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Windows 7: Latest Intel Chipset Device Software

04 Nov 2009   #111
Codify

Win7 Pro; Linux Mint 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post

Why the hell would intel update a chipset if all it did was make Device Manager show correctly?
That's exactly all it does. Read:

Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility - What is the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility?


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04 Nov 2009   #112
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Codify View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zidane24 View Post

Why the hell would intel update a chipset if all it did was make Device Manager show correctly?
That's exactly all it does. Read:

Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility - What is the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility?
Geez!

Why do you then have to click "drivers" when you search on the site
and it pop's out INF UPDATE UTILITY?

Latest Intel Chipset Device Software-inteldrv.jpg


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04 Nov 2009   #113
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

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04 Nov 2009   #114
sethm1

Windows 7
 
 

On the page - Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility - Do I need the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility?
it reads:
"Did you just install the operating system?
If the answer is yes, you can install the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility to ensure that all the chipset components are recognized by the operating system."

Yet, doing so seem to do more harm then good. Since I had just did a clean install of Win 7, it would seem to me that installing the Utility was necessary.
As far as I can tell my Device Mgr page is working as it should.

Oh since I am not an advanced user, instead of installing that Utility, I am told to download - INFINST_AUTOL.EXE
Yet, no link to this file is given. I don't understand that.
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04 Nov 2009   #115
sethm1

Windows 7
 
 

I am going to try the
Intel Driver Update Utility (which automatically identify and find drivers)

Found it here:
Intel® Driver Update Utility
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04 Nov 2009   #116
jpzsports

Windows 7
 
 

I'm still confused whether or not there is a purpose in installing theINF Update Utility.

Look at this:

INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets

Quote:
Intel® Chipset Device Software is the new name for the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility; this name will be seen when running the installation package.

The Intel® Chipset Device Software installs the Windows* INF files. An INF is a text file that provides the operating system with information about a piece of hardware on the system. In the case of the current Intel Chipset Device Software, that information is primarily the product name for the piece of hardware. This allows the operating system to show the correct name for that piece of hardware in Device Manager.

**Important**
The Intel Chipset Device Software does not install drivers for AGP or USB. DO NOT DOWNLOAD THIS UTILITY IF YOUR DEVICE MANUFACTURER IS RECOMMENDING IT TO CORRECT AN "AGP DRIVER," "AGP GART," OR "USB DRIVER" ISSUE; IT WILL NOT CORRECT YOUR ISSUE.
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05 Nov 2009   #117
cabbage

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cabbage View Post
This what I find under: storage controllers

Attachment 32640


Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Regards
I did a fresh install of the windows7 x64 ultimate.
Following that installed the IMSM and now the detais are as follows:


Attached Images
Latest Intel Chipset Device Software-capture-3.png 
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05 Nov 2009   #118
ratePV

Windows 7 SP1 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sethm1 View Post
On the page - Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility - Do I need the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility?
it reads:
"Did you just install the operating system?
If the answer is yes, you can install the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility to ensure that all the chipset components are recognized by the operating system."

Yet, doing so seem to do more harm then good. Since I had just did a clean install of Win 7, it would seem to me that installing the Utility was necessary.
As far as I can tell my Device Mgr page is working as it should.

Oh since I am not an advanced user, instead of installing that Utility, I am told to download - INFINST_AUTOL.EXE
Yet, no link to this file is given. I don't understand that.
Fine!

Install whatever you like!

I just know that driver's ARE MEANT FOR RECOGNIZING DEVICES!

I know what i'm doing and this post is too small to explain.

So people you should install(or not) as they want(loosing many functions of your mobo) as read here from Intel's readme:

Quote:
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software installs Windows*
INF files to the target system. These files outline to
the operating system how to configure the Intel(R) chipset
components in order to ensure that the following features
function properly:

- Core PCI and ISAPNP Services
- PCIe Support
- IDE/ATA33/ATA66/ATA100 Storage Support
- SATA Storage Support
- USB Support
- Identification of Intel(R) Chipset Components in
the Device Manager
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05 Nov 2009   #119
Zidane24

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 - Mac OS X 10.6.4 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ratePV View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sethm1 View Post
On the page - Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility - Do I need the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility?
it reads:
"Did you just install the operating system?
If the answer is yes, you can install the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility to ensure that all the chipset components are recognized by the operating system."

Yet, doing so seem to do more harm then good. Since I had just did a clean install of Win 7, it would seem to me that installing the Utility was necessary.
As far as I can tell my Device Mgr page is working as it should.

Oh since I am not an advanced user, instead of installing that Utility, I am told to download - INFINST_AUTOL.EXE
Yet, no link to this file is given. I don't understand that.
Fine!

Install whatever you like!

I just know that driver's ARE MEANT FOR RECOGNIZING DEVICES!

I know what i'm doing and this post is too small to explain.

So people you should install(or not) as they want(loosing many functions of your mobo) as read here from Intel's readme:

Quote:
The Intel(R) Chipset Device Software installs Windows*
INF files to the target system. These files outline to
the operating system how to configure the Intel(R) chipset
components in order to ensure that the following features
function properly:

- Core PCI and ISAPNP Services
- PCIe Support
- IDE/ATA33/ATA66/ATA100 Storage Support
- SATA Storage Support
- USB Support
- Identification of Intel(R) Chipset Components in
the Device Manager
Rate...it is a waste of our time trying to convince them they need it...

Funny how a new member shows up and makes a statement that they don't need it and everyone instantly declares they don't while we (who have distinguished ourselves as knowledgeable, helpful, and truthful) say they do AND CAN PROVE THAT THEY DO are met with resistance and scrutiny...

Its their machine...if it doesn't work as expected than I don't care and don't wine to us about it
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06 Nov 2009   #120
toughbook

 
 

Why in the heck don't you guys just install it! If you have a problem afterwards simply do a system restore back to the moment b4 you installed. It will automatically creat a restore point.
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