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After having installed my Msi MB Z97 in the device manager their is the "Smbus" not having a driver. Now I know that usually intels inf drivers come into play here. But after installing them its still in the unknown device category. I went to MSI's website and the inf drivers on their are the same as intel's site. Is this just a case of the drivers aren't out yet or am I missing something..
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After having installed my Msi MB Z97 in the device manager their is the "Smbus" not having a driver. Now I know that usually intels inf drivers come into play here. But after installing them its still in the unknown device category. I went to MSI's website and the inf drivers on their are the same as intel's site. Is this just a case of the drivers aren't out yet or am I missing something..
I'm wondering if Intel's INF drivers aren't quite ready for prime time yet....if I install the 9 series INF on my UD5H I lose all the USB ports. Fortunately I had a fresh backup to go to.
I even tried a clean Windows install but got the same thing....so once I again I just restored my backup with the 8 series chipset drivers.

Interestingly enough, if I try use Device Manager to individually install, Windows tells me the "best" driver is already installed. So, I'll try again after Devils Canyon and see what happens.
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Thats odd, I installed gigabytes Z97 ones (same version) and mine isnt displaying what your seeing, seems to have installed fine on mine.


Things I have noticed with these new INF drivers:

--USB devices like keyboard light didnt turn off then on when installing like previous 9.x drivers did.

--They dont have me restart after the installation, usually it forces a restart after the LPC controller.

--Under driver properties driver version on most remain Microsoft. I do believe though the INF tells the driver what to do so this is normal behavior as previous drivers did list a driver version from Intel.
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Thats odd, I installed gigabytes Z97 ones (same version) and mine isnt displaying what your seeing, seems to have installed fine on mine.


Things I have noticed with these new INF drivers:

--USB devices like keyboard light didnt turn off then on when installing like previous 9.x drivers did.

--They dont have me restart after the installation, usually it forces a restart after the LPC controller.

--Under driver properties driver version on most remain Microsoft. I do believe though the INF tells the driver what to do so this is normal behavior as previous drivers did list a driver version from Intel.
I went on and installed a newer version (9.4.2.1019) and there were no problems with USB this time.
Like you, I see MS drivers listed in Device Manager instead of Intel, but they are captioned as 9 - series.
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I'm wondering if Intel's INF drivers aren't quite ready for prime time yet....if I install the 9 series INF on my UD5H I lose all the USB ports. Fortunately I had a fresh backup to go to.
I even tried a clean Windows install but got the same thing....so once I again I just restored my backup with the 8 series chipset drivers.


Thank you. It's very helpful to know this is a common problem.

I just started building a new machine around an Asus Z97M Plus motherboard, and after a couple of evenings grappling with UEFI vs. BIOS and Secure boot issues, I got the base OS (Win7 pro 64 bit) installed, started installing drivers from the Motherboard support DVD, got as far as the Intel chipset drivers and - bang! my USB ports went dead, including mouse and keyboard. I couldn't even select "OK" to close the driver splash screen!

Did you get the latest drivers from the motherboard mfr. site? Even though the chipset driver is clearly badged Intel, the Intel web site is pretty unhelpful when it comes to publishing drivers.

Regards: Colin
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Originally Posted by mandrix View Post

I'm wondering if Intel's INF drivers aren't quite ready for prime time yet....if I install the 9 series INF on my UD5H I lose all the USB ports. Fortunately I had a fresh backup to go to.
I even tried a clean Windows install but got the same thing....so once I again I just restored my backup with the 8 series chipset drivers.


Thank you. It's very helpful to know this is a common problem.

I just started building a new machine around an Asus Z97M Plus motherboard, and after a couple of evenings grappling with UEFI vs. BIOS and Secure boot issues, I got the base OS (Win7 pro 64 bit) installed, started installing drivers from the Motherboard support DVD, got as far as the Intel chipset drivers and - bang! my USB ports went dead, including mouse and keyboard. I couldn't even select "OK" to close the driver splash screen!

Did you get the latest drivers from the motherboard mfr. site? Even though the chipset driver is clearly badged Intel, the Intel web site is pretty unhelpful when it comes to publishing drivers.

Regards: Colin
Install the INF drivers before the USB 3.0....or uninstall the USB 3.0 first. I only had the problem when updating the chipset drivers, not during the original install.
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