Many Minecraft players are getting the GLFW Error 65542 every time they try to start Minecraft launcher. This error message is mostly reported to happen on Windows 10 with the Java-based version of Minecraft.
The majority of players that have been struggling with this issue were able to fix the GLFW Error 65542 by copying the missing opengl32.dll file manually into the JRE (Java directory). If you want to avoid doing any manual modifications to the JAVA directory, you can also update your drivers in order to ensure that the opengl32.dll file gets reinstalled.
However, if you’re facing this problem with the Java version of Minecraft, this issue can also be facilitated by a conflict with a DisplayLink driver. In this case, you can fix the error code by uninstalling the conflicting driver and then re-launching the game.
How to Fix Minecraft GLFW Error 65542 (Driver Does Not Support OpenGL)?
Method 1. Manually add the OpenGL.DLL
The 65542 error may also be triggered by a missing opengl32.dll file. Thus you can try copying the OpenGL.DLL manually to the Java and JRE folder. Once you have made sure Minecraft can use OpenGL, you can check to see if the The driver Does Not Support OpenGL error is fixed.
To copy the OpenGL.dll file manually to the Java path, follow the steps below:
2. Open the extracted folder, copy the file that’s compatible with your OS architecture on your clipboard by right-clicking on it and clicking Copy or Cut.
Note: If you don’t know which OS architecture you’re using, right-click on This PC (My Computer) and select Properties from the context menu. When the Properties screen appear, check the listing under System type – that’s your OS architecture.
3. Then go to the following location and paste the opengl32 file into the environment.
C:\Program Files\Java\*JRE Version*\bin
Note: *Your JRE Versison* represents the version of JRE.
4. Once done, launch Minecraft once again and check if the issue is now resolved.
In this video, we are gonna show you how to fix Minecraft GLFW Error 65542: WGL: The driver does not appear to support Opengl:
Method 2: Uninstalling DisplayLink (if applicable)
If you have installed DisplayLink Graphics driver, keep in mind that this technology has the potential of conflicting with Minecraft Java and may be the culprit of the GLFW Error 65542. Many players that we’re getting the GLFW Error 65542 issue whenever they tried to launch Minecraft have confirmed that the issue went away for good as soon as they ended up removing DisplayLink USB Graphics Software.
To uninstall DisplayLink driver:
1. Press Windows Key + R then type “appwiz.cpl” in the Run dialog box. Click OK.
2. Inside the Programs and Features window, scroll down through the list of installed applications and find the entry named DisplayLink Graphics Driver.
3. When you manage to locate it, right-click on it and select Uninstall to initiate the uninstallation process.
4. After the uninstallation process is completed, restart your computer and launch Minecraft again once the next startup is complete to check if the conflict has been eliminated.
Method 3. Reinstalling Video Card Drivers
If you have the wrong, corrupt or outdated graphics driver on your computer, the GLFW Error 65542 error is likely to happen. Thus you should reinstall your graphics driver to check if it fixes the issue.
1. Press Windows Key + R then type “devmgmt.msc” in the Run dialog box. Click OK.
2. Once you’re inside Device Manager, expand the list of Display adapters. Right-click on the graphics card driver and click Uninstall driver. If you have both an integrated and a dedicated GPU, remove both types of drivers.
3. Once every GPU driver has been removed from Device Manager, close the Device Manager.
4. Press Windows key + R once again, then type “appwiz.cpl” in the Run dialog box. Click OK to open up the Programs and Features screen.
5. Inside the Programs and Features window, scroll down through the list of installed applications an begin to uninstall anything related to your GPU manufacturer (AMD, Nvidia or Intel). Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process.
6. After every relevant driver is uninstalled, reboot your system.
7. After restating computer, go to the download page associated with you GPU manufacturer and download the latest driver version that’s available for your particular GPU model:
8. Download and install the recommended drivers based on your graphics card model, then restart your computer and launch Minecraft once the next startup is complete to check if the issue is resolved.
Hope something helps you.