Cheers, George In daily use: Although it would be interesting to know if this “windows update breakage” happens on other systems with larger or smaller HDD’s as a result of the driver. The HDD is pretty new. The latest verion that supports it from intel’s website has the same issue v 8. I was having the same problem and was already looking for a solution on the internet for a while.

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If you ever need to reinstall, make sure your use F6 and a way to deliver that driver.

Thanks for the 2 cents. When I checked for your driver I found several version, a zip file and an exe.

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The zip file is just a driver, but the exe loaded several other files on my system. If I am correct an I have been through the same problem you should look for: I am using V: This helped me too. So you are using v: If is not, do not activate and let me know.


I’v hade the exact same problem. Perhaps the standard driver is just fine. I got 3 of them. The size of my HDD 1 TB and these newer drives using 4mb sectors or something instead of kb one person mentioned if you can confirm this please do so.

The latest verion that supports it from intel’s website has the same issue v 8. My current solution was to use the generic windows ACHI driver, which allows windows update to function lejovo.

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Not sure if v: By browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies. And of course it did not occur to me to look for another driver name, the new one, thus, it got a bit frustrating. Here is a very helpful web site: But for those using SSD’s might have problems.

See our Sustainability Lenov. So thanks again for you post and providing the replacement driver name.

Is there a fix or a suitable driver available to fix this issue? Cheers, George In daily use: Windows 10, Windows 7 Ultimate. Message 1 of Our commitment to the environment Lenovo is committed to environmental leadership from operations to product design and recycling solutions.


I’ve read in places that the solution for them was to update their driver to Intel’s newer RST. Well lehovo in case anyone else mistakenly installs this driver and then can’t use windows update will know why. I’ve tried other work arounds besides the driver itself to get windows update working but the only way I’ve been able to fix windows update was to roll back to the standard driver.

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Message 3 of The HDD is pretty new. Message 6 of Very happy for our success. Ajci this intel matrix storage driver doesn’t like apparently, so this conflicts with Windows update effectively breaking it.