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GMA 600 drivers for Windows 8


PVS1959

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I have a Viewsonic tablet that works great with Windows 8 except the graphics driver is kind of flaky (Intel GMA 600)

There's some posts on it here, but the links are dead. Anyone have updated info on modiefied drivers? Thanks!
 

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Alright, here they are. If they don't work send me your hardware IDs and info on your OS (hardwarewise, 64bit/32bit etc).
Make sure to install the custom certificate if you haven't already.

LINKS:
GMA 600 Modified Drivers
 

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Alright, here they are. If they don't work send me your hardware IDs and info on your OS (hardwarewise, 64bit/32bit etc).
Make sure to install the custom certificate if you haven't already.

LINKS:
GMA 600 Modified Drivers
Thanks very much XD. The new driver installs fine, (I ran the custom certificate install first - rebooted in "test mode") but I still have the same problem as with the oem intel 600 driver - the system tray icon loads for a moment, all functions work including auto-screen-rotation.

But as soon as I do anything like go to the metro screen or plug something into the USB port... the driver kind of "blips out" - the icon disappears from the system tray. Everything still seems to work and I can manually go into the intel graphics control panel - but auto-rotation no longer works* and streaming video stutters a lot more than it does with with Win7.

(*I can still manually go into the Intel Control Panel and manually rotate the screen from there.)
 

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I would be very cautious about where and who I got my downloads from, especially drivers; you never know what else you may be getting. If this is an official driver, you should be getting it from the device manufacturer.
 

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Sorry but I'm somewhat confused, if you have....

I have a Viewsonic tablet that works great with Windows 8 except the graphics driver is kind of flaky (Intel GMA 600)
then there should be some "official drivers" as vendors rarely if ever put out hardware where no drivers exist. On the other hand, searching for a "Viewsonic Win 8 tablet" reveals they are hack jobs - Win 8 unofficially installed? If so, yes there are going to be driver issues.

That said, a quick Google search shows there is a lack of driver support Intel's GMA 600 and Windows 8. Still, I'd be careful of where I got my drivers from, hacked or not.

Good luck.
 

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Alright, here they are. If they don't work send me your hardware IDs and info on your OS (hardwarewise, 64bit/32bit etc).
Make sure to install the custom certificate if you haven't already.

LINKS:
GMA 600 Modified Drivers
Thanks very much XD. The new driver installs fine, (I ran the custom certificate install first - rebooted in "test mode") but I still have the same problem as with the oem intel 600 driver - the system tray icon loads for a moment, all functions work including auto-screen-rotation.

But as soon as I do anything like go to the metro screen or plug something into the USB port... the driver kind of "blips out" - the icon disappears from the system tray. Everything still seems to work and I can manually go into the intel graphics control panel - but auto-rotation no longer works* and streaming video stutters a lot more than it does with with Win7.

(*I can still manually go into the Intel Control Panel and manually rotate the screen from there.)
So Auto-rotation works with the modified drivers?
And the modified driver blips out(crashes/closes) whenever you go to the metro screen right?

Have you installed DirectX and updated flash?
(try not to use internet explorer for watching videos. I had some bad experiences with it.)
 

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Actually, the same thing occurs with the latest un-modified Intel GMA600 drivers. Auto-rotation works for a moment, then the driver blips out, the system tray icon disappears, and the screen stays in whatever orientation it is in at that time. I can go into Intel Graphics Control Panel and manually change the orientatioin back to normal however.

Oddly enough, Auto-Rotation didn't work at all under Windows 7.

I have installed DirectX 9, and the latest version of Flash & Java.

The only really annoying problem is streaming video (Youtube, etc) which was fine in Windows 7 on this tablet, but stutters a lot in Windows 8, even when I have a 140mbs "N" Wi-Fi connection using an external USB wifi adapter. I've tried several browsers: IE-10, Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari.... all of them have trouble with streaming video, although Firefox seems to work better than the others.

Funny thing is that everything about Windows 8 is way faster on it except streaming video. Playing .avi's works perfectly fine.

I've tried several different Intel graphics drivers, modified & unmodified -- and nothing changes much. They all install without a problem and work well for all other functions as far as I can tell.

It is a Viewsonic ViewPad 10pi, with an Intel Atom Z670 1.5ghz processor, 2gb of RAM, Intel SM35 Express Chipset (latest Windows 7 32 bit drivers installed from Intel) and the Intel GMA-600 graphics chip. It also has a Sandisk 64gb SSD drive. It has a very basic "Aptio" BIOS made by American Megatrends.... there's almost no hardware configuration settings in it except boot priority and com port enable/disable.

EDIT: I still don't have a 32 bit "Custom Certificate Installer" so I'm just using the two BCDEDIT.EXE commands you listed in the other thread when installing the Graphics drivers.
 
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Alright, I found some settings for auto rotation from a different driver made for windows 8, I'll make a new one soon.
And I'll make a new custom certificate Installer which checks for 32bit or 64bit.
 

