Introduction of Windows DCH Drivers for Intel Products


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    Introduction of Windows DCH Drivers for Intel Products


    I just saw this announcement on Intel's website:

    What is changing?
    Microsoft is changing the way that hardware drivers work on the Universal Windows Platform (UWP), Windows® 10 (and later), and Microsoft Windows* Server 2019 (and later). Hardware running on these operating systems can use Windows DCH Drivers. Intel will begin distributing Windows DCH Drivers for its products beginning in November 2018.

    How do these changes affect driver updates for Intel products?
    As of November 2018, driver updates for Intel products on these operating systems will begin transitioning to Windows DCH Drivers. After a driver has been updated to a Windows DCH Driver, it's possible to roll back to a legacy driver; however, rolling back isn't recommended as it involves a complex process that could result in system instability. This system instability is especially pertinent to graphics drivers. You can find more information on this subject.

    How do I load Intel® driver updates?
    You can load most Intel® driver updates using the Intel® Driver and Support Assistant (Intel® DSA), which will:
    Detect your machine’s configuration.
    Identify your current Intel® drivers.
    Notify you of any drivers that need updating.
    Give you the opportunity to update those drivers.
    Note that the Intel® DSA tool doesn't currently work for Windows* Server. For these customers, and customers who prefer to manually identify and load a specific driver, these customers can use Download Center.
    More detailed information on DCH Windows Drivers can be found on the Microsoft site.

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  2. DJG
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    The RST driver looks totally weird. I've been using 16.7.0.1009 and now it claims that 15.9.0.1015 from 11/14/2017 is the latest? Even if I go to the 16.7.0.1009 web page it claims there's a newer version and takes me to the 15.9.0.1015 page!

    WT??? Anybody have a clue how this works?
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  4. DJG
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    OK, I get that Shawn, I saw that earlier, but why is an old driver being used as an allegedly new modern driver? It's very confusing!
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    DJG said:
    OK, I get that Shawn, I saw that earlier, but why is an old driver being used as an allegedly new modern driver? It's very confusing!

    Got me as well, but the Intel Graphics driver for this is newer.

    Latest Intel Graphics Driver for Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  6. DJG
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    Well, at least the "allegedly not latest" latest RST seems to be working fine :).
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  7. DJG
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    The newest download is actually new. But now Intel isn't supplying a direct download link, they're forcing you to use either automatic downloads or the support assistant . I did a search and found a Microsoft post that had a direct link.
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