Feb 28, 2016

Asus ROG G751 Windows 7/8/10 64-bit Drivers

Windows 8 and Windows 10 Drivers are available on ASUS Website, here is the link:

https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-G751JT/HelpDesk_Download/

Note that G751 JT models have Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 64-bt drivers on support site. Worry not, All drivers for Windows 8.1 actually worked in windows 7 except Wireless and USB we need to get it from G750 JS drivers. So here is step by step driver installation for Windows 7:

1. USB Drivers : Intel USB 3.0 Drivers
2. Wireless Drivers
-There are 3 type of wireless drivers, choose base on your specification:

The the rest just install you Windows 8.1 Original Drivers, Here is the direct download link if you want to download it right away:

Chipset : Intel Chipset Driver
MEI : Intel Management Interface
RST : Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Hotkey : ATK ACPI Utilities
Audio : Realtek Audio Drivers
Graphic : Nvidia Graphic Drivers
LAN: Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver
Card Reader: Genesys Multi Card Reader Driver 
Touchpad : ELATECH Touchpad Driver 
PCPC: Intel Processor Collaborative Performance Controller 
Mouse : Gaming Mouse Controller

Bluetooth:
Select one base on specification, normally this device pair with wireless. It mean if you are using Intel wireless the you will have an Intel Bluetooth device.

You can get all utilities you want on the official download site here: https://www.asus.com/ROG-Republic-Of-Gamers/ROG-G751JT/HelpDesk_Download/ You do not have to worry about the utilities since it is a software and does not affected by Windows version like drivers.

Feb 26, 2016

ASUS X553MA Windows 7 Installation Drivers

ASUS X553MA pre-installed with windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Actually you can install Windows 7 for this notebook. Before installing Windows 7, you need to change BIOS setting by selecting Windows 7 on OS selection Menu.

Windows 7 Installation:

1. upon power on press F2 to enter BIOS.
2. using arrow key select ADVANCE.
3. On OS selection, select Windows 7.
4. Press F10 and press enter (Save and Exit).
5. Now you can insert Windows 7 installation disk and continue to install windows 7. Just make sure to change the first boot selection.

After that you can install Windows 7 using USB or DVD installation disk. Here are the drivers you need to install for Windows 7. This drivers base on users feedback which already installed Windows 7 on X533MA. Note that every X533MA specs is different depends countries, so you need to choose wireless drivers base on your specification.

Note : The driver listed specifically for WINDOWS 7 64-BIT, however if it compatible with 32-bit I will mention it as a side note.

Chipset :
Intel Chipset Installation Utility version 9.4.4.1006:
The original Windows 8 drivers actually support Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64- bit:  Download

TXE
Intel TXE : Trusted Execution Manager
Download


Latest from Intel:
Download (32/64-bit)
(TXE Requires Microsoft's Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) version 1.11 update for Windows 7 is installed first.

ATK
ASUS ATK Driver Version 1.0.34.0
The original Windows 8 drivers compatible with Windows 7.
Download 

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Windows automatically installed generic audio drivers which work just fine, here is driver from ASUS:
Download

you can install the latest audio drivers from Realtek official website: (click agree to term and condition and you will redirected to the download page)
Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
Download 

Card Reader
Realtek Car Reader Driver Version 6.2.9200.27040
This is the original Windows 8 driver and compatible with windows 7
Download 
or use this one, older version from ASUS: Download

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCIe FE family controller.
The version that worked is 15.0.0.591 and I found the link posted by Lenovo, so the permission to use this driver from Lenovo is your own responsibility. The best way to get the latest driver is to get it from Realtek Official website;
Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
Download (Realtek Website)
Download (Lenovo FTP)

Smart Gesture
ASUS Smart Gesture
Download

Graphics/VGA
Downloads for Intel® HD Graphics for 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Version : 15.33.32.64.4061
Download from Intel Website : Download
Download from ASUS : Download

Wireless
You need to choose base on your specification. The most widely use Wireless for this model is Atheros AR5xxx/9xxx (xxx refer to wild card number).

Atheros Wireless Driver : Download
Ralink Wireless LAN Driver : Download 
Realtek Wireless Driver : Download
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver : Download 

You cas use your original windows 8 drivers for wireless, it should work. If not force installation using device manager.

Bluetooth:
Select base on your wireless, IF you are using atheros wireless, it mean you are using Atheros Bluetooth.

Atheros Bluetooth Driver : Download
Ralink Bluetooth LAN Driver : Download
Realtek Bluetooth Driver : Download 
Broadcom Bluetooth LAN Driver : Download 

USB 3.0
USB 3.0 automatically detetced by Windows 7, if you need the drivers get it from here:
Download

Fix "A CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" during Windows 7 Installation

One of the classic error I always get since windows 7 release is "A CD/DVD drive device driver is missing". If you have a driver floppy disk,CD,DVD or USB Flash Drive, please insert it now.

