Apr 29, 2014

Acer Aspire One AOD270 Drivers Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1

Acer released Windows 7 32-bit support for this model and the reason for 32-bit is Intel GMA 3600/3650, the important issue about this graphic is it only released to work with windows 7 32-bit. Intel, Microsoft Update and Acer dodn't have support for other OS and it is officially state that this graphic design to work with windows 7 32-bit, not 64-bit. This netbook comes with 1GB of RAM. You need Minimum 4GB RAM to run Windows 64-bit or Other 64-bit OS. I already download and checked the drivers files (except audio and bluetooth - the file size is to big), so I re-make the driver list base on actual compatibility provided by each drivers. Some of them support all there OS (windows XP/Vista and 7). You may notice ACER named the driver x86 which refer to 32-bit system but if you check the drivers it also contain 64-bit support. Lastly to complete the list, I check the vendor website for additional support, example the original LAN drivers only support windows 7 32 and 64-bit. So, I just went to Realtek support site and look for download links for windows XP/Vista/8/8.1. They also list out support for other OS such Linux and Window Server/Media Center.

My recommendation : Choose windows 7 32-bit or Lightweight OS such as Linux Mint


3G Driver
Huawei 3G module Driver
Version 6.0.1.289, 2.6MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Then Install the application for your 3G.

SATA
Intel SATA AHCI Driver
Version 10.1.0.1008, 10.3MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Card Reader
Realtek PCIe Card Reader Driver (RTS5208)
Version 6.1.7601.83_110513, 10.2MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Version 6.0.1.6374 /Latest
Original Driver Windows 7 32-bit, 149.9MB : Download
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 (32/64-bit): Download (note 1)

Chipset
Intel NM10 Express Chipset
Version 9.1.1.1025 (2MB),  9.2.2.1034 (2.7MB)
Windows XP (32/64-bit): Download
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Latest Drivers : Download from Intel

Graphic - VGA
Intel GMA 3600 series (GMA 3650)
Version 8.14.8.1075, 17.2MB
Original Drivers : Windows 7 32-bit : Download
If you need driver for other operating system, you need to read my post here since there are no support officially released.
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 : Download Link and Tutorial

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek GBE/FE LAN Driver (8169/8168/8139) Note 2
Version (xp : 5.606.811.2003, 4.6MB) (  win 7 : 7.049.927.2011, 5.6MB)
Windows XP (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Other OS (win vista/ win 8/ linux) : Download (from realtek)

Modem 
LSI USB 2.0 Soft Modem Driver Note 3
(Version 2.2.99 , 1MB - ori) (winxp/Vis/7 2.2.99.0)
Original Driver Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Touchpad
Elantech Touchpad Driver
Version 11.6.2.1, 177.0MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download 

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Version 16.2.10.19 , 128.5MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Latest Drivers Win2k/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1: Download

Wireless
There are 3 applicable wireless drivers, choose base on your specification

Intel Wireless :
Intel PROSet Wireless Driver
Version 12.0.2.2, 139.0MB
Windows XP : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Broadcom Wireless:
Version 5.100.196.8, 78.7MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Atheros Wireless:
Version 9.2.0.469
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

ATheros Bluetooth
Version 7.4.0000.0095, 177.4MB
Windows XP : Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Broadcom Bluetooth
Windows XP : Download 
Windows 8 : Download
Windows Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Webcam
Cyberlink webcam Application
Version 1.5.2108.00, 31MB
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64-bit) : Download

Launch Manager
Dritek Launch Manager Application
Version 5.1.7.2308, 7.1MB
Windows XP/Vista/7/8 (32/64-bit) : Download 

Windows 8 Upgrade Guide

Clean install is not recommended, upgrading form windows 7 is a better choice because windows 8 will analyze current driver and re-install it in windows 8. Sometimes windows 7 drivers works with windows 8 and upgrading from windows 7 will make your work easier because windows 8 will automatically reconfigure the drivers for you. Clean install however require certain steps to install such as right click and troubleshoot compatibility before installation.

Windows 8 will automatically install the following drivers. First make sure to turn on windows automatic updates and install the available updates, reboot after installation.
Modem
Audio
Chipset
3G

Modem:
Available through Microsoft Automatic updates, turn on your automatic updates on windows 8 and let it download the available updates, install and reboot, or download manually from link below.
Version 2.2.102.0 , release august 2010, 889kb x86, 907kb x64
Windows 8/8.1/7/Vista/XP 32-bit : Download
Windows 8/8.1/7/Vista/XP 64-bit : Download
Require Manual Installation to install.

