Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Controller for IntelĀ® 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family Windows 7 x64 BSOD

We have a number of Dell Optiplex 9010’s in use running Windows 7 Enterprise x64 which have Intel’s USB 3 chipset C216. However, the Dell cab file of drivers did not appear to contain a suitable driver for the systems via our deployment mechanism.


Once the machines were imaged and booting I attempted to install the latest USB3 driver from the Dell support pages (v1.0.8.251 ,A05) but the installation failed with a BSOD (Stop 0x0000007e), no matter how I tried to install the driver.


I then tried an older version (v1.0.6.245,A03) and that exhibited the same symptoms.


I then tried the oldest version available from Dell (v1.0.4.220,A01) and this worked without a BSOD! Note it’s the “Chipset_Driver_JPJJT_WN32_1.0.4.220_A01.EXE” file.


Hope this helps others!


MAC OSX Create Bootable USB Installation Media

Here is the command to create a bootable installation USB for the latest OSX 10.12 Sierra, it’s the same as previous releases, at least as far back as Mavericks 10.9 with the only change being the name of the (“Install macOS” in this case) and the name of the USB volume I’m writing to (“SierraInstaller” in this case).


sudo /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --volume /Volumes/SierraInstaller --applicationpath /Applications/Install\ macOS\ --nointeraction &&say Done