Customized OEM versions of the Intel® graphics drivers may be automatically installed onto your computer system. This will occur if your system manufacturer (also referred to as Original Equipment Manufacturer or OEM) has chosen to allow these customized graphics drivers to be automatically installed through the Microsoft Windows* XP Automatic Updates feature and this Automatic Updates feature is enabled on your system.
If you have questions or issues with the automatic installation of the Intel graphics drivers onto your computer system, please contact your system manufacturer for assistance.
Intel has provided customized versions of the Intel graphics drivers to some system manufacturers (such as HP*, Compaq*, Dell*) which were customized specifically for each system manufacturer. Please be aware that these customized graphics drivers are distributed by the system manufacturer, not Intel. Some system manufacturers choose to have these customized graphics drivers installed automatically through the Microsoft Windows* XP Automatic Update feature; these drivers will be automatically installed if the Windows XP's Automatic Update feature is enabled on the system. Intel does not distribute graphics drivers through the Windows XP Automatic Update feature nor through any other automatic installation process.
Removing the Intel Graphics Driver's Icon:
It is possible to remove the driver's icon in the Windows* taskbar using one of the following steps. These steps will remove just the icon, not the driver:
- Right-click on the driver's icon, then left-click on Graphics Options » Tray Icon » Disable.
- Alternatively, left-click on Start » Control Panel » Display » Settings » Advanced » the Intel graphics driver tab, and uncheck the Show Tray Icon checkbox.
Uninstalling the Intel Graphics Driver:
Please contact your system manufacturer for assistance with uninstalling the automatically installed graphics driver. Intel is unable to assist with this procedure. It is possible that this driver may be automatically installed back on your system, especially if the Windows XP Automatic Updates feature is still enabled. Your system manufacturer knows best about your system's configuration and can best assist you with the uninstallation procedure.
| Windows 2000 *, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*
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