How to fix “The driver being installed is not validated for this computer”

Intel driver validation

Intel’s GPU drivers are shipped with every modern computer, but restrictions implemented by PC manufacturer block users from manually installing the newer versions of the driver.

Only video drivers that OEMs have distributed can be installed due to customization and optimization that manufacturers do to the systems.

If you have a PC with OEM drivers, you’ll see the following error message when you manually force the drivers:

  • The driver being installed is not validated for this computer. Please obtain the appropriate driver from the computer manufacturer.

Thankfully, there is a way to bypass the restrictions and manually install Intel GPU drivers.

Fix “The driver being installed is not validated for this computer” on Windows 10

To fix the driver validation error on Windows 10, follow these steps:

  1. Download the .zip version of the driver package from Intel.
  2. Right-click the zip file and extract it to a folder.
  3. Open File Explorer and click the “View” tab, and enable “File name extensions”.
  4. Open the Device Manager.
  5. In Device Manager, expand the “Display adapters” section.
  6. Right-click the “Intel(R) HD Graphics” device.
  7. Select “Properties”.
  8. Click the “Driver” tab and click the “Update Driver” option.
  9. In the next screen, click “Browse my computer for driver software”.
  10. Click “Let me pick from a list of available drivers on my computer”.
  11. Click the “Have Disk” option.
  12. In ‘Install From Disk‘ window, click the “Browse” button.
  13. Navigate to the folder where you extracted the driver in the second step.
  14. In that folder, double-click to open “Graphics” subfolder.
  15. Double-click the “64.inf” file.
  16. Click “OK”.
  17. Intel driver will be listed in the section of available drivers.
  18. Click the “Next” option.

Once you click the “Next” option, Windows 10 will start installing the driver and display will blink during the process. Windows will let know when it’s done and the screen will not blink more than 3 times.

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