Thunderbolt Drivers & App for Windows 11

BoulderJ

Member
Local time
5:48 AM
Posts
12
OS
Windows 11
I have installed the latest Intel TB driver for the Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 card in my PC (v1.41.1134.0), but cannot find the MS TB Control Center app on the MS store. The TB app from Asus will not install on my system (install process just dies).

Can anyone tell me where to find the MS TB Control Center app for Windows 11?

Thanks.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    I7-11700
    Motherboard
    Asus Z590-P
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 060
    Sound Card
    MB only
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770-LED
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1x500GB M2, 2x2TB
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitec wired
    Internet Speed
    400Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    BitDefender
    Other Info
    Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 card

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Are you sure it's not the Intel Thunderbolt control Application? It appears that many users are having the same problem. Mine was a carryover from my update to win11 from 10
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

BoulderJ

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
5:48 AM
Posts
12
OS
Windows 11
Are you sure it's not the Intel Thunderbolt control Application? It appears that many users are having the same problem. Mine was a carryover from my update to win11 from 10
It is an Intel app, but is supposed to be available in the MS Store. I can't find it on the Intel or MS Store websites.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    I7-11700
    Motherboard
    Asus Z590-P
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 060
    Sound Card
    MB only
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770-LED
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1x500GB M2, 2x2TB
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitec wired
    Internet Speed
    400Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    BitDefender
    Other Info
    Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 card

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
You are right, it is not there. I have it on mine but find no use for it whatsoever, everything works fine without it, I have never set mine up. have a look at this, it clearly says its available in the store even though it's not. maybe its bundled with the latest drivers

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

Almighty1

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:48 AM
Posts
638
Location
San Francisco, California USA
OS
Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
While on the Thunderbolt subject, if there is a Intel Thunderbolt controller on the notebook system but no thunderbolt devices, is it still supposed to show a device in Device Manager?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
@Almighty1 I checked mine, it shows up in Device Manager under the System Devices. My app for thunderbolt as never been set up, it just works. I hope that's helpful to you
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

Almighty1

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:48 AM
Posts
638
Location
San Francisco, California USA
OS
Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
@The-Hive - I couldn't find anything named Thunderbolt in Device Manager, I have the app on the system as it's part of the Intel driver installed from Dell but when I try to install a newer driver from Intel, it always says I already have a newer driver installed.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
@The-Hive - I couldn't find anything named Thunderbolt in Device Manager, I have the app on the system as it's part of the Intel driver installed from Dell but when I try to install a newer driver from Intel, it always says I already have a newer driver installed.
I got an Alienware and I checked and it's where I said on mine. Personally I just use it and rely on Windows Update to give me updates. If you have Support Assist installed that would find it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

Almighty1

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:48 AM
Posts
638
Location
San Francisco, California USA
OS
Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
@The-Hive - I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 Notebook and from searching online, it seems the Thunderbolt will only show up in device manager when there is a Thunderbolt device plugged into the system. But this is what it shows in Apps & Features:

1636212933391.png
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

Almighty1

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:48 AM
Posts
638
Location
San Francisco, California USA
OS
Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
I have installed the latest Intel TB driver for the Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 card in my PC (v1.41.1134.0), but cannot find the MS TB Control Center app on the MS store. The TB app from Asus will not install on my system (install process just dies).

Can anyone tell me where to find the MS TB Control Center app for Windows 11?

Thanks.
Here is the link for it:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I guess your are good then, probably find the app is no longer needed. Plug in and try it. This is what I got, an older date than yours

Screenshot 2021-11-06 154009.jpg
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
the link @Almighty1 has given you is the one I have installed from 10 (may have been updated)
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

Almighty1

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:48 AM
Posts
638
Location
San Francisco, California USA
OS
Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
I guess your are good then, probably find the app is no longer needed. Plug in and try it. This is what I got, an older date than yours

View attachment 12763
The reason mines has a recent date was because I installed the latest version from station-drivers a few weeks ago.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I understand, not a problem, just an observation. Have you tried the port yet?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

BoulderJ

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
5:48 AM
Posts
12
OS
Windows 11
On my desktop PC (Asus w EX 4 TB card), the TB ports are working. I've installed the latest driver I could find (1.41.1193.0) after removing the TB device and forcing removal of all "tb" drivers found in the hidden device category in Device Manager. The new driver install then worked, but the TB device (under System Devices in Device Manager) shows an error (43) and says it could not start. Nevertheless, my TB ports seem to be working.

