I've got a Core i3-530 processor, using onboard graphics. Running Windows 8 Consumer Preview as well as RTM, with the latest Windows Updates installed, fonts in many programs are blurry. For example in Firefox, the text in the address bar, menus, etc., is blurry, whereas the text on the actual webpage is not. Happens in other apps too. Problem doesn't exist in Windows 7. Tried with both ClearType on and off (I prefer off as fonts look crisper for me).
Hi, i've installed Windows 8 a few days ago, all went good except that when i try to run games that requires OpenGL it won't let me. At first, when i installed the drivers it worked but after i restart the computer e.g, when i load the game it gives me an error.
Plus, when i try to run the Windows Experience Index it won't finish as well. Always stuck at Direct3D 10 Texture Load Assessment.
I've tried all ways i know, but no good. Compatibility (im using the last for Windows 7), run the drivers through device manager, etc etc... so, any help?
I am also having the same HD 3000 full screen issue. (dell inspiron i5 n5110)
My laptop is dell inspiran i5 n5110. Recently installed win 8 consumer preview.
My full screen display is not working.
Following are the issues
1. powerpoint full screen view (slide show), does not work
2. bubbles screensaver does not open
3. Media player dows not work - cannot watch movies
My Intel HD driver is - inrel (R) graphics 3000, and I updated BIOS to N5110A11
Kindly help me to fix this issue. Apriciate your feedback
Yes, you can get things like OpenGL 2.1 support for Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset) working on Windows 8 simply by downgrading to the previous Windows 7 drivers!
The in-box drivers for Windows 8 Driver for Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1) are version 18.104.22.16802, which only supports OpenGL 1.1 (checking with tools such as GLView). This means you can't play games like Minecraft or Angry Birds, even though you could play them under Windows 7.
The solution is to roll back to the latest Windows 7 drivers, version 22.214.171.1245.
To do this you need to modify the installation INF file to allow installation on Windows 8 and then use advanced reboot to allow Windows 8 to install the unsigned driver. See instructions at TachisAlopex: Windows 8 and Intel graphics driver to patch the INF file, but I just used General - Advanced startup in the Windows 8 settings to load the unsigned driver.
Seeing as the Windows 7 drivers version 2555 work fine in Windows 8 with Open GL 2.1 support, I can't understand why the official version 2702 Windows 8 drivers removed it.