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Windows 7: Intel Driver Update Utility showing two different drivers

11 Oct 2016   #1
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 
Intel Driver Update Utility showing two different drivers

I'd like to update my integrated Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver, but the Intel Driver Update Utility is showing two different drivers, one says Intel Graphics Driver, and the other says Intel HD Graphics Driver.

Why is it showing two different drivers and which one, or both, should I install?




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11 Oct 2016   #2
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi MW,
Depends on your graphics card, with or without HD,
note1 these are generic drivers if you have an OEM install, use the ones from them, unless your having a problem.
note2 if your specs are correct then use your >>Nvidea<< control panel

Roy
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11 Oct 2016   #3
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi MW,
Depends on your graphics card, with or without HD,
note1 these are generic drivers if you have an OEM install, use the ones from them, unless your having a problem.
note2 if your specs are correct then use your >>Nvidea<< control panel

Roy
Well the Intel card is listed as an HD model, so it would make sense that I should use the HD driver. I just don't understand why it's showing two different ones.

HP does provide a version of the driver, but it's from 2012. It works, but it was recommended that I update by a member from another thread here.

The Nvidia Control Panel has nothing to do with Intel, it's just for managing the settings on my Nvidia card.
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11 Oct 2016   #4
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Anyone? Still not sure why it's showing two drivers.
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11 Oct 2016   #5
Eric3742

Windows 7 x64
 
 

As torchwood had mentioned.

It cater to both with and without HD.

Also do take note on the date of the driver.

This is common for most drivers, as it may difference in date of driver and some may resolve certain issue.

The drivers do have logs on each update as to resolve or improved the drivers on bugs &or conflict issue.
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11 Oct 2016   #6
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

There should be notes about each of the driver listed on the screenshot that you took. If you can see your HD 4000 in the supported GPU list, then you should be fine.
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12 Oct 2016   #7
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Eric3742 View Post
As torchwood had mentioned.

It cater to both with and without HD.

Also do take note on the date of the driver.

This is common for most drivers, as it may difference in date of driver and some may resolve certain issue.

The drivers do have logs on each update as to resolve or improved the drivers on bugs &or conflict issue.
So since mine is an Intel HD 4000, I assume that I should install the HD driver? I still don't understand why it's showing two different ones. I don't see any dates listed either, just the version numbers.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RoasterMen View Post
There should be notes about each of the driver listed on the screenshot that you took. If you can see your HD 4000 in the supported GPU list, then you should be fine.
The description simply shows the version number and the supported OSes. Yes, I do have an Intel HD 4000 integrated card, so does that mean I should only install the HD driver, or both?
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12 Oct 2016   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You would not install both, install the HD driver.

But just open Device Manager and update it, it will tell you if you have the latest driver or not.
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13 Oct 2016   #9
M W

Win 7 HP x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
You would not install both, install the HD driver.

But just open Device Manager and update it, it will tell you if you have the latest driver or not.
Thank you. I figured that the HD one would be what I need, I just didn't know why it shows two different ones.

The driver that Device Manager gives via Windows Update is actually older than the one I currently have installed.
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