How to Reinstall Intel Optane Memory Pinning

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Removing and then reinstalling Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extension is one of the methods to fix Intel Optane Memory Pinning error. But, how to reinstall Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extension? It is very easy and you will be able to do that by yourself.

If you want to reinstall Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extension after you uninstall it, you have to access the website of the manufacturer. There, you will be able to install the latest version of Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extensions.

As we explained above that uninstalling and reinstalling Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extensions is one of the methods that you are able to do to fix Intel Optane Pinning error. So, what are the steps to fix Intel Optane Pinning error actually? You are able to see some methods below.

Removing Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extension

  • The first thing that you have to do is to press Win + R and then you have to type ‘appwiz.cpl’ in the Run command box.
  • Then, you have to click on OK.
  • Now, you have to find Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extensions and then choose it.
  • Here, you have to hit Uninstall from the top ribbon.

  • In case another pop-up becomes visible for final confirmation, you have to agree with it.
  • The system may ask you to restart your PC. But, instead of doing it, you have to return to the Program and Features window and then you have to take a look whether any software associated with Intel Optane still exists. If it has, you have to uninstall them properly and then you have to reboot the device.

  • After that, you have to access the website of the manufacturer and then you are able to get the latest version of Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extensions.

Uninstalling The Software Component Driver

The system may drop the installation of Intel Pinning Shell Extensions halfway so that you get the error. So, you are able to uninstall the faulty driver. You are able to follow the steps below.

  • First, you have to click on taskbar search and then you have to type devmgmt.msc.

  • After that, you have to click on the Device Manager from the appearing result.
  • In this step, you have to reach out to Software Components and then you have to double click on the same to be able to expand it.
  • Now, you have to make a right click on Intel Pinning Shell Extensions from the list and then you have to select Uninstall Device.
  • On the resultant dialog, you have to make sure that you have checked the Delete The Driver Software For This Device and click on Uninstall.

  • At last, you have to restart your Windows 10 device.

Modifying Intel Optane Memory Extension

This thing is also one of the methods for fixing Intel Optane Memory Pinning error. How to modify Intel Optane Memory Extension? You are able to follow the steps below.

  • The first thing that you have to do is to press Win + I and then you have to choose Apps.
  • Now, you have to move to the right pane and then you have to keep scrolling until you are able to find Intel Optane Pinning Explorer Extensions.
  • After you get it, now you have to click on it and then you have to hit the Modify button.
  • In this step, the screen will have a quick flash and the Intel Optane Memory Pinning error should go away.

What Is Intel Optane?

After we discuss the methods to fix Intel Optane Memory Pinning error which one of them require you to reinstall it in the new version, now you may wonder what Intel Optane actually is. Well, Intel Optane memory according to the HP website in the Support section is a system accelerator which can make your computing task faster, easier and smoother. It will make a bridge between the DRAM and the hard drive to be able to accelerate data access speeds by saving the frequently used data in the Optane Memory, while other data is saved on the hard drive. It permits it to be able to increase the speed of data access for storage devices such as high capacity hard drives and solid state drives.

The Technology of Intel Optane needs some components. What are they? They are listed below.

  • Intel Optane Memory module
  • Intel memory and storage controllers
  • Intel interconnect IP
  • Intel software

System Requirements For Intel Optane

What are the system requirements for Intel Optane? For using Intel Optane, you have to make sure that your system meets these requirements:

  • Intel 7th Generation Core i3, i5, or i7 processor.
  • It must have Intel Rapid Storage Technology (Intel RST) driver, version 15.5 or newer.
  • Operating system must be: Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) or newer which is installed on a supported storage device (hard drive, SATA SSD, or SSHD). It is important for you to know that only Windows 10 Creators Update (1703) or newer is supported.
  • A supported backend (slow media system disk) storage device (hard drive, SATA SSD, or SSHD) must be connected to the Intel AHCI controller off the chipset with Windows 10 64-bit installed, must be formatted for the GUID partition table (GPT), and at least it is 5 MB of continuous. Also, it is unallocated space at the end of the boot volume. It is important for you to note that it is self-pinning SSHDs only. SSHDs which use the Hybrid Information Feature Set are not supported.
  • HP Bios Version 02.06 or later. It is important for you to note that if you want to locate the latest BIOS for your product, you have to access HP Support.
  • Bios configured for Optane.
  • The module of Intel Optane memory is populated in an M.2 connector.

If you want to install the module, the procedure differs and it depends on the model of your computer. If you need an assistance preparing the model of your computer for this installation, you can refer to the documentation which is provided with the computer. Or, you are able to find your product on HP support to find the manual for your model.

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