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- Last Updated: 06 July 2018
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Which Killer Control Center Should I Install?
Users may notice that we often host more than one version of the Killer Control Center available for download from our website. This article will summarize the difference between the versions available, and hopefully give the user an idea of which installer they should download and use.
A note on device compatibility - All versions of the Killer Control Center support all Killer Wireless adapters, as well as the E2200, E2400, and E2500. The E2100, 2100, K1, M1, and Xeno Pro are legacy devices, and no longer receive driver updates.
A note on the Killer Network Manager - The Killer Network Manager is our deprecated performance suite. It does not contain current drivers. Users are free to use the Killer Network Manager if they like, but, as it is no longer in development, the first step in troubleshooting should be to uninstall the Killer Network Manager and install the Killer Control Center.
A note on finding your Windows version number - You will see Windows version numbers referenced in the following information. You can find your Windows version by clicking Start, then type winver and press Enter. You will see a box with information about your Windows install, including the Version, which is probably 1709 or 1803, as of June 5 2018.
The current Killer Control Center versions are as follows, as of June 5, 2018:
What is this? This is our previous release, which was well tested and troublefree on Windows builds 1709 (Fall Creator's Update) and 1803 (April 2018 Update). This package contains the latest drivers for all Killer Networking devices, except for the Killer Wireless-AC 1550, as well as the Killer Control Center performance suite. The included driver for the Killer Wireless-AC 1550 is not known to be problematic, but our other package includes a more recent driver for this device.
What's new from the previous release? A new, updated driver for the Killer Wireless-AC 1550.
Who should use this? All Killer Network adapter owners who are using Windows 7 and Windows 8.1, as well as those using Windows 10, who have not yet updated to Version 1803 (Windows Spring Update), or who would prefer to not install the Killer Control Center through the Windows Store. Also, any Killer Wireless-N network adapter users.
What if this will not install? Click here for troubleshooting steps and scroll to the bottom to Errors or Other Issues When Installing
Special conditions for this release: Unlike the other package, this release uses a regular installer, and does not go through the Windows Store.
What is this? This version is a major update. This is our most recent release, which has been tested primarily with Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update). This package contains the latest drivers for all Killer Networking devices, as well as the Killer Control Center performance suite. The installer will first install device drivers, and then redirect to the Windows Store to install the Killer Control Center software. Please note that the version number listed here is the version of the installer. The version of the Killer Control Center that the Windows Store installs will be different.
What's new from the previous release? A new, updated driver for the Killer Wireless-AC 1550, the debut release of Wireless xTend for Killer 1550, and many other minor enhancements that are too numerous to list. Wireless xTend for Killer 1550 allows owners of the Killer 1550 to turn their machines into wireless access points, xTending the range of the currently connected wireless network through their computer.
Who should use this? All currently supported Killer Networking adapter users who are using Windows 10 version 1803 (April 2018 Update), except those using Wireless-N adapters. Those using the Windows Insider Preview versions of Windows 10 are also encouraged to use this version, and provide us with any feedback, should you encounter any issues.
What if this will not install? Click here for troubleshooting steps and scroll to the bottom to Errors or Other Issues When Installing. If you are unable to install this version, please try installing version 1.5.1859 above after submitting your install log. It is important that you submit your install log before installing 1.5.1859, or the install log will reflect the results of that install instead of reflecting the results of your attempted install of 1.7.1016.
Special conditions for this release: This version will install on versions of Windows 10 that are older than version 1803 (April 2018 Update), but many things will not function well. We highly recommend installing this version only on Windows 10 version 1803.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact support directly by clicking Contact Support under Support at the top of this webpage.