Thunderbolt™ 3 and 4 DCH Driver for Windows® 10 for Intel® NUC



Installs the DCH-compliant Thunderbolt™ bus driver for the Intel® NUC products using Windows® 10.

Available Downloads

  • Windows 10* (20H2), Windows 10* (20H1), Windows 10* (RS5), Windows 10, 64-bit*, Windows 10* (19H2), Windows 10* (21H1), Windows 10* (19H1)
  • Size: 32.5 MB
  • SHA1: 0FEDFCD6311C396F9ABFEABDB86A8AAF71A0B966

Detailed Description


Installs the DCH-compliant Thunderbolt™ bus driver for the Intel® NUC products with Thunderbolt using Windows® 10. This driver is required if you plan to connect Thunderbolt devices.

What are DCH drivers? Click here for more information.

How to install

Double-click Thunderbolt™ Software Installer.exe.


If the driver won't install and you are using a supported operating system, try one or both of the following:

  • Plug a Thunderbolt device into the Intel NUC and run the installer again.
  • Uninstall the current driver, then run the installer again.

The Thunderbolt Control Center should load automatically after the driver is installed and if or when you're connected to the Internet. If it doesn't, you can download it from this link: Thunderbolt Control Center software (available on the Microsoft Store)

The Thunderbolt Control Center allows you to approve and manage Thunderbolt devices.

Some IT departments might have a group policy that prevents you from downloading apps from the Windows Store. They can choose to set up a private store with approved apps. See the following for more information:

Supported operating systems

  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 - October 2018 Update 1809 (RS5)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 - May 2019 Update 1903 (19H1)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 - November 2019 Update 1909 (19H2)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 - May 2020 Update 2004 (20H1)
  • Microsoft Windows 10-64 - October 2020 Update (20H2)

Not sure if this is the right driver for your Intel® NUC?

Run Intel® Driver & Support Assistant to automatically detect updates.

This download is valid for the product(s) listed below.

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