In fact, you often encounter error 182 – the AMD installer cannot correctly identify AMD graphics hardware. Click here to learn more. Sometimes there are no effective solutions for you, even if you clicked to find out more.
You must be wondering why you are getting this AMD installer 182 error. And although AMD Radeon software has many drivers for different AMD hardware, your AMD autodetect certainly can’t find a graphics driver for Windows 10.
The AMD Radeon software package contains generic drivers that support a wide range of AMD graphics products. One possible reason why the AMD installer can’t identify your graphics hardware and can’t proceed with the installation is that it belongs to one of these unsupported product groups.
- AMD integrated graphics
- AMD legacy graphics
- AMD Legacy graphics for Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) system
Uninstall AMD graphics driver
An outdated, corrupt or faulty AMD Radeon driver may prevent the AMD installer from detecting AMD hardware. Therefore, you should uninstall the AMD problematic driver and install a new Windows 10 driver based on it to resolve this AMD driver issue.
- Open the Device Manager.
- Expand “Video Cards” and right-click AMD Driver to remove the device.
Your AMD driver here might be the AMD Radeon HD driver.
- Go to Control Panel> Programs and Components> Uninstall.
In the Programs and Components Control Panel window, find “AMD Catalyst Control Panel” and right-click to uninstall it.
- Reboot Windows 10.
After uninstalling the faulty AMD graphics driver, you can download or update a more compatible driver for your AMD graphics card and AMD Radeon software.
Update the driver through the Windows Update Center
It is important to remember that with AMD, some APUs (Advanced Processing Units) are simply not designed to be updated using traditional methods (such as using Adrenalin or Driver Selector). On some models, graphics driver support is more or less exclusively through the Windows Update Center. If you have such a GPU model, you will need to update it through the Windows Update Center, as AMD software cannot update it.
Here’s a list of APUs that can only be updated using the Microsoft Windows Update component.
[APUs stands for Advanced Processing Units. They contain a graphics processor with a primary logic processor]
- AMD A4 / A6 / A8-3000 series APUs
- AMD E2-3200 APU
- AMD E2-3000M
- AMD E2-2000 APU
- AMD E1 Series / E2-1000 APUs
- AMD E-200/300/400 Series APU
- C Series AMD APD
- AMD APD Z Series
If your AMD device is one of the above listed devices, you can follow the instructions below to update your AMD graphics driver through the Windows Update Center:
- Press the Windows + R key to open the Run window. Now type ms-settings: windowsupdate and press Enter to open the Windows Update tab on the Settings tab. If you’re using Windows 7, type “wuapp”.
- Go to the right pane of the Windows Update Center screen and click “Check for Updates.”
- After the first scan is complete, begin installing any pending updates, including AMD drivers.
- Reboot your computer to complete the installation process.