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Hi all.
This is primarily for the geeks out there but for those that update their stuff you will have been used to the activex control for intel made by system requirements lab.
Have you struggled through activex installs, running internet explorer in admin mode just to use it?
Had trouble with non detected or wrongly detected devices?
Well this is for you, its the brand new brouser indipendant intel driver update 2.0.
Sporting such features as zipping all your drivers into 1 big file and downloading.
You can choose old or new drivers.
you can even schedual automatic downloads.
You can detect and go its all at your fingertips.
Go and get it today.
Well almost.
The little add aside here is what to expect.
1. google intel driver update
Open intel driver update.
2. click the link to download driver update.
3. run the driver update installer and follow through the standard licence install and then launch.

This is where it gets tricky.
Access wize a lot of the view info is missing, the program displays inside a semi web graphic window.
Firstly settings.
Don’t bother, there is a combo box which surprise is inaccessible and 5 unlabled radio buttons which are no use to you.
Next is a view latest drivers button.
Now unless chrome was not configured or my feed settings in ie were wrong I got an error about a feed which is not complete and a lot of junk came out.
3. driver finding.
There are 3 buttons to do this.
1, find drivers.
This does nothing at least in nvda.
2. manually find drivers.
Clicking this or any manual will get you to the download centre eventually.
there is a go online button to click which will go to the centre to once that button is clicked.
You will want to find the button which has a list box round it and says recommended auto detect drivers.
hitting it, you assumedly get a progress bar but guess what its inaccessible.
wait and wait for about 5 minutes, tab round eventually you will get a page which says latest or older.
You can download old versions of drivers or latest drivers ofcause latest is recommended.
There is a select button for another product which just dumps you at the home screen again.
There is a select all button which is what you want.
There are blank space, graphics and pains all over the place which are unreadable.
I assume this is to select individual components but I am to lazy to fire up supernova.
hen again, nvda sometimes detects stuff supernova can’t.
Eventually you will get several checkboxes which are checked which is good because you don’t know what they are anyway.
There is a download button and a unlabelled brouse button however unless you are an xp user or a user that has a custom download location then it goes in a folder in your downloads of your user account.
Next hit download.
There will be a progress bar.
once its done go to your downloads folder as you normally would.
in there is a folder called intel components.
In there is something like win7_8_vista 1519237834948234.zip or something.
his is the driver zip package.
pen it with 7zip or whatever.
There is a readme file.
pen that.
In there there should be a date either before or right after a line that says production version.
All the drivers are in there.
Once you have the latest update for your cpu or whatever, read the file and closed everything you are back at the intel driver window.
Hit install.
This is where things get a bit bad.
At this point I’d like to know what the frack was being installed.
Listen to your system disconnecting and connecting hardware.
Unless if you have chipset utilities to install just wait, and wait till you get a restart button.
hit that.
the system will restart.
Check your device manager and you are done.
You may see new devices you never thought you had before.

End notes.
1. chipset.
If you do have a chipset program then the chipset install is always done separately.
you will get a second window which is also inaccessable.
Hit next and wait.
hit accept
hit install and wait.
Finally hit finnish and you are good to go and things will continue as it does.

Intel based systems only.
As far as I know you need more than
an intel processer to even have a chance of getting the driver update to even recognise your system.
If you have an amd device or something and most of your system is amd unless I assume you have more intel devices installed on the system you will not get the drivers buttons on completion of the update check.
After looking at the readme and drivers it looks like that the intel driver updater will update any intel based firmware or bios that a computer has which is intel based to.

1. while I am happy the activex control is totally gone, I really don’t care for the window issues and interface issues.
The lack of some progress bars and the fact I can’t see what I am eating are the big deals for me.
Once you have got everything semi setup though you should have little issue with setup.
As far as I could find out the driver updater does not install itself on startup at least in general windows startup.
The driver should update intel systems.
The driver will continue to download and install things though even if you are up to date, that is it will allow you to download, then install.
But won’t update stuff that’s updated already obviously but who knows.
In conclusion this thing could have been better but its ok fore a first time app of this type.
the amd driver downloader is like this to but not as bad.
This window doesn’t even have a title bar.
I also don’t like not knowing what needs to be updated and what does not need updating.
But that’s life.
laters all

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review of the new intel driver update 2.0 was released on November 2, 2014 at 8:27 pm by crashmaster in general-updates-and-announcements.
Last modified: November 2, 2014.

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