It is now possible to install Intel’s GPU drivers without OEM restrictions

Intel has updated its driver redistribution policy, allowing the user to installing generic drivers without waiting for customized OEM versions to appear on the vendor's web site.

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This means you can  now update your graphic driver even a newer version is not yet approved by the laptop vendor.

Unlocked drivers: We heard how much our users want the freedom to upgrade their systems to our regularly released generic graphics drivers and enable our latest game enhancements, feature updates, and fixes. As of this release, Intel Graphics DCH drivers are now unlocked to upgrade freely between Computer Manufacturer (OEM) drivers and the Intel generic graphics drivers on Download Center. Simply use the exe and enjoy the update on your 6th Generation Intel Processor platform or higher, and don’t worry about your OEM customizations–they remain intact with each upgrade and the OEMs can maintain customizations separately via Microsoft* Windows Update.

The latest DCH drivers for Windows 10 can be found HERE.

However, on the Downloads page the company has noted that Installing this Intel generic graphics driver will overwrite your Computer Manufacturer (OEM) customized driver. OEM drivers are handpicked, customized, and validated to resolve platform-specific issues, enable features and enhancements, and improve system stability.

Intel says that the generic driver’s intention is to temporarily test new features, game enhancements, or check if an issue is resolved. Once testing is complete Intel advises reinstalling the OEM driver until they validate it and release their own version.

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