Installing Intel UWD/DCH GPU drivers and Command Center UI on Surface and other OEM laptops

13 thoughts on “Installing Intel UWD/DCH GPU drivers and Command Center UI on Surface and other OEM laptops

  1. Note that CRU (the custom resolutions utility, recommended on various sites for use with Surface devices) will not work with these newer UWD/DCH drivers. For most users that probably won’t be an issue as you can enter custom resolutions in the control panel, however some resolutions (such as 900×600, useful for people gaming on the Surface Go) can only be entered with CRU, so you will lose the ability to use those.

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  2. Hello, I have done whaterver you said. However, I cannot open Intel Graphics Control Panel (I launch it in Start Menu and it won’t start). What should I do?

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    • Hi try uninstalling all the Intel drivers via add/remove programs and start from scratch. You may want to look in the event viewer tool to see the crashing code and then follow-up with Intel on their support forum if the issue persists. Or try using one of their older drivers.

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  3. Hello, I have done whaterver you said. However, I cannot open Intel Graphics Control Panel (I launch it in Start Menu and it won’t start). What should I do?

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  4. Looks like you are still just better off using an older driver (24.20.100.6293) and CRU on the surface book. That way you can set a true 1500×1000 @59hz which the intel app won’t allow. I still don’t understand why they added the resolution in some drivers and removed it afterwards performance is excellent.

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  5. Better Deinstallation method of old driver:
    Go to Device manager and uninstall graphics adapter (+ check the box to remove driver software!)
    Restart device (otherwise trying to install the latest v7323 driver will fail with error message)

    How to prevent Windows Update to replace the just installed driver with an older one pushed by Microsoft?
    There are basically 3 ways
    1 -> Disable automatic driver updates in system properties device installation settings (works, but not recommend)
    2 -> Wait till windows Update installs the older driver again and go to device manager -> properties of graphics adapter and rollback to previous driver. That way the older driver gets automatically excluded from further installation attemps as officially stated by microsoft:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3073930/how-to-temporarily-prevent-a-driver-update-from-reinstalling-in-window
    3 -> using the wushowhide tool but it is more complicated to work successfully and I’m too lazy to elaborate right now. Method 2 yields the same result (excluding the old driver update)

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