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    Intel Drivers for Windows 8.1 Pro - Install or Not ?

    The 3 Intel Drivers listed below have been available for me to download as Optional & install for a while now.

    I have not done so because I am not having any problems with my Dell Precision Tower 5810 System & would hate to cause any problems by downloading & installing them.

    Is it the general consensus of those of you on this forum to just avoid Drivers altogether unless it is intended to fix a specific problem you already have?



    INTEL - System - 10/3/2016 12:00:00 AM - 10.1.1.38 (Published 1-1-17)
    Update type: Optional
    INTEL System driver update released in October 2016

    Intel - System - 11/16/2016 12:00:00 AM - 11.6.0.1042 (Published 12-27-16)
    Update type: Optional
    Intel System driver update released in November 2016

    INTEL - System - 8/19/2016 12:00:00 AM - 10.1.2.80 (Published 12-20-16)
    Update type: Optional
    INTEL System driver update released in August 2016
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    Yes, that is the general consensus.

    To summarize, do not download and install drivers unless you have a specific need for them. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."

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    I've not installed the new drivers on my W8.1. As a result it still works properly.

    cheers, Paul

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    Recently discussed on AskWoody: What’s going on with the “INTEL – System” patches?

    Hope this helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Corbett View Post
    Recently discussed on AskWoody: What’s going on with the “INTEL – System” patches?

    Hope this helps...
    THANKS for the link - Good information.

    I just checked my updates and the 10-3-16 & the 11-16-16 no longer show up as uninstalled optional updates.
    And, "I" certainly did not install them.

    Only the 8-9-16 is still listed as an optional update.
    And, according to the comments at the link provided by Rick, that 1 seems to be the most problematic.

    Either way, I am not installing it nor any others that may show up.

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    P.S.

    I just did a quick check for updates and the 10-3-16 & the 11-16-16 came back


    ??????????

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    After upgrading to Windows 8.1, did you install all pending Windows Update and update all device drivers accordingly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenXXXX View Post
    P.S.

    I just did a quick check for updates and the 10-3-16 & the 11-16-16 came back


    ??????????
    If everything is working correctly, we strongly advise against installing these drivers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bestellen View Post
    After upgrading to Windows 8.1, did you install all pending Windows Update and update all device drivers accordingly?
    I did NOT "update" to Windows 8.1 Pro

    It came preinstalled by Dell on my system when I purchased it.

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