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Intel Unveils Modern Driver For Windows 10


Intel Unveils Modern Driver For Windows 10


Microsoft is changing the way that hardware drivers work on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Windows 10 (and later), and Microsoft Windows Server 2019 (and later). Hardware running on these operating systems can use Windows Modern Drivers (also known as Universal Windows Drivers - UWDs).

Note that Microsoft requires the use of Windows Modern Drivers for Windows 10 1809 (RS5) and later. Intel will begin distributing Windows Modern Drivers for its products beginning in November 2018.

It also fixes a issues from previous release, including performance for your favorite PC games.

How do these changes affect driver updates for Intel products?

As of  November 2018, any driver updates for Intel products on these operating systems will be the Windows Modern Drivers. After a driver has been updated to a Windows Modern Driver, it's possible to roll back to a legacy driver.

However, rolling back isn't recommended as it involves a complex process that could result in system instability. This system instability is especially pertinent to graphics drivers.

According to Microsoft, a Modern Windows Driver is a “single driver package that runs across multiple different device types, from embedded systems to tablets and desktop PCs.”

Intel began publishing its first Modern Windows Drivers on November 28.

The following chipsets are supported:

  • Intel UHD Graphics 620/630 (formerly codenamed Coffee Lake)
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 655 (formerly codenamed Coffee Lake)
  • Intel UHD Graphics 600/605 (formerly codenamed Gemini Lake)
  • Intel HD Graphics 620/630 (formerly codenamed Kaby Lake)
  • Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640/650 (formerly codenamed Kaby Lake)
  • Intel HD Graphics 610/615 (formerly codenamed Gemini Lake)
  • Intel HD Graphics 500/505 (formerly codenamed Apollo Lake)
  • Intel HD Graphics 510/515/520/530 (formerly codenamed Skylake)
  • Intel Iris Pro Graphics 580 (formerly codenamed Skylake)
  • Intel Iris Graphics 540 (formerly codenamed Skylake)


How do I load Intel® driver updates?

You can load most Intel® driver updates using the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant (IDSA), which will:
  • Detect your machine’s configuration.
  • Identify your current Intel® drivers.
  • Notify you of any drivers that need updating.
  • Give you the opportunity to update those drivers.
First you need to manually uninstall the modern driver from "Apps and Features' page in Windows 10. You can Download Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 10. 

Source: Intel

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