Dec 1, 2016

Lenovo ThinkPad-E550 Windows 7/8/8.1 Drivers

I only listed important driver for this model, there are certain tools and utility I skipped mainly because it is not actually a driver, but just a firmware and stock software and utility which does not affect your laptop devices functionality.

Note:
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 uses similar drivers.

Chipset
Intel(R) Chipset Device Software for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Download (2.9mb)

MEI 
Intel(R) Management Engine Interface for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 
Download (85mb) 

Graphic
If your model use switchable graphic, install both driver.
Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit) 
Intel HD Graphics Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (64-bit)
AMD Video Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Fingerprint
Lenovo Fingerprint Manager for Windows 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Notebook
Download (17.6mb)

Audio
Conexant Audio Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Download (288.5mb)

Camera/Webcam
Realtek/SunplusIT Integrated Camera Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Download (19.4mb)

LAN - Ethernet
Intel PRO/1000 LAN Adapter Software (Gigabit Ethernet Driver) for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 
Download (24.5mb) 

USB
Lenovo USB Display Driver for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 
Download (34.7mb) 

Touchpad
ALPS ThinkPad UltraNav Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 
Download (10.9mb)

Keyboard
Lenovo Enhanced Performance USB Keyboard for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - Dekstop, Laptop, Workstation
Download  (14.3mb)

Card Reader
Realtek Multi-Card Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 
Download (61mb)

Wireless:
There are 3 types of Wireless available for this model, choose one base on your specification, you can identify it using hardware ID method, or test which driver work for you.
Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - 

Bluetooth:
There are 4 types of Bluetooth available for this model, choose one base on your specification, you can identify it using hardware ID method, or test which driver work for you.
Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) - Normally the Bluetooth and the wireless uses similar hardware vendor.
Power Manager:
First Install Power Management driver then install power manager software:

Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Lenovo Power Management Driver
Power Manager Software

Utility
Utility is not a critical or important driver, but a handy tools that you can use with your OS. This is optional download, use this if you love the feature.
Hotkey Features Integration for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)  
Auto Scroll Utility for Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), XP 
REACHit for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit)
Lenovo QuickControl for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit)

Others
- It does not affect your system if you does not use this drivers/software, just use it if you need it.

Monitor:
ThinkPad Monitor INF File for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit), 7 (32-bit, 64-bit) 
WHAT THIS PACKAGE DOES

  This package installs the software (monitor information file) which defines
  the following items for ThinkPad LCD.

  - Monitor INF (Information file for the maximum resolution and monitor naming)

  - Windows ICM (Image Color Management file for ICC Color Profile)
    You can obtain an accurate color representation with the Windows ICM file.

  If you use the preload environment, you do not need this package. This package
  is required when you install Windows OS without the preload image.

  If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this
  package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted
  below. 



 (English) Rescue and Recovery 4.52 for Windows 7
The ThinkVantage(R) Rescue and Recovery(R) program is an essential tool that enables users and administrators to restore backups, access files, diagnose problems, and make Ethernet connections when the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) operating system cannot start or run correctly. It also
enables administrators to deploy critical updates to systems that are corrupted or off the network. In addition, it can automatically apply patches to a system when a restore operation is performed.

The Rescue and Recovery program provides a workspace that runs independently of the Windows operating system. Thus, the Rescue and Recovery workspace enables you to perform rescue and recovery operations that might not be accomplished in the Windows operating system.

Sony VAIO VGN-A417M Drivers For Windows 7

Sony VAIO VGN-A417M Design for Windows XP. Although Sony support site does not provides Windows 7 drivers for this model, most of the drivers automatically installed, some of the latest driver version (if you plan to update default drivers) are available on the component manufacturer website.

Note:
1. Since this model support Maximum of 2GB DDR2 RAM (Default is 512MB). It means you can only uses Windows 7 32-bit

So here is the driver list:

Chipset :
Intel Chipset Installation Utility (Intel 910/915):
- Core PCI and ISAPNP Services
- AGP Support
- IDE/ATA33/ATA66/ATA100 Storage Support
- SATA Storage Support
- USB Support
- Identification of Intel(R) Chipset Components in the Device Manager Download from Intel Website : Download


Graphics:
ATI Mobility Radeon X600 Driver
For this Card, Neither Sony nor ATI provide official drivers fro Windows 7, however one of the Windows Vista drivers - 8-12_vista32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu_72275 works fine on Windows 7.
Download

Wireless
Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200BG/3945BG/3945ABG Network Connection
For this wireless cards,Install if only your wireless does not detected,
 I already write an instruction on how to install this graphic card few years ago,
Download and installation Instruction.

