I agree. This hardware is still not old enough to lose support in Windows 10.
Truly disappointing for Intel to not release any Windows 10 compatible drivers for Sandy Bridge or 2nd generation HD2000 & HD3000 hardware.
Not much of a problem for desktop based sandy bridge intel hd graphics (which I use on my family's Dell Inspiron 620 desktop PC that has Intel HD Graphics 2000 - I could try using the v188.8.131.5229 driver from MS Update Catalog on Win10, NOT from Intel) but laptop users may have some problems.
I guess it's "planned obsolescence" as someone said here.
Obviously, that's what I mentioned before; you even linked the exact resource I already did. My point was that an "update" broke my system, which worked wonderfully before said "update." I'm not talking about windows said it was working, I mean I ran it through the test of the most intense games I know, and it came away unscathed. Don't tell me it cant work; It already was working fine.
the options to configure Windows 10 to not Auto-update are either missing or crippled by Microsoft (and I don't think MS will implement this anytime soon), which is why I'm very reluctant in upgrading to Win10.
And the "old" Windows Update control panel you were talking about doesn't work on Win10 (MS pretty much broke it). Though those using Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise have a choice of delaying the updates for a limited period of time.
try installing a September 2015 Cumulative update for Windows 10 - KB3095020. it may fix the problems that the Win10 August 2015 update broke. at least Microsoft is trying to fix the problem on their end and it looks like Intel isn't currently fixing the problem on theirs.
Personally, I'll hold off in upgrading to Windows 10 until either the end of 2015 or early 2016.
Edit: You may also want to post your comments on your experience with the current Intel HD Graphics drivers and Win10 here.