Intel (R) Management Engine Interface (IMEI) is among the devices and drivers of our computer we are unaware of.
With time, IMEI evolved and is now known as AMT (Active management technology). It gives users the capability control a computer from a remote location even if it has been turned off or doesn’t have a functioning OS. You can install a new operating system or fix problems if you are in China and the PC you want to control is in the US with the help of AMT.
If you’re reading this, it’s probably because you saw a yellow exclamation mark, or a question mark or possibly any other sign next to the Intel (R) Management Engine Interface (IMEI) in Device Manager. As a result of which, your computer isn’t functioning normally.
Needless to worry, this article details a few simple suggestions to handle the situation.
Solution 1: Updating Windows
The first solution is updating your Windows. There may have been some updates or patches that you missed. Download and update them first.
Click on the Start button and then on Settings. Numerous setting options will appear, click on Update & Security.
Click on Check for Updates pane on the right hand side of the page.
If any outdated drivers are found, update all your device drivers or patches and then restart your computer.
Solution 2: Manually reinstall the driver
Open Device Manager and click on System Devices. The icon will expand from which you’ll have to right click on the Intel (R) Management Engine Interface option and choose Uninstall.
A pop-up will appear to confirm if you want to uninstall the IMEI or not. Check that you selected Delete the Driver Software for this device, then press OK.
Now, reboot your computer. Windows will automatically help you update the correct driver once you restart your device.
Solution 3: Updating the Driver
Open Device Manager and click on System Devices. It will expand from which you’ll have to right click on the Intel (R) Management Engine and choose Update Driver Software.
Click on Search Automatically for Driver Software.
If you receive a notification saying that, ‘Windows has determined the driver software for your device is up to date’, you may need to update the driver manually.