ATI Mobility Radeon X600 Driver fo Windows 7

This post just for my personal reference and hope it is helpful to you. A user requested driver for a notebook which uses this graphic, and there are no official driver from laptop manufacturer or ATI. So I found this driver which work fine in Windows 7. Turn out it was a Windows Vista drivers released by ATI.

Driver name:
8-12_vista32_dd_ccc_wdm_enu_72275

Original Download link 1 - Google Drive : Download
Credit to : Hector Manressa (original youtube videos : watch?v=ILahFZp0QlE)

Nov 18, 2016

How to Fix HP Laptop Brightness Keys not working

There are several reason that your brightness key does not work. In most common HP model, FN key is important to control certain function by pressing it with another specific key on your keyboard. This includes to change brightness, volume, WIFI, Bluetooth, Screen Lock, and some other functions.

Note : f your current screen are dim, click on start, type "Change Screen Brightness" on the search box, and press enter. The use the slider to change your screen brightness. The solution below is a workaround to permanently restore you brightness key function.

1. Install Quick Launch:
Quick Launch (available for download on HP website) is the software that controls the hotkey function. Try to install this first before proceed. However the brightness failure is not mainly form Quick Launch button but this is a good step to start with.

2. Check Your Monitor Driver.

Open device manager and look at your monitor, if it shows standardPNP Monitor, right click on it and select uninstall.

Then right click again (anywhere you like) and select scan for hardware change.
Windows should automatically install GenericPNP monitor and now you can change the brightness setting. (Note: Reported by HP G6 Model user).

IF your Monitor already show GenericPNP. Right click on it and select Enable, if there are no "Enable" option and you only see disable, your monitor is not the problem.


3. HP 15 Notebook and HP DM4Notebook - Update Graphic Driver:
One of the solution especially for HP 15 and HP DM4 is to update the graphic drivers. you can obtain the graphic driver from the HP website or from the manufacturer website. For DM4, you need to install the Latest catalayst from AMD website. For HP15 (Intel model) go to Intel website and let it detect the latest driver for your notebook. (for Intel graphic version 8.2 is recommended).

4. REFRESH NOTEBOOK SETTING
I don't know what we should call this process, but it is similar to resetting your BIOS.
(This won't erase your data)
1. Press Power Button until your notebook shutdown (Force Shutdown).
2. Remove the battery for 4 minutes and put it back.
3. Turn on the laptop until you are logged in.
4. Restart normally using the start - restart. 

5. Uninstall "IntelliType 8.2" 
If you installed this software from Intel Website, Uninstall it.

6. Sometimes there is an odd bug.
Try to plug and unplug the power chord ( you will see the LED dim) and try to adjust the brightness.

7. If you have Microsoft Curve Keyboard..
Plug in Your Microsoft Curve Keyboard, make sure you are connected to the Internet, let it search, download and install the drivers. Try the brightness key after installation finish.

8. Update your BIOS.
Go to HP software and download, download the latest BIOS and update your BIOS. This solution tested and work for some HP model such as HP 2000 xxxx series.

Some notes (will add more update later):

1. For HP 4540s :  Install HP Hotkey Support File Name : SP56876

Oct 22, 2016

How to Install Windows 7 on Acer Aspire One 14 Using Bootable USB Drive

Most recent notebook does not recognize bootable USB, so it is hard to install new OS since some notebook do not have DVD drive. The other problem is new notebook comes with EUFI BIOS which most of the time will not allow you to install certain Windows version such as Windows 7. So here is how you can fix it:

1. Open BIOS (upon restart press F2 for Acer, other model might use different key such as F6, F12 and DEL)
2. Look for setting which allow you to change from EUFI BIOS to LEGACY.
3. Press F10 and then hit ENTER.
4. Upon restart press F12 and select your bootable USB stick from the Menu.

Now you can proceed with Windows 7 installation.

