If you have downloaded a newer version of an Intel driver, and when you try to install it on your Windows 10 system, with a view to updating the driver, the Intel Software Installer throws out an error message Failed to parse setup.xml, then this post may be able to guide you.
Intel Software Installer – Failed to parse setup.xml
This error can occur when you try to carry out an out a silent, unattended installation – but it can appear under other circumstances too.
Here are a few things you could try to resolve the issue.
- Update the driver using Device Manager
- Uninstall and then fresh-install the driver
- Use Intel Driver & Support Assistant
- For IT administrators.
1] Update the driver using Device Manager
2] Uninstall and then fresh-install the driver
Next, uninstall the concerned driver from your system.
Restart your computer and then run the downloaded installation file to install the driver.
3] Use Intel Driver & Support Assistant
Intel Driver & Support Assistant automatically updates or installs drivers for your computer. This utility keeps your system up-to-date. It detects which driver updates are relevant to your computer, and then helps you install them quickly and easily.
4] For IT administrators
If you are carrying out a silent, unattended installation, you need to check if you are using the correct arguments.
If using the setup.xml file does not work, then IT administrators can use the Microsoft Windows Installer package. Details on this can be found here on Intel.com.
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