How To Fix Microsoft Basic Display Adapter Windows 11

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Are you having trouble with your Windows 11 computer's display and are forced to use the terrible Microsoft Basic Display Adapter? Do not worry; we have the answer for you! When Windows 11 is unable to identify the proper graphics driver for your system, it installs the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter as a default driver. We'll go through four fixes for the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter in Windows 11 so you can get your graphics performance back to normal in this blog article.

Windows Update to update graphics drivers

  1. To access the Settings app, press Windows key + I.
  2. From the menu on the left, select "Windows Update".
  3. On the right side, click "Check for updates".
  4. When Windows starts up, it will automatically look for and download the most recent graphics driver for your computer.
  5. Restart your computer to make the adjustments effective before determining whether the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter problem has been solved.

Manually Update Graphics Drivers

  • Determine the model and manufacturer of your graphics card. This data is available in the Device Manager's "Display adapters" section.
  • Go to the "Support" or "Downloads" area of the manufacturer's website (e.g., NVIDIA, AMD, Intel).
  • Look for the most recent driver that is appropriate for Windows 11 and your graphics card.
  • Download the driver and according to the manufacturer's installation guidelines.
  • Restart your computer when the installation is finished to determine if the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter problem has been fixed.

Revert graphics driver

  1. Pick "Device Manager" from the menu by pressing the Windows key plus X.
  2. Expand the "Display adapters" section in to expose your graphics card.
  3. The next step is to right-click on your graphics card and select "Properties."
  4. If "Roll Back Driver" is an option, select it in the Properties window's "Driver" tab. If not, it means an older driver version is not accessible, therefore you would need to attempt an other approach.
  5. Complete the rollback procedure by following the on-screen prompts, and then restart your computer to check if the problem has been fixed.

Use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) 

  • From a reputable source, download Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU).
  • Launch Safe Mode on your computer. In order to accomplish this, press Windows key + I, select "Update & Security," then "Recovery," and select "Restart now" under "Advanced startup."
  • Launch DDU in Safe Mode and choose your graphics card from the drop-down menu.
  • Select "Clean and restart" to thoroughly uninstall the current graphics driver.
  • When Windows 11 restarts the computer, it will immediately install the stock graphics driver. You can now attempt to update it manually or through Windows Update to resolve the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter problem.


Your Windows 11 computer may experience irritating speed and display resolution issues due to the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter. However, by employing the four solutions described in this blog post, you can successfully resolve this issue and once more take advantage of your graphics card's full capabilities. In order to prevent running into this problem again, keep your graphics drivers updated.

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