 Solution: Disable USB 3.0 on BIOS
-Enter BIOS and look for USB 3.0 setting.
-Select Disable or if disable option is not available select Auto.

IF you are using DVD to Install Windows 7
This error pop-out when you have faulty Windows 7 installation DVD. You need to create new Installation disk (Using new DVD). Faulty Windows 7 installation disk could be your DVD disk or DVD drive faulty. The best way is to create a bootable USB installation disk.

IF you can't disable USB 3.0
If your computer BIOS does not have an option to change the USB 3.0 setting, you need to integrate the USB 3.0 driver into your windows 7 installation disk. You can obtain USB 3.0 drivers from your computer manufacturer download page. The most common USB 3.0 port used on current computer and laptop is Intel USB 3.0 which you can download the driver software from Intel website.

Feb 25, 2016

How to Fix Viewsonic Monitor not Detected

2 common problems with Voewsonic PNP Monitor is it is not detected even you installed the appropriate driver, common issue discussed regrading this problem :
-Windows identify it as non-Pnp Monitor
-Maximum resolution of 1024 x 758 instead of actual resolution.
-Could not wake up after sleep
-Stuck with VGA output

Solution:
1. Shut down your computer.
2. Plug in both DVI and VGA cable into your Monitor and computer (Video Card)

3. Turn on your computer and let it boot into windows.
4. After that shut down your computer
5. Unplug VGA cable (DO not unplug DVI cable)
6. Unplug monitor for 10 seconds (remove the power chords)
7. Plug in the monitor and turn on the computer.

Feb 24, 2016

ACPI\TPSACPI01 - It is TPS BIOS Method Device

ACPI\TPSACPI01 is part of the Chipset component, normally your Chipset driver or Intel Management Interface (MEI) Driver (In most Toshiba Notebook) will install this component for your computer. When a device ID start with ACPI, that's referring to Advance Control and Power Interface.

In device manager, you will see it is listed as unknown device.



Here is the driver you need to install:
ACPI TPS Driver (compatible with Win XP and Above)

Installation:
Extract driver files, within the extracted driver file, run setup to install.
If it prompt "Windows can't verify the publisher of this software" select install this driver software anyway.
No need to reboot, and you will see the unknown device no longer listed and replaced with TPS BIOS Method Device.


Feb 12, 2016

HP Pavilion 17 Drivers for Windows 7/8/10

HP Pavilion 17 design to use with Windows 8 and 8.1, that is why only Windows 8/8.1 Drivers available on Official HP Download driver and software. If you want to downgrade into windows 7 or upgrade into Windows 10, here is the drivers you will need.

Before Download:
  • All drivers are for 64-bit version of windows, although some compatible with 32-bit but it is strongly recommended to use and install 64-bit version of Windows.
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are the same architecture, when I say it is for Windows 8 it also means windows 8.1 regardless of the version such as Home edition or Pro edition. 

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio Device
Windows 7 64-bit : Download
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10  : Download (SP63346)

Installation Notes : It is 210mb in size and the original driver file for his model. Even though HP listed SP63346 for Windows 8.1 64-bit. When you download the driver, you will notice the readme file shows that this package is for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Intel 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1E10
Intel 8 Series/C220 Series PCI Express Root Port #1 - 8C10
Windows 7 (for 7 series chipset) : Download
Windows 7 (For 8 series chipset): Download
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10: Download (SP63343)

Installation Notes : SP63343 is the original drivers, Since HP listed both 7 and 8 series, chipset should not be a problem because you can easily get the latest drivers from automatic updates or Intel download center.

MEI
Intel Management Interface (Parts of Intel Chipset Component)
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download (SP63344)

Storage
Intel Rapid Storage Controller
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Cared Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download 

Others:
This are utilities Given by HP, normally it is compatible with Windows 7 and above
Cyberlink Youcam (webcam) : Download

Graphic
Important: If your HP pavilion 17 have 2 graphics (Switchable Graphic) please install AMD graphic and do not install Intel graphic because this packages will install both drivers for both graphic adapter. Not all model have the switchable graphic feature, an easy way to identify is by looking at your laptop specification on HP website or look at device manager and under graphic adapter you will see 2 graphic device listed (Intel and AMD).

Important : Windows 7 Users, If you have switchable graphic. You need to install Intel HD4000 first then Install AMD driver. 

