JavaFx system requirements: Intel GMA 4500MHD: driver update problem

Yennick Trevels yennick.trevels at
Wed Jan 30 10:59:52 PST 2013


I'm having a problem getting JavaFx to work on my laptop because of the
currently installed display driver.
I'm always getting the following error when I try to run my JavaFx

    Device "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family" (\\.\DISPLAY1)
initialization failed :
    WARNING: bad driver version detected, device disabled. Please update
your driver to at least version

Now, this message is very clear on what I need to do, but I can't update my
drivers to that version even though my graphics card should be supported
according to the official system requirements of JavaFx (

My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-BZ13XN with a Mobile Intel® Graphics Media
Accelerator 4500MHD graphics card (which is in the supported list). I
updated my drivers with the VAIO Update program, but it's only upgrading to
driver version
I tried downloading the updated driver directly from the Intel site, but it
refuses to execute the installation because it detects that I'm on a Sony

Is there a solution for this? If not, then maybe the system requirements
page should indicate the driver version instead of the graphics card model.
Also, my laptop isn't new, but not really old (5+years) either, it's only
about 3 years old. So this could become a problem to deploy JavaFx
applications in an enterprise environment where pc's/laptops aren't
upgraded every few years.


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