♠ How To: Fix The OpenGL 2.0+ Support Error for Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, Linux and Mac ♠
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Hello, everyone. I've originally made this video because a few people have messaged me saying how the 'OpenGL 2.0 Support Error' keeps coming up every time they attempt to play a game. You can TRY THESE SOLUTIONS to try & solve the issue. I'm just covering the MAIN REASONS as to why this would happen, & what you can do about it. The PROBLEM is mainly your GRAPHICS CARD & the GRAPHICS CARD DRIVERS. (Can also be your motherboard.) Also, I've covered all of the information about DirectX that you may need. Anyways, watch & enjoy!
*Click here to watch my 'What Is Family Chipset? External Graphics Cards vs. On-board? Desktops vs. Laptops?' video: http://youtu.be/d-ImFB1JwKo
NOTE: This can all be done in both 32bit & 64bit version of Windows.
Note: You can also check which version of OpenGL you have by looking under Graphics in Speccy.
Check out the Windows Compatibility Center to see if your Graphics card(s) can support DirectX 11: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/compatibility/win7/CompatCenter/ProductViewerWithDefaultFilters?TempOsid=win7&Locale=en-us&Type=Hardware&ProductCategory=Graphics%20cards%20%26%20components&CurrentPage=0&TotalPages=1&ShowCriteria=0&SortCriteria=Relevance&Compatibility=Unknown&LastRequested=2
Check out the Windows Compatatibility Center to see if your motherboard(s) can support DirectX 11 by either: Typing in your motherboards name & model number OR selecting a brand name that matches the same name as your motherboard in: Top Brands under the list of Graphics cards & components.
NOTE: To find the name & model number of Graphics card & or motherboard, look in your user's manual or search online.
Read about OpenGL: http://www.opengl.org/wiki/Getting_Started
Download Speccy: http://filehippo.com/download_speccy/
Download a program to check which version of OpenGL you have: http://gregs-blog.com/2007/12/16/how-to-find-which-opengl-version-youre-running/
Check to see which version of DirectX is currently installed on your computer: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Which-version-of-DirectX-is-on-your-computer
NOTE: The DirectX End-User Runtime Web Installer will update your current version of DirectX when you download & install it. However, if your graphics card can not support it, it will install the appropriate version, which will most likely be the same one you've had before: version 9.0c or 10.
*All versions of Windows include DirectX by default so you shouldn't ever really need to "install" DirectX as a software program.
*However, Microsoft frequently releases updated versions of DirectX and installing the latest updates may be the fix to a DirectX problem you're having or may give performance increases in your games and graphics programs.
*Time Required: Installing DirectX usually takes less than 15 minutes
*Complete the DirectX installation by following any directions from Microsoft's website or from the DirectX installation program.
*Restart your computer, even if you're not prompted to do so.
After restarting your computer, test to see if updating to the latest version of DirectX corrected the problem you were having.
*System requirements: Supported operating systems: Windows 7, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3.
*Instructions on how to download: Click the Download button on this page to start the download, or choose a different language from the drop-down list and click Go.
Do one of the following: To start the installation immediately, click Open or Run this program from its current location. To copy the download to your computer for installation at a later time, click Save or Save this program to disk.
*** If you really want all of the DirectX versions or a specific version, here are the links:
- Click to Download DirectX 9.0c: http://www.filehippo.com/download_directx/
- Click to Dowlnoad DirectX 10: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?
- Click to Download DirectX 10 for both 32bit & 64bit computers: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=6812
- Click to Download DirectX 11: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35
-Click to Download DirectX 11.1:http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/hh852363.aspx
NOTE: DirectX 11.1 is for Windows 8 ONLY. It will NOT work for XP/Vista/7.