Intel updates for windows 10 that are for intel hardware. Yet I have latest chipset

jarablue

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I have just updated my system to the latest intel mei and chipset drivers. Yet windows update is showing me these 2 optional updates for my system. If I have the latest software for my motherboard from intel, should I install these from windows update? Wonder if these will impact performance.

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pendragon1

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it might be the intel management engine stuff. all our dell's at work have them too. they are optional so ignore them.
 

jarablue

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I installed the latest MEI drivers from gigabytes page for my board. Not sure why those would show up. unless they are a later version that provides better performance.
 

pendragon1

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I installed the latest MEI drivers from gigabytes page for my board. Not sure why those would show up. unless they are a later version that provides better performance.
then it might be the built in security crap, TPM or whatever. regardless, they are optional, so ignore them.
 

kennyluu87

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Those look like intel software like driver&assistant or maybe turbo boost, etc. as pendragon stated those are likely optional update.
 

jarablue

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I get that they are optional. But are those drivers better than installing the latest chipset and MEI drivers from my motherboards site? I mean they are showing up for a reason. Are they better performing drivers than what I have now? I'm just wondering should I install them.
 

Domingo

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I've been seeing those a lot lately, too. Sometimes twice a week. I think whatever drivers they have on their server = older than Intel's latest, so they keep popping up.
 
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