After installing Windows 8 Enterprise x64 on one of our shop systems with an Intel Desktop Board DH67CL we had the following:
- Hardware IDs: ACPI\VEN_NTN&DEV_0530
Some searching brought us to find that the NTN0530 device is an infrared receiver of some sort.
We did a search on Intel’s site and we found:
- Intel Download Site: Infrared: Nuvoton Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver for Windows 8
After running the driver install routine via right click and “Run As Administrator” we no longer had the Unknown Device problem.
Folks that have been mentioning that Windows 8 will be another Windows Vista may be surprised. Much of the pain we had with Windows Vista had to do with very poor driver releases in the early days of the product post RTM.
So far, we have seen excellent driver adoption across the board for Windows 8 RTM installs that we have done to date. Hopefully this is an indicator that we will not be seeing too much of a driver pain point from mainstream hardware product vendors.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book