How To Access Graphics Settings for 5th Generation Intel® Processors or Older


Install & Setup



Before continuing: The Intel Graphics Control Panel is automatically installed with the graphics driver for Intel® Graphics on 5th Generation Intel® Core Processors or older. For 6th Generation Intel® Core Processors and newer, the Intel Graphics Control Panel has been removed and has been replaced with the Intel Graphics Command Center. Refer to How to Install the Intel® Graphics Command Center. Don't know your processor generation? See How to Find the Generation of Intel® Core™ Processors.

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Method 1: Windows Search Box (Recommended)

In the Windows search box, search for Intel. The Intel Graphics Control Panel will appear as a search result. Click the Intel Graphics Control Panel search result to launch the application. This is the recommended method to be used on the majority of systems.

Note The application may appear further down the search results if there are other Intel applications installed on the system.

Intel Graphics Control Panel

Method 2: Hotkey Combination

On your keyboard, simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+F12.


Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) can disable certain hot-key functions. 

Method 3: Desktop Mode (For systems with legacy drivers only)

In desktop mode, right-click the Desktop. Then, select Intel® Graphics Settings. This method is only available for systems with legacy drivers installed.

Note Graphics drivers labeled as 15.45.xx.xxxx, 15.40.xx.xxxx, 15.36.xx.xxxx, and 15.33.xx.xxxx are legacy drivers. To identify your graphics driver version, see What's My Intel® Graphics Driver Version?

Intel Graphics Settings


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