Article ID: 000058299 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 09/29/2021

How Do I Upgrade My Graphics Driver from Legacy to a Windows* DCH Driver?




Describes how to upgrade a graphics drivers from Legacy to a Windows* DCH Driver.


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Why would I want to upgrade my graphics driver?

  • To resolve graphics-related problems. Some examples are:
    • There's visual corruption when playing a new game.
    • Windows gives a graphics driver error.
  • Your computer manufacturer recommends a graphics update.
  • As advised by an Intel Customer Support agent.
NoteWe recommend that you check first with your computer manufacturer and use the driver software provided by them to avoid potential installation incompatibilities. Intel supplies generic versions of Graphics Drivers for general purposes. Computer manufacturers might have changed the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to the graphics driver software or software packaging.

Troubleshooting: If you are experiencing issues installing your graphics driver after attempting the steps below , try our Troubleshooting Wizard for Intel® Graphics Drivers for step-by-step instructions on how to troubleshoot these issues.

One way to manually install your Intel® Graphics Driver in Windows® 10:

  1. Identify the Intel® Graphics Controller that is available on your computer.
  2. Go to the Download Center or your computer manufacturer driver site to download the latest graphics driver.
  3. If using the Download Center, refine the results by filtering for your Intel® Graphics Controller Family (identified in step 1) and Windows* 10.
  4. Download the latest graphics driver for your Intel® Graphics and Windows® 10.
  5. If the file driver was contained in a zip file, unzip the file to a designated location or folder.
  6. Right-click the Windows Start icon and select the Device Manager.
  7. Click Yes when prompted for permission from User Account Control.
  8. Expand the Display adapters section.
  9. Right-click the Intel® Graphics entry and select Update driver.

    If an Intel® Graphics Driver wasn't installed, the graphics entry may be Microsoft Basic Display Adapter*.

    Some Intel Graphics products are not compatible with Windows® 10. For more information, refer to Supported Operating Systems for Intel® Graphics Products.

  10. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  11. Click Browse and select the directory where the driver files are located. 
  12. Click OK and finally click Next. Drivers are now being installed.
  13. Restart your computer.

If any issues occur while following these instructions, contact Intel Support.



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