Starfield: How to Fix “Graphics Card Does Not Meet Minimum Requirements” on Steam

Find out how to fix this pesky issue on PC.

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Nothing can break the buzz for an upcoming game like error codes, and it seems like Starfield is causing some issues for players on Steam. When you first try and launch the game, even if you’re running on some of the beefiest hardware around, you may encounter an error stating, “Graphics Card Does Not Meet Minimum Requirements.” You made sure that you upgraded your PC to hit the specs, but it won’t let you in. Let’s see if we can’t get that fixed for you.

How to Fix Steam Error “Graphics Card Does Not Meet Minimum Requirements” for Starfield

The first thing that you’ll want to do is verify your game files. Something may have gotten messed up during the installation, and this quick fix may get you into the game faster than you expected. If this doesn’t work, however, there is another option that will get you back into the game.

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Funny enough, this method doesn’t involve Steam at all. You’ll need to access your Windows Updates and push through the latest update. If you see an update come through with the title 22H2, you’ll want to push that through as soon as possible and wait for Windows to finish installing the update. To access your Windows update, follow these simple steps:

  • Open Start Menu.
  • Search Check for Updates in the bar.
  • Click Check for Updates.
  • Once the update appears, click Download & Install the Windows Update.
  • Wait for the process to complete.
  • Open Steam.
  • Click Play on Starfield.

There you go; you should be ready to go. Now, as long as you can avoid the pesky Character Creator crash on PC, you’ll be ready to start exploring the Galaxy before you.

It may also be worth to give your graphics drivers an update. Some players are reporting that this error no longer persists after downloading the latest graphics drivers for their system.

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No matter if this is your first Bethesda experience or if you’re a longtime fan of the franchise, it seems that Starfield has plenty to offer. Be sure to check out our section below to get your hands on plenty of tips and tricks that can help you become the best explorer in the world before you.

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