FIX: This computer does not meet the minimum requirements

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this computer does't meet the minimum requirements

All the Intel Powered computers come with an integrated graphics processor that can perform basic graphic tasks. However, while installing a newer version of the Intel Graphic Driver you may encounter This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software error.

This error can occur due to multiple reasons including motherboard disabling the integrated graphics chipset, incompatible driver or the OS, lack of integrated Intel Graphics, etc.

If you are also troubled by this error, here are a couple of troubleshooting tips to help you resolve this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software in Windows.


How can I fix this computer does not meet the minimum requirements error?

1. Check for Windows updates

This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software

  1. Before proceeding with other steps, make sure you have the latest Windows updates installed.
  2. Click Start and select Settings.
  3. Go to Updates and Security.
  4. Click on Windows Updates.
  5. Go through the available updates and install them. The updates may install in batches and require you to restart the PC a few times.
  6. Once all the available updates are installed, check if the error occurs again.
  7. If the issue persists, try other fixes below.

2. Update graphic card from Device Manager

This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click OK.
  3. In the Device Manager window, expand Display Adapters.
  4. Right-click on Intel HD Graphics and select Update Driver.
  5. Click on Search automatically for updated driver software option.
  6. Windows will look for a newer version of the driver and install it.
  7. Once installed, reboot the computer and check for any improvements.

3. Manually install Intel Graphics Driver

This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run.
  2. Type devmgmt.msc and click OK to open Device Manager.
  3. In the Device Manager window, click Action and select Add legacy hardware option.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Next, select Install the hardware that I manually select from a list (Advanced).
  6. Scroll down and select Display adapters and click Next.
  7. Select Intel Corporation under Manufacturer.
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  8. If you know the model and version of your Intel HD Graphics, select the model from the right pane under Model. Windows will install the required drivers for the graphics card instantly.Intel Graphic Driver issue
  9. If you don’t know the Intel Graphics card version, click the Have Disk button.
  10. Navigate to the location where you have saved the Intel Graphics driver.
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  11. Select autorun.inf  in the root installation folder and click Open. This will install the Intel Graphic driver without any error.
  12. If prompted, select the Intel HD Graphics card model and click Next. If you don’t know the Intel Graphics model, then select Intel HD Graphics and click Next.
  13. Once the driver is installed, restart the PC to complete the installation.

This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software error that occurs if the Intel Graphics processor installed on your system is not compatible with the driver package you are trying to install.

By following the steps in this article you can install the correct version of the Intel Graphics processor and get rid of the error.

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