How to Resolve “Can’t find the name of the Intel ICD OpenGL driver” Error in Windows PC

While playing a game, running a program, or using Google Chrome, many Windows users see the error “OpenGL ES Error: The name of the Intel ICD OpenGL driver cannot be found”. In this guide, you will find some solutions to fix this error on your Windows 11/10 computer.

What is the reason for the error ‘The name of the Intel ICD OpenGL driver cannot be found’?

It is reported that the problem usually occurs after upgrading to Windows 10 from an older version. Since an incompatible Intel graphics driver may be installed during the upgrade process, you may experience the ‘OSU can’t find the Intel ICD OpenGL driver name’ problem.

How can I solve the “Cannot find the Intel ICD OpenGL driver name” problem?


Uninstalling the Intel Display Driver

  1. In Device Manager, go to Display Adapters, then Intel Graphics Driver, and click Uninstall.
  2. Go to the Control Panel and select Programs and Features, then look for Intel Graphics Software. Now uninstall the Intel drivers.

Change the application version according to your PC architecture

  1. Type Command Prompt in the search box and right-click to select Run as Administrator.
  2. Run the wmic os get osarchitecture command at the CMD prompt to determine the Windows architecture.
  3. You can see the architecture currently in use directly under OSArchitecture.
  4. Now that you know the architecture of your operating system, make sure that the application you want to open has the required binary version.
  5. If it doesn’t, uninstall it and reinstall the appropriate version.
  6. Once you are sure that the version of the application is correct, restart your computer and see if the application works the next time you restart it.

Upgrade to an earlier version of the Intel graphics driver

  1. Visit the Intel website to download the Intel Graphics Driver Installer, depending on your version of Windows and operating system architecture.
  2. Open the installer and follow the on-screen instructions to install an older version of the Intel graphics driver.
  3. After installing the driver, restart your computer and make sure that the problem is resolved and you can open your application without the Intel ICD OpenGL driver error.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Go to the official Intel website.
  2. Enter the model number of your video card and click enter.
  3. Click on the .exe file for your Windows to download and install it on your computer.

It is reported that the problem usually occurs after upgrading to Windows 10 from an older version. Since the upgrade process can install an incompatible Intel graphics driver, this can cause the "OSU cannot find the Intel ICD OpenGL driver name" problem.

  1. Uninstall the display drivers and reinstall the latest version.
  2. Install the latest versions of the display drivers in compatibility mode.
    Run SFC.
  3. Configure your computer for the best performance.