Windows 10: Intel rolls out huge driver & Graphics Command update

Intel wireless driver update

Intel has published a huge update for both its wireless driver
and Graphics Command Center on Windows 10.

Intel released two driver updates for Windows 10 users in
August and the first week of September, but both updates were
pulled after users reported installation issues.

Yesterday, Intel released a new hotfix that will resolve
installation issues and allow you to receive the latest update
that includes fixes for plenty of problems in Windows 10.

Intel’s latest Wi-Fi driver version is 21.120.2 and update is
specifically aimed at Windows 10 version 1809 and newer.
According to Intel, installing this update will resolve Windows
Blue Screen of Death errors users experienced with the wireless
driver or when normally working on their computer.

For example, Intel said a bug in their wireless driver causes
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) when playing online video games and
or when you use the built-in mobile hotspot feature on your
device.

“This package version includes fixes for random installation
errors of the Windows 10 Wi-Fi drivers for Intel wireless
adapters,” the chipmaker said.

Here’s the complete list of the supported adapters:

  • Wireless-AC 95602, 94622, 94612 and 92602.
  • Wi-Fi 6 (Gig+) Desktop Kit2
  • Wi-Fi 6 AX201 and Wi-Fi 6 AX200.
  • Wireless 7265 (Rev D) Family
  • Dual-Band Wireless-AC 82652, 82602, 3168, and 3165.

What’s new in Intel Wi-Fi driver version 21.120.2

As we noted above, Intel’s September 14 driver update is huge
and it comes with a long list of fixes. For instance, Intel
claims it has resolved Blue Screen of Death errors encountered
when the driver is running in the background and when you play
online games.

Here’s the full changelog:

  • Fixes BSOD when restarting Windows.
  • Fixes BSOD when resuming Windows from sleep mode.
  • Fixes an issue where the system may fail to reconnect to
    the Access Point.
  • Fixes an issue where you may notice random network
    disconnection.
  • Fixes an issue where your data transfer performance might
    be reduced.
  • Fixes network disconnection when the system is sitting
    idle.
  • Fixes network disconnection when watching videos.

Intel also patched a bug that caused a fatal crash when using
systems with Windows 10’s modern standby feature.

How to get the new update

It seems that the gradual rollout principle still applies here,
but the majority of Intel folks who are keen to get the driver
wireless update now have it – or should get it later this week.

Intel WiFi driver update

If you’re interested, you can check for updates using Intel’s driver &
support tool, but remember that you should not force driver
updates manually if your device is already functioning
smoothly.

Intel Graphics Command Center gets a huge update

Intel is also rolling out a big update to the Graphics
Command Center. The latest version number is v1.100.2765 and it
comes with the following new features:

  • Combined desktop support for Iris Plus Graphics.
  • Support for Primary display notification.
  • App scaling improvements.
  • Support for new games in the Optimized Profile tab.
  • Support for HDCP indicator.

Other changes include improvements for the games optimization
process, sleep mode, notebook lid closing experience, Power
Saving Technology, display colour persistence, scaling settings
improvements, video responsiveness, and more.

Graphics Command Center

You can get the new Intel Graphics Command Center update by
heading to the Microsoft Store.

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