Updates for this platform may be available through Windows* updates. In this case we suggest that you check with Microsoft* to improve compatibility of this operating system with mature hardware using switchable graphics. For further information, please refer to this URL:
I know that you only supply the driver through Windows Update.
But as I stated in my post, my system is equipped with switchable graphics so I cannot use the Windows Update driver.
So I was asking whether Intel could supply a driver to the OEMs (in my case HP) so they (HP) can create a driver thats supports the switchable graphics configuration.
So I'm not asking for a direct link for a Windows 8 driver, I'm asking whether Intel can provide a Windows 8 driver for the first generation HD graphics to the manufacturers.
Because for now people who bought a switchable graphics laptop from around 2010-2011 cannot upgrade only because of the lack of a switchable graphics driver. (and the OEMs need a driver from you to create one )
I got my Switchable Graphics working on w8 by doing this, I have an HP ENVY 14, if you know your laptop model download the AMD HIGH DEFINITION driver from hp website. If not try this since I also ahve 5650 with INTEL HD.
1. Download this file.
2. Run it, it will extract files in this location C:\SWSetup\SP50656, click cancel after the logo of ATI shows.
3.Navigate to C:\SWSetup\SP50656 and then look for the Setup.exe file, right click it and run it in W7 compatbility mode.
4. If installation is successful restart your PC.
5.Download and install this file, this is the latest amd drivers wich support w8, but you must do all of the above to enable switchable graphics.
IF IT FAILS THERES ANOTHER METHOD BUT ITS LONGER.
Let me know, good luck.
ps, I've tried leshcat drivers, and they don't work on my lap somehow due to driver packages not deleted despite using the command of forced delete. they get back again everytime I uninstall them
anyways, if you have a better solution that would enables me to use either the switchable graphics or just the amd one. please do help