Your system does not use 3D hardware acceleration Blender error [FIX]

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your system does not use 3d hardware acceleration

Windows 10 users have been encountering an issue with Blender not being able to open on their PCs. Error message Your system does not use 3d hardware acceleration. Blender requires a graphics driver with OpenGL2.1 support pops up leaving users unable to utilize Blender.

The issue causing the Blender error seems to be an OpenGL file missing from the system.

We can provide you with a quick guide on how to fix this error.

Why Blender 3D won’t detect 3D acceleration driver?

To be able to properly run Blender you will need to manually implement a fully supported OpenGL file on your computer.

The steps below will guide you on how to do this process:

  1. Access the following link: https://download.blender.org/ftp/sergey/softwaregl/.
  2. Choose the version of your OS.
  3. Download the file.
  4. Place the opengl32.dll file in your Blender installation folder, the same folder containing blender.exe.
  5. Open Blender.

After that, you should be able to run Blender without any problem whatsoever. If you’re, on the other hand, still bothered by the error, consider reinstalling the application from a scratch.


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By reinstalling the app, you should be able to resolve the problem at hand.

  1. Open Control Panel.
  2. Choose Uninstall a program from the Category View.
  3. Uninstall Blender from the list of installed applications.
  4. Reboot your PC.
  5. Navigate here to download the Blender installation file.install Blender your system does not use 3d hardware acceleration
  6. Install Blender and look for improvements.

We hope that this quick guide on fixing Blender’s error message worked for you. If it did, let us know in the comment section below.

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