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DB-22-09-02 Driver Database Update Bookmark

September 2, 2022

Driver DB Amendments:

Device driver additions and modifications since the August 31, 2022 Release.



Includes DB-22-09-01 release.

Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-22-06-24 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-22-06-24.pdf

Driver Refresh: Intel Wi-Fi & Bluetooth Drivers

Details:
Review and refresh drivers for Intel Wi-Fi & Bluetooth devices.



REMINDER: Firmware Update Recommendations

Details:
UIU Support has recently witnessed several situations wherein updating of firmware addresses specific driver issues. See Release Notes from June 16, 2020 for two examples. UIU Support strongly recommends that, if customers are experiencing issues, the firmware (BIOS/UEFI) be updated immediately. If the target machine continues exhibiting issues, please contact UIU support for additional troubleshooting.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support



It has become evident that (via availability of Microsoft driver packs) as Microsoft produces newer models of their Surface line of products, they are excluding the use of older Windows operating systems versions either due to lack of device driver production or lack of feature support with respect to newer or more advanced hardware. UIU Support has compiled a guide based on driver review and lab testing. This guide is not intended to be definitive as Microsoft has not acknowledged this exclusion of support. Some Microsoft-provided drivers may work on unlisted Windows 10 OS versions; however, if Microsoft does not offer a driver pack for the specific version of 10 there may be a lack of driver support as we’ve experienced. In those cases, the OS will apply but it will lack driver support for certain devices.

It is UIU Support's recommendation to use the latest version of Windows 10 whenever possible when deploying to the Microsoft Surface family of products. Failing to do so may result in a lack of driver coverage for various devices.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support:

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 1
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- Windows 8, 8.1, & Windows 10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
- Windows 10 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 5
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface Laptop 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Book 2
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903



Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft Surface Studio 1
- Windows 10 1511, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
- Windows 10 1803, 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809


Windows 10 version number translation:
Windows 10 release information

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If customers would like to know which Windows OS versions are supported by Microsoft, they would simply need to visit Microsoft Support and review the file names of the driver packs offered for a particular model of Surface product.

For example:

If you find the .MSI files from Microsoft, they indicate the specific supported version(s) of Windows 10 in the file names. The inference being that anything prior to those offerings aren't supported and may not deploy or function properly.


EXAMPLE
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_17763_20.020.4371.0
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_18362_20.010.3582.0
(the versions representing 1809 and 1903, respectively)

In UIU Support's experience, if an OS older than those specified is deployed, the installer will present a warning.




REMINDER:

The full driver database exceeds 31Gb in size (31.7 Gb IMP). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (64-bit only).



Note: As of the January 16, 2020, the full UIU driver database available for download from the web site will contain only drivers for supported 64-bit Windows operating systems, (Win8.1, & Win10). Requests for Windows 7 and also 32-bit support should be directed to UIU Support. Online Updates will continue to support both 64-bit as well as 32-bit support for Win8.1 and Win10.

Two static Windows 7 only driver databases will be made available on demand; one (based on DB-21-01-26) that contains no Nvidia drivers (all previous drivers are presumed to be compromised), and one (based on DB-20-12-29) that contains the Nvidia drivers as represented prior to Nvidia's Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021. Please contact UIU Support for more information.

Furthermore, no additional Windows 7 drivers will be added to the UIU Driver Database.
Firmware Updates

UIU Support strongly recommends making sure that firmware (BIOS/UEFI) on target hardware has been updated to the most recent release from PC manufacturers. As of 1st quarter 2020, UIU Support has noticed that this can be critical in the successful deployment of newer hardware in particular.

Additonal Information: Intel Processors Voltage Settings Modification Advisory



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a UIU Support representative with questions or concerns.



DB-22-08-31 Driver Database Update Bookmark

August 31, 2022

Driver DB Amendments:

Device driver additions and modifications since the June 24, 2022 Release.



Includes DB-22-06-29, DB-22-07-03, DB-22-07-20, DB-22-07-28, DB-22-08-04, DB-22-08-09, DB-22-08-10, DB-22-08-11, DB-22-08-14, DB-22-08-15, DB-22-08-17, and DB-22-08-18 releases.

Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-22-06-24 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-22-06-24.pdf

Driver Refresh: Microsoft Surface Products

Details:
Review and refresh drivers for Microsoft Surface models.



Driver Refresh: Intel Smart Sound Technology

Details:
Review and refresh drivers for Intel Smart Sound Technology.



Driver Refresh: Various Makes/Models’ Camera Device Drivers

Details:
Review and refresh drivers for various Camera Device Drivers.



REMINDER: Firmware Update Recommendations

Details:
UIU Support has recently witnessed several situations wherein updating of firmware addresses specific driver issues. See Release Notes from June 16, 2020 for two examples. UIU Support strongly recommends that, if customers are experiencing issues, the firmware (BIOS/UEFI) be updated immediately. If the target machine continues exhibiting issues, please contact UIU support for additional troubleshooting.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support



It has become evident that (via availability of Microsoft driver packs) as Microsoft produces newer models of their Surface line of products, they are excluding the use of older Windows operating systems versions either due to lack of device driver production or lack of feature support with respect to newer or more advanced hardware. UIU Support has compiled a guide based on driver review and lab testing. This guide is not intended to be definitive as Microsoft has not acknowledged this exclusion of support. Some Microsoft-provided drivers may work on unlisted Windows 10 OS versions; however, if Microsoft does not offer a driver pack for the specific version of 10 there may be a lack of driver support as we’ve experienced. In those cases, the OS will apply but it will lack driver support for certain devices.

It is UIU Support's recommendation to use the latest version of Windows 10 whenever possible when deploying to the Microsoft Surface family of products. Failing to do so may result in a lack of driver coverage for various devices.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support:

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 1
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- Windows 8, 8.1, & Windows 10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
- Windows 10 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 5
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface Laptop 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Book 2
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903



Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft Surface Studio 1
- Windows 10 1511, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
- Windows 10 1803, 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809


Windows 10 version number translation:
Windows 10 release information

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If customers would like to know which Windows OS versions are supported by Microsoft, they would simply need to visit Microsoft Support and review the file names of the driver packs offered for a particular model of Surface product.

For example:

If you find the .MSI files from Microsoft, they indicate the specific supported version(s) of Windows 10 in the file names. The inference being that anything prior to those offerings aren't supported and may not deploy or function properly.


EXAMPLE
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_17763_20.020.4371.0
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_18362_20.010.3582.0
(the versions representing 1809 and 1903, respectively)

In UIU Support's experience, if an OS older than those specified is deployed, the installer will present a warning.




REMINDER:

The full driver database exceeds 31Gb in size (31.2 Gb IMP). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (64-bit only).



Note: As of the January 16, 2020, the full UIU driver database available for download from the web site will contain only drivers for supported 64-bit Windows operating systems, (Win8.1, & Win10). Requests for Windows 7 and also 32-bit support should be directed to UIU Support. Online Updates will continue to support both 64-bit as well as 32-bit support for Win8.1 and Win10.

Two static Windows 7 only driver databases will be made available on demand; one (based on DB-21-01-26) that contains no Nvidia drivers (all previous drivers are presumed to be compromised), and one (based on DB-20-12-29) that contains the Nvidia drivers as represented prior to Nvidia's Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021. Please contact UIU Support for more information.

Furthermore, no additional Windows 7 drivers will be added to the UIU Driver Database.
Firmware Updates

UIU Support strongly recommends making sure that firmware (BIOS/UEFI) on target hardware has been updated to the most recent release from PC manufacturers. As of 1st quarter 2020, UIU Support has noticed that this can be critical in the successful deployment of newer hardware in particular.

Additonal Information: Intel Processors Voltage Settings Modification Advisory



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a UIU Support representative with questions or concerns.



5.9.2.0 - UIU Classic Mode - Core Functionality Update 5.12.0.0 Bookmark

August 25, 2022 - RELEASE
Includes UIUPrep version 5.12.0.0



This is an update of the UIUPREP application ONLY. Changes in this version of the UIUPREP application do not affect the UIU Classic Mode product.

The UIU Classic Mode is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU Classic (4.x) product. Support for UIU Classic (4.x) will be deprecated with the introduction of UIU License Keys with expiration dates ≥ Jan 1, 2020.


NEW FEATURE: Enhanced UIU Logging

Details:
UIUPrep now logs to \ProgramData\UIU\UIU.cmtl.log in addition to the standard UIUPrep log file, in Configuration Manager Trace Log (CMTL) format.This log is a duplication of the standard UIU log while migration to CMTL format is in progress.



Reminder: NEW FEATURE: Classic Mode Command Line Interface (CLI) Auto Import

Details:
Added a "-cmautoimportrepository" switch for UIU Classic Mode: This switch enables Classic Mode CLI to automatically discover a UIU Repository Import (IMP) file in the same directory as the Classic Mode executable. In the event that multiple IMP files exist, the first (alphanumerical) entry is selected, based on file name. This switch is overridden by the -cmrepositoryimportpath switch, so if a user provides both, the value provided by -cmrepositoryimportpath is selected. If the -cmautorepositoryimport switch is provided and Classic Mode is unable to locate any IMP files, Classic Mode writes an error dialogue ("Classic Mode does not continue automatically if the -cmautorepositoryimport switch is provided and cannot locate a UIU Repository Import (IMP) file.") and exits.

For more information, please review the UIU Classic Mode User Guide








What is the UIU Classic Mode?


The original UIU 4.x — known in recent years as the UIU Classic — accommodated all OS deployment solutions, including those that do not utilize Microsoft's Windows PE, by storing the entire UIU Driver Database within the OS image. The UIU Classic Mode is an updated version of that methodology for those users that do not use a WinPE-based deployment solution.

How is it different from the UIU 4.x "Classic" product?


The UIU Classic method has been integrated into a optimized modern GUI, (though the basic process was preserved as much as possible for ease of adoption).

How is it different from the UIU 5?


  • The entire UIU Driver Database is stored in the UIU-prepared image as opposed to network-based delivery of target machine specific drivers only.

  • The Master Image must be manipulated by the UIU Classic Mode process. The UIU 5 does not require any preparation within the image itself.

  • Using the UIU Classic Mode, if unsigned drivers are opted-in, the Administrator will be prompted for each one during execution. The UIU 5, wherein its method includes staging the appropriate drivers from WinPE, allows the Windows operating system to address unsigned drivers without interaction.


Who should use the UIU Classic Mode?


Users employing OS deployment solutions that are not based on Windows PE (e.g. Linux-based solutions like CloneZilla and FOG)

Who should NOT use the UIU Classic Mode?


  • It is highly recommended that users employing OS deployment solutions that utilize Windows PE use the UIU 5

  • UIU customers that are utilizing the Microsoft's SCCM solution should use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - SCCM

  • UIU customers that are utilizing the Microsoft's MDT solution should use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - MDT



Please refer to the UIU Classic Mode - User Guide for detailed implementation and usage instructions.



For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support



5.9.1.0 - Core Functionality Update 5.12.0.0 Bookmark

August 25, 2022 - RELEASE
Includes UIUPrep version 5.12.0.0


This is an update of the UIUPREP application ONLY. Changes in this version of the UIUPREP application do not affect the UIU 5 product.

NEW FEATURE: Enhanced UIU Logging

Details:
UIUPrep now logs to \ProgramData\UIU\UIU.cmtl.log in addition to the standard UIUPrep log file, in Configuration Manager Trace Log (CMTL) format.This log is a duplication of the standard UIU log while migration to CMTL format is in progress.



2.4.1.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with MDT - Core Functionality Update 5.12.0.0 Bookmark

August 25, 2022 - RELEASE
Includes UIU plug-in for SCCM version 2.4.1.0
Includes UIUPrep version 5.12.0.0


This is an update of the UIUPREP application ONLY. Changes in this version of the UIUPREP application do not affect the UIU plug-in for MDT product.

NEW FEATURE: Enhanced UIU Logging

Details:
UIUPrep now logs to \ProgramData\UIU\UIU.cmtl.log in addition to the standard UIUPrep log file, in Configuration Manager Trace Log (CMTL) format.This log is a duplication of the standard UIU log while migration to CMTL format is in progress.



Reminder: KNOWN ISSUE - WinPE 3.0 & 4.0 (x86 only)

Symptoms:
Servicing older Windows PE media (3.x & 4.x) requires 32-bit specific binaries (DISM) which do not load under a 64-bit process, resulting in error conditions. Big Bang recommends that Windows PE version 10 be employed. Contact UIU Support for additional information.



Supported MDT builds

  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8450 - 6.3.8450.1000
  • Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8456 - 6.3.8456.1000


To download Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), build 8456, click the following link:
Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) v6.3.8456.1000






Please refer to the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - MDT User Guides for detailed implementation and usage instructions.



For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support



2.4.1.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with SCCM - Core Functionality Update 5.12.0.0 Bookmark

August 25, 2022 - RELEASE
Includes UIU plug-in for SCCM version 2.4.1.0
Includes UIUPrep version 5.12.0.0


This is an update of the UIUPREP application ONLY.

NEW FEATURE: Enhanced UIU Logging

Details:
UIUPrep now logs to \ProgramData\UIU\UIU.cmtl.log in addition to the standard UIUPrep log file, in Configuration Manager Trace Log (CMTL) format.This log is a duplication of the standard UIU log while migration to CMTL format is in progress.



New Feature: 1E Nomad Tachyon Support

Details:

The UIUPrep application now supports leveraging 1E's Tachyon platform to locate UIU repository cache location(s) that are distributed to a Nomad, Single-Site Download peer-to-peer environment. Please contact UIU Support about implementation of this new feature.





Known Issue: Command Line Interface Updating issue

Symptoms:
When using the CLI feature of the UIUPM application to perform updates against a repository, the updates may not complete fully.

Resolution:
Development to alleviate this issue is ongoing. Contact UIU Support for more information about work-arounds.







Please refer to the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 - SCCM User Guides for detailed implementation and usage instructions.

For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support



DB-22-06-24 Driver Database Update Bookmark

June 24, 2022

Driver DB Amendments:

Device driver additions and modifications since the May 17, 2022 Release.



Includes DB-22-05-24, DB-22-06-09, DB-22-06-16, & DB-22-06-24 releases.

Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-22-06-24 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-22-06-24.pdf

Issue: Intel Wireless Adapters

Symptoms:
Previous Versions of Intel Wireless Adapters were known to drop access points.

Resolution:
Refreshed Intel Wireless Adapter drivers to latest versions.



REMINDER: Firmware Update Recommendations

Details:
UIU Support has recently witnessed several situations wherein updating of firmware addresses specific driver issues. See Release Notes from June 16, 2020 for two examples. UIU Support strongly recommends that, if customers are experiencing issues, the firmware (BIOS/UEFI) be updated immediately. If the target machine continues exhibiting issues, please contact UIU support for additional troubleshooting.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support



It has become evident that (via availability of Microsoft driver packs) as Microsoft produces newer models of their Surface line of products, they are excluding the use of older Windows operating systems versions either due to lack of device driver production or lack of feature support with respect to newer or more advanced hardware. UIU Support has compiled a guide based on driver review and lab testing. This guide is not intended to be definitive as Microsoft has not acknowledged this exclusion of support. Some Microsoft-provided drivers may work on unlisted Windows 10 OS versions; however, if Microsoft does not offer a driver pack for the specific version of 10 there may be a lack of driver support as we’ve experienced. In those cases, the OS will apply but it will lack driver support for certain devices.

It is UIU Support's recommendation to use the latest version of Windows 10 whenever possible when deploying to the Microsoft Surface family of products. Failing to do so may result in a lack of driver coverage for various devices.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support:

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 1
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- Windows 8, 8.1, & Windows 10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
- Windows 10 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 5
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface Laptop 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Book 2
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903



Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft Surface Studio 1
- Windows 10 1511, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
- Windows 10 1803, 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809


Windows 10 version number translation:
Windows 10 release information

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If customers would like to know which Windows OS versions are supported by Microsoft, they would simply need to visit Microsoft Support and review the file names of the driver packs offered for a particular model of Surface product.

For example:

If you find the .MSI files from Microsoft, they indicate the specific supported version(s) of Windows 10 in the file names. The inference being that anything prior to those offerings aren't supported and may not deploy or function properly.


EXAMPLE
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_17763_20.020.4371.0
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_18362_20.010.3582.0
(the versions representing 1809 and 1903, respectively)

In UIU Support's experience, if an OS older than those specified is deployed, the installer will present a warning.




REMINDER:

The full driver database exceeds 28Gb in size (28.1 Gb IMP). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (64-bit only).



Note: As of the January 16, 2020, the full UIU driver database available for download from the web site will contain only drivers for supported 64-bit Windows operating systems, (Win8.1, & Win10). Requests for Windows 7 and also 32-bit support should be directed to UIU Support. Online Updates will continue to support both 64-bit as well as 32-bit support for Win8.1 and Win10.

Two static Windows 7 only driver databases will be made available on demand; one (based on DB-21-01-26) that contains no Nvidia drivers (all previous drivers are presumed to be compromised), and one (based on DB-20-12-29) that contains the Nvidia drivers as represented prior to Nvidia's Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021. Please contact UIU Support for more information.

Furthermore, no additional Windows 7 drivers will be added to the UIU Driver Database.
Firmware Updates

UIU Support strongly recommends making sure that firmware (BIOS/UEFI) on target hardware has been updated to the most recent release from PC manufacturers. As of 1st quarter 2020, UIU Support has noticed that this can be critical in the successful deployment of newer hardware in particular.

Additonal Information: Intel Processors Voltage Settings Modification Advisory



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a UIU Support representative with questions or concerns.



DB-22-05-17 Driver Database Update Bookmark

May 17, 2022

Driver DB Amendments:

Device driver additions and modifications since the March 9, 2022 Release.



Includes DB-22-03-16, DB-22-03-17, DB-22-03-18, DB-22-03-24, DB-22-04-05, DB-22-04-15, DB-22-04-28, DB-22-05-05, DB-22-05-11, & DB-22-05-13 releases.

Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-22-05-17 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-22-05-17.pdf

Issue: Intel Chipset Gen 11 (Tiger Lake)

Details:
Intel Chipset Refresh to current versions for Gen 11 (Tiger Lake).



Issue: Intel Chipset Gen 12 (Alder Lake)

Details:
Added Support for Intel Chipset Gen 12 (Alder Lake).



REMINDER: Nvidia Software Vulnerability - ACTION REQUIRED

Symptoms:
Nvidia software security update – ALL GPU product lines

Nvidia reported a security issue with their entire catalog of graphics drivers in mid-December 2020, citing, “NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA® GPU Display Driver. This update addresses issues that may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, data tampering, or information disclosure.” (Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021)

Resolution:
As a consequence, and in an effort to not include drivers known to contain security flaws within the UIU Driver Database, UIU Support has undertaken the extensive effort to not only remove reportedly affected drivers but also to include the new, secured drivers as offered by Nvidia as of January 2021.

The UIU Driver Database (release DB-21-01-26) contains only the newly-released drivers from Nvidia and, despite our best efforts, may result in a gap in coverage for select associated hardware IDs. As it is not feasible for Big Bang’s lab to host every conceivable Nvidia product, we’ve attempted to provide coverage for all modern Nvidia product hardware IDs.

If it is determined that we’re missing coverage, and Nvidia has provided a secured, newly-released driver, UIU Support will consider it their highest priority to include that driver in the next release of the UIU Driver Database. Your continued patience is appreciated.

Furthermore, UIU Support is committed to regularly revisiting Nvidia’s Security Bulletin in an attempt to discover any newly-released drivers post DB-21-01-26 release.

NOTE: Compromised Nvidia drivers will continue to exist in established UIU Repositories until UDBs prior to and including DB-21-01-26 are removed and updates are performed with the "cleanup" feature. Please contact UIU Support with questions or concerns.

NOTE: Customers may notice a reduction in the size of the UIU Repository depending on configuration and this is expected. Please contact UIU Support with questions or concerns.



REMINDER: Firmware Update Recommendations

Details:
UIU Support has recently witnessed several situations wherein updating of firmware addresses specific driver issues. See Release Notes from June 16, 2020 for two examples. UIU Support strongly recommends that, if customers are experiencing issues, the firmware (BIOS/UEFI) be updated immediately. If the target machine continues exhibiting issues, please contact UIU support for additional troubleshooting.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support



It has become evident that (via availability of Microsoft driver packs) as Microsoft produces newer models of their Surface line of products, they are excluding the use of older Windows operating systems versions either due to lack of device driver production or lack of feature support with respect to newer or more advanced hardware. UIU Support has compiled a guide based on driver review and lab testing. This guide is not intended to be definitive as Microsoft has not acknowledged this exclusion of support. Some Microsoft-provided drivers may work on unlisted Windows 10 OS versions; however, if Microsoft does not offer a driver pack for the specific version of 10 there may be a lack of driver support as we’ve experienced. In those cases, the OS will apply but it will lack driver support for certain devices.

It is UIU Support's recommendation to use the latest version of Windows 10 whenever possible when deploying to the Microsoft Surface family of products. Failing to do so may result in a lack of driver coverage for various devices.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support:

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 1
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- Windows 8, 8.1, & Windows 10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
- Windows 10 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 5
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface Laptop 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Book 2
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903



Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft Surface Studio 1
- Windows 10 1511, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
- Windows 10 1803, 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809


Windows 10 version number translation:
Windows 10 release information

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If customers would like to know which Windows OS versions are supported by Microsoft, they would simply need to visit Microsoft Support and review the file names of the driver packs offered for a particular model of Surface product.

For example:

If you find the .MSI files from Microsoft, they indicate the specific supported version(s) of Windows 10 in the file names. The inference being that anything prior to those offerings aren't supported and may not deploy or function properly.


EXAMPLE
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_17763_20.020.4371.0
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_18362_20.010.3582.0
(the versions representing 1809 and 1903, respectively)

In UIU Support's experience, if an OS older than those specified is deployed, the installer will present a warning.




REMINDER:

The full driver database exceeds 27Gb in size (27.5 Gb IMP). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (64-bit only).



Note: As of the January 16, 2020, the full UIU driver database available for download from the web site will contain only drivers for supported 64-bit Windows operating systems, (Win8.1, & Win10). Requests for Windows 7 and also 32-bit support should be directed to UIU Support. Online Updates will continue to support both 64-bit as well as 32-bit support for Win8.1 and Win10.

Two static Windows 7 only driver databases will be made available on demand; one (based on DB-21-01-26) that contains no Nvidia drivers (all previous drivers are presumed to be compromised), and one (based on DB-20-12-29) that contains the Nvidia drivers as represented prior to Nvidia's Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021. Please contact UIU Support for more information.

Furthermore, no additional Windows 7 drivers will be added to the UIU Driver Database.
Firmware Updates

UIU Support strongly recommends making sure that firmware (BIOS/UEFI) on target hardware has been updated to the most recent release from PC manufacturers. As of 1st quarter 2020, UIU Support has noticed that this can be critical in the successful deployment of newer hardware in particular.

Additonal Information: Intel Processors Voltage Settings Modification Advisory



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a UIU Support representative with questions or concerns.



DB-22-03-09 Driver Database Update Bookmark

March 9, 2022
 

Driver DB Amendments:

Device driver additions and modifications since the February 14, 2022 Release.

 


Includes DB-22-02-28 & DB-22-03-09 releases.

 

 

 

Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-22-03-09 Drivers.pdf

 

 

 

 

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-22-03-09.pdf

 

 

REMINDER: Nvidia Software Vulnerability - ACTION REQUIRED

Symptoms:
Nvidia software security update – ALL GPU product lines

Nvidia reported a security issue with their entire catalog of graphics drivers in mid-December 2020, citing, “NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA® GPU Display Driver. This update addresses issues that may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, data tampering, or information disclosure.” (Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021)

Resolution:
As a consequence, and in an effort to not include drivers known to contain security flaws within the UIU Driver Database, UIU Support has undertaken the extensive effort to not only remove reportedly affected drivers but also to include the new, secured drivers as offered by Nvidia as of January 2021.

The UIU Driver Database (release DB-21-01-26) contains only the newly-released drivers from Nvidia and, despite our best efforts, may result in a gap in coverage for select associated hardware IDs. As it is not feasible for Big Bang’s lab to host every conceivable Nvidia product, we’ve attempted to provide coverage for all modern Nvidia product hardware IDs.

If it is determined that we’re missing coverage, and Nvidia has provided a secured, newly-released driver, UIU Support will consider it their highest priority to include that driver in the next release of the UIU Driver Database. Your continued patience is appreciated.

Furthermore, UIU Support is committed to regularly revisiting Nvidia’s Security Bulletin in an attempt to discover any newly-released drivers post DB-21-01-26 release.

NOTE: Compromised Nvidia drivers will continue to exist in established UIU Repositories until UDBs prior to and including DB-21-01-26 are removed and updates are performed with the "cleanup" feature. Please contact UIU Support with questions or concerns.

NOTE: Customers may notice a reduction in the size of the UIU Repository depending on configuration and this is expected. Please contact UIU Support with questions or concerns.

 


 

REMINDER: Firmware Update Recommendations

Details:
UIU Support has recently witnessed several situations wherein updating of firmware addresses specific driver issues. See Release Notes from June 16, 2020 for two examples. UIU Support strongly recommends that, if customers are experiencing issues, the firmware (BIOS/UEFI) be updated immediately. If the target machine continues exhibiting issues, please contact UIU support for additional troubleshooting.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support



It has become evident that (via availability of Microsoft driver packs) as Microsoft produces newer models of their Surface line of products, they are excluding the use of older Windows operating systems versions either due to lack of device driver production or lack of feature support with respect to newer or more advanced hardware. UIU Support has compiled a guide based on driver review and lab testing. This guide is not intended to be definitive as Microsoft has not acknowledged this exclusion of support. Some Microsoft-provided drivers may work on unlisted Windows 10 OS versions; however, if Microsoft does not offer a driver pack for the specific version of 10 there may be a lack of driver support as we’ve experienced. In those cases, the OS will apply but it will lack driver support for certain devices.

It is UIU Support's recommendation to use the latest version of Windows 10 whenever possible when deploying to the Microsoft Surface family of products. Failing to do so may result in a lack of driver coverage for various devices.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support:

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 1
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- Windows 8, 8.1, & Windows 10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
- Windows 10 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 5
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface Laptop 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Book 2
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903



Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft Surface Studio 1
- Windows 10 1511, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
- Windows 10 1803, 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809


Windows 10 version number translation:
Windows 10 release information

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If customers would like to know which Windows OS versions are supported by Microsoft, they would simply need to visit Microsoft Support and review the file names of the driver packs offered for a particular model of Surface product.

For example:

If you find the .MSI files from Microsoft, they indicate the specific supported version(s) of Windows 10 in the file names. The inference being that anything prior to those offerings aren't supported and may not deploy or function properly.


EXAMPLE
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_17763_20.020.4371.0
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_18362_20.010.3582.0
(the versions representing 1809 and 1903, respectively)

In UIU Support's experience, if an OS older than those specified is deployed, the installer will present a warning.

 

 

 

REMINDER:

 

 

The full driver database exceeds 26Gb in size (26.3 Gb IMP). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (64-bit only).

 

 

Note: As of the January 16, 2020, the full UIU driver database available for download from the web site will contain only drivers for supported 64-bit Windows operating systems, (Win8.1, & Win10). Requests for Windows 7 and also 32-bit support should be directed to UIU Support. Online Updates will continue to support both 64-bit as well as 32-bit support for Win8.1 and Win10.

Two static Windows 7 only driver databases will be made available on demand; one (based on DB-21-01-26) that contains no Nvidia drivers (all previous drivers are presumed to be compromised), and one (based on DB-20-12-29) that contains the Nvidia drivers as represented prior to Nvidia's Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021. Please contact UIU Support for more information.

Furthermore, no additional Windows 7 drivers will be added to the UIU Driver Database.

 

 

Firmware Updates

UIU Support strongly recommends making sure that firmware (BIOS/UEFI) on target hardware has been updated to the most recent release from PC manufacturers. As of 1st quarter 2020, UIU Support has noticed that this can be critical in the successful deployment of newer hardware in particular.

Additonal Information: Intel Processors Voltage Settings Modification Advisory

 

 

 

USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.

 

 

 

 

Support Reminder:

 

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a UIU Support representative with questions or concerns.

 

 

 

DB-22-02-14 Driver Database Update Bookmark

February 14, 2022

Driver DB Amendments:

Device driver additions and modifications since the December 28, 2021 Release.



Includes DB-22-01-26 &DB-22-02-11 releases.

Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-22-02-14 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-22-02-14.pdf

REMINDER: Nvidia Software Vulnerability - ACTION REQUIRED

Symptoms:
Nvidia software security update – ALL GPU product lines

Nvidia reported a security issue with their entire catalog of graphics drivers in mid-December 2020, citing, “NVIDIA has released a software security update for NVIDIA® GPU Display Driver. This update addresses issues that may lead to denial of service, escalation of privileges, data tampering, or information disclosure.” (Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021)

Resolution:
As a consequence, and in an effort to not include drivers known to contain security flaws within the UIU Driver Database, UIU Support has undertaken the extensive effort to not only remove reportedly affected drivers but also to include the new, secured drivers as offered by Nvidia as of January 2021.

The UIU Driver Database (release DB-21-01-26) contains only the newly-released drivers from Nvidia and, despite our best efforts, may result in a gap in coverage for select associated hardware IDs. As it is not feasible for Big Bang’s lab to host every conceivable Nvidia product, we’ve attempted to provide coverage for all modern Nvidia product hardware IDs.

If it is determined that we’re missing coverage, and Nvidia has provided a secured, newly-released driver, UIU Support will consider it their highest priority to include that driver in the next release of the UIU Driver Database. Your continued patience is appreciated.

Furthermore, UIU Support is committed to regularly revisiting Nvidia’s Security Bulletin in an attempt to discover any newly-released drivers post DB-21-01-26 release.

NOTE: Compromised Nvidia drivers will continue to exist in established UIU Repositories until UDBs prior to and including DB-21-01-26 are removed and updates are performed with the "cleanup" feature. Please contact UIU Support with questions or concerns.

NOTE: Customers may notice a reduction in the size of the UIU Repository depending on configuration and this is expected. Please contact UIU Support with questions or concerns.



REMINDER: Firmware Update Recommendations

Details:
UIU Support has recently witnessed several situations wherein updating of firmware addresses specific driver issues. See Release Notes from June 16, 2020 for two examples. UIU Support strongly recommends that, if customers are experiencing issues, the firmware (BIOS/UEFI) be updated immediately. If the target machine continues exhibiting issues, please contact UIU support for additional troubleshooting.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support



It has become evident that (via availability of Microsoft driver packs) as Microsoft produces newer models of their Surface line of products, they are excluding the use of older Windows operating systems versions either due to lack of device driver production or lack of feature support with respect to newer or more advanced hardware. UIU Support has compiled a guide based on driver review and lab testing. This guide is not intended to be definitive as Microsoft has not acknowledged this exclusion of support. Some Microsoft-provided drivers may work on unlisted Windows 10 OS versions; however, if Microsoft does not offer a driver pack for the specific version of 10 there may be a lack of driver support as we’ve experienced. In those cases, the OS will apply but it will lack driver support for certain devices.

It is UIU Support's recommendation to use the latest version of Windows 10 whenever possible when deploying to the Microsoft Surface family of products. Failing to do so may result in a lack of driver coverage for various devices.

Microsoft Surface Products & Windows 10 Versions Support:

Microsoft Surface Pro
Microsoft Surface Pro 1
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.
Microsoft Surface Pro 2
- Can’t confirm supported OS versions from Microsoft, but supports (likely) Windows 8, 8.1, 10 and likely newer versions.


Microsoft Surface Pro 3
- Windows 8, 8.1, & Windows 10 1507, 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 4
- Windows 10 1511, 1607, 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 5
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 6
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Pro 7
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Laptop
Microsoft Surface Laptop 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 2
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Laptop 3
- Windows 10 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Book
Microsoft Surface Book 1
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Book 2
- Windows 10 1703, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903



Microsoft Surface Studio
Microsoft Surface Studio 1
- Windows 10 1511, 1709, 1803, 1809, 1903
Microsoft Surface Studio 2
- Windows 10 1803, 1809, 1903


Microsoft Surface Go
Microsoft Surface Go
- Windows 10 1709, 1803, 1809


Windows 10 version number translation:
Windows 10 release information

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

If customers would like to know which Windows OS versions are supported by Microsoft, they would simply need to visit Microsoft Support and review the file names of the driver packs offered for a particular model of Surface product.

For example:

If you find the .MSI files from Microsoft, they indicate the specific supported version(s) of Windows 10 in the file names. The inference being that anything prior to those offerings aren't supported and may not deploy or function properly.


EXAMPLE
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_17763_20.020.4371.0
SurfaceLaptop3_Win10_18362_20.010.3582.0
(the versions representing 1809 and 1903, respectively)

In UIU Support's experience, if an OS older than those specified is deployed, the installer will present a warning.




REMINDER:

The full driver database exceeds 25Gb in size (25.3 Gb IMP). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (64-bit only).



Note: As of the January 16, 2020, the full UIU driver database available for download from the web site will contain only drivers for supported 64-bit Windows operating systems, (Win8.1, & Win10). Requests for Windows 7 and also 32-bit support should be directed to UIU Support. Online Updates will continue to support both 64-bit as well as 32-bit support for Win8.1 and Win10.

Two static Windows 7 only driver databases will be made available on demand; one (based on DB-21-01-26) that contains no Nvidia drivers (all previous drivers are presumed to be compromised), and one (based on DB-20-12-29) that contains the Nvidia drivers as represented prior to Nvidia's Security Bulletin: NVIDIA GPU Display Driver - January 2021. Please contact UIU Support for more information.

Furthermore, no additional Windows 7 drivers will be added to the UIU Driver Database.
Firmware Updates

UIU Support strongly recommends making sure that firmware (BIOS/UEFI) on target hardware has been updated to the most recent release from PC manufacturers. As of 1st quarter 2020, UIU Support has noticed that this can be critical in the successful deployment of newer hardware in particular.

Additonal Information: Intel Processors Voltage Settings Modification Advisory



USB Flash drives need to be formatted with the NTFS file system before the driver database will successfully transfer. Network share access is recommended.


Support Reminder:

The Big Bang Support Team would like to remind our customers to please clear out any drivers represented in the Custom folder(s) prior to testing with a new version of the UIU Driver Database as neglecting to do so may result in false negative installations.  Please contact a UIU Support representative with questions or concerns.