Intel® FPGA Software Installation and Licensing

ID 683472
Date 4/09/2024
Document Table of Contents

4.8. Installing and Uninstalling a Software Patch

Intel provides patches for the Quartus® Prime and standalone Programmer software to address critical issues and protect your system against vulnerabilities.

Installing a Software Patch

Once you have downloaded the patch you want to install, perform the OS-specific steps as follows:

On Linux Systems

  1. Modify the patch installer file permission by running the chmod +x <file_name> command, which makes the file executable.
  2. Run the patch installer file and proceed.
  3. Accept the license agreement.
  4. Specify the installation directory to update.
  5. Proceed and complete the installation.

On Windows Systems

  1. Run the patch installer file. The Patch Setup Wizard appears.
  2. Click Next. The License Agreement screen appears.
  3. Accept the license agreement and proceed. The Installation Directory screen appears.

    The installer automatically detects the existing installation directory to update.

  4. Verify if the installation directory is the one you want to update. If not, then indicate the correct installation directory.
  5. Proceed and complete the installation.
  • If a patch applies to both Quartus® Prime and the standalone Programmer software, select the Install patch to standalone Programmer and Tools installation. Otherwise, by default, the patch is applied only to the Quartus® Prime software installation.
  • The Allow patches to be uninstalled option is on by default. It allows uninstalling the patches. However, it consumes additional disk space and slows down the installation process. You can choose to turn it off.

Uninstalling the Patch

To uninstall a patch, use the Uninstall option from the Start menu shortcut on Windows or launch the uninstaller from the <installation_directory>/uninstall directory on Linux systems.

Note: If you have more than one patch installed, you can uninstall patches only in the reverse order in which you installed them.