Hi m@V8, please find your answer below:
Intel HD 4600 graphics driver --> this is the driver that was released by Intel. It is properly tested & passed WHQL certification & Signed driver validation (Checklogo process)
Microsoft's standard display driver --> This is the driver that was release by Microsoft. They are tested with few systems (not like INTEL HD graphics drivers). Also they are not signed by intel signature so if there will be any issue, then you cannot blame them for any performance related issue.
So for short period of time you can use this driver. But in parallel ask intel to resolve the conflict that is coming in thier driver with your SSD driver.
Hello m@V8, the information provided by Jitendra is correct. In addition to that I could tell you that Intel HD graphics provide you 3D acceleration and some other graphics features.
In regards to the issue related to the SSD toolbox, I would recommend you testing the latest graphics driver. You would be able to find it at this link Download Center
I'm not quite sure that what you wrote about Microsoft's standard display driver not being signed by Intel was correct.
All hardware manufacturers who want to prove that their devices are compatible with Microsoft OSes are encouraged to obtain WHQL certification. As Microsoft does not manufacture display adapters for desktop monitors, why would it want to seek WHQL certification?
Did you know that Intel does not provide drivers when Microsoft's ones perform the same job equally well?
Let me give you an example.
Despite repeated requests from about 100+ customers of Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1, Intel has flatly refused to offer its own USB 3.0 native driver. It gives the excuse that the generic USB 3.0 driver provided by Microsoft works just as well. Intel only provides its own USB 3.0 driver for Microsoft Windows Vista and 7 customers.
Customers of Microsoft Windows 8 and 8.1 will tell you that the generic driver provided by Microsoft does not provide the full bandwidth performance expected of a USB 3.0 device. But Intel does not seem to care.
Your colleague, Joe, recommended that I install Intel HD Graphics 22.214.171.12474 using the following link: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&ProdId=3720&DwnldID=23858
However you're suggesting that I install driver version 126.96.36.19921.
Naturally I'm confused.
Could both of you discuss and agree on a common answer and then tell me what to do next? (I know both of you are trying your best to help me. Please do not be offended by my sometimes straight-talk.)
This is my latest feedback.
I saw a post by your colleague, Robert, on the availability of the latest driver for Intel HD 4600 graphics.
I notice it is the same file that you had recommended to me on June 4.
I did download and install it.
You know what? The issue that I have with Intel SSD Toolbox v3.2.1 has disappeared. I don't know whether the issue has been resolved for good. I will test my computer for another month or two and will feedback here if the same issue resurfaces.
In any case, I wish to thank you for taking the time to look into my issue.