AMD Graphic Drivers
AMD 8000M series
(plus 8650G Switchable) up to 4GB Memory With A10 AMD Chipset
Please install Netframework 4 or Netframework 4.5 First
Windows 7  : Download (guru3d server)
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Notes: The best thing to do is to get the latest drivers from ATI. Let them auto-detect the drivers for you.

Intel Graphic
Intel HD Graphic Drivers (4000)
Version 8.15.10.2696 , 147MBx86 153MBx64
I strongly recommend to get the latest Intel driver to increase stability. Use Intel Tools to get it.
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download


 For non-switch-able Model

Intel HD Graphic 
(4000 series, especially for 4400 and 4600)
Normally Windows will automatically install the drivers, or automatic updates should find the right drivers. The easy way is to use Intel Automatic Detection.
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8/8.1 : Download
Windows 10 : Download from Intel 
Notes: In case the link expired, just search Intel HD Graphic for Windows 10


Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Drivers
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download (original)
Windows 10 : Download (Latest for Windows 10) - Official from Synaptic

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Windows 7 , Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download
Windows 8 : Download - Original Driver



Wireless Drivers 
Notes : There are more than one Wireless applicable due to HP Pavilion 15 variant. Choose base on your specs. If your wireless is working properly do not download and install this drivers since you already have a stable drivers.

Intel PRO Wireless Adapter
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Automatically Installed, if not  use Intel Automatic Detection.

Mediatek Wireless Drivers 
(mainly for MT7630E and other RT version)
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

Atheros QCA9000 Wireless Drivers
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

Realtek RT8188EE Wireless Adapter
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download


Security
HP 3D Drive Guard (Also known as HP Smart Drive Hard Drive Protection)
Windows 7.Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Bluetooth:
Qualcomm QCA9000 Atheros Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Windows 7, Windows 8 : Download - Original
Windows 10 : Download

Feb 10, 2016

Acer Launch Manager for Windows 10

WHAT IS LAUNCH MANAGER - WHAT DOES IT DO
It seems that no more Launch Manager downloads available for latest Acer notebook which pre-installed with Windows 10. Some of you might asking why we need to install it, What actually Launch Manager do?. The main function of Acer Dritek Launch Manager is to display particular function on your Screen/LCD whenever you pressed certain key or hotkey on your keyboard. A simple example and a very good reason to use Launch Manager is when you press the CAPS LOCK key, it will display an icon on your LED/LCD screen showing CAPS LOCK is ON or OFF.

We use hotkey a lot to change our Laptop setting such as Fn + F8 to mute and un-mute,  or Fn + left or right Arrow to change Volume if you are using 15 inch laptop.  Without Launch Manager, when you press the mute button, there are no LED light or any indicator saying your laptop is mute or not.  Further more, without launch manager, when you increase the volume using the hotkey, you will only see a single horizontal bar. With Launch manager you can see A speaker ICON with volume Bar.

Launch Manager Driver/Application for Windows 10.
Acer only uses Dritek Launch Manager, and even it is part of drivers downloads, it is only a software and Windows Version compatibility normally doesn't effect the requirement for installation.
You only need to install Windows 7 Version of the Launch Manager, I use it on my Acer E15 (E1-511-C8QG) and it works just fine.

Acer Launch Manager
Version 5.1.15
Download (Windows 10 32-bit and 64-bit)
Download (Windows 10 64-bit)

Installation:
Unzip the package (extract the files)
Find setup and double click to install
Reboot after installation, you will see the changes after a reboot.

Note : Also Compatible with Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1 and 10.

Acer Aspire V3-772G Windows 7 64-Bit Drivers and Installation

 Most Acer Aspire V3-772G pre-installed with Windows 8, and Acer support site provides Drivers only for Windows 8 , Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Not all Windows 8 drivers will work on Windows 7. The other problem is you can't install Windows 7 without changing the UEFI BIOS into Legacy BIOS. You can change it by power on your V3 and press F2 repeatedly until you see BIOS screen pop-out. Using arrow key on your keyboard select BOOT on top, and on BOOT mode select Legacy.

After that, press F10 to Exit and save changes. You computer will restart and you can continue with Windows 7 installation.

Windows 7 Drivers for V3-772G Drivers Set

I list out the drivers in installation order. it is not compulsory to follow the order give but from my experience this the best way to install it. There are drivers which you need to choose such as wireless, you must identify what is your hardware and select the right drivers. If you want the easy way, download both and try which work for you. I recommend to read my guide to identify your hardware.

Chipset
You can easily get the latest Chipset driver from Intel : Intel Latest Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility (8 Series) Version 9.4.0.1022
Download : From HP (SP63598) 
note 1: The drivers from HP tested and compatible with V3.
notes2 : Please read the TnC SP63598, and it is your responsibility to get HP permission to use this with your Acer V3. 

