How to Download and Install Intel GMA 4500 Modded Drivers for Windows 10
If you have an old laptop or PC with an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500 series chipset, you may be looking for a way to improve its graphics performance on Windows 10. Unfortunately, Intel does not support the GMA 4500 solutions on Windows 10, and the default Microsoft compatibility driver has limited support for OpenGL and other features. However, there is a way to download and install custom modded drivers that can enhance the graphics capabilities of your Intel GMA 4500 device.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Intel GMA 4500 modded drivers for Windows 10, using the work of a developer named nIGHmAYOR. These drivers are based on official Intel files, but they have been modified to enable more features and improve performance. They also include a new kernel code that was never used before in any Intel drivers, which can be activated through a batch file for extra performance boost.
Step 1: Download the Intel GMA 4500 modded drivers
The first step is to download the Intel GMA 4500 modded drivers from the link below. The file name is Intel GMA 4500 M / MHD Extreme Plus 2 (by nIGHTmAYOR).zip and it is about 200 MB in size. This is the latest version of the modded drivers as of April 2023, and it was tested on Windows 10 version 1809. If you have a newer version of Windows 10, it may or may not work, so proceed at your own risk.
Download Intel GMA 4500 modded drivers
Step 2: Extract the zip file and run the steps
After downloading the zip file, extract it to a folder on your desktop or any other location. You should see a folder named Intel GMA 4500 M / MHD Extreme Plus 2 (by nIGHTmAYOR) with several files and subfolders inside. To install the modded drivers, you need to run the steps according to their exact numbers, starting from step 1. Always use run as administrator to run a step.
Before you start, make sure you have system restore enabled before installation for safety. Also, it is recommended to have the latest motherboard BIOS installed. No there are no expected crashes or hassles but if any occur do note you may need to consult forums on fixing Windows corruption than rather thinking the driver is corrupted.
Starting step 1, the PC will restart so make sure you save all your work. A red dialogue should pop up to inform you that you are about to install an unsigned driver where you have to click install to that , it's what we are doing here anyways. Some anti-viruses have odd features called \"Containment\" or \"Run Virtual\" and sometimes these take control and setup the driver in a virtual machine like environment and not really install it (Example Comodo or Kaspersky) in all cases if you want to ease up your life just disable your anti-virus during setup , you can always scan the driver first just to make sure everything is clean and to note , this one shouldn't be hated by any anti-virus as it is constructed from all official files.
Step 3: Enable Intel Control Panel and tweak settings
When all steps are done, make sure to enable Intel Control Panel through right clicking desktop > Graphics Property or alternative translation. Enabling tray icon is accessible through : right clicking desktop > Graphics Options or alternative translation. If you can't find Graphics Properties / Options do re-install the driver.
It is better to make sure Intel Control Panel is set to the following :
3D > Custom Settings > Checked
3D > Texture Quality > Performance
3D > Anisotropic Filtering > Application Settings 29c81ba772