Failed to Parse Setup.xml Installation Error

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If you downloaded a new version of an Intel driver and are trying to install it on your Windows 10 system to update the driver, the Intel Software Installer displays an error message “Failed to parse setup.xml”, this article may help you.

What is Causing This Error?

These issues may be related to :

  • Corrupt drivers
  • Damaged parameters
  • Upgrade from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) driver to a standard Intel® version.
  • Upgrading from a generic Intel® driver to an OEM driver

Using Intel Driver and Support Wizard

Intel Driver & Support Assistant automatically updates or installs drivers for your computer. This utility helps keep your system up to date. It detects driver updates that are relevant to your computer and then helps you install them quickly and easily.

February 2020 Update:

We now recommend using this tool for your error. Additionally, this tool fixes common computer errors, protects you against file loss, malware, hardware failures and optimizes your PC for maximum performance. You can fix your PC problems quickly and prevent others from happening with this software:

  • Step 1 : Download PC Repair & Optimizer Tool (Windows 10, 8, 7, XP, Vista – Microsoft Gold Certified).
  • Step 2 : Click “Start Scan” to find Windows registry issues that could be causing PC problems.
  • Step 3 : Click “Repair All” to fix all issues.


Uninstall the Wi-Fi Driver

  • Uninstall the Wi-Fi driver. Windows may have a driver for your Wi-Fi wireless adapter in its Inbox. You cannot uninstall a driver from your Inbox (the Uninstall driver from this device option is not displayed). Proceed to the next step if the same driver version is automatically installed after uninstalling.
  • Go to Device Manager.
  • Expand the category of network adapters.
  • Right-click on the Intel wireless adapter and select the uninstall option.
  • Be sure to select the option to uninstall the driver software from this device.
  • Reboot your computer.

Uninstall and then Reinstall the Driver.

  • Download the latest driver installation file from and save it to your computer.
  • Then uninstall the driver from your system.
  • Reboot your computer, then run the driver installation file you downloaded to install the driver.

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