OK,, so per previous posters you do have a OEM modified driver specific to your system that is blocking the install of the generic Intel HD driver.
So you have a couple of choices:
You can leave the system as is.
You can wait for Dell to update the custom drivers for it then upgrade.
You can overwrite the custom driver that Dell installed with the generic Intel HD Graphics driver.
If you do install the generic driver you will loose any customization Dell has done to the driver for your system. However, if the generic driver is not what you expected, you can re-install the Dell customized driver.
I would also if you install the generic driver that you create a system restore point before installing the generic driver. This will also allow you to "roll back" to the previous configuration of the system with the Dell customized driver.
Installing the generic Intel HD graphics driver is pretty simple. You just download the latest version of the zip format driver, extract it to a folder on your system, and install it via the device manager using the "have disk" method. Details on how to do this can be found here: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-022355.htm?wapkw=4id+driver
good man, Robert. hopefully that 126.96.36.19961 64bit ZIP download package will have the igdlh64.cat and igdlh64.inf files included and not the OEM inf/cat files.
for Yups information, the 188.8.131.5278 driver was released exclusively to Dell a few weeks ago.
resolves a critical problem on a Win7 64bit system. only applies to Dell XPS Notebook L421X.
Dell classifies their driver package as "Urgent" as it fixes a serious problem. Do not use 184.108.40.20678
driver on other machines but the Dell XPS L421x laptop.
Since I use a Dell Inspiron 620 desktop computer, the 220.127.116.1178 driver provided by Dell won't work on it unless I edit the INF file to make the installation work but doing that breaks Microsoft's digital signatures. Anyways, the 2778 driver is for that particular Dell XPS laptop only and not for other Dell desktop & laptop computers and other name-brand computers. I'll stick to using the generic Intel 18.104.22.16861 driver on the Inspiron 620 desktop machine.
I know this all what you say. You have to use a generic inf in order to run this OEM driver. This is nothing new really for such OEM released driver. The driver itself is from Intel. For example it resolved the ComputeShader Raytracing DX11 glitches, the artefacts are gone. But this is out of context here, I accidentally said 2778 when I meant the generic 2761 since we are refer to an official posted Intel driver on their own download page, there shouldn't be such OEM inf included. This issue was reported several times by the way, for example here: Core i5 HD3000 Win7 64bit Home Premium can't install 22.214.171.12461
I also received the "does not meet the minimum requirements" message when trying to run the installation exe for the Intel HD Graphics 4000 driver (version 2875) and found this thread. I have a DZ77BH-55K board w/ 3770K processor so there are no OEM complications. I was later able to install the driver and wanted to share what I THINK I did to correct the problem.
My BIOS was set up so that integrated graphics was "enabled if primary" and my only monitor was connected via a PCIe graphics card so I think integrated graphics was disabled. In fact Windows 8 device manager did not show the integrated graphics under "display adapters". I changed the BIOS to "always enable" and the integrated graphics then showed up in device manager and I was able to successfully install the new driver. Hope this helps someone.
Please try this
Intel HD Graphics,Intel HD Graphics 3000,Intel HD Graphics 4000 A00 126.96.36.19912