Touchpad
Elantech Touchpad Driver
Windows 8 (32/64-bit) : Download

Touchpad
Latest verison 17.0.19 (all languages) 118.1MB
Win2k/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1: Download

Wireless:
Broadcom : Download
Atheros : Windows 8 32-bit | Windows 8 64-bit
Intel : Automatic

Card Reader:
Version 6.2.8400.28124, 10MB
Windows 8 (32/64-bit) : Download


Note 1: The download link for windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 will redirect you to the realtek download site. First click on the "I agree with the term and agreement" then you will see all drivers from windows 2000/2003/2K/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 listed. Now choose base on your operating system. You may notice in the bracket which is (excutable file) and (zip file). The difference is executable file let you install the driver right away after download and zip file require extraction/unzipping process before installing the file.

Note 2: The download link for windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 will redirect you to the realtek download site. You will see all drivers from windows 2000/2003/2K/XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 listed. Now choose base on your operating system. You may notice in the bracket which is (excutable file) and (zip file). The difference is executable file let you install the driver right away after download and zip file require extraction/unzipping process before installing the file.

Note 3: (also known as Agere/Liteon System 2.0 Soft Modem) - Link taken from Acer travelmate 4740G (it use similar hardware with AOD270 and also list driver for windows XP, the hardware ID match each other). If you run Windows Automatic updates, it will automatically install version 2.2.102.0 which is the latest drivers.  

Intel GMA3600/GMA3650 Drivers and Information

Intel GMA3600 and GMA3650 is based on PowerVR SGX545, the difference is GMA3600 clocked at 400Mhz and GMA3650 at 600MHz compare to PowerVR which clocked at 200MHz. We can say that GMA3600 and GMA3650 is not really an Intel GPU but a rebadged PowerVR SGX545.

GMA3600 : Mostly found in the Intel Atom N2600 processor and Atom D2500 models.
GMA3650 : Mostly found in found in Atom N2800, Atom D2550, Atom D2500, Atom D2600 and D2700 Models.

Content:

1. Direct X and Games Compatibility
2. Drivers
  • Windows XP Drivers 32-bit
  • Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista 32-bit Drivers
  • Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista 64-bit Drivers 
  • Driver for Linux Distribution
3. How to Enable Metro UI in Windows 8 and 8.1


DirectX and Games Capability

Intel Originally claimed both GPUs support DirectX 10.1 but due to driver issues it only support DirectX 9.0c. This is not a big problem to discuss, because the GPUs itself cannot handle DirectX 10 games very well. Here is simple summary from Windows Experience Index:

Graphic: Desktop Performance for Windows Aero : 5.6
Gaming Graphic : 3D Business and Gaming Graphics : 3.2


Drivers For GMA 3600 and GMA 3650

I think it is important to list out all support available on one page, sadly I didn't found any solution for windows XP 64-bit. If you know or have information about it, do let me know in the comment section below.

Requirement:
  • The software should be installed on system with at least 1GB of system memory (RAM). 
  • Intel® Atom™ D2500, Intel® Atom™ D2550, Intel® Atom™ D2700
    Intel® Atom™ N2100, Intel® Atom™ N2600, and Intel® Atom™ N2800
  • Intel Graphic Media Accelerator 3600 Series (GMA3600 and GMA3650) 
Windows XP Drivers 32-bit

I found a driver posted by someone on the internet which worked with XP. I believe he/she already modded the drivers so that it is compatible with GMA3600. (more info below)

Intel Graphic Media Accelerator for windows XP 32-bit
Version 1.15.0.3278, 2.05MB
Download (4shared)

*You need to register (free) to download the files. I do not upload the file, just found it on the internet. If you dound other download link, share it with others.

You must Install it Manually : (example with picture here)
1. Extract the driver file, remember the extraction folder location. For this tutorial let just extract it to desktop. (you will need winrar or 7zip software to extract it)
2. Open device manager by click start - run - and type devmgmt.msc
3. Right lick on the IGMA 3600 (with yellow mark) and select update driver.
4. Select " no, not this time"and select "advance, install from a list of specific location".
5. Select don;t search I will choose the driver to install.
6. Click Have disk (also uncheck "show compatible hardware if that option available").
7. Click Browse and Point to the driver we extract earlier on the desktop.
8. Select the iegd.inf or iegd, OK and proceed with on screen installation.
9. Reboot after installation finish.

