Article ID: 000059904 Content Type: Troubleshooting Last Reviewed: 12/15/2022

Intel® Graphics Adapter Doesn't Appear in the Device Manager


Windows® 10 family


Information on why the Intel Graphics Controller may not appear in Device Manager.


Intel Graphics is not appearing under Display Adapters in the Device Manager.


If you see the adapter listed as Microsoft Basic Display Adapter or Standard VGA adapter:

  • This means Windows is working with the pre-loaded generic and basic video drivers.
  • For the adapter to appear as an Intel Graphics adapter, install an Intel Graphics driver or check directly with your computer manufacturer to determine the graphics controller your computer uses so the proper driver can be installed.

If the Intel Graphics adapter doesn't appear after installing the integrated graphics driver on your system:

  • This means the integrated graphics on your system may be disabled.
  • Try rebooting the PC into the BIOS and enable integrated graphics.
  • We recommend you contact your OEM or motherboard manufacturer for more information on how to access your BIOS settings.

If you see the adapter listed only as Intel® HD Graphics without any numerical identifier:

If you have a device with hybrid graphics and the Intel graphics adapter does not appear on your system: "

  1. Enable hybrid mode (If you are having issues enabling hybrid mode, contact your device manufacturer for further assistance)
  2. Reboot the system once you have enabled hybrid mode
  3. If the Intel graphics adapter is now showing, attempt Clean Installation of Intel® Graphics Drivers in Windows

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