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    What is the latest driver


      I ran the Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) V17.0.3.0. (at which time it said it would disable automatic windows driver updates) and restarted


      I then ran & installed win64_154028.4501 and restarted


      I the went to wndows update, which then said a driver update was available.


      I didnt quite know what to do since I believed already had the latest drivers but felt I had no choice since I had another update to install and it was going to install wheter I wanted to or nor.


      Now my intel graphic control panel says I have version, driver date according to hwinfo64 is OCT 6, 2016


      Should I leave it as it is or reinstall 4501?






        • 1. Re: What is the latest driver

          In all likelihood newer builds (exposed by incremental four-digit number) contain bug fixes or performance improvements.

          If you are keen on latest driver, there is build DriverVer=10/20/2016, at Windows update.

          • 2. Re: What is the latest driver

            Hello Stefan3D,




            CPU:  Intel Core i5-6500 (Skylake-S, R0) 3200 MHz (32.00x100.0) @ 3599 MHz (36.00x100.0)


            Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro4


            Chipset:  Intel Z170 (Skylake PCH-H)


            Graphics:  Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake-S GT2) - Integrated Graphics Controller [S0/R0] [ASRock] Intel HD Graphics 530, 1024 MB




            I need your advice on going about this the right way for now and in the future.  I went to the MIcrosoft Update Catalog, and searched for "Intel Graphics Driver".  From what my search revealed, given my current configuration, I refined the search to "Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics 530", with this result:




            These are the latest drivers listed, which I assume explains the my latest windows update driver, although Im not sure which one


            Intel Corporation driver update for Intel(R) HD Graphics 530     Windows 10 and later drivers,Windows 10 and later upgrade & servicing drivers     Drivers (Video)     10/7/2016     153.7 MB 161214889



                Intel Corporation - Graphics Adapter WDDM1.1, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.2, Graphics Adapter WDDM1.3, Graphics Adapter WDDM2.0 - Intel(R) HD Graphics 530     Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Later Servicing Drivers,Windows 10 Anniversary Update Server and Later Servicing Drivers     Drivers (Video)     10/7/2016     155.2 MB 162731615


            The only thing i got from a google search for "Intel graphics drivers v21.20.16.4541" was"


   (15.45.xx) - 7th and 6th generation (Kabylake, Broxton (Apollo Lake) and Skylake), Windows 10 / Windows 8.…


            The link provided brought me "20955803_131b4a89d7d918bb9b001cb23925f0c5e8c0629c.cab".


            I could use Winareo to add "intall" on the cab context menu if thats what it comes to, but again, I dont know if thats right one, and I'd really like to get to the source to be self sufficient



            • 4. Re: What is the latest driver

              You found the right file. A CAB archive has to be treated like a ZIP file: unpack and install via "have disk method".

              Here is a nice step-by-step guide with pictures (ignore that they only mention MS Surface):


              • 5. Re: What is the latest driver

                Talkin about going full circle This was a lesson for me.


                Turns out the automatic update I got was Version, the latest one that was available from the Microsoft catalog.


                And I assume the one I was searching for,, is actually a beta, since the latest beta on the intel site is 15.40.xx.4539. Never figured on that.


                But I am curious from where that was sourced?


                So now that I have that unexpected recent stable version, whats your opinion on installing a beta? My original driver update motivation came from issues I was having with random OS freezes (where I had to toggle reboot), and random not waking up from sleep, even tho I have sleep, hibernate and fast startup disabled. 


                The freezes used to happen every couple of days, but not since that latest driver was installed, 3 or 4 days ago now  I hope its not a coincidence.

                • 6. Re: What is the latest driver

         isn't beta. It's a PV version of a 15.45 branch driver.

                  • 7. Re: What is the latest driver

                    PV?  Please direct me to where I can find these types of files.



                    • 8. Re: What is the latest driver

                      I take anything that works.

                      I don't care if a driver is beta or if it is WHQL certified. Actually i don't know what they test at Microsoft for that certificate.

                      The difference is the amount of support Intel gives you in this forum as described in the stickies.

