Update Intel Drivers in Windows with Intel Driver & Support Assistant

If you have bought a computer having the Intel chips before September 2017 then you may not receive driver updates using the older Intel Driver Update Utility (Intel DUU) because it has been discontinued. Now you have to use a newer software for keeping your Intel drivers updated called Intel Driver & Support Assistant.

The new driver update software Intel Driver & Support Assistant (Intel DSA) works in Windows 7, Windows 8.x and Windows 10. After the installation of Intel DSA, you will notice a small icon in the Windows notification area. By default it checks for driver updates once every week and notifies you of the available updates. You canĀ  hover your mouse pointer over the DSA icon in the system tray to see how many updates are available.

Intel Driver & Support Assistant

If you right-click on this Intel DSA icon in the notification area, you will see many different actions available like checking for the updates, opening the settings window, viewing frequently asked questions, and also whether you want to join the Intel Computing Improvement Program (if you join this program then they will collect information about your computer usage).

Intel Driver & Support Assistant

When you double-click on the Intel DSA icon and it finds new updates, it automatically opens the report in your web browser. You will be able to see a summary of all the hardware of your PC along with the available updates. You will be able to download all the updated driver packages and install them at the click of a button.

Intel Driver & Support Assistant

In the settings for the Intel DSA, you can choose a default language, auto-check frequency (daily, weekly, monthly or never), download directory where the driver updates are downloaded, maximum concurrent downloads (from 1 to 5), and a directory where log files are kept. If you choose “never” as the update frequency then you will have to manually start the checking for updates from the notification area.

Intel Driver & Support Assistant

You can download Intel Driver & Support Assistant (DSA) from https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html.

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