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Windows 10 Anniversary Update Compatability

Making the software and hardware more compatible with Windows 10

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I’m marking this complete, as Windows 10 Anniversary update has the best compatibility for DisplayLink. This is due to a new interface for DisplayLink graphics developed between DisplayLink and Microsoft being available, as covered here:


This thread is becoming a place for any user to post problems on Windows 10, hence marking it complete, rather than people expecting the problem they are seeing is being worked on. If you have problems getting the device to work on Windows 10, please refer to this article, and if this does not solve the issue, please contact us:


The original idea for this was to improve application compatibility with DisplayLink on Windows 10 under the new architecture. This is something we are looking into, with Microsoft. It is caused because DisplayLink now appears as its own video driver, rather than part of existing video cards. This means applications that use a specific graphics card will now see DisplayLink displays differently through the OS and may not use the best graphics card. It may require a change in applications in the way they detect the graphics cards on the system, now the architecture has changed on Windows 10 Anniversary update.


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  • Pasedas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    In an enterprise environment, we have 8.1 M0 version of DisplayLink installed under Windows 10 v1511, it works fine. If we run the enterprise update to 1607, when it comes back up into Windows it says that the DisplayLink software is incompatible with Windows 10 and has been removed. All files and "Programs and Features" entries still exist though. We have to run the uninstall from "Programs and Features", reinstall DisplayLink 8.1 (currently our approved corporate approved version).

    If we build a machine natively to Windows 10 v1607, then install DisplayLink v8.1 or v8.2, there isn't an issue. With over more than 15000 machines currently on Windows 10 v1511, the "incompatible with Windows 10 v1607" will be problematic.

    Any ideas on why it comes back as incompatible when we do the upgrade or a way to stop it from being reported as incompatible (which it isn't incompatible).

    As this similar issue was faced by another user who had posted in the forum, so taken the above contents from his initial post. Please provide suggestion on this as it is affecting our windows 10 roll out in the environment.

  • Ben commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Having issues after installing anniversary update and v8 m2 of the displaylink drivers, I have dual screen output on a hp elitebook monitor, graphics choppy, screens are not refreshing in certain sections.

  • jferns commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Make your product compatible with the new Windows 10 upgrade September 2016

  • GreggA commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    hi guys, after installing anniversary update and latest displaylink, it works fine - extended desktop. but every now and then, everything drops and reconnects - display, network - which is really frustrating as Outlook loses connection and windows reset across the extended displays.
    Using Dell XPS 13 and Dell Dock D3000.
    Looking forward to newer version. thanks.

  • Filip Kinský commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The driver consumes much more CPU than the previous version and approximately once per day causes computer freeze on my Dell XPS 13 after upgrade to Win10 Anniversary and upgrade to Display Link driver 8.0.629.0. I don't have any CPU or the freeze when I work without the docking station. Make something with the performance at least, please. I hope to see new release of the driver soon, because this makes my docking station almost unusable.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    After I installed the anniversary update and the latest version of displaylink. My LG L206WU monitor is not seen as a display in windows. The driver is loaded but no display is found in the available displays.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    no Ethernet driver for Dell DA100 with windows 10 anniversary edition. HELP!!

  • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have similar issues to Myles, but with a CAD package. It does not crash but the processor jumps up to ~60% usage, there is all sorts of tearing and the mouse looks like I have pointer trails turned on...

  • Simon Sobisch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The latest driver is the first one that can be installed again - but the SAMSUNG 940UX is still not working (not shown in windows settings any more, this worked before build 1607).

  • Luca Bino commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    doesn't work with surface book and anniversary update ;-(
    Was working fine before anniversary update!
    please fix this!

  • Myles commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I made this suggestion because I tried to open a number of apps and games, that require the use of my more powerful NVidia graphics card, which crash after trying open. I asked support but they just brushed it off blaming the game devs (yeah all 10 of them, go figure). this is obviously some form of thread issue that the new update has disrupted by handing the software aspect over to Windows 10 (oh boy).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dell XPS Laptop with Dell D3100, Broken graphics and display issues since upgrade to 10 anniversary and latest display link :-(

  • M Davie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Our Dell Precision M3800 laptops all show hanging/disconnects with the Dell three way DIsplayLink adapter rendering it almost useless on the new Windows 10 update.

  • Colin Sharpe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Since installing the W10 update, only the desktop background and taskbar show on the monitor. The mouse pointer and applications don't appear.

  • Hagar commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    So I understand that Win 10 Anniversary Edition uses built-in drivers - my AOC USB monitor works but there are no brightness adjustments or rotation controls of any kind. Is there some way to get access to those functions?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Strange scaling and delay issues on Surface Pro 4 and Anker dock. Current driver version 8.0.629.0. Running dual dell monitors for >2-years same dock. Previously no such delays or scaling issues. Could be related to most recent SurfacePro 4 firmware updates.

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