I have a Lenovo Z560 Laptop. It has Windows 7, 64 bit, Home Premium installed. I have installed all of the available Windows updates. However, Windows Update does not offer SP1. I did some research and Microsoft KB 2498452: You do not have the option of downloading Windows 7 SP1 when you use Windows Update to check for updates
states if I have Intel integrated graphics driver
Igdkmd64.sys, versions 18.104.22.1684 through 22.214.171.1241:
"Windows 7 SP1 will not appear in Windows Update if you have [these] files on your computer.
are known to cause problems with certain applications that use D2D (Direct2D). For example, if you use these drivers together with Windows Live Mail under certain circumstances, Windows Live Mail could crash."
I have Igdkmd64.sys 126.96.36.1994. I went to the Lenovo support file download page for the Z560 but it only offers the same old file version. I then went to Intel's support page. When I tried to install the latest Intel video driver for the mobile i5 CPU, I received an error message: "The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer manufacturer."
I believe I need to update at least the Igdkmd64.sys file so Windows Update will offer SP1. How do I update this file? Is there any way I can still use the Intel driver package, Win7Vista_64_152254.exe? I extracted the latest igdkmd64.sys file from Intel's driver ZIP package. It is version 188.8.131.5222. I copied this file over the older version in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers. When I rebooted, the laptop gave me an error message and did not load the video drivers. The resolution was then 800x600. I replaced the older version file and rebooted. Everything was back to normal.
I still need to update the onboard Intel video drivers for the Intel Core i5 CPU HD Graphics. If anyone knows how to do this, please LMK.
Thanks in Advance.