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Intel GMA 500 Drivers for 8?

  1. #1

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    Intel GMA 500 Drivers for 8?

    I'm attempting to run 8 (32 bit) on a Dell Mini 12, which purportedly has GMA 500 integrated graphics. The display is 1280 X 800, but it's running a fuzzy, horizontally-stretched 1024 X 768, and offers no other resolution options, on the Microsoft display driver.

    When I download the GMA 500 drivers for Windows 7 32-bit from Intel and try to run Setup.exe, I get an error message saying "this operating system is unsupported." Which I'm sure is technically true, but the solution I see all over the net for Intel GMA 500 (and a host of other graphics) problems in 8 is to use the Windows 7 drivers.

    Any advice? Anyone experiencing anything similar?
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  2. #2

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    I have resolved this--this is probably super-obvious to most of you, but if anyone else is using Intel drivers and having trouble: make sure you get an Intel driver from Intel, not a 3rd-party site, and install via the control panel window for Screen Resolution, not via the SETUP.exe file Intel includes. Setup will fail when it checks the OS version.

    I also had an issue with my screen blacking out at the end of the installation and not coming back. I waited for the laptop to go to sleep and woke it back up, to no avail; connecting an external display didn't help, either. But after a hard shutdown and reboot, it came up with no issues and the correct resolution is now displayed.
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  3. #3

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    Microsoft® Windows 8

    I managed to run SETUP.exe by going to properties and changing the OS compatibility to Windows 7.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 2
    windows 8

    tasos can explain this to me please
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  5. #5

    Download the driver from here:
    Extract it, right click setup, under compatibility check "Run this program in compatibility mode", select from the dropdown menu.
    Click image for larger version
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  6. #6

    Posts : 8
    Win 7

    great Brummyfan i have na aspire one 075h and i downloaded the file you gived the link run as 7 and wors 100% thanks a lot
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