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1) What is the brand and model of your system where the 82579V is embedded?
2) Just to double check if this is the PROSet version 23.1 you downloaded?
3) Since this is an onboard NIC with pre-installed PROSet from your board vendor, possible you need to get the a customized PROSet from your board vendor which is more suitable and compatible with your onboard NIC. The PROSet posted on our website is generic version.
Looking forward to your reply.
Thank you for the information, please feel free to update me if Asus driver works for you. I don't have the information why the Windows patch caused the NIC to disappear, I will try checking if there is any information. Can you share why did you want to update the driver? Is there any issue when you used the original driver from Asus? Thanks.
the asus site tells that orior to update the driver you have to do a NVM Update:
"Note: Please install NVM Update Utility for Intel 82579V Gigabit Ethernet PHY Network Connection first before you update this driver.
The URL of the Utility: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?DwnldID=22026"
Is this realy save??
Thank you for the update. As this is onboard NIC integrated on Asus* system, please follow the instruction given by the board vendor. As stated in this website for OEM onboard NIC, contact the computer manufacturer for assistance.
With regards to why Microsoft removed the onboard NIC driver, we don't have the information as we are not able to look into the KB codes from Microsoft*, you may contact Microsoft to check with them. Hope the information clarified.