If you know about moded thingy then it is not hard to understand. Base on the driver version, it is originally  for Atom™ N2000/D2000 Series Embedded Media and Graphics Driver (check MSI Driver here - original file). When I look at the inf file changes was made in several part and worth to point out here is at the Localizable Strings section.

Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 32-bit Drivers:

Released by Intel Website:
Version 8.0.4.1.1096, 17.08MB : Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit) : Download Link
Version 8.0.4.1.1091, 17.12MB : Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit) : Download Link
Version 8.0.4.1.1089, 17.12MB : Windows Vista and Windows 7 (32-bit) : Download Link

Released by Acer
Version 8.14.10.2117, 21.8MB : Windows 7 32-bit (may support vista x86): Download Link

Windows 8 32-bit :
Since Intel does not plan to provide updates for this GPU anymore. We can only use Windows 7 drivers which show slight improvement over standard VGA graphic driver which automatically installed by Windows 8.
If resulting in error you need to troubleshoot compatibility (right click on the driver and select troubleshoot compatibility) and set to windows 7.


Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 64-bit Drivers:

Currently Intel and your notebook manufacture site doesn't provide any support for 64-bit. The only drivers that most people use is:

GFX_Vista_Win7_64_8.15.8.1050_Beta5.exe

You can google it for download, here I listed several website that provides the download link:
Download Link 1 (tested, installed and worked)
Download Link 2

Just install directly and reboot.


Driver for Linux Distribution :

Intel Released Driver for Linux Distribution on the download site, 
File Name : cdv-gfx-drivers-1.0.3_bee.tar.bz2
Version 1.0.3, 3.72MB (32-bit)
Driver Download

Arch Linux :  Installation Instruction
Ubuntu, Meego OS, Linux Mint ? - Need more info on this please share if you have any information.


How to enable Metro UI  in Windows 8/8.1

Either you manage to install Windows 7 drivers in Windows 8, or stay with the standard Graphic adapter you can enable the Metro UI by editing the Registry Value. This tutorial seems quite advance for non tech-savvy but believe me it is easy, here is the tutorial with pictures : http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2014/04/how-to-enable-metro-ui-in-windows-8-and.html

(Disclaimer :
This tutorial is for educational purpose only, I don not own the files and it is belong to the respected owner, permission to use any of the the files is your own responsibility.)

How to Enable Metro UI in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

Certain Notebook and PC such as 10.1 inch Netbook unable to support Metro UI by default.This is because 10.1 inch Netbook maximum resolution is 1024 x 600 where minimum requirement for Metro UI is 1024 x 768. So in this tutorial we will make changes to Registry Editor which will improve your Maximum resolution required to run Metro UI.

1. Open your registry Editor by : Press Windows key + R button and then type REGEDIT and press enter.


2. A registry Editor will open, now we want to look for Disply1_DownScalingSupported . To do that simply press CTRL + F button on your keyboard and type Disply1_DownScalingSupported and the press enter.


3. Double Click on it and change the value from 0 to 1. Now reboot your PC for changes to take place.


4. Now go to Display setting and you will see you will have new maximum resolution and commonly it is 1152 x 864. Change your maximum resolution to use Metro UI.

Apr 28, 2014

Compaq 320 Drivers Windows XP/Vista/7

Please install according to the order below. It is important to make sure all of the drivers installed properly. Here is important notes before installing the drivers:

  1. All the drivers is from HP server, so it is your original drivers not from third/other party.
  2. Remember to install patch before audio for windows XP. If you skip this step the audio installation will be unsuccessful. 
  3. Storage Driver.  Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) Driver that enables the Intel Storage Controller. The RST driver, which is the new Intel Hard Drive Storage Driver, includes Microsoft Windows 7 TRIM command support for solid state drives (SSDs), as well as adding support for new hard drives with 4-KB sectors (also known as 4K hard drives).

Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Version 9.1.1.1025, 2MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

 
Storage
Intel Matrix Storage Manager Driver (MSM)
(Provide update Serial ATA (SATA) and AHCI.)
Version 8.6.9.1002, 18MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

*You can choose either to use Intel Matrix Storage Manager (MSM) or Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver (RST) for your Storage driver. (recommended : RST) -see note 1

Storage
Intel Rapid Storage Technology (RST) 
Version 9.6.0.1014, 6MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download


Audio Patch
For Microsoft Windows XP Operating Systems, the Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Driver must be installed before installing the audio driver. Reboot after installation.
Download (From HP Server) 
Download (From Microsoft)

Audio
IDT High Definition Audio Driver
Version (5.10.6268.0 and 6.10.6268.0) , 27MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Graphic
ATI/AMD HD 54xx and 53xv series
Version 8.743.2.5-110315A-115833C 
Windows XP, 136MB : Download
Windows Vista/7 32-bit, 128MB : Download
Windows Vista/7 64-bit : Download

Graphic
Intel Graphic Driver and control Panel
Version 8.15.10.2057
Windows XP, 17MB : Download
Windows Vista/7 32-bit, 128MB : Download
Windows Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : 129MB: Download

Hotkey
HP Hotkey Support for keyboard with HP Quicklaunch button.
Requirements: Please Install .NetFramework 3.5 SP1 or above first.
Version 4.0.3.1, 17MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Touchpad
Version 15.0.4, 29MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Webcam/Camera
HP Universal Webcam Driver
Version 2.00, 45MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Modem
LSI High Definition Audio Modem
Version 2.2.98.0, 5.9MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit): Download

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCIe GBE and FE Family Controller
Version 1.00, 5.4MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

HP Webcam Software
Please install webcam driver above first before installing this application.Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download 

HP battery Check : 
Useful and free utility which let you monitor your battery status.
Windows XP 32/64-bit : Download 
Windows 7/Vitsa 32/64-bit , 9MB : Download



Webcam:  Additional information before installing the driver.
  • Recommendation: For Microsoft Windows XP 32-bit systems, the Essential System Updates for Microsoft Windows XP and Microsoft Critical Updates must be installed. (turn on windows update)
  • For Microsoft Windows XP 64-bit systems, Microsoft KB933906 is required.


Note :
  1. Rapid Storage Technology (RST) Driver that enables the Intel Storage Controller. The RST driver, which is the new Intel Hard Drive Storage Driver, includes Microsoft Windows 7 TRIM command support for solid state drives (SSDs), as well as adding support for new hard drives with 4-KB sectors (also known as 4K hard drives).

Apr 27, 2014

HP 2000-2d60dx Windows 7 Drivers

Officially HP only released windows 8 64-bit and Windows 8.1 64-bit drivers for this model. If you plan to install windows 7, here is the drivers you will need to install.

*Chipset Driver, your model does not need to install chipset driver since most AMD model automatically installed the chipset driver along with the windows and graphic driver installation.

Audio
Realtek High Definition (HD) Audio Driver
Version 6.0.1.6937, 171.76MB
Windows 7 and Windows 8 (32/64-bit) : Download

Graphic
AMD Radeon HD 8400 Graphic Driver
Please install .Net 4.5 first before installing graphic driver.

Version 13.XX (Download from AMD)
Select latest Beta Driver from the List
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

Graphic
Intel(R) HD Graphics (4000) Driver
Version 8.15.10.2696, 112.78MB
*If you already run Microsoft updates, it will automatically installed the graphic driver. So you don't have to download and install this driver.
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download 
Latest driver can be found here:  Link (install auto-detect and run the software)

Touchpad
Synaptics TouchPad Driver 
version:16.0.1.0, 108.38M 
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

Keyboard
HP Wireless Button
Version 1.1.2.1, 2.82MB
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

LAN/Ethernet
Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver
Version:7.50.1123.2011, 5.8M
Download 

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
2012-04-27 , Version:6.1.7601.29011, 11.01M
Download

*You need to choose one (1) for wireless and bluetooth, choose base on your specification.

Wireless Drivers

Realtek RTL8188EE Wireless LAN Driver
Version:1.00, 25.1MB
Download

Ralink 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter
Version:3.2.13.0, 22.39M
Download

Atheros Wireless LAN Driver
Version:9.2.0.480, 82.96M
Download 

Bluetooth Drivers for HP 2000 Windows 7

Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Driver and Software
2012-04-02 , Version:6.5, 234.14M
Download

Atheros Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver
2012-01-18 , Version:7.4.0.115, 279.32M
Download 

Ralink Bluetooth
Version 9.2.10.22, 84.79MB
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

HP 625 Drivers (Windows XP/Vista/7) and Windows 8/8.1 Upgrade

HP officially released all support for widows XP, Vista and Windows 7 for HP 625 Notebook PC. If you plan to upgrade to windows 8, you can read windows 8 upgrade guide which I will describe in this post.

