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The issue where the Intel® HD Graphics control panel will not open with version .4501 is under investigation, as soon as we have an answer the thread will be updated.
I would suggest just staying with the 4481 drivers as they are a newer build than the 4501 drivers: 184.108.40.20681 vs 220.127.116.1101 even though the 4501 drivers have a newer date. It COULD just be an error in the version number given to 4481, but I have found it to work better than any other releases, especially in recent games like Star Wars Battlefront and Transformers Devastation. No graphical corruption anywhere, correctly showing only 1 display connected and a working Intel HD Graphics control panel located with the other taskbar icons.
have you tried completely uninstalling the intel drivers and then reinstalling them from Microsoft's servers using device manager?
i did a clean install last night on a new drive and by upgrading the drivers through device manager, I was able to get properly working .4501 drivers and Intel HD Graphics Control Panel.
I tested the driver (4501) and had no issues: Download Intel® HD Graphics Driver for Windows* 7/8.1/10 for Intel® NUC Kit NUC6i7KYK of course this doesn’t mean anything, there are several reports of issues with this driver, see for instance: Problems with Driver Version: 18.104.22.168.4501.
I would recommend that you stay on the stable version for now until there is a newer driver available and please keep an eye on both community threads for any update.
It is my understanding that the Beta Driver Version: 22.214.171.12439 addresses this issue, the driver is available at the following location:
For further information please see: Intel® Beta Graphics Driver for Battlefield 1* and Fifa 17* for Windows® 10 and Windows 7*/8.1* [15.40]
Please let me know if this helps,