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I deleted igfxem.exe from my system - I think that's my issue. How do I re-download/install it?

Hey all,

For some reason my monitor (LG UltraWide 34UC79G) wont go past 1920 x 1080 nor 60hz. I've updated my graphics driver (GeForce 960) and my monitor driver (not sure if that's even needed).

The only thing I can think of, from researching this, is that I deleted the igfxem.exe file from my processes because I didn't know what it was (I know, was a mistake) and now I get an error whenever I restart my computer that it couldn't find the igfxem.exe file.

From my research this seems to be a file directly connected to the graphics for my computer. Now, my monitor was just fine earlier this morning and went to 2980x1080 at 144hz, but as soon as I unplugged everything and turned my computer back on, nothing seems to fix it and let me get my higher resolution back. Super frustrating. Does anyone know how to fix this or if even fixing the igfxem.exe will fix it?

Thanks! I've attached the dxdiag to this message.

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Honored Contributor II

Get most recent driver (incl. igfxem.exe) for your rig here: Download Intel® Graphics Driver for Windows* [15.33]

To bypass message "best driver is already installed", "customized computer manufacturer driver" or "computer is not validated" install driver via have disk method as described at: (ignore prolog about MS surface)

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Hello, dalberti.



I agree with the steps provided by Stefan3D. I would like to know if they worked for you?




Antony S.
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