WES 2009 Error “An error occurred while getting the vendors list section name”

When trying to import the ‘Intel(R) Chipset Device Software‘ inf files into Component Designer for Windows Embedded Standard 2009, I have been getting the error “An error occurred while getting the vendors list section name”.

My solution is to open the .inf files and change this section:

[Manufacturer]
%INTEL%=Intel,NT.5.1,NTamd64

; =================== Intel ==================

[Intel]

to this:

[Manufacturer]
%INTEL%=Intel,NT.5.1,NTamd64,NTx86

; =================== Intel ==================

[Intel.NTx86]

The problem is the Manufacturer section lists Intel as the base section, with a NT.5.1 (Vista) and NTamd64 (64bit) driver section, but does not list the x86 option. Also the section [Intel] acts as a catch all section, but Component Designer is looking for each [base].[sub] section. The normal Windows driver install handles the Intel scripts, but Component Designer does not.