Article ID: 000058299 Content Type: Install & Setup Last Reviewed: 07/12/2024

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


Windows® 10, 64-bit*


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


I need to upgrade the Graphics driver from Legacy to Windows* DCH Driver.


Windows Declarative Componentized Hardware (DCH) supported apps, and drivers are driver packages that install and run on Universal Windows Platform (UWP) based editions of Windows (Windows 10 version 1709 and newer). Moving to DCH drivers is a Microsoft requirement for anyone developing Windows drivers.

NoteWe recommend that you check first with your computer manufacturer and use the driver software they provided 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 changed the graphics driver software or packaging.

How to manually install the driver:

  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 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 driver files' directory.
  12. Click OK and finally click Next. Drivers are now being installed.
  13. Restart your computer.

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 troubleshooting these issues, or contact Intel Customer Support.