Latest V7 Update turned viewports black - unusable

So I often use an old surface pro computer, rather than firing up my more capable machine to work in Rhino. The latest V7 update seems to have turned my viewports to black, regardless of display mode, regardless of geometry in scene. I’ve uninstalled (including registry keys) and reinstalled the latest version with no effect.

Has the latest update precluded V7 from running on this computer? Or is there something I can do to fix this?

blackviewports

System info:

Rhino 7 SR4 2021-3-8 (Rhino 7, 7.4.21067.13001, Git hash:master @ ed629035202f07e8b84a3ee211479ca20bb81b73)
License type: Commercial, build 2021-03-08
License details: Cloud Zoo

Windows 10.0.19042 SR0.0 or greater (Physical RAM: 7.9Gb)

Computer platform: LAPTOP - Plugged in [65% battery remaining]

Standard graphics configuration.
Primary display and OpenGL: Intel® HD Graphics Family (Intel) Memory: 1GB, Driver date: 12-16-2016 (M-D-Y). OpenGL Ver: 4.3.0 - Build 20.19.15.4568
> Integrated graphics device with 3 adapter port(s)
- Windows Main Display is laptop’s integrated screen or built-in port

OpenGL Settings
Safe mode: Off
Use accelerated hardware modes: On
Redraw scene when viewports are exposed: On

Anti-alias mode: 4x
Mip Map Filtering: Linear
Anisotropic Filtering Mode: High

Vendor Name: Intel
Render version: 4.3
Shading Language: 4.30 - Build 20.19.15.4568
Driver Date: 12-16-2016
Driver Version: 20.19.15.4568
Maximum Texture size: 16384 x 16384
Z-Buffer depth: 24 bits
Maximum Viewport size: 16384 x 16384
Total Video Memory: 1 GB

Rhino plugins that do not ship with Rhino
C:\Users\BMID\OneDrive\software\Rhino_Grasshopper\BoltGen\BoltGen.rhp “BoltGen” 0.0.0.0
C:\Users\BMID\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\ColorPicker\6.0.0\ColorPicker.rhp “ColorPicker”
C:\Users\BMID\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\PanelingToolsScripts\0.2.2\PanelingToolsScripts.rhp “PanelingToolsScripts” 0.2.7432.20919

Rhino plugins that ship with Rhino
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Commands.rhp “Commands” 7.4.21067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk.rhp “Renderer Development Kit”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRenderCycles.rhp “Rhino Render” 7.4.21067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoRender.rhp “Legacy Rhino Render”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_etoui.rhp “RDK_EtoUI” 7.4.21067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\rdk_ui.rhp “Renderer Development Kit UI”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\NamedSnapshots.rhp “Snapshots”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\RhinoCycles.rhp “RhinoCycles” 7.4.21067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Toolbars\Toolbars.rhp “Toolbars” 7.4.21067.13001
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\3dxrhino.rhp “3Dconnexion 3D Mouse”
C:\Program Files\Rhino 7\Plug-ins\Displacement.rhp “Displacement”
C:\Users\BMID\AppData\Roaming\McNeel\Rhinoceros\packages\7.0\PanelingTools\2020.12.9.865\PanelingTools.rhp “PanelingTools”

Hi,

My first goto would be to update the display driver ( it’s from 2016 !)

Do report back with your findings!
-Willem

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Well that’s embarassing:) It works fine now.

I thought I’d updated it without looking very deep. Thanks Willem!

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