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

Keep getting a GLFW Error 65542 message when you try to launch Minecraft on your computer?

The GLFW error message indicates that the game is having problems running on the OpenGL API. OpenGL API is a programming interface used by your computer to render 2D and 3D graphics like Minecraft. If the OpenGL API is not working properly on your computer, then you would encounter this error.



This issue mostly occurs with the Java version of Minecraft and has a few probable causes like missing installation files, improper installation of the game, or even a corrupted graphics card. Luckily, this kind of error on Minecraft can be fixed easily with a few tweaks on your computer. 

In this guide, we are going to show you a few methods that you can do on your computer to fix the Minecraft GLFW 65542 error message. 

Let’s get started. 



1. Restart Your Computer. 

The first thing that you should do if games and other programs on your computer are not functioning properly is to give it a restart. It is possible that your operating system was not able to initiate all of its resources like the OpenGL API, which causes the issue on Minecraft. 

Check out the steps below on how to reboot your computer properly:

  1. On your keyboard, press on the Windows key to open the Start menu. 
  2. After that, click on the Power button to open the Power Options menu. 
  3. Lastly, click on Restart to begin the process. 

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Wait for your computer to complete its reboot, then try to launch Minecraft again to see if the GLFW error message would still occur on your computer. 

On the other hand, if the problem is still present on your computer after restarting it, then you can proceed to the next method below to try and fix the issue. 



2. Update Windows. 

For some unknown reasons, the OpenGL problem on Minecraft can be fixed by performing a simple Windows Update. Some users were able to fix the problem successfully after updating the current version of Windows installed on their computer. 

To check for Windows Updates, follow the steps below to guide you through the process. 

  1. First, press on the Windows key + I on your keyboard to open the Windows Settings
  2. After that, click on Update & Security

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  1. Lastly, click on the Windows Update tab from the side menu and it will automatically scan for available updates on the current version of Windows installed on your computer.

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If an update is available, follow the on-screen prompts to install the update on your system. Once done, try to launch Minecraft again to see if the ‘Driver Does Not Support OpenGL’ error message is already resolved. 



3. Reinstall Your Graphics Driver. 

Since the issue is regarding the OpenGL API, it is possible that your computer is not running the proper graphics card driver, which causes the game to not function properly. To fix this, you can try reinstalling your graphics card driver. 

Check out the step-by-step guide below on how to reinstall your graphics drivers: 

  1. On your computer, press on the Windows key + S and search for Device Manager. 
  2. Now, click on Open to launch the Device Manager

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  1. Inside the Device Manager, click on Display Adapters. 
  2. Lastly, right-click on your graphics card driver and select Uninstall. Follow the on-screen prompts to remove the driver from your computer. 

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Once done, go to your graphics card manufacturer’s website and download the latest driver for your video card. Now, try to open Minecraft once again to see if the error message would still appear on your computer. 



4. Add the OpenGL DLL File Manually. 

For the last method, what you can do is to try to place the OpenGL dll file on Minecraft’s installation folder manually. The API may not work properly because the actual OpenGL dll file is not present in the folder. 

Here’s how you can add the OpenGL dll file into Minecraft’s installation folder:

  1. First, you would need to download the DLL file on your computer. 
  2. Next, locate the file from your downloads folder and extract it. 

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  1. After that, right-click on opengl32.dll and select Cut or Copy. 

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  1. Navigate to C:\ Program Files \ Java \ *JRE VERSION* \ bin and paste the opengl32.dll file there. (Kindly take note that the JRE VERSION on the folder location path is just a placeholder for the JRE VERSION that is currently installed on your Windows computer.)
  2. Lastly, if the UAC (User Account Control) prompts you to verify your action, click on Yes to make the changes on the installation folder of Minecraft.

Once done, restart your computer and try to run Minecraft once again to see if the GLFW error 65542 message would still occur on your Windows computer. 

If the issue on Minecraft is still present, then we strongly advise you to seek expert help. Simply jump over to Minecraft’s Help Center and submit a report for the problem you are experiencing. Make sure to give out important details like your computer’s specification and operating system to resolve the issue on your computer faster. 


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Additionally, you can try browsing official Minecraft forums to seek possible solutions to users who also experienced the same problem on their computer.

This brings us to the end of our guide on how to fix the Minecraft GLFW 65542 error message on Windows. If you know other methods besides the ones mentioned above, kindly share it in the comment section below, and we will give you credit for the solution once this article gets updated. 😀


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  • John Sixto

    John is a staff writer at Saint and comes from a SAP ABAP development background. He has a Bachelors in IT and has been writing since 2018, with over 500 posts published. He loves to build PCs and has a deep curiosity in understanding how different components and configurations work. John spends hundreds of hours at a time, researching and testing the software and apps, before he proceeds to write about it. LinkedIn X (Twitter) Website

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