How to resolve AMD driver error 182

In fact, it’s not uncommon to encounter an error 182 – AMD installer cannot correctly identify AMD graphics hardware. Click here to learn more. Sometimes there is no effective solution for you, even if you click here to learn more.

You may be wondering why this AMD Installer 182 error is happening to you. And while AMD Radeon software contains many drivers for various AMD hardware, it’s only natural that your AMD Autodetector can’t find a graphics driver for Windows 10.

Chances are the AMD hardware identification software will be able to find your hardware model and install the driver.

But if your AMD graphics card models are AMD Embedded graphics, AMD Legacy graphics, and AMD graphics configured for an OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) system, then it’s not surprising that your PC falls into an AMD installer that can’t identify Windows 10 hardware.

Thus, this AMD installer can’t correctly identify AMD graphics hardware, which leads to the problem of installing the right AMD driver for your AMD graphics products. Without further ado, let’s get started.

What causes AMD driver error 182

A commonly reported problem is the AMD 182 error, which is due to some Windows users not being able to update their graphics drivers to the latest version included with AMD software. There are a number of reasons for this error. We have listed them all below:

  • AMD product is not supported by AMD software: AMD software is the primary resource for automatic updates for AMD, but it is not universally supported. For example, if you have an AMD custom GPU, an older AMD GPU, or an AMD integrated graphics card, you may have to manually update the driver using the AMD Driver Selector web toolkit to get around the error.
  • You can only update your GPU through Windows Update: It turns out that AMD has a wide range of GPUs that you can only update through the Windows Update component. If you are using one of these models, you need to update the driver through Windows Update.
  • GPU driver files are corrupted: in some cases, this is another plausible scenario. This could be because your AMD driver files or associated dependencies are corrupted in some way. In this case, a clean GPU installation procedure is required.
  • An outdated embedded GPU can corrupt the update utility: if you are using an older ATI Radeon embedded GPU (ATI Radeon 3000 or lower), it is likely that the AMD software utility will try to update the driver for the embedded GPU instead of the driver associated with your discrete (dedicated) GPU. In this situation, your only option is to disable the embedded GPU: either through Device Manager or directly through your BIOS settings.
  • Damaged system files: there are several reports about this from various users. It can also happen due to an inherent corruption problem in the operating system files. This is a tricky situation, and your only recourse is to reboot all Windows components, either through a clean install or a repair installation.

To fix AMD driver error 182

Using the AMD driver selector

The AMD software application includes a number of common drivers that support various graphics products. However, some AMD products are not supported by AMD software:

  • AMD custom graphics (made specifically for OEM).
  • Old AMD graphics (AMD products older than 5 years)
  • Built-in AMD graphics

If your particular graphics card belongs to one of the above categories, it is very likely that the updater will not be able to update the driver because it belongs to an unsupported product group.

If this scenario applies, your only option to update your driver is to use AMD Driver Selector to find and download the appropriate driver. Here is a quick guide on how to use this web-based tool to download and install the latest driver for your driver:

  1. Open your default browser and go to their website to access the AMD Driver Selector utility.
  2. Once inside, skip the download section and scroll down and find a solution for your video card using the search bar or manually select your GPU product from the menu below. Once you have selected the appropriate product, click Submit and wait for the results to be generated.
  3. Once the results are generated, click on the Drivers tab at the top of the page, and then expand the drop-down menu associated with the operating system you are using. Then click Download and wait for the process to complete.
  4. Once the download is complete, open the executable installation file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver update.
  5. When the installation is complete, restart your computer to complete the driver installation.

Driver Update via Windows Update

Note that with AMD, some APUs (Advanced Processing Units) are not built for updating in the usual way (via Adrenaline or the driver selector). For some models, graphics driver support is exclusively through Windows Update. Therefore, if you have such a GPU model, you will need to update it via Windows Update – AMD software cannot update it.

Here is a list of APUs that can only be updated through the Microsoft Windows Update component:

  • AMD A4/A6/A8-3000 series APUs
  • AMD E2-3200 APU
  • AMD E2-3000M APU
  • AMD E2-2000 APU
  • AMD E1/E2-1000 series APU
  • AMD E-200/300/400 series APU
  • AMD C-Series APUs
  • AMD Z-Series APU

If you have one of the above AMD APUs, follow the instructions below to update your AMD graphics driver with Windows Update:

  1. Press the Windows + R key to open the Run dialog box. Then type “ms-settings: windows update” and press Enter to open the “Windows Update” tab in the “Settings” tab.
  2. On the Windows Update screen, go to the right side of the screen and click “Check for updates”.
  3. Once the initial scan is complete, install all pending updates (including AMD drivers).
  4. Once all drivers are installed, restart your computer to complete the driver installation.

Clean installation of the GPU driver

In this case, the most effective way to bypass AMD Error 182 is a clean GPU installation. This process involves uninstalling the driver the usual way, deleting the AMD driver root folder, and then using a powerful third-party GPU driver uninstaller to remove any remaining corrupted files to make sure the socket installation is complete without any problematic remaining files.

  1. Press the Windows + R key to open the “Run” dialog box. Then type “appwiz.CPL” and press Enter to open the Programs and Features menu.
  2. In the Programs and Features menu, browse to the list of installed items and uninstall anything published by Advanced Micro Devices INC. by right-clicking it and selecting Uninstall from the context menu.
  3. On the uninstall screen, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the process, then restart your computer.
  4. After your computer starts up, open File Explorer, go to C:/AMD, and delete everything to make sure you don’t leave any remaining files.
  5. Visit their website and download the latest version of Display Driver Uninstaller.
  6. Once the download is complete, use a utility like 7zip or Winzip to extract the contents of the DDU archive.
  7. Reboot your computer in safe mode.
  8. After restarting your computer, double-click on the previously extracted executable file and click “Yes” when prompted by UAC (User Account Control).
  9. While in the main Display Driver Uninstaller window, first select the GPU from the Select Device type drop-down menu (right side of the screen). Then click “Clear” and “Restart” to start the cleanup process.
  10. Once the process is complete, try installing the AMD driver again and see if the AMD 182 error is still present.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Create an e-ticket.
  2. Type "Error 182." (without quotation marks) in the Subject field.
  3. In the Description field, give as much detail about your problem as possible.
  4. Attach the AMD Installer log file to your service request and click the "Submit" button.

  1. Go to safe mode.
  2. In Device Manager, in the Display Adapters category, right-click on your AMD graphics device and click "Uninstall".
  3. Windows will ask you to confirm the removal.
  4. Reboot Windows.
  5. If this error doesn't go away after rebooting, try installing AMD drivers cleanly again.

  1. In Device Manager, click the View menu.
  2. Select Show Hidden Devices.
  3. Expand Display Adapters.
  4. If your AMD video card appears there, right-click on it and select Remove, then reboot your computer and reinstall it.

AMD drivers can freeze due to excessive dust buildup on your graphics card fan. If this is the case, you need to clean the video card. To do this, you need to open the computer case, remove the video card and clean the dust from the fan.