2 Ways to Fix DisplayLink Devices Not Working after Windows 10 Creators Update

Sep. 18, 2018 / Updated by Bessie Shaw to Windows 10

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The Windows 10 Creators Update is stuffed with multiple innovative new features, but it also introduces a host of annoying issues, such as no Wi-Fi, no sound, black screen, etc. Recently, users report the DisplayLink devices not working after the Windows 10 Creators Update problem.

See Also: How to Manually Install Windows 10 Creators Update

What Is DisplayLink

DisplayLink is a unique graphics transport technology that enables users to connect two or more display monitors to a single PC via USB. The most popular DisplayLink products include DisplayLink USB video adapters or USB docking stations.

Reasons for DisplayLink Devices Not Working after Windows 10 Creators Update

Why do DisplayLink devices stop working after the Windows 10 Creators Update? From the Windows 10 Creators Update, the DisplayLink USB video adapter and USB docking stations all adopt the Microsoft USB driver instead of the DisplayLink USB driver as before, which can’t switch the device from being a mass storage device to a video device. In addition, a faulty device could also cause the DisplayLink not working in the Windows 10 Creators Update annoyance.

How to Fix DisplayLink Devices Not Working after Windows 10 Creators Update

If you are bothered by the DisplayLink devices not working after installing the latest Windows 10 Creators Update, don’t worry. The culprit is the incorrect DisplayLink USB driver. Here are two ways to help you download the appropriate DisplayLink USB driver to fix the DisplayLink devices not working in the Windows 10 Creators Update issue.

Method 1. Manually Download DisplayLink USB Driver

To manually download the right DisplayLink USB driver, you need to uninstall the DisplayLink software first and then use the DisplayLink Installation Cleaner tool to remove all DisplayLink files and drivers. Follow these steps:

Step 1. Disconnect your DisplayLink USB video adapter or USB docking station

Note: You also need to disconnect the power adapter if you use a USB docking station.

Step 2. Open the Open the Control Panel, double-click on DisplayLink Core software to uninstall it. The DisplayLink Graphics will also be uninstalled

Step 3. Download and run the DisplayLink Installation Cleaner from this link

Step 4. Reboot your computer

Step 5. Download and install the latest DisplayLink USB driver from this link and install it

Step 6. Reconnect your DisplayLink docking station or USB video adapter

Method 2. Automatically Download and Update DisplayLink USB Driver through Driver Talent

It is pretty complicated and time-consuming to manually download the DisplayLink USB driver. You could choose a professional one-click driver download utility like Driver Talent, remarked as the safest and fastest way to update drivers, which enables you to download and update the most compatible DisplayLink USB driver for the Windows 10 Creators Update with only one click.

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Follow the 3-step guide to automatically download and update suitable DisplayLink USB driver with Driver Talent to troubleshoot your DisplayLink devices not working after the Windows 10 Creators Update problem.

1. Scan Your PC

Launch Driver Talent. Click the “Scan” button to commence the scan. All your outdated, corrupt, broken, damaged or missing drivers will be listed in seconds.

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2. Download DisplayLink USB Driver for Windows 10 Creators Update

Click “Peripheral drivers” to go to the “Peripheral Drivers” section. The correct DisplayLink USB driver for the Windows 10 Creators will show up. Click “Install” to install the DisplayLink USB driver on your computer.

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3. Reboot Your PC

After the installation completes, remember to reboot your PC to make the DisplayLink USB driver update come into effect.

Note: It’s crucial to back up your drivers with Driver Talent prior to installing any updated DisplayLink USB driver to prevent driver crashes.

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