Some Windows users have complained of receiving “Can’t find the name of Intel ICD Open GL driver” error while playing games or opening Google Chrome or any other application that uses Open GL.
If you are receiving a similar error and looking for a solution this post is for you.
Solution One – Update Intel Graphics Driver
Since the error message mentions a problem with Intel driver, you need to install the latest Intel graphics driver that could fix the issue.
There are two methods to update Intel graphics driver – manually and automatically.
In the manual method, you need to go to Intel website, download the right driver and install it. If you want an easy alternative, you can use a driver update tool, which updates Intel graphics driver automatically.
Here we have given steps for both methods.
Steps to update Intel graphics driver manually
- Press key combination – Windows logo key and R to invoke Run command
- In Run command, type devmgmt.msc and click OK
- In the Device Manager window, go to the Display adapters category and expand it
- Right-click on Intel graphics entry and select Properties
- In the Intel graphics properties window, go to Driver tab
- Note down details like driver version. You will need the details to download the latest Intel graphics driver from the Internet.
- Open an Internet browser and open Intel website
- Go to Download Center
- Choose the right product and operating system on the page
- Make sure you pay attention to the bit architecture of the graphics driver (32-bit/64-bit) and the version number. You need to look for a higher version of the driver than one installed in your system.
- After downloading the driver file, double-click on the exe file and follow on-screen prompts.
- If the driver is in zip file format, unzip the contents to a folder and then double-click on the executable file.
Steps to update Intel graphics driver automatically
A much easier way to download the latest Intel Graphics driver is by using a reputable driver update tool such as DriverDownloader
While you can download, install and run the tool for free, you’ll have to register it to get automatic driver updates. Since it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee, this should not be a problem.
Click the link below to download DriverDownloader.
Open any application or games that use OpenGL and check whether you are still getting the “Can’t find the name of Intel ICD Open GL driver” error. If the error persists, move to next solution.
Solution Two- Check the bit-architecture of applications
Though 32-bit applications run on 64-bit Windows, computer experts always recommend users to install 64-bit applications on 64-bit Windows OS.
Many users who experienced similar issues have reported the real culprit is not driver incompatibility but incompatibility with the application architecture version.
Here are the steps to find out bit architecture of Windows OS.
- Press Windows logo key and R simultaneously to invoke Run command
- In the Run command window, type cmd and hit Enter on the keyboard
- Click command prompt from the list of results
- In the command prompt window, type wmic os get osarchitecture and hit Enter on the keyboard.
Now that you know Windows bit architecture, make sure you install the right version of the application. If you are using a 32-bit version application, uninstall it and install a 64-bit version of the application.
If the error still remains resolved, move to next solution.
Solution Three- Install a stable Intel graphics driver version
After the problem with OpenGL was reported, Intel released a fix for this specific issue in all of their driver versions 15.46 and higher. Since updating the Intel graphics driver has not helped you, the only viable solution available to you is use an old Intel graphics driver that is most stable.
(Note- According to computer experts, the version 15.40 is one of the stablest releases that could resolve the “Can’t find the name of Intel ICD Open GL driver” error)
Here are the steps to follow.
- Visit this link from your Internet browser
- Download the right driver file as per your Windows OS version and system’s bit architecture
- Open Device Manager
- Go to Display adapters category and expand it
- Right-click on Intel graphics entry and click Uninstall
- Wait for the uninstallation to complete successfully
- Now go to the folder where you have downloaded the Intel graphics driver version 15.40.
- Double-click on the executable file and follow on-screen prompts
- Restart your system after installing the Intel graphics driver.
We are hopeful that, like most Windows users, you would have been able to resolve the issue of “Can’t find the name of Intel ICD Open GL driver” using one of the solutions listed in this post. Which one was that? Leave us a comment.