I have installed Windows 8.1 Preview on an Intel-DG33FB-based PC. The O.S. installed beautifully, but there is a yellow exclamation in Device Manager, under Unknown Devices, next to a "PCI simple communication device." This obviously refers to the Intel Management Engine Interface, which is no longer listed anywhere in Device Manager. The I.M.E.I. has no Windows 8.1 driver and none can be installed. I contacted Intel customer support. After several days of silence and not before a message to their C.E.O. I received the following reply from "Andre B." of Intel customer support:
Please take note of the fact that the board DG33FB is out of interactive support (EOIS) as stated in the notice on following webpage: http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/dsktpboards/dg33fb http://www.intel.com/p/en_US/support/highlights/dsktpboards/dg33fb Intel will therefore no long provide support for the DG33FB board, and no new drivers will be developed for this board. [...] Windows 8.1 preview is not a production version of Windows. Drivers are provided for production versions of validated operating systems, I regret to inform you that Intel does not provide support nor drivers for non production versions of operating systems.
I would not install Windows 8.1 Preview or any other version of Windows 8.1 on any computer system that has any Intel hardware in it until such time as Intel has released all its drivers for this operating system.
There seems to be a new IMEI driver at
but will it work with Windows 8.1 Preview?
We have no date or other information to provide regarding the release of these drivers. However, once they are available, they will be share immediately.
sorry posting in worng section but i have a problem.. installed win 8.1 and i want to change bios splas screen.. i uste intel integrator assisstant when i run it i'm getting a blue screen.. i contacted microsoft they said to contact intel and get the latest version.. can i get the latest version
This is the latest version available of the Intel® Integrator Toolkit. This file will work on Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating system. You can give it a try, but I cannot assure you it will work on Windows 8.1. https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22856&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%208... https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=22856&lang=eng&OSVersion=Windows%208...
There are not drivers available for Windows 8.1 yet. That could be the reason why you are getting a blue screen when trying to install this software.
Again, we have no date or additional information to provide regarding the drivers. Once we get them, we will provide them to all users.