How to Manually Install Intel® Network Adapter Drivers in Windows*


Install & Setup



For this example, the adapter used is the Intel® Ethernet Connection X722 and Windows Server* 2016 as the base operating system.

  1. Download the driver package for your operating system. Driver and Software List
  2. The EXE is a self-extracting compressed file and you can double-click the EXE you downloaded to automatically install the drivers and PROSet software. For manual installation, continue to step 3.
  3. Use your favorite Zip software to extract the files from the installation package you downloaded (either PROWinx64.exe or PROWinx32.exe) to a temporary location. Example: C:\Temp\PROWinx64
  4. Open Device Manager. Right-click Start and click Device Manager or run devmgmt.msc.
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  5. Right-click the connection you want to update and choose Update Driver Software. If there is no driver installed for that device, it will show up with a yellow exclamation and have a generic name such as Ethernet Controller.
  6. Choose Browse my computer for driver software:
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  7. Click Browse and go to the folder where you extracted the driver files. Make sure that Include subfolders is checked so that it will scan the entire driver set.
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  8. Click Next and it will start to install the driver software. After installation is complete, it will show in the network adapters section.
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  9. Continue with the same process for any other adapters you want to update by selecting the adapter from the list.
Related topics
Windows® 10 Support for Intel® Ethernet Adapters
Webpacks Available for Intel® Ethernet Adapters
Supported Operating Systems for Retail Intel® Ethernet Adapters
Supported Operating Systems for Intel® Ethernet Controllers (LOM)