Tricks to Fix Your Hardware Settings Have Changed on Windows 10

by Alessia Martine

Whenever you updated the graphics card software or performed any actions on Windows 10 computer system, a message will pop-up on your screen and signifies that ‘Your Hardware Settings Have Changed Windows 10. Please reboot your computer for the changes to take effects.’ Generally, these types of issues occurred by AMD graphic card users. However, the reason behind this error was the updates which are released by the AMD for their graphics card driver users. Once the drivers were released, then the Windows 10 computer automatically updated all the video adapter drivers on the system due to which a message box popped up on your computer screen.

While some users are facing this issue again and again or they stumble with this issue because they started getting the same issue whenever they updated their Windows 10 operating system. Sometimes, this issue is quite irritating for the user. Therefore, this type of system settings changes error can receive from several reasons, including, the issue associated with the display card on your computer, regardless of AMD graphics card settings or AMD display drivers on Windows 10. Probably, the main causes behind this problem are due to recent Windows or driver update or might be because of AMD services.

We will guide you by providing step-by-step instruction to fix this your hardware have changed on Windows 10 computers. The steps are discussed below.

Steps to Fix Your Hardware Settings Have Changed Problem on Windows 10

Here we explained a few simple solutions which can surely help you in fixing the issue. But before going through the process, you have to stop the Windows from updating your device drivers. And doing this, follow the steps:

  1. Navigate to the ‘Desktop’, right-click on the ‘This PC’ option.
  2. After that, choose the ‘Properties’ option.
  3. Hit the ‘Advanced System Settings’ tab.
  4. Now, change it to the ‘Hardware’ tab.
  5. Then, press the ‘Device Installation Settings’ button.
  6. Next, choose ‘No, let me select what to do’.
  7. Lastly, tap the ‘Save Changes’ option to save all the changes.

Once finished, ensures that the solution works or not, if not, try following the next solution it will definitely help you in fixing the issue. Here how to do it:

Fix-1: Roll Back your Video Card Driver

As we discussed above, sometimes the problem arises due to recent video card driver updates. Here how to fix it:

  1. Firstly, navigate to the ‘Start Menu’ and type ‘Device Manager’ in the search box.
  2. Hit the ‘Device Manager’ option to open it.
  3. Now, right-click on the video card driver option, choose ‘Properties’ option.
  4. Then, go to the ‘Details’ tab.
  5. After that, press the ‘Roll Back’ to regress your video driver to the last stable version.
  6. Wait till the process completes, reboot your computer system.
  7. Once check it carefully if the issue is resolved.

Fix-2: Turning Off AMD Services

Any user who is using an AMD graphics card and receiving the same error, then this solution is for you. Here how to do it:

  1. Press the Windows + R to open the Run command box.
  2. In the search box, type ‘services.msc’ and hit the ‘Enter’ key.
  3. Then, search for the AMD External Events Utility appears in the service window and double-click on it.
  4. Toggle the ‘Startup’ type to ‘Turn off’ mode.
  5. Press the ‘Apply’ tab followed by OK.
  6. Finally, restart your computer system.
  7. Once completed, check it if the problem is isolated or still exists.


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