When launching games and programs in Windows 11 and Windows 10, you may encounter an error that cannot be started because opengl32.dll is missing on the PC or is not designed for Windows or contains an error. Here are the games and programs we know that use OpenGL: PUBG, Minecraft, Doom, Adobe Photoshop, Blender, and Google Earth.
What is OpenGl32.dll?
OpenGl32.dll is a library of the well-known OpenGL program for writing visualizations, usually for games. Additional GPU functions help with hardware acceleration, meaning rendering functions are performed more efficiently than functions performed on the CPU. By doing so, you will notice reduced latency, increased performance, and increased throughput.
The file is located along with the paths C: \ Windows \ System32 and C: \ Windows \ SysWOW64 . In addition, it can be at the root of the folder of the game or program itself.
Fix Opengl32.dll Error on Windows 11 or 10
1. Run Command Prompt as Administrator and enter below two commands to fix the system files.
sfc /scannow DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
2. Update Windows 11/10 to the latest version, as the OpenGl32.dll file comes by default from version 1909 and is required for native UWP applications.
3. You can ask a friend to drop the file for you, and you, in turn, drop it along the correct path, which is indicated above. Do not download the file separately from third-party sites, as there is a high risk of downloading a virus. In addition, a separate file, OpenGl32.dll can be downloaded from Microsoft servers using winbindex.
4. Update your AMD, Nvidia, or Intel graphics card drivers as OpenGl is also distributed through graphics drivers.
5. Download and install OpenAL from the official site, including the OpenGl32.dll library for Windows 11/10.