- Now that Windows 11 is about to officially launch, many of the big hardware and software manufacturers are working as fast as they can.
- Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Intel Wireless Bluetooth both offer support for Windows 11 and address issues in Windows 10.
- The Bluetooth driver fixes a problem with interrupting audio in Microsoft Teams calls and addresses the issue of mouse movement not being smooth.
- Remember that Intel isn't the only company that is creating Windows 11 drivers, so check out what hardware you have and look for the corresponding software.
Since the launch of Windows 11 is right around the corner, with large numbers of people already using the beta build, hardware manufacturers are stepping up their game.
This means that most of them are gradually starting to release updated drivers for the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system.
New Windows 11 compatible drivers from Intel
The Intel company already released Windows-11 compatible graphic drivers, as did rival NVIDIA, and now the company has updated its Wi-Fi and Bluetooth software.
After the latest update, Intel PROSet/Wireless Software and Intel Wireless Bluetooth both offer support for Windows 11 and address issues in Windows 10.
You might want to know that Intel PROSet/Wireless Software 22.70.0, as well as Wireless Bluetooth 22.70.2 are now available, and in addition to Windows 11 support, there are also changes and fixes for Windows 10 users.
More exactly, the Bluetooth driver fixes a problem with interrupting audio in Microsoft Teams calls and addresses the issue of mouse movement not being smooth.
The Wi-Fi driver fixes a problem that saw LG televisions failing to connect to Miracast with older versions of the driver.
Intel’s wireless driver update was published for Windows 10 and Windows 11 in the second week of August, and it’s now available via Intel’s Support & Assistant Tool.
Besides the Windows 11 support, Intel has also fixed multiple bug fixes to improve the performance of your wireless connection.
Intel’s August 2021 driver update for Windows 11
The Wi-Fi driver update is available for the following wireless adapters:
- 188.8.131.52 for AX210/AX201/AX200/9560/9260/9462/9461.
- 184.108.40.206 for 8265/8260.
- 220.127.116.11 for 7265(Rev. D)/3165/3168.
The Bluetooth driver update is available for the following wireless adapters:
- Driver version 18.104.22.168 – AX210, AX201, AX200, 9560, 9462, 9461.
- Driver version 22.214.171.124 – 9260, 8260, 18260, 8265, 18265.
- Driver version 126.96.36.199 – 3168, 3165, 7265, 17265.
Support for Windows 11 has been added in the official release notes of the driver update. Additionally, a bug has been fixed where LG Television fails to connect to Miracast when using Intel’s Wi-Fi.
Furthermore, Intel says it has improved the audio quality of Microsoft Teams when you attend the calls using a Bluetooth headset.
Another bug has been fixed where Bluetooth mouse movement may not be smooth.
Intel GPU driver update
On the 11th of August, Intel also published a new set of GPU drivers for Windows 10 and Windows 11.
This update fixes crashing problems observed in games like Doom Eternal, Chivalry II, Scarlet Nexus, Total War: Warhammer II, Horizon Zero Dawn, The Witcher 3, and as well as back screen when playing the Warframe in DX11.
For Windows 10 users, Intel has fixed an issue that prevents the operating system’s dual boot menu from working.
Another bug that causes screen flickering in Microsoft Edge has been fixed.
How to get the driver update on Windows 11 and Windows 10
If you are still using Windows 10, you’ll receive these fixes via Windows Update if they’re necessary and your device is supported by the OEM.
You can use Intel’s Driver & Support Assistant tool to install these new drivers and remove the ones shipped by the OEM (PC manufacturer).
To get the new drivers on Windows, follow these steps:
- Download, install and run Intel Driver and Support Assistant (iDSA) tool from here.
- Open the Intel Update Assistant Tool.
- Check for updates.
If you don’t see the tool in Start Menu, you can access it from Windows 10’s system tray.
Remember that you should only download the new drivers manually when you’ve issues with the current version. Alternatively, tools like DriverFix detect missing or outdated drivers and prompts you to replace them.
Nvidia has also published Windows 11-ready drivers and Asus is working on a firmware update to enable support for TPM 2.0. We’re expecting more driver and firmware updates in the coming weeks with support for the new operating system.
What drivers are you using now on your Windows 11 powered machine? Let us know in the comments section below.