I've reported this before also, but it does not correctly detect my driver "intel proset/wireless software for bluetooth technology for windows 10 64-bit (JP)."
Says I have version 126.96.36.199 and that the latest version is 18.1.1525.1445.
But if I download and install the latest version 18.1.1525.1445, it still says I need to update.
Version 188.8.131.52 is the latest version that is installed with proset/wireless for my intel centrino advanced-n 6235...
I see from your profile that you have had problems before in the recent past involving this utility @Intel Driver Update Utility Updates Already-Updated Drivers @Intel HD Graphics Update Doesn't Show in Device Manager and @Why is Intel Driver Update Utility Telling Me to Downgrade?
As mentioned before, there is nothing wrong; this would be the same driver. The first group of numbers change depending on what operating system and direct X* version you have. And you are using OEM!!
The first four group of numbers? There is only 3 first groups of numbers... If there's nothing wrong, then the stupid utility shouldn't be telling me to download it again. And some groups of numbers change depending my my OS and direct X version, then the utility should properly detect that and not tell me that I need to update my driver version. Especially after I just downloaded and installed that same driver through the utility.
So what if I'm using OEM? My OEM drivers are ****. They don't work properly with my wireless display receiver.
A couple things that may help either now or later:
1) The utility works best with Internet Explorer. ActiveX needs to be on, and the pop-up blocker off.
And in your case, I would stop using the utility all together. Here is how I did it back in the day
1. Go to search find the driver you need yourself and download it saving to your PC.
2. Go to device manager to first uninstall old drivers and remember to check the box to remove software.
3. Reboot your PC
4. install the drivers you have downloaded form Intel
5. Reboot PC.
so what if i'm using OEM
Intel recommends that you use the OEM's drivers rather than INTEL's drivers REGARDLESS of version date. Why? Because OEM's may have customized the driver and INTEL's driver is just a generic version even if it might be newer.
What do you mean the utility works best with internet explorer? It runs outside the browser...
Lol. Thanks but I do know how to search for drivers.
The utility saves time. Though it doesn't advise to remove the old version and it doesn't do it for you.
In Windows 10, you can't just remove the old version and install the new one. Windows will just automatically install the old one once you restart your pc. You got to block driver auto install in group policy and then uninstall, reboot, then hide the update, and remove the block in group policy.
Only then can you properly install graphics drivers in Windows 10.
I don't even think the home edition lets you modify group policy, so those users are **** of luck.
And trust me, I know about what OEM drivers are supposed to do. However, DELL is a horrible company and I tried their drivers and I didn't notice any difference or improvement so I'm going with updated drivers regardless of whatever supposed customizations they might have. Keyword is might have. There's not guaranteed that DELL has done anything really useful to them. And if they don't make my PC faster or give me some features that I don't get with the generic, newer drivers, then you bet I'm not wasting my time there.
Plus DELL claims that my pc is capable of upgrading to Windows 10 and it is compatible, but they haven't released any drivers for Windows 10. Lol
They don't even point you in the right place. What do they expect you to get the drivers from Windows update?
When you contact DELL for any minute detail for example ask them to help you choose the best drivers because their website has no drivers, and they will charge you $129 per issue that they "help" you with.
Intel also has its problems. Like this utility of course, but even more importantly, there is no Intel usb 3.0 drivers for Windows 8, Windows 8.1 nor the Windows 10. If I didn't find a modded Intel USB 3.0 driver for my laptop, it would still be transferring data at 12 MB/s and my Microsoft mouse would still not work when more than one device is plugged into the laptop.
OP, thanks for posting this. I've reported it also. It has the same problem misrecognizing other drivers, such as wifi and Bluetooth. The old java utility was much better at recognizing drivers and recommending updates. Additionally, the driver update utility does not show the installed drivers. This is a flaw. It should show every intel driver that's installed on a system.
Also, not sure where to report it, but the software download website has regressed recently. It used to offer pull-downs to help users find drivers. Now it only has a search. If you don't know what the exact format of the name of a device is, how are you supposed to search for it?