Tag Archives: Intel

Intel Centrino 6235 or 7260 Bluetooth not detected by Windows [SOLVED]

Intel wifi card in Lenovo X220, before connecting blue antenna

I came across an interesting tip today: [...] Samsung RC530 and a 7260.HMWWB. Bluetooth can’t be activated on some notebooks, so you need to activate it manually with a hardware “hack”. Just get some Scotch Tape / Sellotape (in german “Tesafilm”) and stick it on pin #51 (picture). Put the card back in the PCIe slot and have fun . [...] this workaround works also for the 6235 and other Intel Wifi/Bluetooth cards.. via Intel Communities. Well worth checking out

PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller [SOLVED]

Update Driver Software - Intel(R) Trusted Execution Engine Interface

Q. I have an unknown device PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller in Windows 8.1, what is the correct driver? A. You need the Intel Trusted Execution Engine driver: (Intel dl link) (Dell dl link) File name: TXE_Win7_8_8.1_1.1.0.1089.zip Version: 1.1.0.1089 (Latest) Date: 02/20/2014 Size: 34.39 MB Language: English Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32-bit)*, Windows 7 (64-bit)*, Windows 8, 32-bit*, Windows 8, 64-bit*, Windows 8.1, 32-bit*, Windows 8.1, 64-bit* -or- DELL version, Intel® Trusted Execution Engine Driver This package provides Intel® Trusted Execution Engine

Upgrade Yoga 2 13 to SSD

BestBuy sells a nice Yoga 2 13 laptop at a significant discount under the traditional Yoga 2 Pro 13 laptop. However, one of the sacrifices on the lowest end Yoga 2 is that it lacks a SSD. Instead it makes due only with a 500GB HDD Thankfully, you CAN add a SSD to the Yoga 2 Pro AND keep the HDD installed as well! All you need for the upgrade is some patience and the correct SSD: M.2 2280 form

How to install Optimus drivers

Recently I did a clean Windows install on a Dell 6430 laptop. The laptop has an NVIDIA dedicated GPU as well as integrated Intel HD graphics. The best part is, NVIDIA’s Optimus feature. This cool technology can save power (use Intel graphics) when doing desktop type tasks and then switch automatically to the more powerful NVIDIA dedicated card when playing games etc. Sometimes the drivers can get a bit tricky but I can good success with the following: First, install

Intel NUC Windows drivers [downloads]

NUC devices that need drivers

If you have a NUC with a clean install of Windows 7 (or 8, 8.1) you may have some unknown devices and devices without driver. You can download the driver pack here: (Intel dl link) Those drivers will enable the following devices: PCI Simple Communications Controller: (Intel Management Engine Interface) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C3A&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 SM BUS Controller: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C22&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 USB 3.0 controller: (Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller) PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C31&SUBSYS_20548086&REV_04 Unknown device: (CIR infrared device) ACPI\NTN0530 Screenshot of Device Manager on Haswell based NUC before

Intel.com driver site down with 500 error

intel-drivers-info-down

While setting up an Intel NUC today, I discovered the entire driver portion of Intel’s website is down. The site only lists a “500:Server Error [20-0004]” error message. This is quite a bummer as Windows 7 lacks some of the basic drivers for the NUC’s Ethernet adapter etc. This type of outage is why I often keep a mirror of drivers. Hopefully Intel will get their site working again soon!

Dual monitors on HP Pro 3500 desktop PC? [SOLVED]

HP - Pro 3500 Desktop

Today I received the following PC question: Yo JD, Can you suggest a video card for us to order? We hired an individual at our office, and we purchased two monitors for his computer, but I don’t think the video card it came with will push two monitors. The computer is a “HP Pro” – stock off the shelf – purchased at a Office Depot type store. The existing video card is a Intel(R) HD Graphics Card. Can you suggest

Link aggregation / NIC teaming [Windows 7]

Some tips for link aggregation/NIC teaming in Windows 7 using Intel NICs and drivers: Intel NIC’s 802.3ad Link Aggregation in Windows 7? – [H]ard|Forumhttp://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1762818If anyone else is trying to do this, I figured it out. Follow these directions for Intel NIC’s. The feature is not included in Windows 7, so the NIC drivers have to support it. You have to be logged… Network Connectivity — How do I use Teaming with Advanced Networking Services (ANS)?http://www.intel.com/support/network/sb/cs-009747.htmAdapter teaming with Intel® Advanced Network

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