One of the best parts of the Windows operating system is being able to install different types of software including your hardware drivers on your computer system. However, there are times when you can face different issues with the installation process such as “this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software”. This error message mainly appears on your screen when installing or updating integrated graphics drivers.
There are some general factors that may be present in your computer system due to which you could be facing this error. This includes the integrated graphics driver you are trying to install is very outdated or is not compatible with your current version of Windows, the integrated GPU being turned off in the BIOS setting of the motherboard, and discrepancies created by your current installed graphics driver.
Methods to Resolve “This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software”
As mentioned above, there are a number of reasons which could be why you are seeing the error when installing or updating the integrated GPU driver. Therefore, we suggest you to follow all of the methods mentioned one by one in order to find the reason and get rid of it.
Method 1: Check the version of the driver and its compatibility with your system
The very first thing you need to do is find the version of the integrated graphics driver you are trying to install. If you are using a physical copy such as a CD or DVD then check the back of the case it comes in.
In case you have downloaded the software then go to its file location and right click on the executable file. This will open a new properties window, here you need to click on “Details” from the top and see the file version.
Now that you have the version information, go to your motherboard manufacturer’s website and see whether the version you are trying to install is compatible with your current Windows version. If not then download or get the version that is compatible.
Method 2: Turn ON the Integrated GPU from BIOS Setting Menu
If you have connected a dedicated GPU to your computer system recently then Windows could turn off integrated GPU automatically. If you have not connected any external GPU then this could happen because of a bug as well. Now, all you need to do is turn on the integrated GPU from your BIOS menu to resolve the issue.
- Reset your computer using the button on your CPU cabinet and spam “Delete or F12 Keys” on your keyboard. Do this until the BIOS menu appears.
- Now, move to the “Advanced BIOS Menu” using the arrow keys or mouse point. (The name could be different based on your motherboard manufacturer)
- Search for an option named “Integrated GPU” or something similar to it.
- See whether it is “Enable” or not. If it is not then turn the “ON” option.
- Once done, reboot your PC and try installing the driver again to see if the error persists or not.
Method 3: Re-Install Integrated GPU Driver
If none of the above methods are working for you then the issue might lie within the existing integrated graphics driver. You can fix this problem by uninstalling the currently installed driver and then reinstalling it again.
- Right on “Start Menu” icon and choose “Device Manager”.
- In Device Manager, move to “Display Adapter” then click on it to expand.
- From the list, choose your integrated GPU driver and right click on it.
- Now, select “uninstall driver” option and follow the rest of the procedure given on the screen.
- Once done, reboot your computer to apply the changes made.
- Try installing the driver that was showing the error message and see if the issue was fixed or not.
If the error still persists then the last option left with you is to call an expert professional and get your problem resolved by them.
Windows operating system has the option to install both hardware driver and other software. In case you are facing the “this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software” issue when installing an integrated GPU driver then try the solutions given in the article above.