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Alright, I found some settings for auto rotation from a different driver made for windows 8, I'll make a new one soon.
And I'll make a new custom certificate Installer which checks for 32bit or 64bit.
You're the best. :thumbsup:
Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I'm kinda busy studying for APs.
I'll get around to making the new driver. Eventually...
 

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AAAAnnnddd it's done.
I added an openGL line since it was missing and I added the rotation settings. Though, I might have just made the driver worse since they might not be compatible.

Good Luck, here's the driver
GMA600 v4
 

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AAAAnnnddd it's done.
I added an openGL line since it was missing and I added the rotation settings. Though, I might have just made the driver worse since they might not be compatible.

Good Luck, here's the driver
GMA600 v4
Thanks a million! I won't be able to try it out for a few days, but I'll let you know how it goes. Do I need a certificate installer before installing the driver?

The auto-rotation problem doesn't bother me as much as the streaming video issues.
 

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Hey, i just wanted to ask wich Browser works best with the gma 600? I remember IE 8 would work a lot better than IE9 on Windows 7. But I've never tested anything other than IE10 on Windows 8 and the Performance was never great. Im still thinking about getting a Q550 again, ist very cheap, got a great Display and pen Input.
 

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Hey, i just wanted to ask wich Browser works best with the gma 600? I remember IE 8 would work a lot better than IE9 on Windows 7. But I've never tested anything other than IE10 on Windows 8 and the Performance was never great. Im still thinking about getting a Q550 again, ist very cheap, got a great Display and pen Input.
I've tried IE9, Firefox, Chrome, Opera & Safari. Firefox works the best for streaming video.
 

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AAAAnnnddd it's done.
I added an openGL line since it was missing and I added the rotation settings. Though, I might have just made the driver worse since they might not be compatible.

Good Luck, here's the driver
GMA600 v4
Hi XDleader555,

I have a latitude ST on which I have installed windows 8 pro retail. Unfortunately the available gma600 driver for windows 7 when installed on windows 8 does not support open gl ES 2.1. In windows 7 I can confirm that openGL 2.1 is supported by running a program called glview

I tried your modified version gma600_v4 but could not find a difference, still no support for openGL 2. Are you able to tweak the driver a bit further? Thanks a bunch.
 

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Hey

@PVS1959
have you tried to disable hardware acceleration in Firefox? Maybe it gets better?
Also you should try using the 3077 driver from fujitsu. Its the best tweaked driver for the GMA 600. Rotation should work like in this video:

[video=youtube;pGo-BPVwhwQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGo-BPVwhwQ[/video]

You can get it here:
Fujitsu America - Support - LIFEBOOK

Stylistic Q550.

It contains a rotation hotkey and also sets the performance on battery to max.
 

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I also found this interesting post:

Option 2 – WDDM compatibility maintained, for DX10 cards with no hope of WDDM
1.1 upgrade that fixes the GDI problems, for those that want to maintain Aero
but have almost as close to XP speed as possible:

1. At this point you
should already have a WDDM 1.0 driver installed, with whatever modifications you
have done.
2. If you have the troubleshooting notch available in the Screen Resolution>Advanced Properties, bring it one notch over to the left from Full Acceleration (you may try two over... anymore and D3D is lost).
3. If this
setting is not available (like mine). Open Regedit and navigate to
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\{y our video card’s
CLSID – varies from each driver install}\0000 and input
in:
“Acceleration.Level"=dword:00000004
Or
(Try 4, 3 ,2, then 1...
check to make sure Direct3D vis dxdiag is still enabled.. technically at level 3
it is supposed to not work.. but in my case D3D stays running but all 2D
succesfully takes the older recognized pipeline)
4. Merge the following into
the
registry
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Avalon.Graphics]
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Avalon.Graphics]
[HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Avalon.Graphics]
(And
ideally all other user
accounts)

"EnableDebugControl"=dword:00000001
"UseDX9LText"=dword:00000000
"BreakOnUnexpectedErrors"=dword:00000000
"RPCAvalon"=dword:00000001
"RecordAvalonFile"=dword:00000000
"UseReferenceRasterizer"=dword:00000000
"SkipDriverDateCheck"=dword:00000001
"SkipDriverCheck"=dword:00000001
"DisableHWAcceleration"=dword:00000001
"MaxMultisampleType"=dword:00000000
"RequiredVideoDriverDate"="1980/01/01"

5.
DisableHWAcceleration is left enabled, in both cases this is the major reason
for the speed increase -- and even Aero runs better at LOWER cpu usage with it
on.. odd-- whatever it works.
6. This mode will allow the use of Aero, if
done right like this does for me, Aero will run as fast as the XPDM drivers for
both 2D and 3D... much better than stock configuration I had and not what I
expected. Going to windows Classic mode still running WDDM drivers... I gain 20%
increase in speed over the XPDM in 3D gaming, 2D elements (movies, flash) are
faster, the only bog down - that I know off and my CPU can keep pace.. is a
window drag and resize... even YouTube HD is playable... except fullscreen (I am
not expecting to get this working on my X1200 as it is not accelerated... I need
to find a way of fooling it to do so).

Source: hardforum.com / donald_k
But i have no idea if this still works in Windows 8.
 

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