Graphics Drivers
How to Manually Install a Driver in Microsoft Windows XP*

To manually install the Intel® Graphics Driver in the Microsoft Windows XP* operating system, follow these steps:

Intel supplies generic versions of its graphics drivers for general purposes. But, the computer manufacturer can change the features, incorporate customizations, or make other changes to the graphics driver software or software packaging. To avoid any potential installation incompatibilities, Intel recommends that you first check with your computer manufacturer and use the driver software they provide.

  1. Download the graphics driver ZIP file.
  2. Unzip the file to a designated location or folder using these steps:
    1. Right-click the ZIP file.
    2. Click Extract All (or select WinZip* and an Extract option).
    3. Follow the prompts to extract or unpack the files to a folder of your choice. The folder should have the unpacked items such as the example in Figure 1.

      Figure 1: Unpack the Zip file to a folder of your choice

  3. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  4. The System Properties window opens. Click the Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
  5. The Device Manager window opens. Double-click Display adapters.
  6. Right-click the Intel® Graphics Controller and click Update Driver (see Figure 2).
    Note Your computer might list a different Intel Graphics Controller or chipset, and the Intel Graphics Controller or chipset could be shown once or twice.

    Figure 2: The Device Manager window with Display adapters section expanded

  7. Select the following option when the Hardware Update Wizard asks to connect to Windows Update: No, not this time. Click Next (see Figure 3).

    Figure 3: Hardware Update Wizard asks to connect to Windows* Update

  8. Select the following option: Install from a list or specific location (Advanced), and then click Next.
  9. Select the Don’t search, I will choose the driver to install option, and then Next (see Figure 4).

    Figure 4: Please choose your search and install options

  10. Click the Have Disk button, and then click the Browse button.
  11. Browse to the directory where you unzipped the file you downloaded, and then select the Graphics subdirectory.
    1. Locate and highlight the igxp32.inf file, igxp64.inf file, or kitXXXXX.inf file where XXXXX can be various numbers.
    2. Click the Open button (see Figure 5).

    Figure 5: Locate File

  12. Click the OK button. A window listing all of the available display types should open. Select your computer display adapter and click the Next button.
  13. The operating system then installs the driver (see Figure 6). Click the Finish button when done.

    Figure 6: The driver is being installed.

  14. Click the Yes button to reboot. The driver should now be loaded.
  15. If you encounter a problem when using the above Have Disk installation method (steps 2-13) and are unable to successfully install the Intel® Graphics Driver, follow these steps to remove the previously installed graphics driver:
    1. Click Start on the left of Windows* taskbar.
    2. Click Control Panel or click Settings, and then Control Panel.
      Note You need to switch to Classic View (see Figure 7) if you are in Category View (see Figure 8) to get to Control Panel.

      Figure 7: Control Panel in Classic View

      Figure 8: Control Panel in Category View

    3. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
    4. Select the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator driver, and then click Remove button (see Figure 9). This function removes the previously installed graphics driver.

      Figure 9: Add or Remove Programs

    5. Reboot the computer when prompted.
    6. At boot-up, Windows detects new hardware and displays the same window as shown above in Figure 3.
    7. Repeat steps 6-13 to re-apply the Have Disk Installation method. Ignore any new device messages displayed on the Windows taskbar. These messages disappear once the new driver has been installed.

Related topics
How to get the ZIP version of the graphics driver
Computer Manufacturer Graphics Driver Detected

Operating System:

Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows XP Starter Edition*, Windows XP 64-bit Edition*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*, Windows XP 64-bit Edition Version 2003*

This applies to:

2nd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Intel® 82946GZ Graphics Controller
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® HD Graphics 510 for Intel® Pentium® Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 520 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 530 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 965 Express Chipset Family

Solution ID: CS-030331
Last Modified: 20-Aug-2015
Date Created: 17-Mar-2009