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Solved Windows Update Optional - Advanced Micro Devices Inc


JohnBurns

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#1
I just got an optional Windows Update titled: "Advanced Micro Devices Inc - Other Hardware AMD SMBus" (30kb) and I haven't the faintest idea what or why. I did not install it, but just "hid" it for now. Can anyone help me understand what this is and why it's being shown as a Windows Update? Appreciate any help. Thanks.
 

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JohnBurns

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#2
Here's what I get when I click on "more information" for the update:
 

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derekimo

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#3
Someone on SF got the same thing, they did install it though.

For some reason Microsoft felt an update to part of your chipset drivers was necessary.

Did you reserve the W10 upgrade? Just a guess on my part that it could be related.
 

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#4
I really don't think it's going to hurt anything. I was the one with the same question over at seven forums. In order to stay protected, safe, and compatible with other stuff, we need to always keep our computers up to date. Not saying to install Win 10 Preview, but if you are upgrading to 10 (which I highly recommend to stay protected and up to date) because your edition of Windows 7 and Windows 8 will soon run out.
 

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#5
Thanks for responses. I have not installed Windows 10 Previews, tho I did sign for Insider Program. Windows Previews Updates are "hidden" and the " Get Windows 10" icon is appearing in taskbar. It shows my pc is "good to go".

Did you install the driver without any problems, Jesse?
 
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#6
FWIW, went ahead and installed this update after making a backup. Didn't need backup tho, as everything seems to be ok after installation of the driver update. At least I don't have to hide it now.
 

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Good to hear it went well, just a guess on my part but I think it's related to the W10 reserve and Microsoft preparing you ahead of time.
 

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#8
Thanks for responses. I have not installed Windows 10 Previews, tho I did sign for Insider Program. Windows Previews Updates are "hidden" and the " Get Windows 10" icon is appearing in taskbar. It shows my pc is "good to go".

Did you install the driver without any problems, Jesse?
Hi, John. I'm sorry for the delay. I have not had any issues since installing the driver.
 

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#9
I retract my guess that it might be W10 related, I am doing a bunch of updates on my laptop after a clean install of W7 and it was one of the first updates.
 

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If you look at the driver INF file it is a null driver

Code:
; ************************************************************
; ************************************************************
; **  Filename: Chipset_SMBus.inf                           **
; **  Abstract: Assigns the null driver to SMBus            **
; **            devices for yellow-bang removal.            **
; ************************************************************
; ************************************************************

[Version]
Signature="$WINDOWS NT$"
Class=System
ClassGUID={4D36E97D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Provider=%INTEL%
CatalogFile=Chipset.cat
DriverVer=02/25/2014, 10.0.13
[SourceDisksNames]
[SourceDisksFiles]
[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect=*
[PackageInfo]
Name=Chipset
[Manufacturer]
%INTEL%=INTEL,NT,NTamd64
[INTEL.NT]
;9.1.9.1004 5000XZVP.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_269B
;9.4.3.1008 AvotSMB.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1F15
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1F3C
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1F3D
;9.3.1.xxxx CentSMB.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C59
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5A
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5B
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5C
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5D
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5E
;9.2.0.1034 cougsmb.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22
;9.2.2.1038 DH89xxCC-smb.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2330
;9.1.9.1004 ibexsmb.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A60
 

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derekimo

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That makes sense, it was a pretty small size.
 

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derekimo

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If you look at the driver INF file it is a null driver

Code:
; ************************************************************
; ************************************************************
; **  Filename: Chipset_SMBus.inf                           **
; **  Abstract: Assigns the null driver to SMBus            **
; **            devices for yellow-bang removal.            **
; ************************************************************
; ************************************************************

[Version]
Signature="$WINDOWS NT$"
Class=System
ClassGUID={4D36E97D-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
Provider=%INTEL%
CatalogFile=Chipset.cat
DriverVer=02/25/2014, 10.0.13
[SourceDisksNames]
[SourceDisksFiles]
[ControlFlags]
ExcludeFromSelect=*
[PackageInfo]
Name=Chipset
[Manufacturer]
%INTEL%=INTEL,NT,NTamd64
[INTEL.NT]
;9.1.9.1004 5000XZVP.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_269B
;9.4.3.1008 AvotSMB.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1F15
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1F3C
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1F3D
;9.3.1.xxxx CentSMB.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C59
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5A
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5B
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5C
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5D
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_0C5E
;9.2.0.1034 cougsmb.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1C22
;9.2.2.1038 DH89xxCC-smb.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2330
;9.1.9.1004 ibexsmb.inf
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_283E
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2930
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A30
%IntelDeviceDesc%=Needs_NO_DRV, , PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3A60
Where did you get/find that INF File? Was that in the DriverStore folder?
 

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    RAM: Crucial 8Gb (2x4Gb) /
    SSD: Crucial M4-CT128M4SSD2 ATA Device/ FW 000F /
    GFX: AMD Radeon HD 6520G /
    OS: Windows 10 Pro x64