How to Open the Control Panel for Intel® Graphics


Install & Setup




For 6th Generation Intel® processors or newer: The Graphics Control Panel is no longer available in the Microsoft Store. We recommend installing the Intel® Graphics Command Center instead.

For 5th Generation Intel® processors or older: The Graphics Control Panel is automatically installed with the graphics driver.

Troubleshooting: If the methods below don't work, see Intel® Graphics Control Panel fails to launch after installing it from the Microsoft® Store.

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Method 1: Windows Search Box (Recommended)

In the Windows search box, search for Intel. The Intel Graphics Control Panel will appear as a search result. Click the Intel Graphics Control Panel search result to launch the application. This is the recommended method to be used on the majority of systems.

Note The application may appear further down the search results if there are other Intel applications installed on the system.

Intel Graphics Control Panel

Method 2: Hotkey Combination

On your keyboard, simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+F12.


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

Method 3: Desktop Mode (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 with legacy drivers installed.

Note Graphics drivers labeled as 15.45.xx.xxxx, 15.40.xx.xxxx, 15.36.xx.xxxx, and 15.33.xx.xxxx are legacy drivers. To identify your graphics driver version, see What's My Intel® Graphics Driver Version?

Intel Graphics Settings


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