Graphic
Acer Aspire V3-772G use switchable graphics which means you have 2 graphic adapter. You need to install both graphic drivers:

Nvidia Graphic:
Nvidia GeForce 750M :
Version:  344.11-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.
Download(Nvidia)

Intel Graphic
Intel Iris and  HD Graphic (HD4000/HD5000 Series)
Download : win64_15367
You can get the latest driver from Intel Download site and search for Intel HD 4000.

Intel AMT
IAMT - Intel Active Management Technology Version 8.0.0.1062
Download (Acer)

Touchpad
There are 2 types of touchpad for this mode, and you need to choose one base on your specification

Elantech Touchpad:
Version 11.6.23.203 (taken from Acer Aspire E1-572P)
Download (from Acer)

Synaptic Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad version 16.3.12.37 : Download (Acer)
Download the latest drivers from synaptic here: Synaptic driver (Official release)

USB 3.0
Intel USB 3.0 PCH 8/9 Version 3.0.0.33 WHQL
Download from Microsoft
Microsoft always change the download link, I believe few month from now the link will expired, here is direct download link form Lenovo, remember to get permission from Lenovo first:
Download from Lenovo

LAN/Ethernet
Broadcom LAN Drivers  Version : 12.2.2.2
(Originally from Acer Aspire 5740)
Download from Acer

Wireless
There are 2 type of wireless, if you does not know which one, you can test which work for you.

Atheros Wireless LAN Driver : Version 10.0.0.38
Download (Acer)

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver Version 5.100.82.112
Download (Acer)

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver Version 6.1.7601.85
Download (Acer)

Bluetooth
Atheros Bluetooth Driver Version : 6.5.0.2002
Download (Acer)
or
Broadcom Bluetooth Driver Version 7.4.0.126
Download

Feb 9, 2016

How to Enable AHCI Mode After Installing Windows

After Windows installation, you can't easily enable AHCI mode from IDE mode. You will notice that your computer will not boot. You will get a message saying "Boot device not found" or end up with Blue Screen - BSOD. What you actually need to do is change the Mode into AHCI first before installing Windows. Don't worry, here is how to enable AHCI mode after windows installation.

1. Boot to Windows using IDE mode. (Do not use AHCI mode).
2. Open registry editor (type regedit on search bar and press enter to open it)
3. Expand the list HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE / SYSTEM / CurrentControlset / Services.
4. Look for msahci, click on it
5. Look at the right panel, right click on start and select modify.
6. In the value Data insert value 0 (zero)
7. Click OK, close registry editor then reboot.
8. Enter Bios Upon power on and now you can enable AHCI mode.

The method above is a common steps I used (in Windows 7), however there is another way to do it and this steps works with Windows 10.

1. Boot in Your Windows normally, open command prompt as admin.



 2. We want to set our computer to boot in safe mode so, type:

bcdedit /set {current} safeboot minimal 

Then press enter


3. Restart your computer, Enter BIOS and change IDEO into AHCI. Press F10 to exit and save changes.

4. Now we want our computer to boot normally, so to cancel the safe mode once again open Command prompt as admin.

type

bcdedit /deletevalue {current} safeboot

Press enter and reboot.
Done.

Feb 3, 2016

Acer One 14 Drivers (Z1402) for Windows 7/8.1/10

Acer One 14 released for Windows 8.1 64-bit and Windows 10 64-bit. That's why you will only find 2 OS supported drivers on Acer website. Since most people currently prefer Windows 7 over Windows 8 and 10, here I list out all drivers for Windows 7,8 and 10.

Note : Windows 8 and 8.1 are similar system, hence Windows 8.1 drivers will work on Windows 8 system.

Audio
Realtek Audio Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Download

Bluetooth
Realtek Bluetooth Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Use Windows 8 Driver
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Download

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver (Broadwell)
Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Automatically Installed

Chipset
Intel Chipset Driver
Windows 7 (64-bit) : Download
Windows 7, 8/8.1 (32/64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Automatically Installed

Lan
Realtek LAN Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Automatically Installed

TouchPad
Sentelic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Download

TouchPad   
Synaptic Touchpad Driver 18.1.45.0     164.3 MB
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Download

Turbo Boost
Intel Turbo Boost Driver     10.0.30.1054     70.0 MB
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Download

VGA
Intel VGA Driver (Broadwell)     10.18.14.4156     115.0 MB
Windows 7 (64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) :Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Automatically Installed

Wireless LAN
Realtek RTL8188E Wireless LAN 802.11n PCI-E NIC
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download
Windows 10 (64-bit) : Automatically Installed