Four Free 1080p Monitors Courtesy of Intel!

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I was lucky enough to win four brand new monitors in the latest round of Windows updates.

Windows 10 Display Settings

After much messing about I discovered that this was apparently due to a bug in the latest version of the Intel graphics driver for Windows 10 that was recently pushed out over Windows Update.

Previous versions of the driver are available at the Intel Download Centre, but at the time of writing downloads appear to be throttled to the point they will not complete and there do not appear to be any official mirrors.

Somewhat ironically, Windows Update came to the rescue. A searchable history of all updates is available at the Windows Update Catalog. I chose to roll back to version 20.19.15.4444 of the driver and installed it manually like so:

  • Unzip the .cab file containing the older display driver.
  • Open Device Manager, find the Intel 4600 under Display adapters and double click on it.
  • Select the Driver tab and click Update Driver…
  • Select Browse my computer for driver software.
  • Select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  • Click Have Disk…
  • In the Install From Disk dialog box click Browse…
  • Navigate to the folder where you unzipped the .cab file, select the igdlh64.inf file and click Open.
  • Click the OK button in the Install From Disk dialog box.
  • The driver should now be selected in the wizard. Click Next.

The phantom screens are now banished.

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