i7-4790k Intel HD Graphics Driver Confusion

Just built a PC. Everything works fine.

Need to get the Intel HD Graphics driver. Processor is an i7-4790k.

According to http://ark.intel.com/products/80807/Intel-Core-i7-4790K-Processor-8M-Cache-up-to-4_40-GHz (and many forums) I need Intel HD 4600 Graphics.

Going to https://downloadcenter.intel.com/ and selecting Graphics Drivers > Desktop Graphics Drivers > 4th Generation... 4600, I get the following: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProdId=3720

Which seems to have 2 viable options for my 64-bit OS:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=24348&lang=eng&ProdId=3720
and
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=24596&lang=eng&ProdId=3720

Neither will install -- they say that my system doesn't meet the minimum conditions.

Anyone have any idea what's wrong?

I tried downloading the Intel Driver Updater tool as well, but that only seems to update EXISTING drivers, as opposed to searching for drivers still needed by the machine and obtaining them.
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  1. If you used Intel® Driver Update Utility already, you should have updated to the latest drivers already.
  2. Suztera said:
    If you used Intel® Driver Update Utility already, you should have updated to the latest drivers already.


    But I don't! Inside the Intel Driver Update Utility, it lists no drivers at all that I need to update or download, and when I check my Device Manager > Display Adapters, I have my Nvidia driver but NOT an Intel HD Graphics one. Further confirming this is the fact that, for example, Windows Aero does not work.

    I assume it's because the Intel Driver Update Utility might only be for keeping current drivers up to date. It doesn't seem to automatically install new drivers, though? Because when I had downloaded it, the ONLY Intel driver I had was for my ethernet (so I could access internet of course) and the program didn't suggest anything new.
  3. If you have an Nvidia gpu, then you don't need to update the Intel graphics drivers
  4. I have the same problem. Aero works fine... i think, but I get the same message when trying to install the onboard GPU. I already had to get a new chip from Intel when I first bought it cuz it was running at 1.3v stock, and Intel said fine cuz the diagnostic showed a no errors, but a warning in red. It still showed the warning with the new chip... but I didn't care at the time, their CS barely spoke english and it was a pain. Looks like I might hafta do it again - joy.

    @Suztera, I have a big discrete GPU that's great for gaming but is a waste of power(so money) and produces too much heat when just watching movies - that's why I want the choice, and if you paid for it anyway... why wouldn't we want the choice? What about if/when the GPU craps out? I need to send that back too, I'm just lazy and xfx are trying to stick me with a weaker card, the %*($#)s.
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