Standard VGA graphics adapter problem overview:
After upgrading system to Windows 10, your Intel or AMD or NVIDIA or any other dedicated graphics card can’t work properly. You will find that the NVIDIA Control Panel or AMD Catalyst Control Center only shows the parts options. And in device manager, it shows a standard VGA graphics adapter instead of a graphics card . And if you expand the monitors , the devices also change to Generic PnP screen .
Or for some users who haven’t installed a dedicated display card yet, such as Intel HD graphics card, get used to Microsoft’s standard VGA graphics adapter, if you noticed the standard VGA graphics adapter is displayed with a yellow exclamation mark, implies that your VGA driver is outdated or missing or corrupted or even faulty . You need to fix this VGA driver issue as soon as possible to display Windows 7, 8 or 10 normally.
What is standard VGA graphics adapter?
Standard VGA graphics adapter refers to your display devices. If the installed graphics card and its driver are missing or corrupted, Windows 10 will not recognize the dedicated graphics card that you additionally installed for better graphics performance. And at the same time, Microsoft will replace the graphics card with the standard VGA graphics adapter to support the basic graphics driver for the system to work properly.
Using the basic graphics device VGA, you can only get the basic functions. That is also the reason why you encounter the standard VGA graphics adapter error in games or movies.
How to fix standard VGA graphic adapter problem in Windows 7, 8, 10?
In a broad sense, Windows 10 did not recognize the graphics driver required for your Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, or other HD graphics card, so Device Manager must use the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter to make sure the computer displays even yes it only supports low resolution screen.
So, you are supposed to download the proper graphics driver for Windows 10 graphics card in hopes that you can change the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter to Intel HD graphics card or any other HD graphics card. Or as for a minority of people, you’d better uninstall the wrong VGA driver and then reinstall a new one for Windows 7, 8 and 10 if you want to use the standard VGA graphics adapter.
Solution 1: Uninstall the VGA standard graphics adapter driver
If your standard VGA graphics adapter displays an exclamation mark in device manager, it indicates that Windows 10 cannot detect the graphics card driver that is required by the dedicated display card. So you can permanently uninstall it and then install a proper graphics driver or VGA driver.
1. Open device manager.
2. Expand the display adapter , and then find out, right-click on Standard VGA graphics adapter for uninstall the device from the context menu.
4. Then go to Control Panel > Programs and characteristics > uninstall the standard VGA graphics adapter software.
5. Restart the computer.
Here in terms of uninstalling standard VGA graphics adapter permanently, there is another efficient way, here is the tutorial for completely uninstall graphic driver in Windows 10 . Now that you removed the troublesome standard VGA graphics adapter, to fix the VGA driver issue, you need to download a proper standard VGA graphics adapter driver or Intel, AMD or NVIDIA driver in Windows 10.
Solution 2 – Update the graphics driver
Based on the explanation above, the error occurs because the actual driver installed the error or is missing. So, updating the graphic driver can fix AMD, NVIDIA and Intel standard VGA graphics adapter driver issue.
If you don’t have time and patience to download the graphics driver and install it yourself, you can use driver booster to help you scan, download and install the display driver automatically. It will help you identify the manufacturer of the driver automatically. More importantly, since you are now encountering a problem with your standard VGA graphics adapter, you can make full use of Driver Booster’s Fix Bad Resolution to see if it works.
one. Download Driver Booster on Windows 10. Then install and launch it on your PC.
2. Press Scan in Driver Booster to start looking for missing, outdated, or faulty drivers.
3. Locate the Display adapters and then choose Update the graphics driver.
If you still noticed the presence of an error in the VGA driver, you have the right to send an incorrect fax resolution in Driver Booster.
4. In the left pane of Driver Booster, select Tools and then choose Fix bad resolution .
With the updated display driver, Windows 10 will recognize your graphics driver and switch to use the dedicated graphics card instead of the standard VGA Graphics Adapter. And they can have fun in the games as usual.
Here also it is possible for you to enter the official driver download center, choose the correct graphic model, system version and type the version step by step, and then download it manually.
What if you want to use the Microsoft Standard VGA Graphics Adapter instead of the dedicated graphics driver?
If you haven’t installed other graphics card, there is no need to update the driver with the third-party tool or from the official site. After uninstalling the VGA driver in the first solution, you should mainly reinstall the basic graphics adapter to make sure the Windows systems work well.
You must navigate to Device administrator > Check for hardware changes .
In a word, if you want to fix the standard VGA graphics adapter issue to use it on Windows systems or if you want to use the graphics driver, this VGA error is actually a driver error. Hope the above ways find the right graphics driver for you.