Intel's generic graphics drivers from the Intel website do not work on some computers that support Switchable Graphics. It depends on your computer's hardware configuration.
If you encounter problems using the generic driver, Intel recommends reinstalling the latest validated driver from your computer manufacturer for your system.
For further details Graphics Drivers — Switchable Graphics Feature FAQ.
So, one of the display is connected to the motherboard and the other is connected to the video card?
Once you installed a graphics card on the motherboard, it will disable the Intel® HD Graphics Driver unless you have a feature on your system(BIOS) that will allow you to choose between the graphics components.
no i have one display and its connected to the video card. No other displays. Which is the issue
with the older driver(10.18.10.3960) in windows display settings
"Display 1.Acer H233H"
new driver(10.18.14.4206 lastest from asus under win8.1 or 18.104.22.168.4279 latest on intel)
(intel)(nvidia)(in a extended configuration)
Dont know what the display settings are because i cant see anything because the second display isnt primary. Only reason i know this much about the configuration is because i managed to blindly drag a window from the left to the right and it showed up on my display.
Edit: confirmed this by attaching the display to motherboard.
I guess you can consider this fixed
BIOS > Igpu > primary PCI-E > Windows 8.1 x64 (intel driver 10.18.10.3960 default under win8.1) display connected to nvidia card display configuration right
BIOS > Igpu > primary PCI-E > Windows 8.1 x64 (intel driver 10.18.14.4206 lastest from asus under win8.1) display connected to nvidia card display configuration wrong
BIOS > Igpu > primary PCI-E > Windows 8.1 x64 (intel driver 10.18.14.4264 lastest from windows update under win8.1) display connected to nvidia card display configuration wrong
BIOS > Igpu > primary PCI-E > Windows 8.1 x64 (intel driver 10.18.14.4294 latest on intel) display connected to nvidia card display configuration right
Basically the display detection code in the driver versions somewhere around 3961-4293 was detecting a display that didnt exist and setting it as primary(see attached image).
I haven't been able to confirm working versions if any under windows 10. Other than the "default" one does not work(dont know version number ill have to reinstall win10 to get more detail) im guessing version >=4294 has the same working display detection code as in the win8.1 driver code.
Thank you for the explanation.
Please give it a try with the latest graphics version, Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows® 10 [15.40][4th Gen].
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Now, checking the picture you attached I noticed that the picture belongs to Windows Screen Resolution and that the fact that you see two display is completely related with the multi monitor function of the Nvidia card, if our driver presents this intermittent issue it's because our driver is generic and the performance of it will depend on your computer's hardware configuration, which is something that you tested with the previous and latest versions.