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*updated 04/29* Unlocked Intel Graphics DCH generic drivers


Unlocked drivers: We heard how much our users want the freedom to upgrade their systems to our regularly released generic graphics drivers and enable our latest game enhancements, feature updates, and fixes. As of the 100.8141 release and newer, Intel Graphics DCH drivers are now unlocked to upgrade freely between Computer Manufacturer (OEM) drivers and the Intel generic graphics drivers on Download Center. Simply use the exe and enjoy the update on your 6th Generation Intel Processor platform or higher, and don’t worry about your OEM customization's, they remain intact with each upgrade and the OEMs can maintain customization's separately via Microsoft* Windows Update.



The fine print:

Graphics Driver Smart Installer Enhancement allows end-users to upgrade systems with OEM DCH drivers to newer Intel generic DCH drivers. OEM customizations are preserved during this upgrade process, in accordance with Microsoft* DCH driver design principles (refer to Microsoft documentation, “Extension INF Publishing Whitepaper” to learn more). The installer will continue to restrict OEM non-DCH to Intel Generic non-DCH upgrades as well as OEM non-DCH to Intel Generic DCH driver upgrades. End-users will continue to be referred to OEM websites.


Any graphics issues found using Intel generic graphics drivers should be reported directly to IntelCorporate customers should always use OEM drivers and report all issues through the vendor they purchased the platforms and support through.


*04/29/20 Update* Are you still seeing the OEM error preventing the update? See here for why and a solution.

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