Windows 11 can automatically install drivers and replace newer drivers with older versions, which can cause problems with certain software, Windows Latest reports. According to reports Windows has received on forums and Reddit, it appears that Windows Update mistakenly replaced AMD drivers in Windows 11.
This issue results in users encountering an error message titled “AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition Warning” that reads, “A Windows update may have automatically overwritten your AMD graphics driver. Therefore, the version of AMD software you are running is not compatible with the currently installed AMD graphics driver.”
In a support document, AMD confirmed that Windows Update has installed a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) driver for Radeon GPU hardware that is incompatible with the currently installed version of AMD Software.
Here’s how you can prevent Windows Updates from installing drivers for your AMD Radeon graphics system using System Properties:
Press Windows + S keys together to open Search.
Enter Device Installation Settings.
Click Change Device installation settings, and then select the No option (Your device may not work as expected).
Click Save Changes.
Alternatively, users can reinstall the AMD software using the latest package available from AMD.com.
For users who prefer to use UWP drivers for their AMD Graphics – uninstall AMD Software: Adrenalin Edition via Windows Settings | Apps & features and continue to use the OEM’s custom driver software.