Divers:
There are lots of downloads available on the official  support page and you may confuse which you need to install. I rearrange the drivers base on order which you need to install first, second and so on. Only important drivers listed, optional installation such as utility excluded from this list because it is only optional.

1. Chipset and CPU:
AMD M880G Chipset/AMD Processor
Since this model uses AMD chipset, you do not have to install any chipset drivers because all chipsets components will be installed along with graphic driver installation. You can update your processor by installing:

AMD processor Update:
Only for Windows XP, Windows Vista and above does not need any update for the processor.
Windows XP : 6.8MB : Download

Audio Patch !
For Microsoft Windows XP Operating Systems, the Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Driver must be installed before installing the audio driver. Reboot after installation. (KB 888111)
Download (From HP Server) 
Download (From Microsoft)

2. Audio
IDT (92HD88) High Definition Audio Driver
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) 28MB: Download

3. Graphic
ATI Video Driver and Control Panel 
(ATI Mobility radeon HD 4200)
Windows XP (32/64-bit) 91MB: Download
Windows 7/Vista(32/64-bit) 124MB : Download

4. Webcam/Camera
HP Universal Camera Driver (International)
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) 45MB: Download

Then Install Hp webcam software to use your webcam, it is optional, you can use other 3rd party software such as Cyberlink cam software:

HP Webcam Software (International)
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) 31MB: Download


3. Keyboard/Input
HP Hotkey Support
(Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard with HP Quick Launch Buttons (QLB))
Requirements: Please Install .NetFramework 3.5 SP1 or above first.
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) 17MB: Download

4. Touchpad
HP Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) 29MB: Download

5. Modem
LSI High-Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Driver
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) 5.9MB: Download

6.  Wireless
Most HP 650 Notebook PC uses Broadcom Wireless Drivers, but there are 3 other drivers listed on the official download page means you must select base on your specification. If you have no idea which to download, you can try base on the lists order, or leave your comment in the comment section below and I will assist you to download the right wireless driver.
 a) Broadcom Wireless
 Broadcom 802.11 b/g/n (BCM 43225 and 4313)
 Windows XP, 10.3MB : Download
 Windows Vista (32/64-bit), 21MB : Download
 Windows 7 (32/64-bit), 86MB : Download
 b) Realtek Wireless
 Realtek RTL8191SE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Driver 19MB :
 (Windows XP, Vista, 7 32/64-bit) Download

 c) Atheros Wireless 
 Atheros 2011 Wireless LAN Driver (International)
 (Windows XP, Vista, 7 32/64-bit), 82MB : Download

 d) Ralink Wireless
 Ralink 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter
 (Windows XP, Vista, 7 32/64-bit), 11MB :  Download

7. LAN- Ethernet
This driver will install LAN/Ethernet port driver in your system so you can use wired Internet or Intranet connection.
Realtek PCIe GBE/FE Family Ethernet Controller
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) 8.4MB: Download

8. Storage
AMD SATA AHCI Controller Driver
(Only for windows XP because Windows Vista and 7 does not require this driver, example: If you try to install windows XP and you get an error "No hard Disk Found", so you need to use Floppy or Integrate the SATA driver into new installation disk to install windows XP - Read more
Windows XP, 5.3MB : Download

9. Bluetooth
There are 2 applicable/possible bluetooth drivers. You need to choose base on your specification. Now most of us use smart phone which have USB cable connection, if you don't use bluetooth, you can skip this driver and it won't affect your computer performance.
a) Broadcom Bluetooth
Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth Driver
Windows XP, 244MB : Download
Windows Vista 32/64-bit, 58MB : Download 
Windows XP, 59MB : Download 
b) Motorola Bluetooth
Ralink/Motorola Bluetooth Adapter, 68MB
(Windows XP, Vista, 7 32/64-bit) Download

After that install bluetooth application so you can use your bluetooth adapter with the interface provided by this software. You can also use 3rd party bluetooth application such as BlueSoliel.

Hp Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Windows XP, 93MB : Download
Windows Vista 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download


EXTRAS :  Battery - Utility
This is a utility not a driver, but I feel it is important so that you can monitor your battery condition from time to time. It is optional, you can choose either to install it or not.

HP battery Check :
Windows XP 32/64-bit : Download 
Windows 7/Vitsa 32/64-bit , 9MB : Download

Windows 8 and 8.1 Upgrade Guide for HP 625 Notebook PC

You can install/upgrade windows 8 and 8.1 on this model (both 32-bit and 64-bit), you will notice several drivers already installed along with the windows installation/upgrade. The most important driver you need to install is ATI Graphic driver for ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series (for this model for HD 4200 and HD 4250).

