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contra: I just wanted to let you know that I just modified your post, since there was abusive language on it.
In regard to your inquiry, the Intel® Chipset Device Software uses an unusual date for the devices it is targeting. The date 07/18/1968 is symbolic, Intel was founded that day. The reason this date is used is to lower the rank of Intel® Chipset Device Software. This is necessary because it is a supporting utility that should not overwrite any other drivers.
Any further questions, please let me know.