If you have problems, details instruction can be found here:
http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2014/10/downgrade-windows-8-based-pc-to-windows.html

Sep 21, 2016

HCL ME Notebook 1044 Drivers for Windows 7

Here is the official drivers release by the support site and the link directly from HCL ftp server. Note that this model released with Windows 7 pre-installed and I strongly recommend to install according to the order given below.

The following drivers compatible with Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit

Intel Installation Framework: Download
Intel Chipset Driver : Download
Graphic Intel HD Graphic 3000: Download
AHCI (Sata Controller Driver)   : Download
Audio (realtek HD Audio)  : Download
Touchpad : Download
LAN/Ethernet (Realtek 8169/8168/8101E): Download
Hotkey (Pegatron Hotkey): Download
Card Reader - Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Software: Download

Fingerprint:
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

TPM
Intel Trusted Platform Module:
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

Combo Card - refers to Wireless and Bluetooth:
There are 2 variant for HCL 1044  using Intel and Non-intel combo card. A intel combo card require separate installation of wireless and bluetooth which mean you need to install them one at a time. For non-intel HCL already provide the wireless and Bluetooth driver in one driver packages. so you need to choose base on your specification. If you does not know how to check, just test which work for you.

1. Non Intel Combo Card : Download 

2. Intel combo Card:
Bluetooth 32-bit : Download
Bluetooth 64-bot : Download

Wireless 32-bit : Download
Wireless 64-bot : Download

Sep 5, 2016

ACPI\MTC0303 Driver and installation

People asked me for this driver , ACPI\MTC0303, from the information I've got, this refers to BIOS component for BIOS service device and also one of the Plug and Play component.

Copyright 2007 MiTAC Technology Corporation


Company: MITAC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
Driver Manufacturer: MiTAC Technology Corporation
Driver Class: Other Hardware
Driver Model: BIOS Service Provider
Driver Provider: MiTAC Technology Corporation
Version: 10.1.2.6
Version Date: 7/4/2007
(the version and version date refers to windows XP)

This is how you install it:

1. Download the Driver
First open this link using internet explorer (it does not work with firefox or chrome):
http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=acpi%5Cmtc0303%20

Download base on your Operating system, for Windows 7 use windows Vista driver. The download page would look like this:
Click add to basket, then click your basket, then select download.

2.  Extracting the driver file
The file would be in cabinet (.cab) file type, you need to install winrar to extract the driver file.  Remember the path of the extracted driver folder because we will need it later.



3. Installing the driver file.
Open the extracted driver folder, the right click on the inf file and select install.

If failed you can install it manually using device manager.
1. Open device manager, right click on the unknown device (refer to mtc0303) and select update driver software.
2. No to connect and select advance.
3. Now click browse and point to the extracted driver folder.
4. Continue installation until finish.

 For me personally this device is not important, you can right click and disable it unless you find that some of your laptop feature does not work properly. Does this affect laptop performance, I don't think so and from my experience this type of file does not.

Aug 28, 2016

eMachines E525 No Audio in Windows 7 64-bit

By default Windows installed High definition Audio drivers for this this model in Windows 7. In case there are no sound coming up from your eMachine 525, you need to update the BIOS.

1. Download this BIOS update:
BIOS_eMachines_3.04_A_A.zip (direct from Acer)

2. Extract, and run the exe file to flash the BIOS.

3. Restart and your sound should work now.

Aug 27, 2016

Installing Bluetooth Peripheral Device Driver

If you get an error when try to use your bluetooth headphone, speaker or pair your android with your pc, the solution is simple. You just need to install a Generic Bluetooth COM port driver, here is the steps:

1. Open device manager, look for Bluetooth peripheral device.
2. Right click on it and select update driver.

5. Click the second option: "Browse my computer for driver software"

6. Click to choose the option "Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer"

7. From the list "Common hardware types", Select 'Ports (COM & LPT)' If you don;t have this option, go to no8, and remember to untick "show compatiblw hardware if available.

 8. On the picture below.  Choose 'Microsoft' in the "Manufacturer" list, then 'Standard Serial over Bluetooth link' in the "Model" list

Click next.

9. A warning window pops up. Ignore it by clicking 'Yes'
10. Wait until installation finish and now your bluetooh should work.

