"Once again, why don't you complain on Matrox graphics"
There is not even a Vista driver available for the Matrox Parhelia series. You are the one who should complain about it.
"nVidia or AMD based platforms that never cut support that dishonorable way"
AMD? Nice joke. X1800/1900 driver support stopped since Vista in 2009 or 2010. They are closing the driver support for HD2000, HD3000, HD4000 series from their monthly driver stack to legacy and will end probably in the same way as X1800/X1900 series ended. Nvidia stopped driver support for their 2003 released Geforce 5 FX series a long time ago. GMA 900 is even older than this. As you can see compared to GPUs from AMD and Nvidia at the same age you don't get Win 8 driver either. Because they are not relevant anymore. I could understand the anger for GMA 4500 and Intel HD first generation users but definitely not for a GMA900 user. Older GMA series are so slow they most likely wouldn't get the official Windows 7/8 certification from Microsoft.
"So, give me a budget to replace the network of 400 office clients"
Stay on your current OS if you don't have the budget. What's your reason in updating to Windows 8 with such old hardware? Not only your GMA900, also your Pentium 4 is completely outdated these days. What do you expect from a Windows 8 upgrade with such stone age old hardware? Or are you a troll? It's a stupid decision.
Windows 8 is not a must have, many Windows XP, Vista, 7 users don't like the Metro design.
Parhelia is a gaming card, a busted competitor to nVidia Ti. No wonder it is discontinued.
Matrox G450, most widely used in industry - Vista 32/64, SUPPORTED as well as every other from the series.
"X1800/1900 driver support stopped since Vista in 2009 or 2010."
People need to work. Working people don't need to PLAY, neither in 3D, nor with driver versions.
Give me at least one working WDDM driver for 900 series with normal power management and there will be no complains.
At least, remove soft locks from 950 series driver to make it at least 2D/DX8,9 compatible.
"Stay on your current OS if you don't have the budget. What's your reason in updating to Windows 8 with such old hardware? Not only your GMA900, also your Pentium 4."
*************************** (edited for content)***************** When changing machine park windows takes merely 10% of costs on changing infrastructure. No sane admin would ask for such a pain until there's no insurmountable limitations, for instance CPU performance. Most Pentiums M, D and Core series still satisfy office needs by 300% on any WindowsNT series OS.
And to mention, Pentium M/ULV clients are still superior to atom-based junk. Considering their initial premium costs it would be natural to expect prolonged support.
"Windows 8 upgrade with such stone age old hardware?"
You don't even watch promos. ************(edited for content)**********************
Windows 8 is designed for weak hardware. And this "stone age" as you call it, hardware is still quite effective today, If only you could understand anything other than 3D gaming.
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From my brief dabble with Win 8 CP installed on my DG45ID using native X4500HD graphics and the last 0135 rev BIOS (only managed to stand it/play around with it for around 5 hours before going back to Win 7), I found that Internet Explorer 10 had horizontal lines at regular intervals acoss some pages when scrolling up or down the page. Other than that I don't recall any other graphics issues and it seemed to work OK with my Compro E900 TV Card under Media Center. I hope that helps!
PS Please, please don't ask me to go back to Win 8 and get further details - nooooooo!
I've been running windows 8 with the integrated graphics on the i3570k and the asus p8z77v-pro mobo with the latest bios. I have the latest driver which was released about a month ago. Only thing that goes wrong is that when I put the PC to sleep and then wake it back up, all the graphics get messed up. It looks like an old VHS tape with colorful horizontal lines all over the place
It appears the problem is not only associated with sleep/wake. Today powering on my PC I am still experiencing the issue with the horizontal lines all over the screen. Not sure exactly what triggers this.
This occurs when using a graphics card in a DIY system so there must be a way to eliminate it. I've seen almost no mention of it on the internet. I don't recall if it showed up with integrated graphics on DG45ID but it is more pronounced with Windows 8 and an HD6670 card. It isn't a problem unless your seeing it other than at startup. Most interestingly a display port connection eliminates the issue completely.
Hi! I don't know how to make post so I post here my issue and please Intel developers help me!
I have a Notebook: Acer Aspire 5730Z
Windows 7 worked fine
Windows vista; always some problems
Windows 8 RELEASE PREVIEW!
All works well but i have few issues:
Installed some Windows 7 drivers and others are Windows 8 drivers!
AMD's graphic driver for Windows 8 release/consumer preview, I do not have AMD video card but AMD's qraphic drivers gives better performance for my laptop!
Mobile Intel Graphic driver didn't work!
When I'm running: system rating it gives me this message:
Windows Experience Index Could not be Computed
I'm using Win8 Release preview, previous system was Windows 7 where all worked fine, just freezed sometimes!
my laptop specifications:
Processor / Speed Intel® Pentium® dual-core mobile processor T3200/T3400 (1 MB L2 Cache, 2/2.16 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 35 W), supporting Intel® 64 architecture. Core Logic Chipset Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset. System Bus Speed 667 MHz. RAM / Max RAM Up to 2 GB of DDR2 667 MHz memory, upgradable to 4 GB using two soDIMM modules. Video Subsystem Mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset with integrated 3D graphics, featuring Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500M (Intel® GMA 4500M) with up to 1759 MB of Intel® Dynamic Video Memory Technology 5.0 (64 MB of dedicated video memory, up to 1695 MB of shared system memory), supporting Microsoft® DirectX® 10.
Please release 126.96.36.1998 (for 945, 965 and others) driver with opengl support.
I use this driver that came with windows 8 in my Thinkpad T61 notebooks with windows 7 (X3100/GM965) and the driver works well. The only problem is the lack of opengl support.
Most of the graphics drivers that came with windows or windows update are doesn't supporting opengl. I think this is an MS policy for defeating opengl, because at the last 14 years all embedded drivers had lack of opengl support. So, please release this driver in intel download center.
There is an issue with the older driver from the year 2009, that I posted here: x3100 / GM965 blacklisted by adobe in Flash 11
i am on an intel hd4500 series 4 graphic adapter and my acer 1420p screen rotation adapter is not working. I installed the intel drivers and the st-micro screen detection ones, in device manager everything is fine.
but it seems that the auto ration is only working with the intel driver gui, all thensettings we normaly have with windows7 driver package.
anyone else with autorotating display having this issue? maybe how to solve this?
robert_u my dell inspiron n5110 runs the 2nd gen intel processors and has an intel 3000 graphics. Windows 8 displays blank screen after boot. if I use external monitor, I am able to see windows 8. I have tried latest drivers for Windows 8 and they are not solving issue... please recheck your drivers since they dont seem to be detecting the mobile screen.