Google Earth is one of the most impressive marvels of 21st-century technology. It can be used for both learning and having fun by exploring the world (or even your neighborhood) from your couch’s comfort.
Google Earth is a complex service that is prone to some occasional problems. One of the most frequently reported problems is the black screen problem. It is very frustrating when it happens because it prevents the app from working correctly or displays an annoying message.
Thankfully, we are here to help you get past that annoying issue!
Solution #1 – Updating Windows
You must run Google Earth on an adequate version of Windows. It can’t work correctly on older versions like Windows 2000 or even XP. Google recommends that you use Windows 7 or higher. Also, ensure that you have installed the version of Google Earth designed for your computer’s specifications. Installing software updates is crucial – You must keep both Windows and Google Earth up to date to make sure everything works as it should.
Solution #2 – Switching From OpenGL To DirectX
A typical solution to the black screen issue is switching between OpenGL to DirectX or vice versa.
If you use OpenGL, install DirectX (if you don’t have it already) and then switch to it. If that still doesn’t fix the problem, try to switch back to Open GL.
Solution #3 – Direct Download Link
You must use a direct download link from Google’s official website to ensure that you get the newest and most stable version of Google Earth. Some third-party websites host an exe file of Google Earth, but you should avoid them since it’s best to get a program straight from its developer.
Uninstall Google Earth. Then, download it from an official channel (website) and re-install it. That must solve the problem.
Chin Cullin has only been working as a journalist for just a few short years. Chin attended a technical school while still in high school where he learned a variety of skills, from digital design to coding. Apart from being a contributor to the site, Chin also helps keep Henri Le Chat Noir up and running as our webmaster.