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Win 8 and Intel HD Graphics Chipset

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  • I realize I asked about this before, but I was hoping, given that there must be hundreds of thousands of laptops out there with the Intel HD Graphics chipset, that somebody had found a solution to the issue of inability to display resolution higher than 1024x768.

    Before, I was advised that I should wait for a driver update (and I understand the logic of that answer), but if you have that graphics chipset and have managed to overcome the issue, please share.

    Wednesday, October 05, 2011 4:50 PM

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  • trying to find out why the Intel Win 7 drivers for this chipset do not install or work correctly in Win 8.


    Since Windows 8 has not been released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until they release Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).
     
    Some newer drivers might be available using Windows Update, have you tried that?

     

     

    Also, have you tried the newest drivers using compatibility?

    Troubleshoot Compatibility

    This can help with some (but not all) programs/drivers:
    1) Uninstall the program if it's already installed. Then when you install/reinstall it instead of double clicking on the install file right click it and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
    2) Then click "Try Recommended Settings" and in the next windows click "Start the Program" to install it.
    3) After it installs see if it works correctly. Please note - some programs may not be able to run in Windows 8.


    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:05 AM

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  • Look at the thread below for assistance with your issue.
    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/windowsdeveloperpreviewgeneral/thread/608fdd74-523c-4b38-8aca-ba0c748d80fb

    You can also try and hook up an external display that is 1024x768 or larger and then you can run the Metro apps.

     


    Marilyn
    Wednesday, October 12, 2011 9:57 PM
    Moderator
  • Unfortunately, that registry fix does not apply to the Intel HD Graphics chipset. The cited registry key does not exist in the installation on my laptop.

    I can run at 1024 x 768, so running Metro apps is not a problem. The issue is the unacceptably distorted appearance of 1024 x 768 on a wide screen display and trying to find out why the Intel Win 7 drivers for this chipset do not install or work correctly in Win 8.

    Sunday, October 16, 2011 11:45 PM
  • trying to find out why the Intel Win 7 drivers for this chipset do not install or work correctly in Win 8.


    Since Windows 8 has not been released yet not all drivers are going to work with it. Some drivers are very specific about the operating system version, so you might have to wait until they release Windows 8 drivers (if they make them for your model).
     
    Some newer drivers might be available using Windows Update, have you tried that?

     

     

    Also, have you tried the newest drivers using compatibility?

    Troubleshoot Compatibility

    This can help with some (but not all) programs/drivers:
    1) Uninstall the program if it's already installed. Then when you install/reinstall it instead of double clicking on the install file right click it and select "Troubleshoot Compatibility"
    2) Then click "Try Recommended Settings" and in the next windows click "Start the Program" to install it.
    3) After it installs see if it works correctly. Please note - some programs may not be able to run in Windows 8.


    Monday, October 17, 2011 12:05 AM
  • I'm on Intel HD with a Core i3-380, and I get native resolution using stock drivers. The problem I have is that there is no brightness control unless I disable and reenable the device in Device Manager. What driver is loaded for you? try reinstalling perhaps?

    Monday, October 17, 2011 1:52 AM