*Note 1: (currently the term ATI changed to AMD). You need to install AMD Legacy Drivers for windows 8 which available on the AMD Download page.
*Note 2: Normally most laptop manufacture will advise users to uninstall graphic driver before upgrading to windows 7.

Graphic
AMD Legacy Drivers Version 13.1 (current version).
Windows 8 32-bit : Download (102MB)
Windows 8 64-bit : Download (147MB)

In case the link broken go to AMD download page, select base on the following order and in step 5 select display result. Then select the driver base on your operating system :
Other Drivers
Other drivers such as Audio, wireless, LAN etc normally automatically installed. If not follow the steps below to get all the drivers you need for windows 8 and 8.1 :

1. Run windows Updates
Run windows updates, it will list out all drivers updates available. After installing the updates you will need to reboot for the changes to take place.

2. Install Windows 7 drivers in windows 8
You can install windows 7 drivers in windows 8 by set the compatibility mode for windows 7 and run as admin. (read tutorial)

3. Do not clean install from windows 7.
Upgrade to windows 8 is recommended because windows 8 will use your windows 7

If you need certain drivers from windows 8 and unable to find it, let me know and I'll assist you with the instruction to install the drivers.

Apr 25, 2014

Acer Aspire V5-431 Drivers

You can use windows 8 32-bit driver on windows 8.1 32-bit because Acer only release updates for windows 8.1 64-bit.

Content:
-Drivers for Windows XP/7/8/8.1
-Drivers for SUSE Linux Enterprise
-Application


Chipset
Intel(R) 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family
Windows XP/Vista/ 7 (32/64-bit): Version 9.3.0.1020 8.4 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 9.3.0.1021 5.6 MB Download
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

AHCI
Intel SATA AHCI Driver
Windows XP (32/64-bit) Version 9.5.0.1037, 10.4MB Downlaod
Windows 7 (32/64-bit):Version 11.0.0.1032 36.1 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit):Version 11.5.0.1207 47.6 MB Download
Windows 8.1 (32/64-bit) : Use windows 8 driver

AMT
Intel Intel iAMT Driver
Windows XP Version 7.0.2.1164, 10.4 MB Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 8.0.0.1262 47.8 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 8.0.0.1284 54.5 MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download

Audio
Realtek Audio Driver
Windows XP : latest : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 6.0.1.6577 183.9 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 6.0.1.6690 166.9 MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download

Bluetooth
Atheros Bluetooth Driver
Windows XP/7 (32/64-bit): Version 7.4.0000.0126 114.2 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 8.0.0000.0206 185.9 MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download

Bluetooth
Broadcom Bluetooth Driver
Windows XP/7 (32/64-bit): Version 6.5.1.2501 234.2 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 12.0.0.1600 188.4 MB Download
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

Card Reader
Realtek RTS5208 Card Reader Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit): Version 6.1.7601.27015 10.8 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 6.2.8400.27028 17.2 MB Download
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

Lan - Ethernet
Realtek FE/GbE LAN Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 7.054.0309.2012 5.7 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 8.002.0612.2012 5.6 MB Download
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

TouchPad
ELANTECH Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 11.6.2.1 177.0 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 11.6.6.002 180.3 MB Download
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download  

TouchPad
Synaptics Touchpad Driver
Windows XP version Latest : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 16.0.2.0 101.7 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 16.2.10.12 118.6 MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

USB 3.0
Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller
Incompatible with Windows XP and Vista. (read more)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 1.0.4.220 5.2 MB Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit): In-Box drivers (Automatically installed)

Graphic - Intel
Intel VGA Driver
Windows XP and Vista please use windows Update.
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 9.17.10.2867 108.2 MB Download
Windows 8 32-bit : Version 9.17.10.28.28 183.1 MB Download
Windows 8 64-bit : Version 9.17.10.28.28 111.5 MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

Graphic- Nvidia
NVIDIA VGA Driver (GT 620M)
Windows XP : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 9.18.13.717 181.7 MB  Download
Windows 8 32-bit: Version 9.18.13.0546 183.1 MB  Download 
Windows 8 64-bit: Version 9.18.13.717 235.8 MB  Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

Graphic - Nvidia PhysX
NVIDIA VGA Driver (PhysX)
Requirements: Please Install Nvidia graphic driver first before installing PhysX
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1 Version 9.13.0604 26.7MB Download (Nvidia)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 9.11.1111 30.4 MB Download

