Intel NUC Management Engine Interface

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My one-year-old Intel NUC computer (that I use with my FLEX 6600M) has a Driver and Support Assistant that tells me I should delete the current version of the Management Engine Interface, using the add/remove utility in settings, so that it can load an updated version of the Interface.  Is there any danger of adverse effects if I do this?  I am not especially computer literate and would appreciate any advice. 
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Neil D Friedman N3DF

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Martin Ewing AA6E

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I've been using a NUC7i5 for some time with no issues with SSDR.  I make a point of doing all the BIOS, driver, and ME udpates and have never had an adverse reaction from SSDR. The Management Engine is a small processor that keeps track of the hardware configuration and operation of the main CPU.  It's supposed to be invisible to application software like SSDR.

At least for my particular NUC, Intel has not updated the drivers fast enough to keep up with WIndows 10 releases.  So Win 10's recent major update hasn't been able to install itself.  Which is possibly a good thing, since that update is one that causes problems for some (but only some) Flex users.