Jul 20, 2016

ACPI\MSFT0101 - Intel Trusted Platform for Windows 7

ACPI\MSFT0101 refer to Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT). Before installing the driver, please note that TPP designed for Windows 8, and as Windows 7 users, you will not have the advantage to use this feature. There are 2 ways you can fix this issue:

1. Download the hotfix provided by Microsoft:
Update to add support for TPM 2.0 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Download Link : https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2920188 

2. Disable TPP on BIOS.
Open BIOS, normally by pressing F2 (the key might differ from one model to another), go to security - advance and disable the Intel Trusted Platform.

Here is a usefull information from Microsoft support forum: Source

" Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT) is a type of virtual TPM. It resides in the FW of your NUC and is controlled by the system BIOS. The version of TPM it emulates is TPM v2.0, which is not recognized by Windows 7.

The hotfix from Microsoft will resolve the unknown device/yellow bang in Device Manager but will not make it usable. This is true for PCs that have a HW TPM v2.0 as well. There is no support for them under Windows 7 and no way to get them to work. TPM v1.2 and earlier are the ones supported by Windows 7.

 For the ACPI\MSFT0101 unknown device you can also simply disable Intel PTT. On Intel NUCs Visual BIOS: BIOS Setup Advanced - Security - Security Features pane - uncheck Intel Platform Trust Technology. Intel PTT was created as a way of satisfying Microsoft's requirement that Client PCs have a TPM for newer Windows products (8.1 and later). 

\Hope this helps. 
 Craig W, Intel TME
Original Source: https://communities.intel.com/thread/47770?start=0&tstart=0

Intel(R) 100 series chipset family CSME for WIndows 7

1. You need to install this driver manually and this method tested and worked with HP 15 Notebook.
2.Kernel-Mode Driver Framework 1.11 (KB 2685811) must first be installed if you are using Windows 7*.

3. To install this driver download the driver package from Intel website and unzip the driver file. We will need it later.

Download Link:
https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25395/Intel-ME-11-Management-Engine-Driver-for-Intel-NUC

File Name : ME_Consumer_Win7_8.1_10_11.0.4.1186.zip

4. Then open device manager, look for Intel(R) 100 series chipset family CSME device (normally listed under other device).

5. Right click and select update driver, then select browse my computer for driver software.
6. Click browse then browse to the driver folder we unzipped earlier. Make sure to select include subfolder.
7. Continue with on screen installation until finish and reboot.

Jun 12, 2016

HP 15-F272WM Drivers for Windows 7/8/8.1/10

Full Model Name : HP Notebook - 15-f272wm (ENERGY STAR)
Original Drivers : HP Website (only for Windows 10)

Read Me: WINDOWS 7 and WINDOWS 8 Drivers
Windows 8 drivers compatible with Windows 8.1 drivers.
All drivers from HP ftp, drivers listed base on device specifications and compatibility.

Audio
Realtek HD Audio from Realtek website: Download

Chipset : 
Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

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

Intel TXE
Intel Trusted Execution Engine Interface
Windows 7(64-bit) : Download
Windows 7/8/8.1 (32/64-bit) : Download

MEI
Intel Management Interface Driver
Windows 7 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

USB
Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller
Windows 7 (32-bit): Download
Windows 7(64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit) :Automatically installed

Graphic - Intel
Intel High Definition (HD) Graphic Driver
Windows 7(32-bit) : Use Windows Automatic Update or Get it from Intel
Windows 7 (64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Use Windows Automatic Update or Get it from Intel
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 32-bit :Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

LAN/Ethernet
Realtek Local Area Network Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Webcam
Cyberlink Youcam Software
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Button
HP Wireless Button Driver
Automatically installed in windows 7 (or install win 8 driver on win 7 system)
Version 1.1.2.1  2.82MB Windows 8 32/64-bit
Having scroll problem in windows 8? Download and Install this driver

Bluetooth
Realtek RTL8723BE Bluetooth Driver : Windows 7/8.1 32/64-bit
Qualcomm Atheros QCA9000 Bluetooth Series 4.0 HS Driver : Windows 7/8.1 32/64-bit

Wireless
Realtek RTL8723BE/RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Drivers : Windows 7/8.1 32/64-bit

Storage
Intel rapid Storage Technology Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Do let me know if you have problems with the installation.

