Update the Intel HD Graphics on Windows graphics driver [Full Guide]
If you try update the Intel HD Graphics graphics driver on your branded PC (PC built and sold by a manufacturer computer pre-installed with Windows), there are chances that a error message and whether you cannot install this new graphics driver. Indeed, the manufacturer of your computer custom drivers running Intel components on your computer and prevents of the Intel generic drivers…
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Although these drivers custom by the manufacturer can bring features and additional customizations, they quickly find themselves obsolete and therefore lack the last improvements made by the latest generic graphics drivers Intel . If you all like me have the hand on the drivers of your computer and take advantage of the latest improvements for your Intel HD Graphics graphics card, I’ll show you how to get around this error for install the latest version of the Intel generic graphics driver on a branded PC!
note: the Intel HD Graphics is not a graphics card to speak but a GPU integrated ( IGP , ‘Integrated Graphics Processor’) to the central processor ( CPU ). To facilitate the understanding of the article, I would talk about graphics card but know that it is indeed an integrated GPU 😉
the error message that appears when you try to update the driver for your Intel HD Graphics graphics card varies according to the installation method. If you try to update the driver from the software Intel Driver Update Utility , you will get the error message:
a custom of the manufacturer of the computer it is installed on your computer. Intel drivers update utility is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the custom driver from the manufacturer of the computer may cause technical problems.
If you try to update the driver from the Setup of Intel , you will get the error message:
the driver being installed for not been validated for this computer. Contact the computer manufacturer to obtain the appropriate driver.
before start us, let’s first check if a new version of the driver for our Intel HD Graphics graphics card is actually available !
identify the version number of the video driver Intel currently installed
open Device Manager via the Windows 10 quick link menu (keys Windows + X ).
right click on the device Intel HD Graphics and click on properties.
open the driver tab and identify the driver installed version.
in the screenshot above, the version number currently installed Intel graphic driver is the 4550 . You can also find the driver date to judge the “freshness” of the pilot. Here, the driver date of 11 November 2016 (at the time I write these lines, we are April 19, 2017). The driver installed is not Methuselah, but obviously, an update should be available 🙂
to check if a driver update is available for your graphics Intel HD Graphics, go to the download for graphics drivers from Intel page . After selecting the generation of Intel processors corresponding to the processor of your computer, identify the number of the last version of the generic graphics driver Intel currently available:
in the screenshot above, the Intel graphics driver is available in version 4627 and date of March 23, 2017. A later version that is installed on our machine that date when even 6 months !
now that we are sure that an update to our map graphics Intel HD Graphics exists, let’s – see how to work around the error that we saw at the beginning of article for install this update!
manually install the latest version of the Intel generic graphics driver
to start, download archive containing the latest version of the Intel generic graphics driver. Turn on the download for graphics drivers from Intel page , select the generation of Intel processors corresponding to the processor of your computer and then click on the link driver Intel for Windows in line with the latest version of the Intel graphics driver.
in the left column, click on the button to download the .zip archive of the driver for your Intel HD Graphics, not the .exe executable.
once the archive downloaded, unzip and memorize the location where the installation files were extracted.
open Device Manager, right click on the device Intel HD Graphics and select update the driver .
select browse my computer for driver software .
select then choose from a list of drivers available on my computer .
in the window that appears, we see the together drivers installed in Windows for our Intel HD Graphics graphics card. Click the disk button …
click travel .
go to the location where you have unpacked the archive of the driver for your Intel HD Graphics and select the file igdlh64. INF in the folder Graphics .
click OK .
our driver is ready to be installed. Click the button next .
and here! The latest version of the Intel generic graphics driver for been installed on our PC 🙂
will still check! In the Device Manager, double-click the device Intel HD Graphics and go to the driver tab.
the arbitrator’s verdict: the latest version 4627 graphic driver Intel as of March 9, 2017 is installed on our system 🙂 A you stability and over performance (it may be too much for performance)!
cherry on the cake, you can use the Intel drivers update utility to download and install the latest version of the Intel generic drivers for your Intel HD Graphics 😉 graphics card