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Windows 7: Intel(R) Management Engine Interface

02 Mar 2009   #1

Windows 7
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface

Getting an error with this saying I need to install the driver for this, but I dont know which one to download for Win 7

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02 Mar 2009   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 & Win7 Pre x64 / Ubuntu 9.10 Beta

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thescreensavers View Post
Getting an error with this saying I need to install the driver for this, but I dont know which one to download for Win 7
try this link

Intel(R) Management Engine Interface software download - Windows - VersionTracker
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02 Mar 2009   #3

Windows 7

"This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software" Is there error I get
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23 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7

I had this problem with an unknown device "PCI Simple Communications Controller"
Vendor: 8086
Device: 1c3a told me it was an "Intel Management Engine Interface"

Installing the Intel Management Engine Interface drivers gave the following errror though:
"This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software", "setup will now exit"

I solved my original problem by downloading and installing the Intel inf update for the intel chipset (H67) on my asus mobo (P8H67):
"INF Update Utility - Primarily for Intel® 6, 5, 4, 3, 900 Series Chipsets"

After that, the "PCI Simple Communications Controller" popped-up as:
"Intel(R) 6 Series/C200 Series Management Engine Interface - 1C3a"

Guys.... this was a f...... difficult one. Maybe it was caused by my migration (without clean XP install, just a XP repair) from an AMD Phenom2 mobo to an Intel I3 mobo.

Greetings from Amsterdam.
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20 Mar 2013   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
Solve installing Intel Management Engine issue

Please check if you have microsoft dot net 4.5" installed in programs and features.
If yes, then try the following:
- Uninstall .net 4.5
- Install version 4.0

If you tried now to install Intel management engine, it will work out this time.
It's not logic at all, don't ask me how i knew it by trial and error.

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22 Mar 2013   #6


I am sure you received a drivers DVD media with your machine. The proper driver for IME should be in there.
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22 Mar 2013   #7

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Personally, I'd just disable and ignore it unless your PC is serviced or maintained in a work/office environment and controlled by an IT department. Intel Management Engine Interface and the PCI Simple Comm Controller allows your computer to be controlled and updated by a central maintenance location. And it can do this even when the PC is shut down. (But still plugged in with PSU on.) The feature is built into Intel chipsets along with firmware and software. There's some fairly large overhead for it even when it's not in use. I'm not sure why Intel chose to install this "feature" on all PC chipsets even if it's a private PC but it's there. To me, it's just another hole into my personal property and a security risk.

For the last few months, I've been trying to find a way to disable the PCISCC but apparently, no one else is too worried about it. It's part of the hardware and as such, can't be disabled except to remove the drivers and software. So that's what I did along with hiding the Windows update for it that kept showing up. It shows up in Device Manager with a warning sign but I just ignore it and feel safer with it that way.

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22 Mar 2013   #8

Windows 10 Pro X64

It can be for home use in some circumstances. I have an MSI motherboard, with it comes a utility called control center. You can use it with click bios to oc, monitor and etc. If op uses any such utilities through UEFI bios, he would need it.
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22 Mar 2013   #9

Windows 7 Pro-x64

I think you are mistaken. Show me where you got your info on this.

IME requires a password setup along with a paid key from Intel and the Simple Comm Controller doesn't even use the PC's BIOS. It has it's own built into the Intel chip set.
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22 Mar 2013   #10

Windows 10 Pro X64

I'm talking about Intel Management Engine Interface, which the op referred to. I don't see where op mentioned Simple Comm Controller. only you in your post. I'm not trying to confuse anyone, but Intel Management Engine Interface has use in home computers too, as it is part of Intels new chipsets.

Just read through all post, apologies, I was only referring to the original ops question. (2009), I should view the dates before I dive in.

But it's cool, we are texans we do this sometimes!!
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