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Windows 7: Resolution problem with Intel 915

27 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bercerobry View Post
the file downloaded from windows update catalog doesnt have .inf (setup information file) windows 7 doesn't see any driver for the GFX card.
You need to Select the option to "Search for Drivers on my Computer" and point it to where you downloaded the file. Then "Manually Select a Driver" Finally Select Display Adapters and the 915 Driver is there - Tested on a Latitude D510

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20 Dec 2009   #12

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate
Found the solution!!!!!

Dear All,

I have an ASUS P5GL-MX motherboard with Intel 915GL chipset and was facing the exact same problem. The video playback was jerky, blocky and pixelated. I initially thought it was a problem with some codecs or rendering (Haali, Direct3D etc..) and was messing around with installing codec packs and playing with the settings (all these were suggestions from other forums where this problem had been solved). Nothing worked. After I read this thread, I zeroed in on the issue with getting drivers for Intel 915 series chipset. The latest updates from the Intel Download Center (for the 915 and Windows 7) did not work as the OS refused to install it.

I looked (only) for some two hours and finally found the solution for this problem. Please click on the link below.

Download Locations

The driver is only for Windows XP but it works on Windows 7 Ultimate!!! I clicked on 'Run' with absolutely no hope of getting it installed (had already seen multiple popups saying "this operating system is not supported" and was very disheartened this evening). Ok, it did say again "this operating system is not supported". I thought "Yeah, I know. As expected" and clicked on 'OK'. This another popup appeared which gave me an option to run the program with "...recommended settings....". I thought here I go again and I gave it a shot. It installed!!! It worked. After it restarted, I immediately ran to Device Manager and checked "Display adapters" and voila! (Screenshot attached)

I must admit I had sort of given up hope, and started having ideas about buying a PCIe graphics card. I had set a deadline. If I didn't find a solution by 22:00 Hrs, I disconnect the Windows 7 hard disk and reconnect my old IDE HDD with a very stable and reliable Windows XP SP3 and hunt for solutions when I have the time (Yeah right! I'd still have endlessly searched like a madman tonight and everyday, without any deadline whatsoever. That is how I am when it comes to troubleshooting issues with my computer).

I know this post is long. Sorry. I'm too excited!!!!

Hope this helps! Please try other newer drivers (if ya'll could find any) and let me know if they work too.


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06 Apr 2010   #13

Win 7

I have tried looking for this driver for hours and have read in a couple of places that Intel has dropped support for this chipset. Therefore, we probably will not see a Windows 7 driver. I have tried the workarounds provided here and none of them gave me Aero functionality on my Latitude D510 and I cannot go above 1024 x 768. I tried the Windows Update Catalog and Intel's site and pointed to the files manually to no avail.

Other than that, I have no other issues with display, but I really wish I could get the native resolution of 1280 x 1024.
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06 Apr 2010   #14
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit

I'm using a Tablet PC in Win7 with that chipset and I got my drivers from the Windows Update Catalog. The version I have installed is v6.14.10.4764, dated 1/13/2007 -- from Intel. The display resolutions panel lists resolutions all the way up to 1600X1200 -- but in my experience, although I can choose a setting higher than 1024X768, it always resets to that upon reboot.

I think this is the best we can hope for from a 3-year-old driver that Intel refuses to update.
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08 Apr 2010   #15

Win 7

Thanks for the update. I will try that out.
I am not too surprised about an older driver being able to work. I have an eight year old Toshiba Satellite which run Win7 just fine. I had to use a driver that was a few steps down from the latest one for the chipset. Altough Aero does not work and I can't go above 1024 x 768 on it either, I was glad I was able to get something to install.
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13 May 2011   #16

HP Driver for Intel 915

I downloaded the driver from the HP website as well (link below) and installed it on Windows 7 Professional x86 SP1 without any hiccups. I also permanently disabled driver signing just to make sure. IT WORKS!

HP Driver for Intel 915:
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07 Jan 2012   #17

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Hp driver for intel 915 in win 7 family

I tried to use the hp driver supplied by TekBoy in a laptop dell lattitude D610 with the 915gm grapphic chipset ( using Windows 7 family ) but the installer said that "this operating system is not supported".

I use "Universal Extractor" found here :

Universal Extractor |

to extract all the files from the executable ( sp34749.exe ) in a repertory.

Next, I upgrade the driver with the "Search for Drivers on my Computer" option and pointing the file with the driver dll previously extracted and windows as installed the driver without any problem

After restarting, the video card finally get fonctionnal!!

Hope this helps...
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10 Aug 2012   #18

windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

I have an Acer Travelmate 4020 , and i installed the HP driver sp34749 , the first prompt it said it's not safe or compatible and denied access , and when asked "install with recommended settings ? " , I replied yes , and the driver was installed successfully in the control panel , "Mobile Intel(R) 915 GM/GMS,910 GML Express chipset family " ... The System is very stable since the install 2 days ago ...

Thanks guys ...
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30 Oct 2012   #19


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yabor View Post
I use "Universal Extractor" found here :

Universal Extractor |

Hope this helps...
This is partly my fault for not explaining. I never simply double click on a driver file and tell it to install. I always extract using 7-Zip or an alternative like the Universal Extractor mentioned by yabor, then proceed to manually install the drivers from Device Manager. This is because [a] it's actually faster [b] I hate all the mumbo-jumbo crap that drivers always install.

This would be different if say you actually want/need the extra software bundled with a driver (ex: AMD Catalyst)
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07 Mar 2014   #20

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit

I know it was a long time ago but I wish to thank those involved in finding a solution to the Intel 915GM/910GML graphics card driver for Windows 7. It works well in my Dell Inspiron 1300 in that I can use the natural 1280 x 800 resolution. This makes rounds round and squares square.

The method I used was to extract the SP34749 file to a new folder. Then in Device Manger, Display adaptors Intel etc., update driver, browse and go to the folder and click OK. It took a little time but went smoothly. When I restarted there were streaky colours but I clicked on list all modes available. Once I'd selected 1280 x 800 61Hz and clicked OK it cam clear.

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