Monday 22 October 2012

Windows 8: Unknown Device Intel LPC Interface Controller - NTN0530

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
  • NTN0530

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:

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.

Philip Elder
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book

Windows Live Writer


Simple PC said...

Many thanks, this one has been puzzling me for the last week!

Anonymous said...

This post helped immensely in tracking the 'Unknown Device'.

Please note that for Windows 8.1 it is a different download, but searching for Infrared Nuvoton and selecting Windows 8.1 will give you the latest download.

At time of this comment, it is labelled "Infrared: Nuvoton* Consumer Infrared (CIR) Driver for Windows 8.1*"

Anonymous said...

Thanks! It even works in Windows 10 preview.

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