Frequently Asked Questions about Windows 8* and 8.1* and Intel® Wireless Products

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What if I have the Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Connection Utility installed on my PC that I am upgrading to Windows 8* or Windows 8.1*?

If you are upgrading from Windows 7* to Windows 8* or Windows 8.1*, review recommendations before upgrading.

If you are upgrading from Windows 8* to Windows 8.1*, the utility continues to work as before. You must upgrade your software.

Do Intel® Bluetooth® adapters work in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

Yes. Microsoft installs basic Bluetooth® drivers that allow you to use your Intel Bluetooth® Adapter. You must upgrade your Intel Bluetooth driver to take advantage of advanced settings and more profiles.

Does Intel® WiDi work in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?
Note Intel no longer provides email, chat, or phone support for this product. Visit the product discontinuation notice for Intel® WiDi

See Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi) Platform and Operating System Compatibility for Intel® WiDi compatibility based on processor and operating system.

Does the Intel® WiMAX adapter work in Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

Yes. You need to update your software after upgrading to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Note The Intel® WiMAX adapters have been discontinued. See available support options and download link for the latest WiMAX Connection Utility and drivers.
Which Intel® Wireless Adapters do Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 not support?
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5100
  • Intel® WiFi Link 5300
  • Intel® WiFi/WiMAX Link 5150
  • Intel® WiFi/WiMAX Link 5350
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
  • Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Note: The Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection and the Intel® Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN adapters have an in-box driver that works with Windows 8. However, we do not support Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 with any of the adapters listed. Ask questions about the adapters on our Community Forum.
Why do I see a popup window during or after my upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

Popup windows during/after upgrade are a sign of compatibility issues with your current version of Windows. Review recommendations for upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8/8.1.

How do I import native Windows 7 wireless profiles to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

Contact Microsoft for assistance with operating system profiles.

What happens to Intel® PROSet EAP profiles when I upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1?

You must recreate your Intel® PROSet EAP profiles when you upgrade to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Does Windows 8/8.1 support Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software?

Yes, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 supports Intel® PROSet/Wireless Enterprise Software.

 
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