Home users and non-IT, non-security folks can mostly ignore this.
However, some high-end laptops and desktops are also affected and we will be posting information here as it becomes available.
I have tried two versions of the driver, the first on the disc that came with my motherboard, and the other from the Gigabyte website.
After choosing the install location (left at default) and clicking next, the install process begins for half a second or so, until I get an error which reads:"The set up program ended prematurely because of the following error: Fatal error during installation."I have ran the installer normally, and also as an administrator.
Please link to this page, rather than any of the sub-pages.
The content is likely to be split to several pages over the coming weeks as more information becomes available.
So even if some people partially documented some ME firmware format, there is very few probability of having a free software replacement for it one day.
Both versions of the driver have exactly the same area.
The motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H170-HD3, with a Core i5 6600, running Windows 10 Home 64 Bit.
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