I have some problems with installing the OpenGL driver.

I have the NVIDIA Geforce GT 630M graphics card, but when I run my programs, i get the following error:

Unable to create OpenGL 3.3 context (flags 0, profile 1)

On the website, it says that I should be capable of using OpenGL up to 4.1. (But currently it can only support OpenGL up to 3.1.)

Whenever I try to download drivers I get errors. I tried downloading this driver, but I get this error when I try installing it:

NVIDIA installation program could not continue.

This graphics driver could not find a compatible graphics device.


I've solved nVidia OpenGL compatibility problems using GLView. It will help you to identify any compliance issues you have with your driver and also facilitate updating drivers.

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  • I have downloaded GLView now, and according to the program I am using Intel(R) HD Graphics Family. I tried downloading the driver for this (downloadcenter.intel.com/confirm.aspx?httpDown=http://…) but it says it's not compatible. – user1608638 Aug 18 '12 at 11:44
  • I figured out how to get and install the latest driver, but it says the latest driver is already installed. But according to GLView, it isn't. I get this message from GLView: " OpenGL driver version check (Current: 3.1.0 - Build, Latest known: Outdated version of display drivers detected According the database, you are might be not using the latest version of display drivers for your video card." – user1608638 Aug 18 '12 at 11:52
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    Ah, then your notebook (I assume) is actually using the on-board video card and not your actual NVIDIA GPU. Just check your manual to find out how to switch between the two. – Bart Aug 18 '12 at 12:44

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