Fix Display/Video/Graphics Problems after Windows 10 Update

Apr. 16, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

Nvidia/Intel HD/AMD Display Issues after Windows 10 Update

Windows 10 update issues have involved numerous users, the problems including no Wi-Fi on Windows 10, no sound, black screen, screen flickering and the Windows 10 display issues. We've listed top solutions workable to fix those issues and you can try them. This post is focusing on the display errors after Windows 10 update and the solution to easily fix the Windows 10 display issues.

Note: A display card is also called a video card, a display adapter, a video adapter, a graphics adapter, or a graphics card.

The most common Windows 10 display issues are:

  • You get the error message "You may experience problems with the display" from computer when installing Windows 10.

  • The system's display output crashes after Windows 10 automatically updates the Nvidia graphics card drivers via Windows Update.

  • You get poor image rendering after Windows 10 upgrade.

  • You get stuttering issues when playing video games on Windows 10, especially when playing 3D games.

  • Windows 10 having problems getting the display driver installed.

  • A graphics problem has been detected.

  • Distorted or stretched screen with gray lines or green blocks.

  • Windows 10 not detecting graphics card.

  • GPU not detected after Windows 10 update.

  • The GPU driver is not working after installing Windows 10, or the video card is not detected on Windows 10.

  • Weird lines are all over the computer screen, or you get black screen after Windows 10 update.

  • After setup Windows 10 in PC video card not found.

In fact, Microsoft has warned you the problems with an Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) graphics when the Windows 10 Technical Preview came out. No matter you are using the Intel (R) HD graphics card, the Nvidia graphics, or the AMD Graphics, try the method below to fix graphics problems.

See Also: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered on Windows 10

How to Fix Display/Video/Graphics Driver Issues after Windows 10 Upgrade

The most effective way to fix this Windows 10 display/graphics issue is to fix the graphics driver issue, no matter if it’s the Nvidia graphics driver issue, GPU driver issue, Intel HD graphics issue, AMD graphics issue, etc. Windows 10 update will remove anything that is not compatible with it, including drivers. Therefore, if you get the Windows 10 display issues, that’s because the graphics driver is outdated, corrupted, damaged, or missing. How to solve Windows 10 display issues?

Locate the latest graphics driver in the manufacturer's website or from the OEM. This, however, costs you much time and requires some computer technique skills. If you prefer one-click simple method, try Driver Talent (formerly called DriveTheLife). This tool is pop among Windows users. It can help to check if the display driver has issues (if it’s outdated, corrupted or missing), and then install the latest official display driver to best match with Windows 10, either 64-bit or 32-bit.

Try Driver Talent on any Windows laptop, desktop or notebook, such as Asus, Acer, Dell, Lenovo, HP, ThinkPad, Toshiba, IBM, Sony, Gateway, Samsung, etc. to fix your video card error in Win 10.

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Step 1. Scan the Graphics Card and Driver on Your Computer

Run Driver Talent after you install it on your computer, and click "Scan". It will scan your computer to check if the graphics driver is outdated, corrupted, damaged, missing or incompatible with Windows 10.

Step 2. Update or Fix the Graphics Driver

Driver Talent will show you in details. If the display driver is outdated, it will provide the “Update” button for you to 1-clcik update the driver; if the display driver is damaged, corrupted, or missing, you will have the “Repair” button to repair the driver with 1 click.

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Step 3. Restart the Windows 10 Computer

The last step is to restart your computer. This will help to finish the driver installation.

Update: How to Fix Stretched Display Issue on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Some users reported that updating the display driver can't help to solve stretched screen problem or screen resolution issue on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. In this case, you need to roll back the graphics driver to an earlier version to fix the display/graphics/video problem. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Use Windows shortcut keys Win + X and select Device Manager.

Step 2. Expand the Display adapters entry and double-click the currently working display device.

Step 3. Go to the Driver tab and click the Roll Back Driver button.

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Step 4. Click the OK button.

Step 5. Restart the computer.

Note: This method often works on PC with AMD display card. If you can't operate this method on your blind screen, you can enter Safe Mode to roll back the driver by forcing the computer to shutdown and turn on several times. When it come to the blue screen of Recovery, follow the on-screen instructions to boot to the Safe Mode. Or you can try restore the display driver with Driver Talent if you've backed it up before, or you can go to Device Manger to fix this driver issue.

Besides, thanks reports from some users, the display issue may be caused by confilcts between the AMD graphics driver and the Realtek sound card driver. Those AMD display card users can also try a clean install of AMD video drivers and uninstall the Realtek Audio drivers to fix the display problem.

You can also adjust the screen resolution in the display/graphics card properties:

Step 1. Use shortcut keys Win + I to open Settings.

Step 2. Go to the System menu.

Step 3. Select the Display tab on the left pane and on the right side, scroll down and click Display adapter properties under the Detect button.

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Step 4. Click the List All Modes button.

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Step 5. A list of valid modes pops up. Select the mode that matches with your computer display resolution and click the OK button.

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See Also: Common Display/Graphics Problems and Solutions for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Update on November 24th:

If you encounter distorted display/graphics/video problems after the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, you can refer to Fix Distorted Screen or Gray Screen after Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to find more solutions. Here are one of the useful methods:

1. Right-click anywhere of the desktop and select NVIDIA Control Panel.

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2. Expand the Display and then highlight the Change resolution.

3. On the right side, select 8 bpc (or lower value) from the drop-down menu of Output color depth.

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4. Restart the PC.

See Also: How to Fix NVIDIA Control Panel Won't Open on Windows 10

This will solve display/video/graphics problem like distorted screen, stretched screen or gray screen with lines.

If the above solutions are still not working, you might need to wait until a hotfix is released by the Redmond gaint or roll back to previous version of Windows 10.

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If you have any other Windows 10 display problems, leave it in the comments section below or click the SUPPORT menu button on the left of thispage. We'll try to help out. Any other Windows 10-related issues, please see Windows 10 section on this site.

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