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OpenGL fix for Intel HD Graphics 3000 on Windows 10

Fix for Open GL on Intel HD Graphics 3000 - Windows 10

The drivers for Intel HD Graphics 3000 in Windows 10 does not expose all Open GL capabilities of the GPU. So software relying on Open GL features not present in Open GL 1.1 will not work. Using older versions of Windows or Linux might work since the chip have more features than the driver exposes.

The fix is to add a compatibility shim using the Windows ADK software.

1. Download and install Windows ADK


Make sure to download the version that fits your Windows version, so if you have Windows 10 1803 choose the 1803 version and so on.

We only need the Application Compatibility Tools module, so choose this in the installer:


2. Use the Compatibility Administrator to create the fix

Make sure to start the relevant 32 or 64 bit version of the program, based on which type of software you want to create the compatibility fix for. So if the software you want to fix is 64 bit, use the 64 bit version of the tool.

Right click the New Database menu entry, and choose Create New -> Application Fix...


Give the fix a name, and browse for the executable file you want to add the fix for. In this example I am adding the fix for Python 3 64 bit programs, so I locate python.exe in C:\Program Files\Python37.


Then click Next. We do not choose anything on this Compatibility Modes page, so just click Next again.


On the Compatibility Fixes page, scroll down and check the Win81RTMVersionLie option. Then click the Parameters button.


In the Parameters dialog box, Module name: field, type: ig4icd64.dll then click Add and then OK.


Click Next to the Matching Information page. Here, deselect all except the company name and product name options, then click Finish.


We have now created the fix needed, next is to save and install it.


Click the Save icon, and choose a name for the database. You will also need to choose a place to save the file and give the file a name, I just saved to the Documents folder.


When the database is saved, you can right click the database you just saved, and choose Install.

That should be it!

Credits to user nonkonform1st on YouTube and this video:

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Many thanks. I could not use my 3D plugin for Adobe Illustrator 2022 with Intel HD Graphics 3000. Now it works.


Thank you so much for this!!! I had to temporarily use an old laptop with an HD3000. I was able to install and run Ultimaker Cura 5.2.1 (3D printer slicing software).

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ich bekomme es einfach nicht hin. X220 und möchte noch ein paar Tage Cura 5.x nutzen.
Ich habe die Version oben versucht und die .sdb version erzeugt und installiert aber auch die Unofficiellen HD3000 Treiber...
die Softare meldet immer das ich OpenGL 2.0 oder höher benötige.
Kann jemand helfen?

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Cris-- commented Nov 27, 2022

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martin43D commented Nov 27, 2022

Hallo, ich habe mein Fehler gefunden. Ich hab die falsche exe Datei genommen.

Den Treiber habe ich versucht ohne erfolg.

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Paul-bee78 commented Dec 13, 2022

Thanks to Rb-dahlb...

Anyone who is struggling with this.. watch the YouTube video below from start to finish..

Credits to user nonkonform1st on YouTube and this video:

IMPORTANT NOTE this might seem like a silly one, but make sure you close down the Software you are trying to fix.......
I had (in my case KiCad software) open in the background, and when I ran the fix, it did not acknowledge it.

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  1. I closed down the application (KiCad)
    But if like myself, you might not have closed down the Compatibility Administrator application as yet, then you can skip straight to step ...

  2. Go back into the relevant Compatibility Administrator application 32/64bit,

  3. Click Open, to open the Database search,

  4. Select the file that you just saved to your computer a few moments ago (.sdb file)

Once you see the sdb file - right click and select "Install" again

Click 'OK'

Now it is time to reopen the Software that you are trying to apply the Fix to

Fingers crossed that should have solved the problem, which other people might be getting.

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