2 Replies Latest reply on May 21, 2015 9:35 AM by jackbroni

    Update Intel HD 4000 Graphics driver for Celeron 1007u

    jackbroni

      I want to force an upgrade of my Intel HD graphics provided by Dell for Inspiron 3521 Celeron 1007u 9.17.10.2867 to the latest 15.36.19.64.4170.

       

      However, the readme for 15.36.19.64.4170 says that the following CPUs are supported:

       

      5th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Platform (codename Broadwell)

      Intel(R) Core(TM) M Processor Platform

      4th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor Platform

      4th Generation Intel(R) Core(TM) Processor U Series based Platform

      Intel(R) Pentium(R) Processor 3000/G3000 Series

      Intel(R) Celeron(R) Processor 2000 Series

       

      It would appear that Celeron 1007u is not present in any of these categories.

       

      The questions are the following:

       

      1. Are 15.36.19.64.4170 drivers intended to support generic Celeron 1007u?

      2. What occurs on a Windows 7 machine that has the Intel HD Graphics uninstalled. Is it possible to boot into safe mode/graphics degraded mode to install the correct graphics?

      3. What occurs on a Windows 8 machine if incorrect drivers are installed to the Intel Graphics Adapter (within the context of 15.36.19.64.4170 being incorrect for this hardware configuration)?

      4. I am aware that upgrading OEM provided graphics is not recommended. However, if you are aware of any information with using these generic drivers with Dell's configuration it would be useful to know.