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Thank you for contacting the Intel community.
Please bear in mind that your best contact support for any question is with your computer manufacturer which is Lenovo, they are more familiar with your system and how all the components interact with each other.
Intel provides generic versions of drivers for general purposes. Your computer manufacturer may have altered the features, incorporated customizations, or made other changes to your driver.
In this case, it is most likely that your system has a customized driver, so if you install the Intel® generic driver you might lose functions and cause other technical issues.
You can try uninstalling the driver you have installed and install the latest driver from your computer manufacturer website.
Now, if you are interested in installing the Intel® HD Graphics driver, you can work around the error by first uninstalling the manufacturer's driver, then installing the Intel® Graphics Driver manually.
Please check how to Uninstall the Intel® Graphics Driver and Intel® Display HDMI/Audio Driver and check how to Manually Install an Intel® Graphics Driver in Windows® 10 and Windows 8*/8.1*
I hope this can help.
Taking your cue, I manually installed the latest Intel Graphics Driver following the instructions here (http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/graphics-drivers/000005474.html). Rebooted system as per direction. System seems to perform fine with new driver; Spore no longer complains at launch running an older video driver and recommending that I update. Thanks for your help.