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Windows 10 “display driver for Windows 8 crashed” issues

Having used Windows 10 for what seems a long time, and having upgraded whatever I could get my fingers on, issues sometimes appear. One of these have been going on through almost the entire lifespan of Windows 10, from the earliest builds. Depending on how/what I am doing on the PC, then a few times a day I’ve seen a 5-10 second stop in everything and then an error message, saying something like “Intel HD display driver for Windows 8 has crashed” – I’ve been blaming it on me running the insider build, but still I was annoyed that Intel/Microsoft did not fix at least the error message to show Windows 10.

But now mom has been upgraded, and she really only uses Microsoft Solitaire collection, 1 game-site online with Java-games and occasionally browse the net. She found that when playing the Spider solitaire game, she could force the crash message and her game needed to be restarted, but she could never get a game done.

Having this to search from, I quickly found that a lot of other people are playing these games 🙂 and they have seen many issues with these since Windows 10 came along. But in November, Intel finally stepped up at least on the beta channel – and provided what seems to be a fixed display driver, still though on the release notes, there are quite a few games that have issues, so be careful to read this.

Find the Intel beta download here: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25541/Intel-Beta-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-7-8-1-10-15-40-

This driver seems to work for most Intel current display adapters, but check the list below:

Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 5200 for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 5100 for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 5000 for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 4600 for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 4400 for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 4200 for 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 5300 for Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 6100 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 5500 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 6000 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 530 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 515 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ M Processors
Intel® HD Graphics 520 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 580 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 540 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Iris™ Graphics 550 for 6th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Intel® Iris™ Pro Graphics 6200 for 5th Generation Intel® Core™ Processors

Get BGinfo working on high resolution screens (Surface Pro 3 maybe?)

I’ve had BGinfo running on my work PCs forever, but since I got the Surface Pro 3 it hasn’t really looked great. Different scenarios, single or multiple monitors, the background picture always seems to get warped into something not pretty. Today I finally did a search to see if anyone got the same issue, and of course there were J

On the Spiceworks forums this showed up:

And with that little tweak in compatibility settings, now everything looks great again.