Intel Drivers Updates

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  1. Phoenix

    Phoenix Super Tweaker

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    @Mr. Fox @Papusan @hmscott

    Look what I just found, my drivers are all the same the only thing I updated is to the latest XTU!

    Just what we need, more telemetry:

    [​IMG]

    Make sure you run Autoruns and disable the Intel Telemetry Task, or just delete it like I did :rolleyes:
     
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  2. Tinderbox (UK)

    Tinderbox (UK) Sir Pumpkin Longshanks

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    I have it as well but it was set to NO.

    Win 10 Home, Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.332)

    John.
     
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  3. hmscott

    hmscott Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Yeah, that's what I said early on, we gotta put up complaints (take a firm stand) about Windows 10 not removing Telemetry from the shipping product way back upon 1st release.

    Microsoft with Windows 10 have set and endorsed an industry standard for including background tasks for collecting user information.

    And, the best way to lodge a complaint with Microsoft is to hit them in their wallet, to resist the urge to install new shiny Windows 10 OS, realize it was doing a bad thing we don't want to endorse, uninstall the Early Access Developers Edition, and not install the Production Release of Windows 10.

    That's what I did from the start. When I heard MS weren't going to removed the controversial at the time "debugging keylogging and activity monitoring" I stopped using the Windows 10 Insider Developer's version even before Production Windows 10 shipped.

    Before I install Production Windows 10 on my hardware MS will be forced to (or voluntarily) remove all the tasks collecting process and user activity data, collating that data into reports, and sending that data and those reports back home to Microsoft - to send on to others.

    This is something I discovered 20 years ago when building VM's on large iron, the (Solaris then Linux) OS image's each had all of the original monitoring software installed.
    Each vendor had their own monitoring to go with their product installs, and it was getting out of hand even on 1 instance of an OS (single OS on metal, and single instance in VM).

    When multiplied by 2, 4, 10+ VM instances and more on a single computer, the CPU was fine, but the IO - storage and network - was throttling due to load - the actual work was being interfered with due to all the monitoring and management processes in all of those individual VM's trying to run at the same time.

    I had to make special builds stripping away all the vendor monitoring and management, and anything else I could make redundant that would multiply quickly over many VM's, so that the work the VM's were intended to service could get IO bandwidth (Storage and Network).

    It made such a huge difference in work throughput we could double or more the number of instances on the hardware - being careful to classify and distribute CPU vs IO intensive VM's across metal.
    Long story short, the same thing can happen on Windows now, with everyone - even the mouse makers - sticking in click and keystroke and activity logging with summary reporting back to the vendor all running resource stealing background processes.

    Pretty soon all of our usage will become 2nd, or 3rd in line behind the OS and App agenda's.

    STOP USING WINDOWS 10!! :D

    Move back to Windows 8.1/7, even a few percentage points of migration will send a message to MS - and in turn send a message to the industry we have had enough with the activity monitoring cycle stealing wastage!!

    Uninstalling these privacy monitoring invasions will still be needed for Windows 7/8.1 per backward migration of the cruft, but better to do it there and not support Windows 10.
     
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  4. Papusan

    Papusan BGA Filthy = That sucks!! STAHP! Dont buy FILTH...

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    The main reason for important updates of OS, apps and software... More ****y!!! They hope no one see it coming sneaky installed!! People is stupid!! Very stupid bruh!!! They install the new shiny ****y and forget to check afterwards what they really got. The so called Improvement will only eat more and more clock cycles from your more and more bloated machines hardware. Ticking in the background and log everything you do on your machine. The average Joe will never see what hitting him!! Damn nice!!:bigconfused:
     
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  5. Mr. Fox

    Mr. Fox Undefiled BGA-Hating Elitist

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    LOL... Man, you're always discovering some kind of worthless new bull manure like this, Brother @Phoenix. Good job. However, this is also an excellent example of why I do not change driver versions unless what I am using has a problem of some kind that needs to be fixed. The trend for a few years now has been that newer drivers, firmware and OS versions are worse, not better. It's rare that newer drivers, software or firmware improves performance or adds features that I care about adding. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" is wiser and more applicable today than it has ever been at any time I can remember in my entire life. I don't think we have ever seen such a massive proliferation of incompetence and garbage in computer technology. One step forward, two steps backward, seems to be status quo.
     
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  6. Phoenix

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    Intel Rapid Storage Technology v15.7.0.1014 (with Optane Memory support)


    Intel Rapid Storage Technology v15.7.0.1014 = https://downloadmirror.intel.com/26865/eng/SetupRST.exe

    RAID Driver v15.7.0.1014 = https://downloadmirror.intel.com/26865/eng/f6flpy-x64.zip

    Optane Memory Setup = https://downloadmirror.intel.com/26865/eng/SetupOptaneMemory.exe



    Important note: Before installing this application or requesting technical support from Intel, first contact your system manufacturer. They typically provide software that is specifically configured for your system.


    Purpose :rolleyes:


    Installs the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) driver version 15.7.0.1014 with Intel® Optane™ Memory support.

    Contains the standalone Intel Optane Memory pack.

    This driver supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. The driver should be installed after the operating system has been installed. F6 and RAID BIOS configurations need to be performed prior to installation of this driver for proper operation. This driver supports NVMe devices.
     
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  7. Phoenix

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    I installed this on my laptop, tried running a CrystalDiskMark benchmark to see how it does for performance and the benchmark would just freeze along with the entire system.

    I don't recommend installing this, at least not for laptops.

    Let's stick to the official IRST Drivers that come from the drivers disc for each laptop
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Virtuoso

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    I tested almost every new driver for my skylake, even I observed some random stutters and weird disk usage on stock drivers, so I'm still using Dell ones. OEM ones are more optimized than stock drivers from dell, I think.
    Have you tried deleting Windows Driver Store using RAPR before driver update? I always do it. If you have Optane memory you could give it a try. First, uninstall stock driver and reboot. Second, Use RAPR and delete that iAStor driver from intel.
     
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    @Phoenix aka MSI and Kaby = Zero OPTANE support!!:oops: STEELSERIES KEYBOARD bruh:D
     
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    oh right........... [​IMG]
     
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