Wireless LAN
Atheros Wireless LAN Driver
Windows XP/7 (32/64-bit): Version 10.0.0.225 160.4 MB Download
Windows 8 32-bit: Version 10.0.0.217 224.1 MB Download
Windows 8 64-bit: Version 10.0.0.276 251.7 MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

Wireless LAN
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver
Windows XP/7 (32/64-bit): Version 5.100.196.18 78.1 MB Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit): Version 6.30.59.20 34.6 MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download 

Webcam - Camera
Cyberlink Webcam Application
Windows 7 (32/64-bit): Version 1.5.2624.00, 31.3MB Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit):Automatically installed upon upgrade,  clean installation please download Windows 7 driver and install it in compatibility mode for windows 7.

LINUX Drivers

Driver for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 32-bit SP4
Realtek Card Reader Driver v6.2.9200.27040, 10MB
 : 32/64-bit : Download

APPLICATION


Launch Manager
Dritek Launch Manager Application
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Version 5.1.15, 7.2MB Download
Windows 8 32-bit: Version 1.5.2624.00, 31.3MB Download
Windows 8 64-bit: Version 1.5.2624.00, 31.3MB Download 
Windows 8.1 64-bit : Download

Turbo Boost 
Intel Turbo Boost Application
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Version 2.5.1.0, 21.4MB Download
Windows 8 32-bit download and install windows 7 application. 
Windows 8 64-bit: Version 1.5.2624.00, 31.3MB Download 
Not applicable for windows 8.1

ePower
Acer ePower Management Application
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Version 6.00.3010, 11.0MB Download
Windows 8 32-bit download and install windows 7 application.
Windows 8 64-bit: Version 1.5.2624.00, 31.3MB Download 

Only for Windows 8 64-bit:
Device Fast Lane Application : Download
Acer Live Updater : Download

Apr 21, 2014

How to Disable Driver Signing Enforcement in Windows 8

Windows will prevent users to install drivers without digital signature so to enable drivers without signature installation you need to disable driver signing enforcement.

Apr 19, 2014

Toshiba TECRA A10/Satellite Pro S300 Drivers

Model: Toshiba Tecra A10 and Toshiba Satellite Pro S300

Drivers listed here is base on the essential drivers need to be installed after installing windows. Select the drivers base on your operating system. If you have any problems, or missing certain drivers do let me know in the comment section below.



Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Version 9.1.1.1015, 3.52MB
Windows XP, Vista and 7 (32/64-bit) : Download 

Storage
Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Version 8.9.0.1023, 23.44MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

AMT
Intel Active Management Technology
Version AMT4111028BC, 8.34MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio Drivers
Version 6.0.1.5789, 33.83MB
Windows XP (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows  Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

LAN/Ethernet
Intel LAN Driver for Windows
Version INMA20AAWAC, 6.65MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

There are 2 applicable graphic drivers, choose base on your specs,

Graphic
Intel Graphics/Display Drivers
Version 8.15.10.1883(w7) , 15.9.5.1502(winVista), 14.34.0.4953(win xp)
Windows XP (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows Vista 32-bit : Download
Windows Vista 64-bit : Download
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

Graphic
Nvidia Graphic Drivers
Version 8.15.11.8642 (other please read readme file)
Windows XP (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows Vista 32-bit : Download
Windows Vista 64-bit : Download
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

Bluetooth
Bluetooth Stack for Windows by Toshiba
Version 6.40.00(T) , 69.35MB
Windows XP/Vista (32/64-bit ) : Download
Windows Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download 

Camera/Webcam
Chicony Camera Assistant
Version 1.7.267.0803L, 23.8MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download 
(If you need webcam Utility: Download)

There are 2 applicable card reader driver, choose base on your specification.

Card Reader
Ricoh Card Reader Driver
Version 2.07.01.00, 6.88MB
Windows Vista/XP (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Card Reader
O2 Micro Card Reader Driver
Version 1.1.4.207, 13.3MB
Windows Vista/XP (32/64-bit) : Download 
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Modem
Toshiba Modem Software
Version 2.1.77, 3.22MB
Windows XP/Vista/7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Touchpad
Alps Pointing Device Driver
Version 6.0.304.6, 2.45MB (4MB win Vista/7)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista/7 32-bit : Download
Windows XP/Vista/7 64-bit : Download

Hard Disk
Toshiba SSD Alert
Windows XP/Vista (32/64-bit) : Download

Wireless : There are 2 wireless drivers for this model, choose one (1) base on your specification.

