Monday, January 23, 2012

Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME Windows 7 Driver

Laptop Problem

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Requirement : 
1) Administrator Account User
2) Driver - See Download Link given below
3) Have Winrar or Winzip to extract downloaded driver.

Note : This guide is compiled by Lexxion, Full edit by Black-x, Revised and re-edit by ME.

This guide will be divide into several part to simplify the content to make sure that it straight to the point to avoid misconception and confusion. Enjoy!

Part 1 : Download + Extract Required Driver

1) Download : 
Intel(R) Graphics Controller (Windows)
Download - Mediafire Links
Download - Alternatives Links

2) To make our life easier, create a Folder at your Desktop and name it INTEL GRAPHIC
    Right Click on Desktop > New > Folder
    2.1) Copy and Paste the driver that you've downloaded earlier into this Folder that you've created.
    2.2) Now, Right Click on the files that you paste in the Folder > Extract Here.
    2.3) Remember where you put the Extracted driver files(Remember the directory).

Part 2 : Uninstall Current Driver (Skip this if you never
              installed any VGA driver)
1) Open Device Manager. (Windows Button + R and type "devmgmt.msc" and press Enter.
2) If you already installed a driver before and the installation failed, you should see Yellow "!" on the  VGA
    Driver name. 
3) You need to uninstall this failed driver. Right Click on it > Uninstall.
4) Restart PC / Laptop.
Part 3 : EDIT c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys
1) Run CMD (Windows Button + R then type "cmd" and press enter). You can do this if you are
    using administrator account. If you're not sure, Click Start(Windows Button on Taskbar) > type "cmd" 
    on the search bar. Command Prompt should list up on your Start Menu. Right Click on CMD
    and choose "Run as Administrator".

Refer picture below
2. Type command below in the command prompt windows :
    Note : <space> on the command line below means you press Space key on your keyboard 1 time. :)

3. Press Enter after your type the command at Step 2. Should be success...

4. Then type this line without the<space>:

Please be reminded : xXx must be replace with your Computer Name.
Press Windows Button > you can see your computer name below the profile picture for your account.

5) After you type the command in Step 4(Already replace xXx with your Computer Name), press enter then it will ask you to press "y" to confirm. 

Part 4 : EDIT c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys
1) Open c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys right click and select open or open with.

2) Choose second option on the radio button "select program from a list of installed programs "

3. Select Notepad

4. Just add any character to the beginning of the text. Let's say we will add character x . So the text should
    start with xMZ and the rest of stuff. Save the file. This edit will render that file unusable.
Example :  
Before :

After :

Part 5 : Uninstall Current Driver
1) Open Device Manager (Windows Button + R then type "devmgmt.msc"

2) In Device Manager uninstall Standard VGA Adapter.

3) It will prompt you to restart - Restart.

4) After restart you will see a message saying that certain devices did NOT installed 
     successfully(Don't Worry).
5) Go to Device Manager and you should see the exclamation point next to "Video Controller" and "Video
    Controller (vga compatible)". Right-click on "video controller (vga compatible)" and SELECT update

6) Choose "Browse my computer for the Driver Software" .

7. Then select browse:

 8. This is the steps where you need to find your extracted file back in Part 1 which is why I asked you to
     remember the path.

9) Wait for the driver to be installed. It might hang for a little (It will say that window is "not responding"). Do
    not worry as this is still installing the driver. It will prompt you to restart so do it. (If it does not prompt click
    anywhere and wait for message). After restart it will finish installing the driver.

10) Open c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys in any text editor. Remove the first character you put
      there which was x. Save the file. it should look like this before saving it (MZ - ignore other character)

Your file will be usuable again :). You can stop here if you want, but if you want to restore the permissions for the file to original state:

Right-click on any other file in the c:\windows\system32\drivers. Choose "Properties". Go to "Security" tab. Now compare that security tab with the security tab of c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys. Just make sure the security tabs of those two files look the same (all tabs and advanced options). In order to add "TrustedInstaller" it is not the same as regular usernames because it is a service.
You will need to type "NT SERVICE\TrustedInstaller" (without quotes) when adding it to own the file and to have all permissions. Once you done editing you can delete your account from c:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys, because it was not there from the beginning. We took control over and the previous commands added it by default. 

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Credits : 
Lexxion for the compilation of this guide
Black-x for full edit


  1. Works! Thank you very much, you made my day.


    1. @Tomas, I'm glad it works!!! Have a nice day man... :)

  2. I lost you at the very end (2 last paragraphs) but the job had been done by then. Great effort and wonderful job! Thanks a million.

    The target PC is a Presario 2200 (Model 2210US) and I was just about to give up and return it to XP. (BTW, I used a Gateway offering for my download: Good show, thanks again.


  3. It does not work on my Sony Vaio VGN-T2XP/S :( :( :(

  4. yes yes, thank you..... can i use this "xMZ" editing for all old drivers for windows 7 ? and must be driver for win2000 or is not inportant ?

    (sorry for bad english)

  5. Great - Works - THX :)

  6. it works! awesome!! Salamat po

  7. It did work...
    Got an error when editing the vgapnp.sys file. Was little confused.

    Just to clarify ... in step 4

    4. Then type this line without the:
    Please be reminded : xXx must be replace with your Computer Name.

    It is no Computer Name.. is Username.

    Thank you.. Helpful.

  8. after this command caclsc:\windows\system32\drivers\vgapnp.sys/GxXx:F it give me access is denied.
    Pls help

  9. Great tutorial I fixed my old laptop Hitachi Flora 270W and everything is done.

  10. You are the best.It works perfect!

  11. Thank its Work !!!




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