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How To Use Intel Graphics Profiles

Contents:

What are the Intel graphics profiles?
Understanding the interface
Exporting and importing registry files
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What are Intel graphics profiles?

Profiles are bookmarks of saved settings. Profiles are useful when one system serves multiple setups, like for work and home mobile use, or for applications that require specific settings for best viewing. There are two types of profiles: Display and Video.

Display Profiles: These are display configuration settings, and encompass the majority of the parameters set by the end user under the Display Settings and Multiple Displays sub menus.

Note Settings not saved by Display Profiles include: Resolution, scaling, display audio.

Video Profiles: These settings relate to global application configuration, and encompass the entirety of the settings under the video sub menu.

Note

Display Profiles and Video Profiles work independently of one another.


Understanding the interface

The image here shows the Display screen. Highlighted are the main controls involved with creating, deleting, and editing a profile. The Video screen looks and functions the same way.

Under Display Profiles, use the drop-down menu to choose between the Current Settings, which is the default profile, or any of your previously created profiles. Selecting a profile from the dropdown automatically applies the settings. The Save Profile button saves changes to the selected profile.

Note
  • The first time you use the Save Profile button, it creates a profile using the settings applied. Any time after that, you must click Apply, and then click the Save Profile button to save your changes.
  • The Save Profile button only creates a profile if you are on the Current Settings profile.

Exporting and importing registry files
At this time, there are no features for importing and exporting profiles from the system. But, if profiles need to be saved because of an operating system reinstallation, you can export and import the registry files associated with the profiles.

Caution
  • Before doing the last step, make sure that you have installed the latest version of the Intel® Graphics Driver.
  • Making changes to the registry, other than the export and import steps listed, can impact the functionality of your system. This can include making Windows* unusable.
  1. Start > Run > regedit.
  2. Go to Computer > HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Intel > Display > igfxcui > profiles.
  3. Right click the profiles folder and select Export. Save this file on an external storage device such as a thumb drive.
  4. After operating system reinstallation, double-click the same registry file in order to add the values back to the driver.
  5. Reboot your computer.

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Operating System:

Windows 7 *, Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 8*, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*

This applies to:

3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 2500
3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4200
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4400
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 4600
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® HD Graphics 5000
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100
4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors with Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200
Intel® Celeron® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® Pentium® Processors with Intel® HD Graphics

Solution ID: CS-034404
Last Modified: 05-Oct-2014
Date Created: 24-Jun-2013