I can't get the Intel CIR Win 10/64 driver to load at all. The installer starts, says there is an error and says to try again.
As to extra USB ports, I just use an external USB 4 port hub. No video issues.
I'm setting up a NUC6i5SYH as an HTPC using a WD RAID-1 for storage.
My plan is to integrate it with the RAID software and pull media via native DLNA or ChromeCast it from any desktop, iOS or Android device.
I'm also planning to use Google Remote Desktop with iPads, iPhones and Android tablets accessing the NUC HTPC instead of using a remote.
On the USB-3 hub issue. In the field, I get consistent 80-110 R/W speeds using a powered hub attached to an Android tablet via OTG cable reading from a chip and writing to a portable 5200 rpm HD, both mounted on the hub.
what was the error displayed when you tried to install the IR driver? Did it said you needed to install something else first?
Yes, an external hub is always an option. My issue is why you need one in the first place.
That is a Windows Update error. Looks like there was an issue with installing the device after the setup copied the drivers (OS checks Windows Update first before using the new drivers that were just copied to the system).
You could try going to device manager, right clicking the device there, and updating drivers manually by selecting the location that you unpacked the drivers to.
Thank you for your findings, I am pretty sure many users will find your troubleshooting very helpful.