FIX: Hardware Settings Have Changed. Please Reboot in Windows 10 Startup. (Solved)

This guide contains instructions to resolve the following problem at every Windows 10 startup: "Your hardware settings have changed. Please reboot your computer for these changes to take effect.".

The Windows 10 startup error "hardware settings have changed…please reboot", can appear even after a fresh installation of Windows 10, especially on computers (desktops or laptops) that own an AMD graphic card.

FIX Hardware Settings Have Changed. Please Reboot - Windows 10


How to FIX Windows 10 Startup error: Your hardware settings have changed. Please reboot your computer…

1. Open Windows Services control panel: To do that:

  • Press Windows image_thumb8_thumb + R keys to open the run command box.
  • In the Search box, type: services.msc  & click OK.




2. In Services control panel, right click at AMD External Events Utility service and choose Properties.




3. Set the Startup type to Disabled and then click OK.



4. Reboot your computer. If after restart, you still receive the error: "hardware settings have changed…please reboot", then proceed as follows:

1. Navigate to Control Panel -> Programs and Features and uninstall all the AMD software.
2. Navigate to AMD Driver Download page to download and install an oldest driver for your display adapter.

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