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Please do forward the message you higher levels of support to get the issue resolved with blurry text and font rendering issues for the 2nd Generation HD 3000 IGP on Windows 8.1.
Here's a description of the problem on my laptop:
Windows 8.1 text blurry most notably in web browsers like IE11, Firefox and Chrome. Particularly when scrolling on the desktop, Metro UI and web browsers.
When I change the scaling as a temporary fix to the blurry text problems via Control Panel > Personalization > Display > then checking 'Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays', it seems to fix the blurry text problem but the whole display does not look as sharp somehow; I suspect by doing so I'm reverting back to the Windows 7 style of scaling because from what I understand Windows 8.1 is suppose to have better scaling built in for mobile and higher resolution displays.
Also, checking 'Let me choose one scaling level for all my displays' results in font rendering errors both on the desktop, Metro UI and browsers where the text is not displayed correctly and is replaced with straight lined color blocks (sometimes a square block) and flashes a little like it as problems with the refresh rate and resolution scaling,
Here is my system specs if it could to help make resolving the issue a faster an easier process for the hardware/driver development team:
Windows 8.1 Pro (Retail)
Lenovo IdeaPad Y570 (BIOS 2.10)
Intel HD 3000 + NVIDIA GT 555M
Intel 525 120GB
HGST Travelstar 1TB
Note that there is very similar issue with HD3000 Windows 7 driver version 9.x HD 3000 driver forced subpixel antialising after update to 9.x version confirmed by multiple customers having Lenovo notebook with HD3000 graphics (X220, T420, W520). It might be a clue that Lenovo machines are affected (only ?).
The issue can not be deteced by a PrintScreen and posting a screenshot, it is somewhere on driver/hardware level. A macro picture of physical notebook display must by taken by a camera to see it. It affects internal notebook display only, external DisplayPort output is not affected by the blurriness.
The only known workaround is to revert back to older 8.x driver. BIOS update does not help.
Please note that this is an OEM system and drivers should be supported be the manufacturer. You can go to the Intel* download center and try the latest driver for Intel* HD graphics 3000, but please check the note in the Detailed Description section.
Intel* HD graphics 3000:
@Intel: it would be very fine if you can fix this soon, since I only have the possibility to use Win8, and getting headache and serious eye stress from this blurry text.
Would it be in some next release, that you fix this issue? Thanks
Does maybe anyone know if it is possible to use the 8.x drivers also in Windows8? There is no appropriate version to download anywhere, at least I did not find one.
I have tested a Toshiba satellite that originally had windows 7 and then a window 8.1 was installed. It has Intel HD graphics 3000, but I could not find a problem and there was no blurry text. However, it had an OEM version of the driver. If you can’t load the Intel generic or if this does not address you specific graphics issue, the next step is to look for driver support from the OEM.
you said few posts above that engineeing is aware of the issue, so there must be some issue... and it is.
I can easily repro that with installing 8.x driver on windows 7, and then switch it to 9.x driver. On windows 8/8.1/10 it's always blurry as there is no 8.x driver for these systems. No matter if it's OEM or Intel driver used.
I'm using Lenovo T520.
so the question is: is someone working on this, or not?