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Intel Network Connections

What is Intel Network Connections?

Intel Network Connections the LAN driver for IntelĀ® Desktop Boards with the Intel PRO Network Connection.

About  (from Intel)

The original equipment manufacturer (OEM) provides support for all network connections that are built into a motherboard and all OEM versions of network adapters. The drivers your computer manufacturer provides are validated to work with your system. Your computer manufacturer might have customized the drivers and soft...  Read more


Intel Network Connections is a program developed by Intel. The main program executable is ncs2prov.exe. The setup package is about 6.72 MB (7,048,430 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 65% of users of Intel Network Connections come from the United States, it is also popular in India and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Intel.com
Help link: support.intel.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Intel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /i{888D0F50-FF0A-4808-966E-23D63277BF2A} ARPREMOVE=1
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Intel Network Connections

Program executable:ncs2prov.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Intel\NCS2\WMIProv\ncs2prov.exe
Additional files:
  • NCSDiag.exe

How do I remove Intel Network Connections?

You can uninstall Intel Network Connections from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Intel(R) Network Connections, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Intel Network Connections.

Win Vista (SP2) 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 58.39%
Windows XP 32.21%
Windows 7 6.71%
Windows 10 2.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 31.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.08%
Windows Vista Business 19.59%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.05%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.38%
Windows 7 Home Premium 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.53%
  India 5.91%
  United Kingdom 4.93%
  Netherlands 2.96%
  Canada 2.96%
  Australia 1.97%
  Belgium 1.48%
  France 1.48%
  Spain 1.48%
  Germany 1.48%
  Italy 1.48%
  Brazil 0.99%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Greece 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.58%
Hewlett-Packard 36.11%
Intel 17.36%
Compaq 2.78%
American Megatrends 1.39%
Sahara 1.39%
Gateway 0.69%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 26.72%
HP Compaq dc5800 Microtow... 10.69%
Dell Inspiron 530s 10.69%
INTEL DG31GL 10.69%
HP Compaq dc7800p Convert... 4.58%
HP Compaq dc7800p Small F... 3.82%

About Intel

Intel Corporation is the world's largest semiconductor chip maker and is the inventor of the x86 series of microprocessors found in most personal computers.
Publisher URL: www.intel.com


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