I find the same with other Matrix Storage Managers. Older driver versions are packaged with newer GUI and management SW. If you go over the files with your mouse you will effectively see that they were recently installed, but the file information column states an older date. It seems to install only newer versions of the GUI and re-use existing low level drivers for the RAID. Sometimes this is also mentioned in the ReadMe or Release Notes.
Hello Mbmast, thank you very much for contacting us.
Matrix Storage Manager was the previous name of the Intel® Rapid Storage Technology; however you cannot use any Intel RST versions, because they do not support Windows XP.
The message you are getting is from the operating system, the latest version I found on the downloadcenter is version 8.8. Intel® Download Center
I would recommend you keeping the current version since it is not available anymore.
I am still confused on how I should proceed on Win7. Looking at the download list for RST (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/SearchResult.aspx?lang=eng&ProdId=2101) I see the latest RAID driver of 126.96.36.1998 and non-driver program is the Matrix Storage Manager where the latest version is 188.8.131.523
What is the equivalent to Matrix Storage Manager for use in Win7?