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drc77
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Posted:2/3/2010 6:48:00 PM # 1
Yesterday I spent about 4 long, tedious hours installing Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit in my 1201N for earnest, just decided I'd had enough of the '32-bit OS Blues'. Post installation my 1201N is quick responding, no more "lagtime" between the keystroke and the execution of a letter or word, or two or three...the slow typing issue had become unbearable for me personally, and I am sooo glad I have stopped using the 32-bit factory OS!

The OEM installation of Windows 7 HP 32-bit leaves a lot to be desired, and it's full of Asus bloatware which slows the computer down a LOT. How many Asus utilities are there that are installed anyway, OEM, nine (9)? I think so! None of it is needed, save for the BIOS updater tool, and I figure my BIOS is where I want it right now anyway, it's not going to change unless they legalize 8GB RAM perhaps...then I might re-install the BIOS update tool alone, but for now none of that stuff is installed.

I don't have'Dr. EEE,' and all his little friends...they are history now!

Perhaps the most lengthy thing I did was download the RealTek Audio Drivers for 64-bit OS, and that was only because the web site was abysmally slow...like 15kb/sec download speed! So that took forever, otherwise things went smoothly, if a bit slow and deliberate, as I had 26 major installs apart from the OS itself, drivers and various important software, like the hot key driver, the Touch Pad, and BlueTooth which is so important for me as I utilize it for both my mouse and file transfers.

I had an "old friend" help me out when I got stuck, with no nVidia Chipset driver or the Mainboard driver 64-bit, and it's called Driver Magician. This is a specialty software that I subscribe to annually, cost is like $24.99 a year, and the utility will find drivers for anything, anything at all really! Invaluable  tool! Anyway, Magician found the chipset and board drivers in about 5 seconds when I queried the utility about anything that "was left" that I didn't have 64-bit drivers for, and BAM! Instant gratification...it located those drivers at the nVidia web site and set up the downloads, and I was d o n e with driver madness...64-bit that is.

It helps if you make a list of things you are going to need, so here you go if you want to do the same thing I did yesterday....two things are obvious right now after using the 1201N all evening post-installation: 1) everything is faster, BETTER! Especially the GUI and typing 2) everything that was installed works 100%, and I don't need anything else to make things better, they are much, much better than with the 32-bit OEM Asus Win 7 HP install...that just sucked rotten eggs!

Here's all the drivers that you'll need, and I indicate 32-bit where indicated, everything else is 64-bit from the nVidia website, RealTek, or Driver Magician:

64-nVidia ION Driver
64-RealTek Wireless LAN Driver
64-RealTek HD Audio Driver
64-nVidia Video Driver (VGA)
64-Atheros Ethernet Driver
64-nVidia Mainboard Driver (chipset)
64-nVidia HDMI Audio

Asus 32-bit Drivers and Software from System Recovery DVD-ROM

Hot Keys
Touch Pad
TMT3-Media Theatre 3 (if you want HD video codecs!)
LivCam/YouCam
BlueTooth
SHE
Boingo (optional)
Font Resizer (optional)

Adobe: Acrobat Reader 9.0.3 and Flash Beta 10.1.5.5x
Firefox 3.6 64-bit from Mozilla.com--my optional web browser

I used these optional helpers to get things straightened out 100% (!)

WhatinStartup Utility
Logitech Setpoint v4.2b2.x.x (for Bluetooth mouse)
Glary Registry Cleaner Utility (found 274 Registry Errors and fixed them all)
Driver Magician (not free, sorry, but the best!)

In addition to make the package complete, I installed Trend Micro Internet Security Pro,
iTunes and QuickTime 64-bit 9.x; HD Tune Pro, Epson Network Print Utility for Workforce 310 64-bit, and after that, I was done! But for mandatory Windows updates, of course...which took another 2.5 hours after all was said and done.

Now to be candid and honest about things, I did NOT flatten the HD, ie format it 100%, in fact I kept the OEM FAT-32 partition intact on my 320GB HD, *just in case* the machine would have to go into Asus for some warranty work in it's little lifetime ahead. I can always reinstall the crappy OEM 32-bit OS by hitting F9 yah? Right! Anyway, the 64-bit OS is installed on the 285GB 'C' Partition, right over the old OS, just paved that sucker good!

