Photoshop Crashes with a driver hardware error

ASUS H81T motherboard
Intel HD4600 onboard card
Win7 x64

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017 works fine with any VGA driver version but upgrading to Photoshop CC 2018 (there are endless required updates to the Adobe CC suite) Photoshop crashes with a ‘Driver or Display hardware error’ and prompts it will turn off using the Graphics Processor, this limits Photoshop’s functionality some of which are required for our Photography courses.

I have tried with the latest Intel driver – version (this installs but goes to a black screen which requires a hard power off, maybe this is a different issue….) but no change.

I don’t know what to do really, we can’t not upgrade Photoshop, the HD4600 graphics card is not ‘officially’ supported by Adobe anymore and we definitely can’t replace with 3rd party cards on 100+ computers whenever there is an upgrade.

Any ideas would be really useful. I have tested several different computers from fresh install. The computers are only a couple of years old.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the card is not supported, I do not know what else you can do. Possibly, turn Hardware Acceleration OFF and see if that allows Photoshop to run.
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Seems there is many issues with CC 2018

Someone has created a plugin to help fix the crashes.

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PeteAuthor Commented:
I ending up renaming a file called sniffer.exe in C:\Program Files\Adobe\Photoshop, apparently without this it just assumes the graphics card is OK and Photoshop runs...

It does indeed seem to work now without errors.
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Thanks ;)
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