How to Open the Control Panel for Intel® Graphics

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07/17/2020

You can open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel in Windows 7* and newer using the three different methods below. Though this option is still available, Intel recommends installing the Intel® Graphics Command Center instead. For more information, see this FAQ. To install the Intel Graphics Command Center, refer to these instructions.

Before Continuing: Confirm that your system has the Intel® Graphics Control Panel installed. If it is not installed on your system, refer to these installation instructions.

Method 1: Windows Start Menu

From the Windows Start Menu, search for the Intel® Graphics Control Panel. Double click the Intel® Graphics Control Panel icon.

Method 2: Desktop Mode

In desktop mode, right-click on the Desktop. Then, select Intel® Graphics Settings

Intel Graphics Settings

Note The Intel® Graphics Settings option is no longer available when using Windows Declarative Componentized Hardware (DCH) Graphics drivers on 6th Generation Intel® processors or newer. Find more information.

Method 3: Hot-key

You can open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel with a hot-key combination. On your keyboard, simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+F12.

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

If the methods above don't work, see the information below:

Refer to Intel® Graphics Control Panel fails to launch after installing it from the Microsoft® Store for troubleshooting information.

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