Jun 11, 2016

HCL Me Laptop 74 Series Drivers

This drivers support all HCL Me 74 series including Icon M 74 and L 74.

DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS 7 and VISTA 32/64 BIT

Audio:
Choose one base on your specification:
Realtek Audio
Via Audio

Wireless and Bluetooth
Botes: Choose base on your specs, combo card refer to device that use the same driver or manufacturer for wireless and bluetooth, while non-combo requires separate installation. Download the file and read the readme file on the installation folder.
Combo Card : Wireless  - Bluetooth
NON-combo Card  : Wireless  - Bluetooth

Graphic :
Windows 7/Vista 32-bit
Windows 7/Vista 64-bit

SATA Controller:AHCI.zip
Card reader :CARDREADER.zip
Chipset Installation utility : CHIPSET.zip
Leyboard and Mouse :HOTKEY.zip
Intel Management Engine : IME.zip
Lan/Ethernet Controller : LAN.zip
Touchpad : TOUCHPAD.zip
Camera/Webcam : WEBCAM.zip


DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS XP 32-bit

Audio:
Choose one base on your specification:
Realtek Audio
Via Audio

Wireless and Bluetooth
Botes: Choose base on your specs, combo card refer to device that use the same driver or manufacturer for wireless and bluetooth, while non-combo requires separate installation. Download the file and read the readme file on the installation folder.
Combo Card : Wireless  - Bluetooth
NON-combo Card  : Intel Wireless - Non-Intel Wireless  - Bluetooth

Graphic :Download for 32-bit
Card reader :CARDREADER.zip

Chipset Installation utility :
 Please install Netframework 3.5 before chipset installation.
 CHIPSET.zip

Leyboard and Mouse :HOTKEY.zip
Intel Management Engine : IME.zip
Lan/Ethernet Controller : LAN.zip
Touchpad : TOUCHPAD.zip
Camera/Webcam : WEBCAM.zip

Drivers for Ubuntu 10.04 32-bit
Wireless LAN zip : Download 

Mar 6, 2016

How to Fix USB Keyboard not detected in Windows 7

USB keyboard is plug and play device. Windows automatically installed generic USB keyboard once you plug it on your computers. There are 2 main reason why your USB keyboard not detected in Windows 7 , the first one is windows installed wrong driver, and the other one is your generic keyboard driver files are missing.

Prevent Windows Automatically Installing Drivers
If you are connected to the internet, Windows will obtain the USB keyboard driver from Windows update. Once it installed the wrong driver, your USB keyboard will not work. What you need to do is stop Windows from automatically install driver.

1. Open control panel.
2. Choose devices and printers.
3. Right click on your computer Icon.
4. Select device installation Setting.
5.Select "No, Let me choose what to do"
6. Select "Never install drivers from windows update".

Other things to check:
1. Make sure to test your USB keyboard on other PC to make sure it is still working.
2. If your keyboard comes with installation media, reinstall the driver could resolve the issue.
3. If you have USB 3.0 port, make sure you USB is compatible with USB 3.0 slot.

Mar 3, 2016

hp 8510p Drivers for Windows 7/8

HP 8510p Drivers for Windows 8/8.1.
This model already tested with Windows 8 (The edition was Windows 8 pro), and it turn out all of the drivers automatically installed except Card Reader and HP 3D Drive Guard. So here is the drivers you need to install:

Driver 1 : Ricoh Card Reader Driver
Driver 2 : HP 3D Drive Guard

HP 8510p Drivers for Windows 7. (32 and 64-bit)
HP website provides the original drivers for this model on their wesite. If you want to download it right away here is the quick direct link:

Audio : ADI AD1981HD Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 
AMT Chipset : Intel AMT Driver
Storage : Intel Matrix Storage Manager

There are 2 applicable Graphic driver for this model, choose base on your specification.
Graphic : AMD Graphic Driver
Graphic : Intel Graphic Driver

HP QL : HP Quick Launch Button
Touchpad : Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Modem : Conexant High Definition Audio Modem 
Wireless : Broadcom Wireless Driver
Wireless : Intel Wireless Driver 
Bluetooth: HP Integrated Module with Wireless Technology 
Card Reader : Ricoh Media Card Reader Driver
Security : HP 3D DriveGuard

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