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Journeyman III

FirePro W7000 Install Fails on W10 "Failed to create OpenGL context..."

I see similar problems but no proper solution that I saw.  I would be happy to run some diagnostic program and help out a little.

The complete error reads something like this:

"   Failed to create OpenGL context for format
QSurfaceFormat(version 2.0, options
QFlags<QSurfaceFormat::FormatOption>0, depthBufferSize
24, redBufferSize
-1, greenBufferSize -1, blueBufferSize -1,
alphaBufferSize -1, stencilBufferSize 8, samples -1,
swapBehavior QSurfaceFormat::DoubleBuffer, swaplnterval 1,
colorSpace QSurfaceFormat::DefaultColorSpace, profile
This is most likely caused by not having the necessary
graphics drivers installed.
Install a driver providing OpenGL 2.0 or higher, or, if this is
not possible, make sure the ANGLE Open GL ES 2.0 emulation
libraries (libEGL.dll, libGLESv2.dll and d3dcompiler_*.din are
available in the application executable's directory or in a
location listed in PATH.    "




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I believe you are the 3rd person with a Professional GPU card to open a thread with that error.

@fsadough, AMD Moderator and expert on Professional GPU card might be able to assist you with your problem.


  1. What is the OS (exact version, use winver)?
  2. What is the driver version used (provide the URL)? 


I have exactly the same message on a fresh installation of windows 10 (after a crash...).

1. Win 10 21H1  build 19043.1288


3. Graphic card is installed in a DELL precision

4. Two displays are connected to the card.

It remains in my head a similiar message appearing years ago. But I lost the solution


Ok I find a solution.

  • in C:\AMD\Win10-Radeon-Pro-Software-Enterprise-21.Q2.1\AMDCleanUninstallUtility lauche AMDCleanupUtility.exe
  • remove the folder C:\AMD\
  • Reboot
  • then try to relauche the installer win10-radeon-pro-software-21.q2-june18.exe
  • For me it worked
  • Then on the driver installer, I chose to apply the option "remove all old driver"
  • It needs a reboot and to relauche the setup.exe in C:\AMD\

Everything seems to be well installed. Not I need to tests  it under load.