Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI – Ethernet drivers

That gigabyte mainboard made a lot of trouble during installation. After the initial issue during Windows 7 Installation i upgraded to windows 10 just to find out that the Ethernet drivers (previously working under windows 7) for intel Ethernet Connection (2) i219  are not working anymore. unsuccessful attempts i made: de-activated and re-activated the adapter (device manager) manually triggered search for drivers online downloaded the drivers from gigabyte.com – of course they are not working manually tried to install the downloaded drivers file then i spent some time googling – seems that some people have that issue but no solution so far. what finally resolved the issue was to manually install the intel (2) i218 drivers. it seems to work stable for now – hope that helps.        

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Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI: Windows7 installation fails

Gigabyte dropped ehci support for its latest intel z170 based mainboards on socket 1151. while loading windows7 installer on Gigabyte Z170XP-SLI the “load driver” error pops up. Solution: Download the Gigabyte USB-Windows Tool Add the drivers to your existing bootable Win7 USB-stick load windows7 setup again   Explanation by Gigabyte: <iframe width=”560″ height=”315″ src=”https://www.youtube.com/embed/ufsczv8cIeM” frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen></iframe>

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