In have installed a new Wireless Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160Mhz card in my laptop and have updated to the latest wifi driver (v18.104.22.168). I am trying to install the latest (going from version 18.1.1546.2762 to 22.00.0.2) - See attached. The installation always fails. I have tried uninstalling the old bluetooth driver as well
I suggest you try doing a clean install. Here is the process:
- If you haven't already, download - but do not install just yet - the latest Bluetooth and WiFi drivers for your adapter. Here are links to these drivers: https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29902 and https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/29919.
- Disable Internet access. Unplug Ethernet cable and/or disable wireless. Keep disabled until told to re-enable.
- From Apps & Features, check for instances of Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Intel Wireless Bluetooth. If none, skip to step 6.
- Uninstall each instance present. When prompted, choose to "Discard Settings".
- Manually reboot your computer.
- In Device Manager, check Network Adapters for an entry for Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz. If none, go to Step 9.
- Right click on the entry for Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 160MHz and uninstall it, choosing to "Delete the driver software for this device".
- Go to Step 5.
- (Optional but recommended) Clean out all temporary files using the Windows Clean Disk tool. I recommend that you checkmark all categories offered, even if no files currently (so it leaves it set up for next invocation).
- (Optional but recommended) Clear each of your browsers' cache.
- Install the Bluetooth driver package (rule: always do Bluetooth first).
- Install the Wireless driver package.
- Manually shutdown and reboot your computer.
- Enable Internet access.
Hope this helps,
Thanks for the detailed steps. I will give it a shot tonight and let you know how I fare. One other thing that I have also noticed is that I cannot seem to be able to uninstall Bluetooth from add-remove programs which may also tie in the the issue that I am experiencing. It starts uninstalling but then rolls back
Same as before. The installer tries to uninstall the old version and then just rolls back. Event viewer has:
<DSAExceptionEvent xmlns:xsi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance" xmlns:xsd="http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema" xmlns="https://www.intel.com"><OS><Description>Windows 10 Pro</Description><Version>6.3</Version><Build>19042</Build><Release>2009</Release><EpmId>88002</EpmId></OS><DSAVersion>22.214.171.124</DSAVersion><Module>DSAServiceCore.dll</Module><ClassName>DSAServiceCore.Controllers.Session.PopulateSessionController</ClassName><MethodName>CompareDrivers</MethodName><ExceptionType>DriverComparisonDoneException</ExceptionType><Message>29919, (Bluetooth)</Message></DSAExceptionEvent>
Forget DSA. Stop using DSA for now. What happens when you right-click on the Intel Wireless Bluetooth entry in Device Manager, select Uninstall Device, select (checkmark) Delete the driver software for this device and then click on Uninstall? Does it complete the uninstall?
Hi Scott, In device manager there are 2 references to Bluetooth. Neither has an option to delete driver software for this device (see attached). The only entry that has an uninstall is listed under Network adapters. If you install the entry just eventually reappears (see attached)