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Windows 7: Intel RST version?

10 Feb 2013   #1

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Intel RST version?

Not sure about this. I have Windows 7 64-bit systems and they all have SSD's, no RAID. So I was updating a firmware on one and then got to reading. Well, I was reading on the installation of Intel RST and most of the time I read "make sure if you have a 64-bit system to install the 64-bit drivers".

I usually install the Intel RST program which does not state 32-bit or 64-bit version, I am just assuming it will do the right thing.

So got to looking at my driver in the Device Manager and there it says that the drivers are located in the system32/driver folder.

Does that mean my system is using the 32-bit drivers?

Is it that important to use the 64-bit drivers? If so, should I then download the "floppy" version, extract to a folder and then manually update the driver?

Just wanting to make sure I got the set up correct.

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10 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 10 64 bit

I would just go to Intel, let it scan your PC and it will then display any applicable drivers or updates.

I have one PC with a gigabyte motherboard (an i7 3770 CPU) and another with an ASRock motherboard and an i5 CPU. I do this with both systems, for the Intel drivers.

This what I have on my Gigabyte motherboard system

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11 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64

Just because the drivers are stored in the System32 folder does not mean they are 32 bit drivers.

The 64 bit Windows would not allow the installation of 32 bit drivers and they would not work if it did.
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