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Igfxtray.exe: what is it and should you disable it?

How do I fix Igfxtray exe error?

What is Igfxtray?

what is igfxtray

Igfxtray module is a component of Intel Common User Interface, and it’s developed by Intel. The file is a part of Graphics Media Accelerator Driver.

Igfxtray.exe will display the Intel icon in the system tray that you can use to quickly access the Intel Graphics configuration.

Igfxtray has stopped working

igfxtray has stopped working

If you’re getting a message saying that Igfxtray has stopped working, you might want to try uninstalling and updating your Intel Graphics drivers. This can be a tedious process, but you can speed it up with DriverFix.

The software will scan your system and give you a list of all outdated drivers. Now you just need to select the drivers that you want to update, and they will be downloaded automatically.

The software has over 18 million drivers available, so it should be able to update any driver without issues. With its simplicity, DriverFix is the best choice for your driver-related issues, so be sure to try it out.

Other great features:

  • Fast scanning
  • Download manager for drivers
  • Driver backup
  • Database of 18 million driver files
  • Scheduled updates and scans


To update your drivers quickly and fix problems with Igfxtray, be sure to use DriverFix.

Is Igfxtray necessary at startup?

igfxtray startup

No, Igfxtray.exe isn’t necessary to run at startup. The software allows you to quickly access the Intel Graphics configuration utility, and unless you need to frequently change your settings, there’s no need for Igfxtray to run at startup.

Should I disable Igfxtray?

If you’re low on memory or if your system is slow to start, you can then disable Igfxtray. This isn’t essential software, and it basically works as a shortcut for Intel Graphics configuration software.

To disable this software, do the following:

  1. Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Go to the Startup tab and locate Igfxtray. Right-click it and choose Disable.
    igfxtray disable startup

After doing this, the Igfxtray won’t start with your PC anymore.

This post was written by Milan Stanojevic and was first posted to WindowsReport

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