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Unable to update Intel LAN driver

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1x64 Pro

    Unable to update Intel LAN driver

    I currently have a driver dated 5/2/14 for the Intel 82579V adapter. When I run the Intel utility it reports it's outdated and installs the latest one (v20.1) dated June 2015, but after install and upon checking Device Manager I see that the old driver was not updated. Any way to clean install the new driver? Thanks

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    That would be because there is not a new one. The driver is only updated if there are security flaws, or changes in removing outdated code.

    Those driver packages, actually cover a wide range in that chip series.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 241
    Windows 8.1x64 Pro

    My current driver works fine, I was just wondering why they claim a new driver exists and yet when "updating" the old driver is not replaced.
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  4. #4

    What's New in This Release==========================

    - Support for the Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-LM
    - Support for the Intel(R) Ethernet Connection I219-V
    - Support for the Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM
    - Support for the Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
    - The prefix for Intel(R) PROSet for Windows* Device Manager ANS teams has
    changed from "TEAM : " to "TEAM: ". Please update your scripts accordingly.

    I wouldn't stress on updating it. They only updated a string in their device manager entry...
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