Jan 16, 2014

Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series and Intel HD Graphics For Windows 8/8.1/10

Introduction: (you may skip this and go straight to content)
There are no drivers yet released by Intel and most feedback said the In-box drivers does not give the optimum performance such as problems for minecraft games. There are people who manage to install it with different method which I will describe here.

This post is for tutorial purpose, do it at your own risk and it is your responsibility to deal with any T&C and license of the respective owners.

Intel Released Drivers for Windows 8 and 8.1 for :
2nd Generation Intel® HD Graphics 3000/2000: Download Link


A. Install Using MOD the Driver
B. Driver Version
C. Install Using Compatibility Mode.

UPDATE 1:  Intel Mobile R 4 Series (signed) Tested and Worked With Windows 10.
- the mod drivers fix - Minecraft "Pixel format not accelerated" error.

Install Using MOD Driver

1. Install Certificate Installer Mirror(DropBox)
2. Download The Drivers:

Intel Mobile R 4 Series (signed)
This is the Windows 7 Driver, but modified to install on 8 (With GUI)
64bit Win7Vista8_64_151719_v2
32bit Win7Vista8_151719_v2

Intel HD Graphic 1st Generation
-Version SIGNED MediaFire
This is the Windows 7 Driver, but modified to install on 8
64bit Intel HD First Gen x64_2827.exe
32bit Intel HD First Gen x86_2827.exe

-Version 15.​22.​54.​2622- SIGNED Google Drive old version
64bit Intel HD First Gen x64_2622.exe
32bit Intel HD First Gen x86_2622.exe

3. After Installation go to windows update and change the setting to:
"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"
Reboot with the modified driver installed and check for updates. If there is, right click the Intel update and select "Hide Update"
This is to make sure windows doesn't replace your graphics driver.

Additional Infromation

Mobile Intel R 4 Series Express 
On Intel Download Center Site, the driver name for this graphic chip will be " Intel Graphic Media Accelerator" which normally package to support the following graphic chip:
Intel(R) G41 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G43 Express Chipset
Intel(R) G45 Express Chipset
Intel(R) Q43 Express Chipset  Intel(R) Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GL40 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GM45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel(R) GS45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family 
Intel GMA (Graphic Media Accelerator) 4500 MHD (popular name for notebook user)

Intel HD Graphic
1st Generation : end with 3 digits, example i3-200M
2nd Generation: End with 4 digits and start with 2 : I3-2345
3rd Generation: End with 4 digits and start with 3 : I3-3345 
For 2nd and third Generation , the drivers available on Intel download center website.

B. Driver Version.

Fist of all, we will use previous driver version (windows 7 drivers) to Install. Here is the driver version list base on successful installation reported by users.

You can Google for the download link, I only provide download link for certain manufacture. you can use the driver from other manufacture but this will against TOS/License of the respective owners.

32-bit Version
1. Version Dell | Foxconn | Acer |

64-bit Version
1.  Version Zotac | Intel
2. Version Foxconn |

You can also test with your original windows 7 graphic driver or download the version available on the Intel download center.

Latest windows 7 driver from Intel.
Download Link -Intel Mobile 4 series
Download Link - Intel HD Graphics

In-Box Drivers : Refer to driver provided along windows 8 installation. Windows will determine the best driver for your graphic and install them.  If you call tech center and they say you just need to use in-box drivers mean they are referring to "just use the driver which already installed and no need to install other driver".

C. Install Using Compatibility Mode

1. Uninstall Current driver on the device manager by right click and select unistall. To open device manager press windows key + R and type devmgmt.msc and then press enter.

2. Then extract the drivers files and look for setup.exe file.

Which Driver should I use?
 My recommendation base on priority:

a. Latest windows 7 driver from Intel.
Download Link -Intel Mobile 4 series
Download Link - Intel HD Graphics

b. Your original windows 7 drivers. (Download your laptop from manufacture site.)

c. Test with driver version i listed on driver version.

d. Try to use different version you can get.

