The reason why you are here is probably because you run into some problems with your Intel (R) Management Engine Interface (IMEI), let say, you see a yellow exclamation mark, or some question mark or some other weird marks next to it in Device Manager. And that has caused some problem for your computer. Don’t worry too much about it, we are here to provide you with 3 solutions that you could have a try.
What is Intel Management Engine Interface (IMEI)?
There are many devices and drivers that we have little knowledge about in our computers, Intel (R) Management Engine Interface (IMEI) is one of them. It could be a rather difficult to understand word, so to make it simple, here is what you need to know.
Intel first came out with IMEI, started with older chipsets. Then IMEI evolved, now it is called AMT(Active Management Technology). Basically, what it does is that it allows you to have remote control to a computer even if that computer doesn’t have an OS or is turned off. In this way, you will be able to configure and install the OS from a distance on the target computer, which could locate at the other side of the world.
This is only a very simple version of explanation, of course there are plenty of other things that IMEI, or AMT can do, but we will just leave it here.
Here are 3 fixes for you to try. You may not need to try them all, just work your way down and find the fix for you.
First of all, you need to check to see if you have any updates or patches from Windows Update that you missed out on. If find any, please update them first before you proceed with the following steps.
1) Follow the path: Start button > Settings > Update & security.
2) Click the Check for updates button.
If found any, please make sure you update all of the device drivers or patches. Then restart your computer.
1) Open Device Manager. Expand System devices. Right-click Intel (R) Management Engine Interface and click Uninstall.
2) When prompted with the uninstall confirmation, check the box for Delete the driver software for this device, and then click OK to continue.
3) Reboot your computer. Windows will automatically help you update the correct driver once you restart.
1) Open Device Manager. Expand System devices. Right-click Intel (R) Management Engine Interface and click Update Driver Software….
2) Select Search automatically for driver software.
3) If you are seeing the following notification: Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date. You might need to download and update the driver manually.
Manually updating drivers could be a very troublesome work, especially Intel (R) Management Engine Interface driver has not been updated since 2013. You cannot even find it on the official website of Intel.
In this case, you need Driver Easy. It’ll automatically recognize your system and find the correct drivers for it. You don’t need to know exactly what system your computer is running, you don’t need to risk downloading and installing the wrong driver, and you don’t need to worry about making a mistake when installing.
You can update your drivers automatically with either the FREE or the Pro version of Driver Easy. But with the Pro version it takes just 2 clicks (and you get full support and a 30-day money back guarantee):
1) Download and install Driver Easy.
2) Run Driver Easy and click the Scan Now button. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers.
3) Click the Update button next to the flagged Intel Management Engine Interface driver to automatically download and install the correct version of this driver (you can do this with the FREE version).
Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system (this requires the Pro version – you’ll be prompted to upgrade when you click Update All).