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    I've been looking for a solution to "This Intel Management Engine Interface" problem for a good month now. I've searched MS, forums, and Intel. It appears they have not updated the drivers to Win7 as of yet. They do plan on doings so in the future. Some forums suggest to run it in legacy mode? Not familure with how thats done in Win7. I would like this solved also since this is the only hangup to my upgrading.
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    I split this into its own thread since it was not at all related to the original question. Please start your own thread and do not hijack threads.

    "Legacy mode" may mean compatability mode. When you right click and .exe file there should be a " Troubleshoot Compatability" context menu entry to select. If you select Properties instead there should be a Compatability tab. Either way you should end up being able to specifiy a prior Windows OS under which the .exe ran successfully.

    If you are running Windows 7 Professional and your PC supports hardware virtualization you can run a free Microsoft addin called XP mode. See How many Intel CPUs will fail the XP Mode test in Windows 7? | Ed Bott’s Microsoft Report | ZDNet.com for more information.

    See Windows Virtual PC: Home Page for more information about XP mode.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve M. View Post
    I've been looking for a solution to "This Intel Management Engine Interface" problem for a good month now. I've searched MS, forums, and Intel. It appears they have not updated the drivers to Win7 as of yet. They do plan on doings so in the future. Some forums suggest to run it in legacy mode? Not familure with how thats done in Win7. I would like this solved also since this is the only hangup to my upgrading.
    Just a note on my experience with the MEI:
    The Upgrade Advisor said my MEI was not compatible with Win7. I searched everywhere and the answers as to just what exactly the MEI is (in laymen speak) were amazingly diverse. I read that the MEI affected (pick your choice) Enterprise communications, or the sound would not work without it, or was a heat sensing monitor, or, or... I decided to wing it and install Win7. After the install the only exclamation point in Device Manager was the PCI Simple Communications Controller. I don't exactly know what that is either. I tried to "Update Driver" in Device Manager but it said it couldn't find anything. Next I "Browsed" for the driver and pointed it to "Windows.old" ( I was doing a clean-install). A dialog box opened saying the driver had been successfully installed and then it listed the name of the driver on the next line - and it was Intel Management Engine Interface! The exclamation point was gone in Device Manager. Go figure. I still don't know exactly what the MEI is but evidently Win7 is happy - so I am too.

    I know this doesn't answer your original question but I thought I would share just in case it helped. Good Luck.
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    Thanks for the info. I to am going to do a clean install so when it happens I'll try your method. Thanks again.
    Steve M.

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