Win10 drivers for Intel 915GM

  1.    3 Weeks Ago #1

    Win10 drivers for Intel 915GM


    I have a tablet PC that I would really like to use Win10 on -- but is has the INFAMOUS Intel 915GM chipset and, as many of you already know, that requires XPDM drivers -- which do not work under Win8 or Win10.

    So, since I haven't checked on this for quite a while, I'm asking the community here if anyone is aware of any recent work that has been done to craft Win10-working drivers for this chipset.
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       3 Weeks Ago #2

    Been there, done that. Nope. No WDDM drivers or any other trick for Intel 915GM graphics. Windows 10 will install the Microsoft Basic Display Adapter which has no hardware acceleration and any 3D graphics (even the screensavers) will be rather slow, making your system look slower than it is. I would stick with Windows 7 32-bit and Windows XP 32-bit drivers (XPDM) which won't install directly. You may have to extract the files in a folder using WinRAR or other archiver and then manually force-install the driver from Device Manager.
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  3. Posts : 312
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       3 Weeks Ago #3

    forget about it, Mark Phelps.

    Intel 915 series (GMA 900) graphics chipsets are soooooo weak and will never work on Win8 and Win10 since these OSes removed XPDM graphics support.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    erpster4 said: View Post
    forget about it, Mark Phelps.

    Intel 915 series (GMA 900) graphics chipsets are soooooo weak and will never work on Win8 and Win10 since these OSes removed XPDM graphics support.
    I KNOW they don't work - I already mentioned that in my post.
    I was just checking to see if anyone had heard anything recent about any work around that COULD work -- and, evidently, not -- as things do not seem to have changed.
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    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       2 Weeks Ago #5

    that's right, Mark. nothing has changed for about a decade on this as there were no modded/hacked WDDM drivers that will make the Intel GMA 900 series (aka 910/915) graphics work on newer versions of Windows greater than Win7. many have tried and failed miserably.

    My uncle's old Dell Latitude D410 laptop also uses the same Intel 915GM integrated chipset as the one in your tablet PC although his laptop is using WinXP Pro SP3 and has not been upgraded to either WinVista or Win7 due to inadequate amount of RAM (it originally had 512Mb of RAM but I put in 1Gb of RAM a few years ago) and a slow hard drive (a 40Gb HDD). I don't see him much as I really don't know if he's still using that old Dell laptop or if he traded it for a new one.

    read the following about the Intel 910/915 (GMA 900) here, here & here.
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       2 Weeks Ago #6

    Golden rule: If there are no WDDM graphics drivers (at least for Vista 32-bit), avoid installing Windows 8 or 10. The reason is that you are stuck with Microsoft Basic Display Adapter driver (software only, no acceleration) and the computer seems 5 times slower than it really is. For more details about installing Windows 10 to old hardware see this thread: Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware
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