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Never flash RGN firmware to the Engine region without first configuring them for your specific system (EXTR) via Intel's Flash Image Tool.
The use of any software (Intel's Flash Programming Tool, AMI's AFU, Flashrom etc) or hardware (programmer) firmware flasher, which directly deals with the Engine region of the SPI/BIOS chip, requires prior configuration of ME RGN to EXTR firmware.
The ME firmware is neither static nor identical across different systems.
Its code at the Engine region is always Configured by the manufacturer (OEM) as explained at Section A of the Clean Up Guide.
For those who want to install the actual driver files manually via Device Manager, download the INF packages.
The MEI drivers listed above are part of the complete Drivers & Software packages found at section A3.
It was first introduced in 2015 with the release of Skylake CPUs working alongside 100-series Sunrise Point PCH.
Intel Converged Security Engine Introduction: The evolution of Intel Management Engine into a unified security co-processor, running x86 code under a Minix-based Operating System.
Since the software and system services are not really needed for Consumer/1.5MB systems, users of such systems should install the Drivers only (section A1).
The MEI-Only Installer is the setup file from Intel which allows easy installation and adds a Control Panel entry for quick driver removal.
Such functionality extends, but it's not limited, to Platform Clocks Control (ICC), Thermal Monitoring, Fan Control, Power Management, Overclocking, Silicon Workaround (resolves silicon bugs which would have otherwise required a new cpu stepping), Identity Protection Technology, Boot Guard, Rapid Start Technology, Smart Connect Technology, Sensor Hub Controller (ISHC), Active Management Technology (AMT), Small Business Advantage (SBA), Wireless Display, Play Ready, Protected Video/Audio Path etc.
For certain advanced/corporate features (AMT, SBA etc) the ME uses an out-of-band (OOB) network interface to perform functions even when the system is powered down, the OS and/or hard drivers are non-functional etc.