SMBus Drivers

It’s so easy and yet takes so much time to find. Good thing I’ll never have to look again.

Issue:

* Windows* does not recognize the SMBus controller.
* Device Manager shows a yellow question mark for the SMBus controller.
* Device Manager lists the SMBus controller under Other Devices.

Background:

SMBus is the System Management Bus defined by Intel in 1995. It is used in personal computers and servers for low-speed system management communications. An SMBus controller is integrated into most Intel® chipsets.

Solution:

Download and run the Intel® Chipset Software Installation Utility. This will install the chipset INF files so that Windows* properly recognizes the chipset’s built-in SMBus controller.

intel.com

Vista x64 isn’t mentioned, but it’s the same there. “infinst_autol.exe” updates all the necessary *.inf files, so Windows will recognize the SMBus correctly.

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