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Have Disk Installation Instructions for the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility


Last Reviewed: 11-Sep-2016
Article ID: 000005889

A have-disk installation installs a driver that does not have an automatic setup program. The Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility has a setup program, but the program prevents you from upgrading if the utility is already installed.

Use the have-disk installation method to install an updated version of the utility. Otherwise, use the setup program.

Have-disk installation instructions are available for the following operating systems:

Windows Vista*

Follow these steps to complete a have-disk install of the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility on Windows Vista:

  1. Extract the files from the installation package.
  2. Select Start > Control Panel.
  3. Click System and Maintenance.
  4. Click Device Manager.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Click the symbol in front of System Devices to expand the section.
  7. Right-click one of the system devices (such as the Processor to I/O Controller) and click Properties.
  8. Click the Driver tab.
  9. Click Update Driver.
  10. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  11. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where you placed the extracted files.
  12. Click Next.
  13. Click Close after the installation completes.
  14. Reboot your system if requested.

Windows XP/Server 2003*

Follow these steps to complete a have-disk install of the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility on Windows XP/Server 2003:

  1. Extract the files from the installation package.
  2. Select Start > Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the System icon. Note: Select Switch to classic view if the system icon is not visible.
  4. Click the Hardware tab.
  5. Click Device Manager.
  6. Click the symbol in front of System Devices to expand the section.
  7. Right-click one of the system devices (such as the Processor to I/O Controller) and click Properties.
  8. Click the Driver tab.
  9. Click Update Driver.
  10. Click No, not this time and click Next.
  11. Click Install from a list or specified location and click Next.
  12. Click Don't search. I will choose the driver to install and click Next.
  13. Click Have Disk....
  14. Click Browse and navigate to the folder where you placed the extracted files.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Click Next.
  17. Click Finish.
  18. Reboot your system if requested.

Windows 2000/Server/Advanced Server*

Follow these steps to complete a have-disk install of the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility on Windows 2000/Server/Advanced Server:

  1. Extract the files from the installation package.
  2. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the System icon.
  4. Click the Hardware tab.
  5. Click Device Manager.
  6. Click the symbol in front of System Devices to expand the section.
  7. Right-click one of the system devices (such as the Processor to I/O Controller) and click Properties.
  8. Click the Driver tab.
  9. Click the Update Driver button.
  10. Click Next on the Welcome screen.
  11. Click Display a list of the known drivers... and click Next.
  12. Click Have Disk... and navigate to the folder where you placed the extracted files.
  13. Click OK.
  14. Click OK.
  15. Select your model from the list, and click Next.
  16. Answer the questions in the prompts that follow.
  17. Reboot your system if requested.

Windows Me/SE/98/95*

Follow these steps to complete a have-disk install of the Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility on Windows Me/SE/98/95:

  1. Extract the files from the installation package.
  2. Select Start > Settings > Control Panel.
  3. Double-click the System icon.
  4. Click the Device Manager tab.
  5. Right-click one of the system devices (such as the Processor to I/O Controller) and click Properties.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Click Update Driver.
  8. Click Specify the location of the driver (Advanced) and click Next.
  9. Click Display a list of the known drivers... and click Next.
  10. Click Have Disk... and navigate to the folder where you placed the extracted files.
  11. Click OK
  12. Click OK.
  13. Select your model from the list and click Next.
  14. Answer the questions in the prompts that follow.
  15. Reboot your system if requested.

Extracting the required files

Using the EXE File

To extract the files using the EXE (for example, infinst_exe), run the file from a command prompt with the following installation switches:

-a -a -p<path where you want the files placed>

 
Note Make sure there is not a space between -p and the directory name.
Example: infinst.exe -a -a -pc:\myfolder\inf
 

Using the ZIP file

To extract the files using the ZIP (for example, infinst_zip), extract the files to your hard drive and run the setup.exe file from a command prompt with the following installation switches:

-a -p<path where you want the files placed>

 
Note Make sure there is not a space between -p and the directory name.
Example: infinst.zip -a -pc:\myfolder\inf
 
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