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Chipset Updates

  1. #1


    Texas
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    Windows 8.1

    Chipset Updates


    Since the HP 500-056 is awaiting its ambulance (Fedex or UPS) ride back to HP for recovery, I'm back on the old Intel DG33BUX mobo and exploring Windows 8.1.

    I had installed Win 8 64 bit, but when I went to the store for the 8.1 update I was told to "get lost" that my system didn't meet specs. So, I formatted the Win 8 partition and installed Win 8 32 bit. This time the store updated my system to Win 8.1 32 bit.

    This morning while exploring Win 8.1, I noticed that my Action Center flag was trying to get my attention. Action Center told me I need to be sure that Java is the latest version and that my chipset needed updating and that nothing had been found to do that.

    First I tried to update the chipset, but it wouldn't, so I made sure I had the latest Java edition. Now, what the two have in common, I haven't a clue, but once I had the latest version of Java, the Intel chipset was successfully updated.

    Now I'm wondering if I could go back and reinstall Windows 8 Pro 694 (edit: now that would be huge) 64 bit, but I'm just not curious enough to go through that again and probably get the same results as before.

    During the update action, I wasn't told which chipset I was fixing, nor anything else. Just trusted Intel and Action Center says I have no more issues.

    Anyone got any ideas of who, what, when and where? Or more accurately, how to find out for myself.

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  2. #2


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Oops! Sorry about posting in the wrong forum.
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  3. #3


    Texas
    Posts : 1,022
    Windows 8.1


    Wow! You never know when you'll find a gem in these forums . . . I was reading elsewhere and came across this:

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve06 View Post
    I use Intel's java-based automatic driver check tool to make sure I have the most recent version according to them.
    And that answers part of my question above!
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