One odd thing it does is that my display (connected via a TB 4 port) flashes off and on when the PC wakes from sleep. Only a reboot stops that. This is a problem I've seen reported many times with TB video on both Macs and PCs.

On my laptop (Dell), the Device Manager does not show any TB device, but the TB port also seems to work. I didn't install any specific TB driver. I just updated all drivers via the Dell update app.

Clearly, TB still has a lot of loose ends.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    I7-11700
    Motherboard
    Asus Z590-P
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 060
    Sound Card
    MB only
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770-LED
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1x500GB M2, 2x2TB
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitec wired
    Internet Speed
    400Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    BitDefender
    Other Info
    Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 card

Almighty1

Well-known member
Member
VIP
Local time
4:48 AM
Posts
638
Location
San Francisco, California USA
OS
Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
I understand, not a problem, just an observation. Have you tried the port yet?
No because I don't have any Thunderbolt devices to plugin to try it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows XP/7/8/8.1/10/11, Linux, Android, FreeBSD Unix
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i7-8750H 8th Gen Processor 2.2Ghz up to 4.1Ghz
    Motherboard
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Memory
    32GB using 2x16GB modules
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel UHD 630 & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti with 4GB DDR5
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC3266-CG
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15.6" 4K Touch UltraHD 3840x2160 made by Sharp
    Screen Resolution
    3840x2160
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba KXG60ZNV1T02 NVMe 1024GB/1TB SSD
    PSU
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Case
    Dell XPS 15 9570
    Cooling
    Stock
    Keyboard
    Stock
    Mouse
    SwitftPoint ProPoint
    Internet Speed
    Comcast/XFinity 1.44Gbps/42.5Mbps
    Browser
    Microsoft EDGE (Chromium based) & Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender that came with Windows

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
In that case @Almighty1 there is nothing to worry about. I checked my app and it seems redundant as it says No Approval Needed, Devices will connect automatically.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
I don't know if this is relevant to you @BoulderJ But I have just had a notification from Intel for the Thunderbolt driver as part of "chipset" so maybe not for you or maybe worth having a look at
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton

BoulderJ

Member
Thread Starter
Local time
5:48 AM
Posts
12
OS
Windows 11
Some progress here. I found that the failure of the Intel TB driver to start as I described above was solved when I plugged power into the 6-pin port on my Asus ThunderboltEX 4 card. The manual for the card suggest that this power connection is optional and only needed if you are using the TB ports to power or charge another device (e.g. a laptop). Once I plugged in the 6-pin power connector, the TB driver starts with no errors. This also means that the Properties of this device in Device Manage includes the Power Management tab.

1636567138028.png

I unchecked the "Allow computer to turn off this device..." thinking that might solve the screen flashing when waking from sleep. No. I still have that problem.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom
    CPU
    I7-11700
    Motherboard
    Asus Z590-P
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX 060
    Sound Card
    MB only
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770-LED
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1x500GB M2, 2x2TB
    PSU
    CoolerMaster 650
    Case
    CoolerMaster
    Cooling
    CoolerMaster
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitec wired
    Internet Speed
    400Mbps
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    BitDefender
    Other Info
    Asus Thunderbolt EX 4 card

The-Hive

Well-known member
Power User
VIP
Local time
12:48 PM
Posts
1,607
Location
Wiltshire UK
OS
Windows 11 Pro
Keep at it I am sure you'll get there in the end
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Alienware Area 51m R2
    CPU
    10th Gen Core i9 10900K
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Geforce RTX 2080 Super
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    C: Samsung 2TB P981A
    D: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo
    E: Samsung 2TB 970 Evo (External)
    Mouse
    Alienware AW610M
    Browser
    Chrome and Firefox
    Antivirus
    Norton
    Other Info
    Killer E3000 Ethernet Controller
    Killer AX1650i Wi-Fi Network Adaptor
    Alienware Z01G Graphic Amplifier
    Tobii Eye Tracker
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 3501
    CPU
    11th Gen i-7 2.80 gb
    Memory
    16Gb
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    512Gb SSD
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Norton
Top Bottom