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ISV-specific driver packages do not include drivers for Intel graphics - ThinkPad W520

Symptom

When installing an ISV-specific graphics driver on a ThinkPad W520 or W530 system, there is an error message stating that the Intel driver must first be installed. The installation of the graphics driver can not continue.

nVidia installation error message

 

Affected configurations

The following Lenovo system running Microsoft Windows 7 or Windows 8:

  • W520
  • W530

 

Additional Information

Two entries for "Standard VGA Graphics Adapter" are listed in Device Manager.

Unknown video controllers in Device Manager

 

Solution

ISV-specific graphics driver files for ThinkPad W520 and W530 systems do not include drivers for the integrated Intel graphics. The driver for the integrated Intel graphics is included with the standard graphics driver package. Before installing the ISV-specific graphics driver, the standard graphics driver package must first be installed. The standard NVIDIA Optimus display driver file is available on the drivers page for the ThinkPad W520 and W530.

 

Click here to see the ISV Certification page for ThinkPad W520.