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Older Intel® Graphics Products Running Windows 7*


Last Reviewed: 25-Aug-2016
Article ID: 000005521

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How can I find graphics drivers for Windows 7*?

Graphics drivers for Microsoft Windows 7 support two different graphics driver models:

  • Windows* Display Driver Model (WDDM 1.0 and 1.1). WDDM drivers display a 3D graphical user experience. These drivers also support Windows Aero*.
  • Windows XP* Driver Model (XPDM). XPDM drivers deliver an interface that visually resembles Windows XP. These drivers do not support Windows 7 OS premium features such as Microsoft Aero* and only offer limited functionality on some computers.
Note Intel has not validated XPDM graphics drivers on the Windows* 7 operating system. See Where can I download Intel graphics drivers that support the Microsoft Windows 7 operating system? This applies to Intel® Series Express Chipsets: 945, 946, 965, 3, or 4.

Only XPDM drivers are available for these older Intel® Graphics Controllers:

  • Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
  • Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family
  • Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82810 Graphics Controller
Does Intel have WDDM graphics drivers for older graphics controllers?

WDDM graphics drivers are available beginning with the Intel® 945 Express Chipset Families.

How do I get XPDM drivers for my Intel® Graphics Controller?

Contact your computer manufacturer for the latest drivers. Some computer manufacturers require customized and validated drivers for your specific computer model.

If you choose not to use the validated drivers from your computer manufacturer, you can run the Intel® Driver Update Utility. This utility offers generic versions of the Intel® Graphics Drivers for Windows XP.

Note Intel has not validated XPDM drivers on the Windows* 7 operating system.
Is Intel releasing any new XPDM drivers for older graphics controllers?

Intel has no plans to release new XPDM drivers for these products:

  • Mobile Intel® 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
  • Intel® 82915G/82910GL Express Chipset Family
  • Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82852/82855 Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82845G Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82815 Graphics Controller
  • Intel® 82810 Graphics Controller
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