Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Intel graphics auto-start apps

  1. #1

    Intel graphics auto-start apps

    My Intel HD 4600 graphics puts 3 little apps to be started automatically. I know they are related to:
    • intercepting hotkeys - hkcmd.exe
    • displaying tray icon - igfxtray.exe
    • displaying settings GUI - igfxpers.exe

    The thing is that I don't use hotkeys and have disabled them in Intel Graphics options, I've also removed Intel Graphics icon from the tray.

    Thus, I'd expect the first two Intel apps to be removed from items set to auto-start at system bootup. However, they are still there. Is it correct? Shouldn't they be disabled when related functions are turned off?

    Is it safe to simply delete the related registry entries and leave only the last app?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    You can disable them all in task manager - I did. Or delete the entries.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Thanks! I've done so and nothing strange happens on my system, so I guess it's safe to do so.

    However, I'm still curious what's the reason of not disabling it automatically within Intel app when turning those modules off. Even if it takes only a part of second to look for the file and then decide "we don't need it so we don't load it", it's a waste of time.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    To get a certain answer you would need to ask the program designers. This kind of information is rarely published. My guess is that it is easier to do it this way and the costs are inconsequential. An inactive process consumes zero CPU time and can be almost entirely paged out if the memory is needed for other purposes. One of the benefits of using a modern OS is that you don't need to micromanage this kind of thing yourself.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Well, the good thing is that those startup entries are not automatically re-enabled by their native Intel application, but stay inactive.

    I guess they wouldn't matter anyway considering nowadays memory sizes and CPU speeds. However, it is in my nature to ask "what for"
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Intel graphics auto-start apps

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Mobile Intel Series 4 and Intel HD Graphics 1st Generation
terran219 wanted a modified Intel Series 4 graphics driver for his Windows 8 Consumer Preview. So, I'm going to just leave this here for those who want it. Enjoy. I've Also uploaded the Intel HD First Generation Driver for windows 8. It's a modified windows 7 driver. If you have one of these...
Graphic Cards
help with intel HD graphics 4000
can anyone please give me a way or something to fully use it on my laptop ? i have 2GB but i can only use 32MB in win 8 by the way i have got asus laptop
Graphic Cards
8.1 Intel Graphics Card BSOD
Ever since I got Windows 8.1 and played League of Legends sometime in the game I will get a BSOD. This is info from the .dmp file. 102913-38484-01.dmp 10/29/2013 6:17:39 PM DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL 0x000000d1 00000000`00000028 00000000`00000002 00000000`00000000...
Graphic Cards
Intel(R) HD Graphics Family???
Hello everybody. So I have a Gateway ZX6971 Running windows 8 RP Build 8400 I am having this problem where i cant get minecraft to work. It turns on and starts up, but then the game states that i have a bad graphics driver or openGL. My driver is actually up to date and same for openGL so what can...
Graphic Cards
Intel HD Graphics Family?
My computer is a Gateway One and like it has an Intel HD Family graphics card. I update the drivers but it causes minecraft to not work (it says bad graphics card) It also doesnt allow me to use Photoshop CS6 (i can load it but as soon as i open a photo it wont show photo) Right now my driver is...
Graphic Cards
Intel HD Graphics 3000
I have a DELL Vostro 3550 w/ Intel HD Graphics 3000, and whenever my laptop finishing loading the Windows 8 OS (beta fish) the screen completely disables. I then have to hookup a VGA monitor in order to use it. I already installed EVERY driver from matching my service tag including...
Graphic Cards
Intel HD Graphics problem
I have installed Windows Developer Preview 32-bit 6.2.8102.0 I am having issues with the graphis driver. Resolution stuck at 1024x768 Laggy graphics. Installed it properly I don't know why I can't install the drivers for it. I get the Code 35 error in device manager saying there's a...
Graphic Cards

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook