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Windows 7: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver? A huge 37.1 GB!??!?

29 Jul 2011   #41
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abid357 View Post
Okay I just uninstalled the driver and I don't feel like I'm actually using Windows 7 anymore. The way windows open, the taskbar displays, etc. are not in the way they used to be. How can I install another driver? Any link?

PS: I tried installing one for Windows 7 and an error message is displayed, "Your computer does not meet the minimum requirement to install this software"? What the heck :/
Why did you uninstall it?

You should have just let it be. We need some system specs to recommend a driver.

Make and model of your PC, Desktop or Laptop, etc.


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29 Jul 2011   #42
derekimo

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Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Are you there?

Well, while I'm waiting for an answer, you can try this and see if detects your driver needed,

Intel® Driver Update Utility for graphics drivers

We really need to know who made your computer and the model number since that should be where your specific driver will be.

This will help with the info Speccy - System Information - Free Download
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29 Jul 2011   #43
Abid357

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

I had made a restore point, a backup copy before uninstalling the software. Hope that can turn things back to normal if they get worse.

Thanks for the software, here's the summary:


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29 Jul 2011   #44
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Abid357 View Post
I had made a restore point, a backup copy before uninstalling the software. Hope that can turn things back to normal if they get worse.

Thanks for the software, here's the summary:
That's a start, can you tell me what brand your computer is and the model number?

Did you try the intel link I posted above?
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07 Sep 2011   #45
Flatpete

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Okay mate, I have a solution to this problem as it was bugging me as well and its incredibly simple.

Obviously you have an intel graphics chip on the motherboard of you laptop so go to intels site: DIRECT LINK TO AUTODETECT

... Run the auto detect (say yes to all download prompts and if nothing happens refresh the page a couple of times)

Next to Graphics Driver it will likely say update available (note that Windows Update does not pick this up).

Click on the update to download the software...

Run it and restart....

Check your 'Uninstall program list'

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator Driver is now 74.2 Megs and makes sense...

Hope this helps everyone else
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07 Sep 2011   #46
Flatpete

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

ah sorry Derek, didn't see that post but yeah that solves it
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07 Sep 2011   #47
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Flatpete View Post
ah sorry Derek, didn't see that post but yeah that solves it
No worries, we're all working towards the same outcome.
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04 Apr 2012   #48
katyemorris

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 
Toshiba Satellite. Windows 7 upgrade same issue

I had a program that tells you what your biggest files/programs are and I too ran across this. I am wondering if someone ever figured this out??
If it truly makes a difference then I would rather not delete it as I like to play games via internet or offline. i've also been known to open a lot of windows and the graphics haven't seemed to freeze up ever. So, if this is what's the reason for the smoothness of display then as I said I don't want to get rid of it. But, I'd still like to know what is the justification for the 37 GB.. Seems way excessive. Just looking for info I guess as I'm a little confused and hoping someone has figured this out..
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04 Apr 2012   #49
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by katyemorris View Post
I had a program that tells you what your biggest files/programs are and I too ran across this. I am wondering if someone ever figured this out??
If it truly makes a difference then I would rather not delete it as I like to play games via internet or offline. i've also been known to open a lot of windows and the graphics haven't seemed to freeze up ever. So, if this is what's the reason for the smoothness of display then as I said I don't want to get rid of it. But, I'd still like to know what is the justification for the 37 GB.. Seems way excessive. Just looking for info I guess as I'm a little confused and hoping someone has figured this out..
Welcome to the forum,

It is most likely being reported as 37GB even though it really isn't, I wouldn't worry about it if you're not having any problems.

You didn't find a 37GB file did you?
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11 Aug 2013   #50
Laristyna

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have the same problem. I have a Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset drive, which really DOES take up 37GB. My Dell Inspiron 1545 has a 134GB HDD which I have to clean up constantly, because it gets full. 'My Dell' says programmes use 29% (38.2GB) of my HDD of which 37GB comes from the drive. When I went to the website mentioned before (Intel® Driver Update Utility for graphics drivers) it said this:

Product Detected Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Current Driver Installed 8.15.10.1808
A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on your computer. The Intel Driver Update Utility is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the customized computer manufacturer driver may cause technical issues. Contact your computer manufacturer for the latest driver for your computer.


I searched for driver updates manually and found a new one (mine is from 2010), which only takes up 40MB. However, I'm not sure if I should install it, because I apparently have some customized driver.
What do you think? Should I try it and if it doesn't work out just use system recovery?
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