3. Right click and select properties - compatibility - run this program in compatibility mode for "windows 7" , the tick run this program as administrator. Apply then OK.

4. After that run the setup to install and do not reboot yet, first change windows updates setting to "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them". Reboot after Installation.

If failed, you may try with different version or move on by installing the mod driver below.

Credits and external references:

XDleader555 - Mod Driver and Instruction (eight forums) - original post
Barchar - Custom Certificate Installer (eight Forums) - Original Post


  1. please,can you give me link for driver graphic
    Aspire E15..ES1-511-C9XB
    Intel(R) HD Graphics

  2. what's different Intel Mobile R 4 Series (signed) and Intel HD Graphic 1st Generation in Install Using MOD Driver ???
    thank you...

    1. Signed -means it is original (in this case originally released by Intel).
      MOD (Modified) : Means changes has been made to the original file (altered).

      During Driver installation, Windows will verify the driver signature for security purposes where a digitally signed drivers is verified and secured. Whenever a non-signed drivers is being installed, it will prompt that it can verify the publisher (who release the driver) to make sure you alert about the security and risk you might get.

      Mod driver actually made by user in attempt to install older driver for newer system. Such as using windows xp driver for windows 7 operating system. By modding the driver, the newer operating system will accept the drivers instead of prevent the installation with this message "this driver is not design to work with this operating system". Why MOD and why not get the original drivers? Sometime manufacture does not provide the Signed drivers for old devices, so user have to create their own =)
      Hope this explains everything.

    2. thank you very much... i have acer aspire 4736 device.. and i'll install my laptop with windows 8.1 pro.. that is compatible with this driver ? because i can't install the original driver software in windows 8.1

      thank you...

    3. First, Intel does not provide the drivers on their website, instead they already stated that the driver for your Graphic (Intel 4500 MHD) for Windows 8 is only available via Microsoft Automatic updates. This means you must turn on windows update in order to install the driver.

      If you prefer to download the driver packages and install it offline, you can download it here:
      http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q= - Please open this link using Internet Explorer. (select no: 5 for 32-bit and no:6 for 64-bit from the download list)

      Lastly, if you are having problem with OpenGL, try the drivers I provided on the post above (Intel Mobile R 4 Series (signed) ).

    4. I see.. Thank you very much.. :)

    5. Can i install this driver in Windows 10 TP ?

    6. I'm not sure, you may try coz I didn't test Windows 10 Technical Preview yet (already got the ISO, no time to install and play with it yet). If it uses similar platform as Windows 8 and 8.1, I think it should work.

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  4. Is this driver make for compatibility with window 8 or increase graphic card performance or both?

    thanks for reply and sorry for bad english!

  5. download drivermax to get latest driver updates...worked for me..

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  7. http://www.drivermax.com/driver-download/0/Display+Adapters/Intel+Corporation/Mobile+Intel(R)+4+Series+Express+Chipset+Family

  8. Can I get help? I downloaded this driver for Intel Mobile R 4 Series, but he doesn't work. I can't run Minecraft "Pixel format not accelerated". Help!

    1. Open device manager, right click on Intel Graphic and select update driver, select search automatically for updated driver software. Make sure you are connected to internet.

      Another way is to install Intel automatic tools to determine the best and up to date drivers available:

  9. pliz reupload ; Custom Certificate Install v4_4.exe
    link is dead..

  10. I uninstall the initial driver, i get the black screen, force shutdown. On startup, i have no driver, seconds later: the same driver i uninstalled has reinstalled itself, giving me no way to install the proper driver. I have tried everything for months. Disabling device ID's, disabling updates, disabling everything that could possibly cause this. and yet it still updates itself. Win 10. intel mobile 4. is there a fix for this?

    1. Open device manager, right click select uninstall, Check the Box "Delete the driver software for this device".

      Then use if still keep reinstalling use this tools from Microsoft: