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DB-17-11-16 Driver Database Update Bookmark

November 16, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since October 23, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-11-16 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-11-16.pdf

Driver Refresh: Intel & AMD Graphics drivers

Details:
Microsoft recommended update of graphics drivers. A majority of the core processor related drivers have been addressed.




WARNING! -- Regarding KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability --

We at Big Bang have been following the news regarding the WPA2 hack known as Krack (key reinstallation attack).

During the week of October 16, 2017, researchers announced the discovery of a vulnerability which exploits the WPA2 protocol and allows attackers to steal sensitive information from unencrypted communications. It may also allow attackers to inject code (presumably malware) into websites.

"It’s important to keep the impact of KRACK in perspective: KRACK does not affect HTTPS traffic, and KRACK’s discovery does not mean all Wi-Fi networks are under attack."

The list of Wi-Fi vendors/chipset manfacturers is extensive and Big Bang is in the process of searching/monitoring each vendor for updates to their wi-fi network drivers tht specifically addresss the Krack vulnerability. This process is entirely subject to the availability of adequately-prepared drivers by the chipset manufacturers. We anticipate that this update will take place over a lengthy period of time and in fact, may not be realized for those vendors that are out of business, no longer supporting versions of chipsets or are not prepared to update their device drivers.

If you become aware of a wi-fi network driver that specifically addresses the Krack vulnerability and you suspect that we have not yet encountered that driver, please bring it to the immediate attention of Big Bang Support.

Thank you for your patience and assistance.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know
Key Reinstallation Attacks: Breaking WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse
Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability



WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 19Gb in size (19.3 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-17-10-23 Driver Database Update Bookmark

October 23, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since October 11, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-10-23 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-10-23.pdf


WARNING! -- Regarding KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability --

We at Big Bang have been following the news regarding the WPA2 hack known as Krack (key reinstallation attack).

During the week of October 16, 2017, researchers announced the discovery of a vulnerability which exploits the WPA2 protocol and allows attackers to steal sensitive information from unencrypted communications. It may also allow attackers to inject code (presumably malware) into websites.

"It’s important to keep the impact of KRACK in perspective: KRACK does not affect HTTPS traffic, and KRACK’s discovery does not mean all Wi-Fi networks are under attack."

The list of Wi-Fi vendors/chipset manufacturers is extensive and Big Bang is in the process of searching/monitoring each vendor for updates to their wi-fi network drivers that specifically address the Krack vulnerability. This process is entirely subject to the availability of adequately-prepared drivers by the chipset manufacturers. We anticipate that this update will take place over a lengthy period of time and in fact, may not be realized for those vendors that are out of business, no longer supporting versions of chipsets or are not prepared to update their device drivers.

If you become aware of a wi-fi network driver that specifically addresses the Krack vulnerability and you suspect that we have not yet encountered that driver, please bring it to the immediate attention of Big Bang Support.

Thank you for your patience and assistance.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know
Key Reinstallation Attacks: Breaking WPA2 by forcing nonce reuse
Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability



WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 18Gb in size (18.5 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-17-10-11 Driver Database Update Bookmark

October 11, 2017


Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since September 12, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-10-11 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-10-11.pdf


WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 18Gb in size (18.1 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-17-09-12 Driver Database Update Bookmark

September 12, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since August 25, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-09-12 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-09-12.pdf


WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 18Gb in size (18.3 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-17-08-25 Driver Database Update Bookmark

August 25, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since August 14, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-08-25 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-08-25.pdf


WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 18Gb in size (18.2 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-17-08-14 Driver Database Update Bookmark

August 14, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since August 9, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-08-14 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-08-14.pdf


WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 17Gb in size (17.2 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



2.0.0.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with SCCM - Upgrade Release Bookmark



August 11, 2017

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

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for SCCM (v1.x). Support and UIU DAT files for UIU plug-in for SCCM (v1.x) will be deprecated on Feb 1, 2018.


Features - SCCM

  • More robust UIU Repository management with automated checks for integrity

  • Enhanced delivery of the UIU Driver Database

  • Improved integration with SCCM native controls

  • New hybrid methodology for Content Delivery, reducing bandwidth and local storage needs while decreasing driver acquisition times during OS Deployment Task Sequence

  • New and improved user interface

  • Ability to create and manage the UIU Repository from any administrator PC

  • One-click opt-in access to unreleased upcoming features

  • New functionality allows cleanup of old driver files from the UIU Driver Database

  • Future: Foundation established for customer-driven UIU Driver Database controls to opt in/out of operating systems included in the UIU Repository

Introducing the UIU Plug-ins 2.0

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 was designed to alleviate the demands of upgrading the UIU in complex MDT/SCCM environments. That said, The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for MDT/SCCM (v1.x). The UIU plug-in (v1.x) products will receive limited support as deprecated versions and customers will be encouraged to upgrade to the fully supported UIU Plug-ins 2.0 product. The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 may be installed without removing the UIU v1.x product from an environment and will coexist without issue, even if both versions are utilizing the same source/deployment share. Updating the UIU Repository in a shared capacity should be migrated to use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 technology as improvements have been made to ensure accuracy and quality. OS Deployment Task sequences should then be migrated by removing the task sequence element, UIU Machine Configuration, which is associated with the UIU v1.x product and adding the UIU Deployment Configuration element which is associated with the UIU 2.x product. During testing, it is acceptable for Administrators to disable the old element while testing the new element.

All OS deployment task sequences should be thoroughly assessed for remnants of the UIU Machine Configuration element, (associated with the UIU v1.x product), prior to uninstalling the UIU v1.x product. Failure to remove UIU v1.x task sequence elements prior to uninstallation will result in unrecoverable MMC errors when requesting properties on those task sequences, rendering those task sequences unusable!


The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a versatile solution that may be invoked though the standard SCCM Console interface via a task element (UIU Deployment Configuration) or directly through a Run Command Line task element. Furthermore, The UIU may be invoked manually from within a Windows PE session under the direction of UIU Support. Multiple modes of operation have been provided to accommodate environmental differences as well as policy/change control restrictions.

System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM)
In SCCM, integration consists of the inclusion of a uiusms.dll in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Configuration Manager\AdminConsole\bin" directory as well as the addition of necessary WMI classes (MOF) to support the UIU Plug-ins 2.0. If integration is not desired or permitted, an Administrator may launch the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 from a Run Command Line task element (with the correct arguments) to achieve a successful result. Furthermore, if an Administrator is not able to control the configuration of various SCCM Remote Console implementations (distribution of a single UIU dll file), the integration of the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 may prove to be problematic and utilizing the Run Command Line task element will alleviate those issues.

For more information on alternative methods of invoking the UIU Plug-ins 2.0, Please contact UIU Support.

IMP Files

This version of the UIU requires the use of UIU IMP files to establish a UIU Repository from locally existing files. If bandwidth allows, Big Bang recommends that the UIU Repository be established (and regularly updated) from Big Bang's Online Updates resources. UIU DAT files are not supported.

UIU Import files (*.IMP) contain required driver files, driver database(s) and UIU components which are used to populate a UIU Repository from which deployed target machines will draw necessary files during OS deployment Task Sequence executions. These files are used in conjunction with the UIUPM.

For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support

2.0.0.0 - UIU Plug-ins 2.0 with MDT - Upgrade Release Bookmark



August 11, 2017

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

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for MDT (v1.x). Support and UIU DAT files for UIU plug-in for MDT (v1.x) will be deprecated on Feb 1, 2018.


Features - MDT

  • More robust UIU Repository management with automated checks for integrity

  • Enhanced delivery of the UIU Driver Database

  • New and improved user interface

  • One-click opt-in access to unreleased features

  • New functionality allows cleanup of old driver files from the UIU Driver Database

  • Future: Foundation established for customer-driven UIU Driver Database controls to opt in/out of operating systems included in the UIU Repository

Introducing the UIU Plug-ins 2.0

The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 was designed to alleviate the demands of upgrading the UIU in complex MDT/SCCM environments. That said, The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a direct, compulsory upgrade for the UIU plug-in for MDT/SCCM (v1.x). The UIU plug-in (v1.x) products will receive limited support as deprecated versions and customers will be encouraged to upgrade to the fully supported UIU Plug-ins 2.0 product. The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 may be installed without removing the UIU v1.x product from an environment and will coexist without issue, even if both versions are utilizing the same source/deployment share. Updating the UIU Repository in a shared capacity should be migrated to use the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 technology as improvements have been made to ensure accuracy and quality. OS Deployment Task sequences should then be migrated by removing the task sequence element, UIU Machine Configuration, which is associated with the UIU v1.x product and adding the UIU Deployment Configuration element which is associated with the UIU 2.x product. During testing, it is acceptable for Administrators to disable the old element while testing the new element.

All OS deployment task sequences should be thoroughly assessed for remnants of the UIU Machine Configuration element, (associated with the UIU v1.x product), prior to uninstalling the UIU v1.x product. Failure to remove UIU v1.x task sequence elements prior to uninstallation will result in unrecoverable MMC errors when requesting properties on those task sequences, rendering those task sequences unusable!


The UIU Plug-ins 2.0 is a versatile solution that may be invoked though the standard MDT Deployment Workbench interface via a task element (UIU Deployment Configuration) or directly through a Run Command Line task element. Furthermore, The UIU may be invoked manually from within a Windows PE session under the direction of UIU Support. Multiple modes of operation have been provided to accommodate environmental differences as well as policy/change control restrictions.

Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
In MDT, integration consists of the inclusion of a uiusms.dll in the "C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Deployment Toolkit\bin" directory as well as a modification (additional section appended) to the Actions.xml file in the same directory. If integration is not desired or permitted, an Administrator may launch the UIU Plug-ins 2.0 from a Run Command Line task element (with the correct arguments) to achieve a successful result.

For more information on alternative methods of invoking the UIU Plug-ins 2.0, Please contact UIU Support.

IMP Files

This version of the UIU requires the use of UIU IMP files to establish a UIU Repository from locally existing files. If bandwidth allows, Big Bang recommends that the UIU Repository be established (and regularly updated) from Big Bang's Online Updates resources. UIU DAT files are not supported.

UIU Import files (*.IMP) contain required driver files, driver database(s) and UIU components which are used to populate a UIU Repository from which deployed target machines will draw necessary files during OS deployment Task Sequence executions. These files are used in conjunction with the UIUPM.

For assistance or questions, please contact us:


UIU Support

DB-17-08-09 Driver Database Update Bookmark

August 9, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since August 1, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-08-09 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-08-09.pdf


WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 17Gb in size (17.2 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!



DB-17-08-01 Driver Database Update Bookmark

August 1, 2017

Driver DB Amendments:

Customer-requested drivers since July 27, 2017 release.


Drivers Affected:

See Attached: UIU DB-17-08-01 Drivers.pdf

Make and Models Affected:

See Attached: Make-Model DB-17-08-01.pdf


WARNING! -- Windows 7/8/8.1 on Kaby Lake Intel and Bristol Ridge AMD Processors! --

Intel's seventh generation Core processors, the Kaby Lake series (I7-7xxx, I5-7xxx CPU description = Kaby Lake) as well as AMD Bristol Ridge 7th Generation , will only have Windows 10 x64 operating system support! There will be no legacy operating system support (Windows 7 or Windows 8.1) for Kaby Lake or Bristol Ridge equipped systems.

Big Bang has tested the deployment of Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 on several machines equipped with the Intel 7th Generation core processors and has found that, in our testing cases, all operating systems successfully deployed to those machines, (for which their architecture was applicable). Notwithstanding, Big Bang expects a decrease in or elimination of driver production/offering for non-Windows 10 x64 operating systems. Big Bang will take all reasonable measures to supply drivers for the affected hardware on non-compliant operating systems.

For additional information, please refer to the following links:
Lifecycle Policy FAQ—Windows products
Updates to Silicon Support Policy for Windows
Microsoft Windows Operating System support for Intel Kaby Lake processors
Microsoft blocks Kaby Lake and Ryzen PCs from Windows 7, 8 updates


NOTICE! -- UIU Classic users only! --

UIU Classic product v4.9.6.0 (or newer) is required to utilize UIU Driver Database versions newer than DB-17-01-26!


Reminder:

The full driver database exceeds 16Gb in size (16.9 Gb). Please follow the guidelines below for optimal performance. This database release still covers Windows 7 through Windows 10 (32/64bit).



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 Support Representative with questions or concerns. Thank you!