Hp Compaq Dc7700 Pci Simple Communications Controller Driver
How to Install HP Compaq dc7700 PCI Simple Communications Controller Driver
If you have an HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC, you may encounter a device manager error for the PCI Simple Communications Controller. This device is part of the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI), which enables communication between the host operating system and the Intel Management Engine firmware. The MEI driver is useful for remote management and security features, especially in an office environment.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install the correct driver for the PCI Simple Communications Controller on your HP Compaq dc7700 PC.
Step 1: Identify your operating system and hardware version
The first step is to identify your operating system and hardware version. The MEI driver may vary depending on these factors. To find out your operating system, you can right-click on the Start menu and select System. You will see the Windows edition, version, and system type.
To find out your hardware version, you can use a tool like CPU-Z or Speccy to check your motherboard model and chipset. Alternatively, you can open the case of your PC and look for the product label on the motherboard. The product label should have a model number that starts with "SPS". For example, SPS-437795-001.
Step 2: Download the MEI driver from HP or Intel website
The next step is to download the MEI driver from either the HP or Intel website. You can use the links below to access the download pages:
[HP Compaq dc7700 Small Form Factor PC Software and Driver Downloads]
[Intel ME: Management Engine Driver for Intel 963/965 Chipset-Based Desktop Boards]
On the HP website, you can select your operating system and then look for the Driver-Chipset category. You should see a driver named "Intel Host Embedded Controller Interface (HECI) Driver". This is the MEI driver you need. You can click on Download to get the executable file.
On the Intel website, you can scroll down to the Available Downloads section and look for a file named "MEI_ALLOS_22.214.171.1249_PV.exe". This is also the MEI driver you need. You can click on Download to get the executable file.
Step 3: Install the MEI driver on your PC
The final step is to install the MEI driver on your PC. You can follow these steps:
Double-click on the downloaded executable file to run it.
Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Restart your PC when prompted.
Go to the device manager and check if the PCI Simple Communications Controller error is resolved.
Congratulations! You have successfully installed the HP Compaq dc7700 PCI Simple Communications Controller driver on your PC.