Intel® Driver & Support Assistant Fundamentals


Product Information & Documentation



Note While Intel® Driver & Support Assistant (Intel® DSA) can detect and offer upgrades for many of the drivers and software that are available on Download Center, you may have an Intel product that isn’t supported by this tool. Before you use Intel® DSA, refer to this page to ensure that your product is compatible with Intel® DSA.

What is the Intel® Driver & Support Assistant?

What is a driver?

What is a generic driver?

What is the difference between a generic driver and a computer manufacturer customized driver?

Why it is important to keep your drivers updated?

Are all Intel® drivers and software updates offered by the tool?

Why is it important to know the operating system (OS) of your device?

What if I get an error while trying to install a driver?