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Drivers-only zip for old 6230 WiFi/Bluetooth card? Or, save installed drivers?

salter
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Windows 10 Home 21H2 19044.1526, 64-bit
11-year-old Dell XPS L502x laptop
Intel Core i7-2760QM CPU @ 2.40GHz (2nd-Gen quad core mobile CPU)
Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 (11-year old WiFi/Bluetooth card)
In-place upgrade from Win7 to Win10.

I plan to clean install Win10 to a new drive.

I have these two PROSet installers that support my card:
BT_Win8.1_64_3.1.1311.exe
WiFi_Win10_64_18.40.4.exe

Those .exe packages install drivers and the unnecessary PROSet software. Unfortunately, when I use 7Zip to extract contents of .exe, the contents are not in a usable form.

Intel used to have drivers-only zip folders for IT Administrators for this card.
Would anyone know: where can I obtain those drivers-only zip folders?

If not, is it possible for me to somehow copy/save the plain drivers from my current Windows directory, save them to use when I do my new Windows 10 install?

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fwdin
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Some 2014-2015 era drivers I had here, might be compatible with the 6230:

 

http://wikisend.com/download/361278/intel_wifi_2230_w7-10_x64_drivers_only_18_20_0-20150909.zip


http://wikisend.com/download/361760/intel_2230_BT_w81x64_17_0_1405_02.7z

 

A fallback option is the Windows Update Catalog. Lean drivers, but sometimes too lean, and sometimes old, or different from vendor driver packages:

https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=intel+6230

 

Best search there by PCI ids, like: VEN_####&DEV_####

salter
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Thanks, I'll try them.

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