I am sorry you are having problems with the Graphics & Control Panel Try Icon but let me assist you.
I have tried to reproduce the problem but I was not able to replicate it meaning that it is not a bug with the driver so there are some instructions I want you to try:
- Open Graphics Control Panel> Preferences.
- Select Disable System Try Icon
- Click on Save.
- Save Profile.
- Restart the computer.
Hope it helps.
Same problem here!
I've tried everything, uninstalled, installed again, did what kevin said, still the same.
This very, very annoying!
Please, give us a solution.
I always used to click on Graphic options -> Tray icon -> Disable and it always work.
Now after the update it's not working! Disable is chosen, but the tray always appears.
I'm using Windows 8.1 64-bit on a multiple user machine.
Problem on both users desktops.
Another strange issue in this latest driver 3496 is that context menu isn't only applied in desktop, but also inside windows explorer!!!
When I right-click anywhere inside a folder I can see Intel Graphics options!!!
I've never seen this in the other driver, nor the first tray icon issue!
I want to revert back to the old driver, but YouTube is horrible with the old driver...
This is really getting me mad!
I was able to replicate same issue on my PC at work.
It has Windows 8.1 64-bit, single user. It's 3rd gen i-7, while PC at home is 4th gen i-7.
What I did is just download the driver from the link (64-bit: Driver Download here) and install it.
It asked for a reboot, I did. After rebooting the tray icon is visible while the option Disable is chosen in context menu!!
I reboot again, still the same..
Here you go..
Screenshot #1: http://oi58.tinypic.com/1128v9t.jpg
Desktop with tray icon.
Screenshot #2: http://oi62.tinypic.com/2e2dtsm.jpg
Tray icon right-clicked.
Screenshot #3: http://oi60.tinypic.com/2rw9ilz.jpg
Desktop context menu showing Disable tray icon option chosen.
Screenshot #4: http://oi57.tinypic.com/2w2r81v.jpg
If I go to control panel and click on Options and Support tray icon automatically disappears.
Screenshot #5: http://oi57.tinypic.com/10r90cg.jpg
Right click on Local Disk showing graphics options in context menu.
Screenshot #6: http://oi62.tinypic.com/p2jhg.jpg
Right click inside any local drive shows graphics options in context menu.
I have met the same issue making me so annoying.
Even more serious is that in every time of boot there is always a error window showing on the desktop belong with "Intel HD Graphics Control Panel Tray" is "Enabled".
Once I disabled the setting, next time I boot into desktop it would not appear this error and tray icon, but the option of "show tray icon" would be ticked again.
I had tried to fox my windows and to disable all of other setup apps but it did not solve this problem.