9 Replies Latest reply on Feb 9, 2017 1:11 PM by Hassan_a.k.a_Optimizer

    Obsolete driver for (2) I219-LM on Windows Update for Windows 7 ?




      I have read somewhere that Intel is NOT (directly) responsible for whatever Intel driver Microsoft is pushing through Windows update.


      However I would like to ask a question, after a bit of context.


      I have business laptop configured Windows 7 Enterprise, x64, SP 1:


           Microsoft Windows [Version 6.1.7601]


      absolutely up to date.


      The wired network is built with


           "Intel® Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM"


      so I have installed latest version of


           "Intel® Network Adapter Driver for Windows 7 / ProWin64.exe"


      which is Version: 21.1 (Latest) Date: 10/11/2016


      the specific version on the file driver as shown in Device Manager being: dated 07/26/2016


      So far so good.


      Then why Microsoft Windows Update for Windows 7 keeps pushing a obsolete driver dated November 2015 update with the following description:


           Intel - LAN, LAN (Server) - Intel(R) Ethernet Connection (2) I219-LM

           Download size: 731 KB

           You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

           Update type: Optional

           Intel LAN, LAN (Server) software update released in November, 2015


      I mean even if it is optional, what is the point ? because it is definitely confusing.


      What do you think ?


      Please advise.