SE does not work properly with Intel HD 3000 graphics cards. With this graphics card you get something like this:
Jack this is sad news indeed, I see some complaining that Intel allows Open GL 3.3 to work with Linux and Mac on HD 3000 but not on Windows
The user below bought an external GT 730 for his laptop (I wonder if this would work for my friend) and said he's sending the bill to Intel lol.
What is the latest version of SE that could work for my friend if it needs to be Open GL 3.1 on Windows, Jack?https://communities.intel.com/thread/55288https://communities.intel.com/thread/98040
From intel I did not have a reply yet. It seems that the development team is not prepared to diversify their goals by supporting previous technologies. If this is their target they have lost me as a client.
Regards alternatives, yes you were right.
Bought the following as per your suggestion for GT 730.
PCI-E graphics card dock
Power supply AC/DC for the dock 6A 12V
Graphics Card: GT 730 from ASUS 2GB GDDR5 64 bit PCI-e 16X max power consumption 25Watt
Will have the graphics card tomorrow since it is ordered locally but the rest still waiting as they were ordered from China.
Total cost: 65 (dock) + 10 (power supply) + 90 (Asus GT 730)
Total intel bill 165. I will send them the bill if I have a rejection for openGL 3.3 support.