This release includes software and drivers for Intel PRO/100, Intel PRO/1000, and Intel PRO/10GbE adapters and integrated network connections.
You must have administrator rights to install or use Intel PROSet for Windows Device Manager. Intel recommends the following procedure for installing drivers:
1) Cancel any Found New Hardware Wizard screens that open.
2) Start the autorun located on the CD or in your download directory.
3) Click "Install Drivers and Software" and follow the instructions in the install wizard.
Intel PROSet functionality is integrated with the Windows Device Manager. To configure Intel(R) Ethernet Adapters and Controllers, open the Windows Device Manager. Do not open adapter, team, or VLAN properties from the network control pane as you may be prompted to reboot your system.
You must upgrade PROSet when upgrading drivers. Failure to do so will result in instability and missing tabs in Windows Device Manager.
For software and driver versions prior to Release 16.2, if you have Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) boot enabled on any devices in the system, you will not be able to upgrade your drivers. You must disable FCoE boot before upgrading your ethernet drivers. This issue is resolved in Release 16.2 and beyond.
It is highly recommended to always use the most recent driver version available.
Do not forget to check with our site as often as possible in order to stay updated on the latest drivers, software and games.
Try to set a system restore point before installing a device driver. This will help if you installed a wrong driver. Problems can arise when your hardware device is too old or not supported any longer.