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Windows 7: Windows Update bundles driver with software package?

07 Aug 2009   #1
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 
Windows Update bundles driver with software package?

So I downloaded the latest driver for Intel 4500MHD integrated graphics for my laptop from windows update (which it did automatically after installing Windows 7) and I found out that it isn't just the display driver... its also the software package for display settings etc. from Intel. I don't want this because it installs startup keys, a right-click context menu, and a tray icon, all of which I would never use. Is there anyway to uninstall the software package but keep the display driver?

I find it kind of lame that Microsoft would bundle drivers like this.


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07 Aug 2009   #2
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Just a thought, not sure if it works. Have you checked if you can find this display settings software packet in Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features? If yes, just uninstall it.

Kari
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07 Aug 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
I find it kind of lame that Microsoft would bundle drivers like this.
isn't it intel's fault? microsoft only supply the driver that intel gave them...

i don't have the same driver as you, my ageing laptop has intel945 graphics, but the following may work for you too...

run regedit, find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Background\Shellex\ContextMenuHandlers then delete the igfxcui key. (you may want to export it first, so you can reinstate later if needed.)

run msconfig >> startup >> untick all the intel common user interface boxes.

reboot, and your annoyances will be gone!

this worked for me on my 945 graphics - hope it helps for you. and i hope it doesn't break anything else down the line...
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07 Aug 2009   #4
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
Just a thought, not sure if it works. Have you checked if you can find this display settings software packet in Start > Control Panel > Programs and Features? If yes, just uninstall it.

Kari
Yeah, but if I uninstall it there the driver goes too.
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07 Aug 2009   #5
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Firestrider View Post
Yeah, but if I uninstall it there the driver goes too.
OK. I was thinking installer installs drivers and software separately, so uninstalling software wouldn't uninstall the driver.

You'd better then to do like Mickey told here above.

Good luck,

Kari
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07 Aug 2009   #6
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

have you tried my suggestion yet?

does it work with your more modern intergrated graphics solution?
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07 Aug 2009   #7
Firestrider

Linux (Debian, Android)
 
 

I'll try that out when I get home, thanks.
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