Wireless - Atheros
Atheros Wireless LAN Driver
Version 8.0.0.225.0.s3264_wCAT
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download


Wireless - Intel
Version 12.4.0.21.1, 4.8MB
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista/7 (32-bit) : Download
Windows Vista/7 (64-bit) : Download


Fingerprint
Authentec Fingerprint Driver
V1.0.2.12:
Windows XP/Vista (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) :  Download

after installing fingerprint driver install fingerprint utility:

Toshiba Fingerprint Utility
Windows XP/Vista : Download
Windows 7 (32/64) : Download

What is TRS Drivers

What Is TRS Driver
TRS Drivers is common for Toshiba Products and label as "special" drivers by Toshiba website. The main function of the TRS driver according to Toshiba technical support is for the DVD player codec. It will allow codecs to be updated.

Is it Important?
It is base on your situation, current software and windows system already provide the basic and advance codecs to play videos and Audio file. If you do not have problems to play your media files then it is not important and you don't have to install it.

Apr 17, 2014

HP Pavilion dm3 Drivers for Windows 7

There are 4 generation of HP dm3 model which is hp dm3-1xxx, hp dm3-2xxx, hp dm3-3xxx and HP dm3z-xxxx. So, here i make a quick lists of all drivers needed for all hp pavilion dm3 model. All drivers taken from HP website, several files excluded from the list such as HP mediasmart software, diagnostic and other utility. I only listed the importance drivers so you can save your time and internet quota.

Install chipset,. mei, turbo bosst and sata if your HP Pavilion dm3 uses Intel processor.

Chipset
*Only for model with Intel processor.
Intel Chipset Driver and Utility
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

MEI
Intel Management Interface (MEI) Driver
*Only for model with Intel processor. 
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Turbo Boost
Intel Turbo Boost Technology Driver
*Only for model with Intel processor. 
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download 

SATA
Intel(R) ICH9-E/M SATA AHCI Controller
*Only for model with Intel processor.  
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download


HP Pavilion dm3 with AMD Processor doesn't need to install chipset driver. The ATI graphic driver will install any chipset driver required by your notebook.

Graphic - ATI
ATI Radeon Graphic Drivers
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download 

Graphic - Nvidia
Nvidia Geforce G105 Graphic Drivers
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Graphic - Intel
Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Graphic Drivers
for model dm3-1xxx 
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

Graphic-Intel
Intel HD Graphic Driver
*for model dm3-2xxx and above
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

Audio
IDT High Definition Audio Codecs
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download 

Keyboard and Mouse
HP Quick Launch Button
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Touchpad
ALPS Pointing Device (2 Way) Driver
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

TV Tuner
HP USB Digital/Analog TV Tuner
Windows Vista/7 32/64-bit : Download

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller Driver
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Broadband
Qalcomm Mobile Broadband Drivers - Gobi 2000
Windows XP/Vista/7 32/64-bit : Download

Card Reader
Alcor Micro Card Reader Driver
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Bluetooth
Software Support for HP Integrated Module With Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download\

Bluetooth
Broadcom 2070 Bluetooth Software
for hp dm3-2xxx and above.
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

HDD
HP Protectsmart Hard Drive Protection
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Webcam
HP Mediasmart Webcam Software
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

There are 4 applicable wireless drivers, choose base on your specification.

Wireless - Broadcom
Broadcom Wireless LAN Drivers
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Wireless - Atheros
Atheros Wireless LAN Driver
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Wireless - Intel
Intel PRO Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download 

Wireless
Ralink Wireless LAN Drivers
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Apr 13, 2014

IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC Driver - sp46649

Information:
This driver package will install IDT HD audio driver for your HP/Compaq Model.

Driver Type : Audio
Released by : Hewlett Packard
Version : 6.10.6242.0 B
File Size : 21.63MB
File Name : SP46649
Compatibility : Windows 7 (32-bit) and Windows 7 (64-bit)

Download

Fixes Includes: 
- Fixes an issue where noise is heard when playing music after enabling "EchoStop" and opening the Sound Recorder.
- Fixes an issue that occurs when running the Test Speaker in the IDT Utility, where the IDT audio icon is not displayed correctly.

Originally Released for HP Pavilion dm3, You need to get permission from HP for using this drivers for other model.