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Correct Z390 Chipset Driver

MWils29
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Currently I have 10.1.17968.8131 installed.

 

MB Manufacturer (MSI)'s website suggest newer version (10.1.18228.8176) is available:

https://www.msi.com/Motherboard/support/Z390-A-PRO#down-driver&Win10%2064

 

This won't install for me.

 

Official Intel page for the Chipset:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/133293/Intel-Z390-Chipset

 

Does not list a chipset driver

 

The latest chipset driver on the Intel site does seem to be 10.1.17968.8131:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29227/Chipset-INF-Utility - BUT this does not specifically list the Intel Z390 Chipset 

 

Gigabytle (not my MF) have a version 10.1.18243.8188 - released

2020/03/10

 

Why does the latest Intel chipset driver not support Z390?

I have emailed my MB manufacturer support but they state:

"Information on the Intel’s side isn’t exactly clear as well. Inside the installer it says driver package is covering 300 series chipset without any exclusions but on the web page, Z390 is not listed in the supported chipset models."

 

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AlHill
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There is no chipset "driver". The INF is just a definition file that can be applied.

 

If the MSI chipset inf for your board will not install, contact MSI for support.

 

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MWils29
Beginner
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I did contact them, before posting here. They stated: ""Information on the Intel’s side isn’t exactly clear as well. Inside the installer it says driver package is covering 300 series chipset without any exclusions but on the web page, Z390 is not listed in the supported chipset models."

 

Both the downloads from MSI and from Intel for 10.1.18228.8176 contain a file called SetupChipset.exe - with identical MD5 sum - so presumably the same file.

This fails to run on my machine, regardless of the source MSI or Intel.

 

Thanks

 

Matthew

AlHill
Super User
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With the inf extracted as you have done, try running "SetupChipset /overall"

 

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MWils29
Beginner
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Same error as before "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable".

 

Thanks for your help!

 

AlHill
Super User
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You have a problem with Windows.

You can try the solution here:

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-fix-network-resource-unavailable-install-error-windows-10

 

The above link is provided for your convenience. And, there are lots of "solutiins" on the web for this windows error.

 

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MWils29
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AlHill
Super User
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So, you have it installed?

 

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MWils29
Beginner
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Yup - once as I ran the troubleshooter as suggested in the windows central article you sent, the new version installed fine, without the error!

Thanks for all your help.

AlHill
Super User
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Super. Glad it worked. That network resource error has been around forever.

 

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