6 Replies Latest reply: May 15, 2013 9:46 AM by nic RSS

this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software (HP Pavilion G6, Intel HD Graphics driver)

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I have an HP Pavilion G6, which I upgraded to Windows 8. Here are the specs for the system:


HP Pavilion g6-1c74ca Notebook PC Product Specifications | HP® Support


When I upgraded I noticed some fps (frames per second) drop and ping rise on one of my favourite games, Ace of Spades. This game is remarkably simple, and as the developers put it "your grandmother's rig could run this game". Before the upgrade, the game ran fine. After, the fps decrease and ping increase led me to believe the graphics(fps)/network(ping) drivers might be to blame, so I went to the HP site to download the updated Windows 8 graphics and network drivers, link here:


Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion g6-1c74ca Notebook PC | HP® Support


When I tried to install them, I got this message for both:

"this computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software"

Remember, this is the driver supplied by HP for MY computer. I could not have gotten it wrong. HP Product #A3J86UA.


Puzzled, I headed to the Intel site, to see if I could download updated Windows 8 drivers from there. When I do a search for a driver, there are NO Windows 8 drivers. Why is this?

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