Fix: AMD Radeon Settings Not Opening

AMD Radeon Settings is essentially the central hub or main driver interface that lets you configure your AMD graphics settings. Despite its importance as a software, sometimes it fails to open. In that case, you’ll no longer be able to optimize games, configure your display settings or check for the latest graphics updates.

If you find AMD Radeon settings not opening then there are several reasons for it, for example, it could be due to a faulty driver or even an outdated software version. Whatever the reason is, we’ll discuss several methods you can try to get your AMD Settings configuration tool back up and running.

How To Fix AMD Radeon Settings Not Opening?

Whenever you install an AMD Radeon Graphics driver, the Settings software is automatically installed to help you configure your display settings. Although the software is not compulsory, it makes optimizing your games a whole lot easier.

If your AMD Settings doesn’t seem to be opening, we’ve listed several fixes you can try to get it back up and running. Check them out below.

Method 1: Download The Latest Graphics Driver From AMD

The easiest way to download a graphics driver is without a doubt through Windows Device Manager. However, in some cases, Windows fails to find the latest release of display drivers.

That means you’ll sometimes be downloading an outdated version of your graphics driver which can prevent AMD’s settings from opening. We recommend you visit the AMD’s driver download page and download your drivers from there. The steps for this are shown below:

  1. First and foremost you’ll need to know the model of your graphics card. If you’re not sure which graphics card you have, open Device Manager from your Windows start menu and expand the “Display Adapter” arrow. You’ll find your graphics driver displayed there.
  2. Visit the AMD driver download page. Scroll down and you’ll see the option to search for your product or select from a list. Enter your graphics card model and click on submit.
  3. Next, select the operating system that you’re using. AMD recommends you use the latest version of Windows or Linux to ensure stable performance.
  4. Now you have the option of downloading the latest Radeon Software. There is usually a recommended and optional version available. If you’re currently on the recommended version, we suggest you try ou the latest optional release. If you’re unsure of which one to choose, just select the “Auto-Detect and Install” option.
  5. After downloading, launch the installer and follow the on-screen setup instructions. After installing the graphics driver you’ll have to restart your PC to apply the changes.

Method 2: Uninstall Intel Graphics

A lot of you may be wondering how uninstalling Intel Graphics will fix your AMD Settings. There’s a known bug that causes compatibility issues between Intel graphics and AMD Settings. In fact, this is the fix that is most commonly known for solving this issue. If you’re using an integrated graphics card you can skip on ahead to the steps below.

However, if you have a discrete graphics card, you’ll need to enter your BIOS and enable Intel Graphics for this to work. First, reboot your computer and repeatedly press F2, F8, or F12 to enter the BIOS. Your Intel Graphics settings are usually found under the Advanced BIOS settings called IGD Multi-Monitor, iGPU Multi-Monitor, Intel Integrated GPU, or Intel Processor Graphics(the name may vary based on your computer manufacturer). Change the status to Enabled, then save and reboot your computer.

Now that’s out of the way, lets get started! Note, make sure you already have your AMD Drivers installed before you begin. You can refer to Method 1 if you need help with that.

  1. Open Device Manager by searching for it in your Windows Start menu.
  2. Click on “View” from the menu and select “Show hidden devices”
  3. Next, expand the arrow next to “Display Adapters” and your Intel Display Driver should now be visible.
  4. Right-click the Intel-Graphics driver and select “Uninstall”.
  5. Close Device Manager and restart your computer.

You should now be able to access AMD’s Settings, if you are still finding AMD Radeon settings not opening, then move to the next fix.

Method 3: Check For Windows Updates

One other major thing you’ll want to do is check to see if you have any major Windows Updates pending. Windows usually release updates and patches so that graphics settings software such as AMD Radeon Settings and NVIDIA Control panel can work better with Windows. If you skimp out on these updates, you’ll definitely notice some performance issues and in some cases, your AMD Settings will simply not open. Luckily for us, Windows has made checking for updates a painless process. Just follow the simple steps listed below:

  1. From your start menu, search for Settings. Next, click on Update & Security, and lastly click on the Windows Update tab.
  2. Now click the “Check for updates” button. If you have any pending updates, Windows will automatically begin downloading them.
  3. After downloading the updates, Windows will most likely ask you to restart your computer. So go ahead and do that, so you can complete installing the updates. Note, this may take a while and several restarts to complete.

After installing the updates, check to see if you can access the AMD Radion settings.

Final Words:

In most cases, users can’t open their AMD settings because they have a faulty or outdated driver installation. However, a lot of people with integrated Intel graphics have found great success in fixing this error by following Method 2. If you’re still experiencing any issues or have any questions or concerns, please leave them in the comments below. We’ll gladly assist you.

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