                      • 9. Re: What is the latest driver

                        You already linked to the file. Your mistake is that you thought all drivers with a higher build number than 4539 must be beta, this is a wrong assumption. Not to mention Intels 4539 beta is based on a 15.40 branch whereas the linked 4541 is a driver from 15.45 branch.

                        • 10. Re: What is the latest driver
                          Intel Corporation
                          This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                          Hello oromine,

                          In regard to your concern, I would like to confirm if with the current driver version are you facing any kind of issue?

                          I am looking forward to heard from you.


                          • 11. Re: What is the latest driver

                            Hello Angie,


                            For quite some time, I've had varying levels in intensity and repetition of random computer freezes and not waking up from sleep.  The worst of it came with he Anniversary update.  I'm sure most of us here are familiar with that debacle, and I experienced virtually every devastatting symptom described by others.  Ive never seen anything more debilitating.


                            Along the way I tried different versions of intel drivers, hoping to find a solution.  Eventually, I had the motherboard swapped out and the operating system reinstalled.  Updated the bios and chipset drivers.  Stressed tested the memory.  This period of time coincided with upcoming Anniversary updates.  Initially, everything seemed better, and I crossed my fingers that everything would remain ok.


                            However, a few days later, I was extremely disappointed that the random freezes started again.  Not nearly the same havoc I experienced before...sometimes once a day, more likely 2-3-4 days apart.  No warning, no error message or blue screen...everything just freezes in its tracks, a manual reboot is required, and things are back to normal (whatever that is)


                            The last time it happened was the day after the latest Intel drivers, v, that I discussed earlier were installed.


                            Less frequently than in previous times, it wont wake up from sleep.  I usually get a screen message saying "retrieving data", which quickly reverts to "no signal", whereupon a manual reboot is required.


                            The puzzling thing about this is that I have sleep, hibernation, and fast startup completely disabled.


                            This is why I was seeking information and advice about other driver possibilities, because I thought i had the latest available driver , according to the Intel website, but windows update proved that was not the case.


                            I cant say the drivers are the issue, but that's the first thing most everyone refers to when these kinds of things occur.

                            • 12. Re: What is the latest driver

                              "If you are keen on latest driver, there is build DriverVer=10/20/2016, at Windows update."


                              Just to clear things up about this.  I have been inquiring about a "Intel HD Graphics 530 (Skylake-S GT2) - Integrated Graphics Controller [S0/R0] [ASRock] Intel HD Graphics 530, 1024 MB"


                              v21.20.16.4541 is not for "530".


                              Thats why when searching for the latest driver at




                              it did not come up as a match.



                              • 13. Re: What is the latest driver
                                Intel Corporation
                                This message was posted on behalf of Intel Corporation

                                Hello oromine,

                                According to your confirmation, it is correct.

                                The proper and latest driver version, for your Intel® Core™ i5-6500 Processor, with Intel® HD Graphics 530 this will be the latest one:

                       (for a full version) released 8/12/2016

                                And this other one:

                                12.40.xx.4539 (for a Beta version) released 10/20/2016

                                The last one it is the latest as a Beta version that was recently released. Please try to do a Manual Install of the first one and confirm if there is any issue and if it persists, try with the latest version.

                                Driver Uninstall Manual Step by Step

                                How to Manually Install an Intel® Graphics Driver in Windows®

                                Then, if you are not able to solve your concern with any of the driver, try to confirm if your equipment requires a Windows update, and if it is needed complete it and do a test confirmation.

                                Please let me know how it goes.


                                • 14. Re: What is the latest driver

                                  Hello Angie,


                                  Please read this thread form the start.  I believe all your suggestions thus far have been addressed, including the fact that I currently have version v21.20.16.4534 installed, which was downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog and is a later stable version than the one available on this site (which I had previously installed).


                                  I have not installed the beta because according to the description "This beta version driver is being made available to address game issue when playing Battlefield 1 and Fifa 17 on Intel® graphics devices"


                                  Since that does not apply to me, do you still believe it will be helpful to install it?


                                  All the latest windows updates have been installed.


                                  thank you

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