Latest VPC-Z1/330M Drivers for the BIOS Hack People

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  1. anytimer

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    Can someone please tell me WHICH Intel graphics driver I need to download? I have downloaded 3 so far from the Intel website, but they all say no qualifying hardware found.

    The patched NVIDIA driver won't install - says I have to install the INTEL driver first.

    Windows Update says the Microsoft Basic Adapter is the best.
     
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    I got the intel driver automaticly installed by windows update, Intel HD Graphics. I can't confirm this is the best up to date driver, the intel driver utility didn't find any updates.
     
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    Thanks. That worked. Windows Update gave me the required driver.

    Surprising that device manager -> update driver didn't find squat. Intel Driver Update utility also failed miserably.
     
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    Yay! :D I now have NVIDIA 341.44.
     
  5. anytimer

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    After the upgrade from Windows 8.1 update 1 to Windows 10 RTM 10240, the Fn keys for adjusting brightness are working on both SPEED and STAMINA modes. :newpalm: :vbthumbsup: (Not working in 8.1, working in 10240).

    Note: not tested on clean install as yet.
     
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    I can't make the 341.44 to work on the RTM 10240... Did you rehack the bios after upgrading ? Did you do anything special ?
     
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    Does Test Mode in the patcher actually work for Win 10? What about disabling driver signing?


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  8. anytimer

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    My Windows 8.1 was already in test mode, with all updates and with driver signing disabled. The upgrade to Windows 10 retained all of the above, and even improved certain things, like the Fn keys I have mentioned, and increasing my text and icon sizes to 125% (which I'll change back later). I didn't use the patcher at all under Windows 10; I used driver files that had been patched prior to the upgrade and were still sitting on my C drive.

    http://forum.notebookreview.com/threads/vpcz1-upgrade-to-windows-10-10240.779140/

    AFAIK, the BIOS is independent of the OS; no need to rehack the BIOS.
     
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    Thanks for the update, anytimer! Glad to hear that everything works! I'll try tomorrow and let you guys know how it goes.

    So in the end for the nvidia card you used the Windows 8.1 341.44 drivers?

    Yes, the BIOS is installed directly on the motherboard.
     
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    Yes. I didn't mess with the Windows 10 beta driver. I'm leaving that exercise to more proficient guys, like ComputerCowboy. I still have to do the clean install I promised, so I'll be busy with that.
     
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