Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit), Vista (32-bit) - ThinkPad
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Intel HD Graphics Driver
47.5 MB Nov 2012
README for Intel HD Graphics Driver
9 KB Nov 2012

This package installs the software (Graphics and Display Audio drivers) to enable the following devices:

  • Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
  • Intel(R) Display Audio


Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which version is installed


Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Edge E120, Edge E320
  • L420, L421, L520
  • X121e, X130e


Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 7 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows Vista 32-bit


Summary of Changes


  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

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  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where system would hang up during video playback.

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  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that had blank screen while the graphics driver was uninstalled on Windows Vista.

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  • (New) Added support for ThinkPad X130e.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the monitor position setting function of Intel Graphics setting user interface did not work correctly on Windows 7.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue that did not save the rotation setting of graphic option after restarting the computer on Windows Vista.


  • (New) Improved driver stability.


  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where some Web-based games had jerky gameplay and poor graphic display quality.
  • (Fix) Fixed an issue where the previous display mode settings were not reverted after the external monitor was attached to the computer while the computer was in standby/sleep state.


Please refer to the README file under the "File details" section for a complete list of changes fixed by this driver update.


Installation Instructions


  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Determining Which Version is installed section.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrator account.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the "Select Destination Location" window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the "Ready to Install" window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in Step 4.

Silent Install

This is intended for system administrators only.

  1. Refer to the "Manual Install" section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 of the "Installing files" section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute setup.exe with the -s option.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup -s


Determining which version is installed

To check the version of software, perform the following steps.

[Intel HD Graphics Driver]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, then click Properties
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Display adapters category.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) HD Graphics.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.

[Intel Display Audio Driver]

  1. Click Start.
  2. Right-click Computer, then click Properties.
  3. At the left pane, click Device Manager.
  4. Double-click the Sound, video and game controllers category.
  5. Double-click Intel(R) Display Audio.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.
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Document ID : DS014053
Legacy Document ID : MIGR-77092
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