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nVidia GeForce and onboard Intel graphics - a problem

I have an Asus P8Z77-VLX2 motherboard with onboard Intel 4000. Recently I added Asus GTX750TI-OC-2GD5 graphics card. The OS is Windows 7 64 Proff. In Device Manager I have both graphics cards switched ON (I cannot switch Intel off. Why? Read on...).
When the system starts, the initial screens are displayed by the Intel 4000. Since the Windows logon (sign in) screen - the nVidia takes control.
So basically if I have only nVidia connected to my monitor - the initial screens are not shown on my monitor. If I connect both Intel and nVidia to my monitor - only the initial Windows screens are shown (like disk testing (if scheduled), initial animation etc).

The question: how to make the initial Windows screens displayed via my nVidia? If I switch Intel off in the Device Manager - nothing is displayed on my monitor.
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  1. Try upgrading your BIOS to the latest version. It may be a BIOS GPU switching problem.
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    You should be able to disable the Intel GPU in the BIOS, as you no longer need it. On my MSI mobo, the IGPU is automatically disabled when you install a dedicated gfx card.

    Check your Intel video settings in the BIOS. It sounds like it is currently set to select the IGPU.

    Yogi
  3. Hi. Thanks for your answers. I missed the option for disabling onboard graphincs in my BIOS... me, a veteran... maybe it was rush, maybe because it was hidden inside "System Agent configuration" menu item which misled me. Anyway it is OK now.
  4. Glad to see that you got it fixed.

    Thanks for letting us know.

    Yogi
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