Confused and ticked off said:
I've come across a problem. Skyrim requires a video card with 512mb of ram, a vertex and pixel shader version of 3, and directX 9. My video card has 1.7Gb of ram, a vertex and pixel shader version of 4, and directX 11. However, I have Intel Hd graphics, which "doesn't work", apparently. Can someone explain to me exactly how this is supposed to make sense?
That's because integrated graphics are crap for gaming. Its not like buying an Xbox that will play all the gaming that come out for it. Just because you have new brand name PC doesn't mean it can play PC games. You are going to need to buy a discrete GPU to play Skyrim. Just live by the rule that integrated graphics will NOT allow to play most of the cool PC games.