How to Open the Control Panel for Intel® Graphics

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01/15/2021

You can open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel in Windows 7*, Windows 8*/8.1*, and Windows® 10 by using the three different methods below. Though this option is still available, Intel recommends using the Intel® Graphics Command Center instead. To install the Intel® Graphics Command Center, refer to these instructions. For more information, see this FAQ.

Before continuing: Confirm that your system has the Intel® Graphics Control Panel installed. If it is not installed on your system, refer to these installation instructions. The Graphics Control Panel is no longer bundled with DCH driver packages. It must be downloaded and installed separately. This is in compliance with Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP) requirements.

Method 1: windows start menu method (Recommended)

From the Windows Start Menu, search for the Intel® Graphics Control Panel. Double-click the Intel® Graphics Control Panel icon. This is the recommended method to be used on the majority of systems.

Method 2: hot-key method

You can open the Intel® Graphics Control Panel with a hot-key combination. On your keyboard, simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+F12.

Note

Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) can disable certain hot-key functions.

Method 3: desktop mode method (for systems with legacy drivers only)

In desktop mode, right-click the Desktop. Then, select Intel® Graphics Settings. This method is only available for systems that have legacy drivers installed.

Intel Graphics Settings

Note

If the right-click context menu does not appear, your system has a Windows Declarative Componentized Hardware (DCH) Graphics driver installed. The Intel® Graphics Settings option is no longer available when using Windows* DCH Graphics drivers. Find more information.

If the methods above don't work, see the information below:

Refer to Intel® Graphics Control Panel fails to launch after installing it from the Microsoft® Store for troubleshooting information.

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