel integrated graphics and a dedicated NVIDIA/AMD graphics card, you can check if you’re running Minecraft on the desired GPU. The update message might appear if you’re running Minecraft on the wrong GPU.
Here’s how you can check the preferred GPU of Minecraft:
- At the empty area of your desktop, right-click and select Display settings.
- Under the Multiple displays section, click Graphics settings.
- Under Graphics performance preference, specify your app type (For Java Edition, select Desktop app. For Bedrock, choose Microsoft Store app). Then click Browse and select your Minecraft launcher.
- Click Options.
- Click High performance and then Save.
Now you can restart Minecraft and check if the message is still there.
Hopefully this tutorial helps you get rid of the driver update message in Minecraft. If you have any questions or ideas, feel free to tell us in the comments below.