OPENGL not supported in WINDOWS 10 and Intel HD graphics card, GLEW could not be intialized missing GL version

I can’t open Paraview on a Windows 10 64 bit machine. I get the error:

GLEW could not be intialized missing GL version

By doing some research on google I have found that the latest Intel drivers for Windows 10 for Intel HD 3000 graphics adapters do not support OpenGl which seem totally necessary for ParaView. In this YouTube video and the associated GitHub channel a solution is provided:

It consists of installing the Windows 10 Deployment Kit ( and using the tool “Compatility Administrator” to patch the OpenGL DLLs of the affected program with the fix “Windows81RTMVersionLie”. But I do not know what are the related libraries in ParaView. I have tried with those with “GL” in their name but without success, and since there is a lot of DLLs and you can only select one by one I would appreciate if someone could point me to corrrect ones.

NOTE: There is also the option of installing Mesa drivers with MINGW but this did not work also.

Intel HD 3000 is not supported on windows 10.

I would recommend to either change your GPU or change to another OS that support your hardware. Ubuntu comes to mind.

To use mesa on windows, well you will need to be able to build mesa on windows and then build ParaView with this mesa. I do not recommend it.


You can use mesa3d to provide a newer OpenGL version. This allows computers with Intel graphic chipset or old NVIDIA graphic cards to use applications requiring OpenGL 3.

This workaround works with Salome Platform (which includes Paraview), so it should work for Paraview too.

  • Download Mesa3d for Windows:

  • Extract it (either with double-click or right-click 7-zip)

  • In the extraction folder of Mesa, go to x64, select and copy opengl32.dll

  • In the extraction folder of Paraview, go to the bin folder and paste opengl32.dll

  • Double-click on paraview.exe

Now Paraview should open without error.




Awesome @cbourcier !

@Sirius_Fuenmayor : Please let us know if this works for you.