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Windows 7: Strange update.

14 Dec 2016   #11
Hugo smalls

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

Is this something for the Skylake's?

I only noticed this after installing a new i7 6700.

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16 Dec 2016   #12

win 7 64 bit

After installing this update, I am no longer able to downclock my CPU by reducing its multipliers. Both Intel XTU and my BIOS refuse to reduce the multipliers below 34x for one core, when previously I had it running at 28x.

Intel said they had no idea what this update was because it was released by Microsoft, not them. The microsoft rep that i spoke to claimed she could not find the update even when provided with the full name.

Do you have any idea how I can uninstall this update? It is not listed in the list of installed updates or programs.
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16 Dec 2016   #13

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I installed the update and I didn't notice any changes. I don't have Intel XTU installed.
I did come across a new BIOS version that will let me install the 6950X (10 core CPU). But that BIOS was installed some time ago.
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17 Dec 2016   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

I find this odd because my workstation computer which received the update is a Gigabyte F2A55M-HD2, which is based on AMD A55 with an A8-7600 Radeon R7 APU. I wouldn't swear to this, but I'm fairly sure there are NO Intel chips on this mobo, graphics related or otherwise. Our backup server which is also Gigabyte/AMD received the update as well.
Confusing to say the least. The link to Born's Tech and Windows World provided earlier in this thread seems dead on when he surmises that MS goofed on this one. I still can't find any more info about this though and I'm curious as to why these two AMD machines would get an Intel update from MS.
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20 Dec 2016   #15

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bits

Another update of intel system has just appeared but now from August.

INTEL - System - 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM -

Tamaño de la descarga: 67 KB

Puede que tenga que reiniciar el equipo para que esta actualización surta efecto.

Tipo de actualización: Opcional

INTEL System driver update released in August 2016
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20 Dec 2016   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I also received that Intel Update notification from Microsoft this morning. I hid it as I could not find any info about it at all.

My computer has been working perfectly & I don't want to add any drivers that I am not absolutely sure about.
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20 Dec 2016   #17

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64

I also now have this and have the latest update for my chipset already and do not even have XTU installed. Glad I looked it up before hosing something on my OC. Going to just ignore it.
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23 Dec 2016   #18

Windows 7 Profesional 64 Bits

Another system update, but now in March. And without information by any side, either from Intel or Microsoft.

Intel - System - 3/13/2016 12:00:00 AM -

Download Size: 3.0 MB

You may have to restart the computer for this update to take effect.

Update Type: Optional

Intel System driver update released in March 2016
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23 Dec 2016   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1

I also got that update this morning & again I hid it & did not install it.

I wonder why we are getting all these Intel updates from MS that are months & months old.
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23 Dec 2016   #20
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

I keep getting the Intel update in Windows 7 updates and I keep hiding it.
I don't want anything messing with my cpu.

It's date as such.

Intel - System - 3/13/2016 12:00:00 AM -

I'm not sure what it is intended to fix with my Intel CPU because I'm not having any problems.

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