8th gen Intel drivers on Windows 8

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  1. psi7

    psi7 MDL Novice

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    psi7 MDL Novice

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    #3 psi7, Nov 26, 2018
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    No, because I don't know where do these drivers come from? they're uploaded by somebody, not from official Intel site...
    I think my best bet is for some driver from Intel or Radeon to replace the generic Windows driver.
    Edit: this is probably not Radeon.
     
  3. the_soft45

    the_soft45 MDL Junior Member

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    TBF, you'll have a hard time trying to find Windows 7 drivers for Coffee Lake on Intel's website ;)
    It seems in the link @Arch_Sta provides they suggest that the Intel Display Driver version 22.20.16.4738 can be modded to work on Windows 7 and 8.1. If you don't trust their links just search for drivers with that version and modify the INF file yourself.
     
  4. psi7

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    Could you describe what must I do exactly, I searched Intel site for 22.20.16.4738 and found nothing, how exactly do I modify INF file, please? Where do I find generic Intel driver, also (if that driver can work)?

    I also tried installing these iGPU drivers:
    Code:
    mb_driver_vga_intel_23.20.16.4944_64
    mb_driver_vga_intel_100.6170
    mb_driver_vga_intel_100.6291
    win64_25.20.100.6373
    With no success.

    Getting iGPU working with a driver would be fine, I can also see other unwanted ways: upgrade to Windows 10, or getting 2nd GPU.
    Oh and, I'm running Coffee Lake on H370 chipset (Gigabyte).
     
  5. psi7

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    #7 psi7, Nov 26, 2018
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    I have Basic Microsoft Videoadapter in the Device Manager, for which I've pressed "update drivers", but Windows said that drivers for this adapter don't need to be updated.
    I changed line in the .inf file to my version to "6.1", or "6.2" for Windows 8 but this doesn't change anything. Looks like I need to trick Windows into thinking it needs to update the driver. Maybe I did this wrong way o_O

    Edit: This is no longer relevant since I installed Windows 10. Microsoft have cooperated with Intel and even with Gigabyte to stop support of the new CPUs for older Windows, it seems. Some important programs do not work - I don't know why exactly, but maybe because of OS. There's also an absense of drivers.
     
  6. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Senior Member

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    I guess 8th gen (coffee lake) Intel hardware really does require at least Win10 RS1 and is really incompatible with Win7 & 8.x
     
  7. psi7

    psi7 MDL Novice

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    That is right, somebody on technet said that LTSB Win 10 is not supported yet as well. No matter how slower or faster is Win10 however, new CPU processes everything with ease.