That's about  the whole story, and sorry if this duplicates any other posts about doing this. Oh, of course, I did not tell you where I got the 64-bit OS from! Hah-Hah! I have a 3-User Family Pack of Win 7 Home Premium that has been sitting idle here since October 2009, just one of those got used on an OEM PC build of mine, so I cheated I guess, did not go through the download from Digital River.com and go through all that crapola with an ISO Images etc etc....I installed from my external DVD+/-RW optical drive with a nice, new 64-bit OS DVD!

Such is life, some folks have all the luck, yes? Well I think that we make all our own luck  and I do encourage any/all of you sitting  on the fence about doing this sort of thing...DO IT! Your 1201N will love you for it, end of story...and good night!





                 

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Posted:2/4/2010 8:51:00 PM # 2
Hi! I'm sorry, but can you post links for 64-bit drivers?

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Posted:2/5/2010 8:27:00 AM # 3
Sure, I can post the driver URL's, but later tonight. I am working still, posting from the office, and cannot take the time to look those up right now--some are a bit tricky to find! I cannot help with the updates on the nVidia drivers for HDMI Audio or the chipset unless I  uninstall the ones I have now, as Driver Magician will not offer an update for those if they are the same it found when it gave me the URLs to download new ones (there was *nothing* installed when I got those drivers, so of course it found new drivers, which are the latest available from nVidia in 64-bit Win 7).

I can help with everything else, Realtek.com is easy to find drivers at; Atheros is Intel.com, etc....I will do that later tonight.

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Posted:2/5/2010 10:03:00 AM # 4
This will be really helpful. Thank you for that.

One question, are Asus HotKeys, SHE and the BT drivers working fine? Have you noticed any lag, delay, or problem with them?

Thanks for all the info so far.


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Posted:2/5/2010 1:49:00 PM # 5

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Author: MBMobile Posted: 2/5/2010 10:03:00 AM

This will be really helpful. Thank you for that.

One question, are Asus HotKeys, SHE and the BT drivers working fine? Have you noticed any lag, delay, or problem with them?

Thanks for all the info so far.



I am glad you asked, because everything is working PERFECT so far! In fact, things are so good it's scary, hah-hah! It's like Asus has given us those drivers perfectly well knowing that we would be using them with 64-bit installs, and work they do!

I even tried out F9, not going through with it of course, but yes, F9 Recovery also works 100%!

SHE works just fine, and BlueTooth, it goes without saying is also working purrrfect! I used BT at work today to transfer more than 2GB of data from our network there into the 1201N, and it functioned just fine, no issues at all+I use a LogiTech V470 BTooth Mouse every day, all day, and it works perfect to boot, so no issues with this installation at all, nada, zilch, zero!

I love this computer now, it just ROCKS on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium!

I will post the driver URL's a little later, I just got home a few minutes ago....long day....

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Posted:2/5/2010 2:39:00 PM # 6
RealTek Audio 64-bit:
Go to THIS page:
http://152.104.125.41/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

Pick the correct download, @ the top of the list, choose site "GO", then download.

If that doesn't work, go to THIS page, "agree" then come back to the above page^^
http://152.104.125.41/downloads/downloadsCheck.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false

RealTek is a pain in the arse!

RealTek Wireless WiFi WLAN here:
http://152.104.125.41/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=48&PFid=48&Level=5&Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false&Downloads=true#RTL8191SE-VA2
Pick this driver, then "GO" - RTL8191SE-VA2
Driver #2010!!

I am posting these a couple at a time, these are the 1st group from RealTek...a REAL PAIN in the ARSE to deal with!




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Posted:2/5/2010 2:50:00 PM # 7
nVidia 64-bit Video Driver (ION GPU) Here:

http://www.nvidia.com/object/notebook_winvista_win7_x64_195.62_whql.html

This is driver #195.62 WHQL-You May Prefer something different, I did not, as this is the last certified nVidia ION Graphics Driver...the 196.xx driver is BETA Only at this time

I went with this one, and it ROCKS!

Next I will Try and get the Mainboard driver using Driver Magician, again (if possible)

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Posted:2/5/2010 3:03:00 PM # 8
THIS is the hardest one of all to get! I am NOT supposed to do this, as this is from my Utility, but see if it works! I hope for your sakes it does, here you go:
(Thanks to Driver Magician-GoldMark Software.com)

http://uk.download.nvidia.com/Windows/nForce/15.51/15.51_nforce_winvista_64bit_whql.exe

This is the nVidia MainBoard Driver-nForce-64-bit from the UK nVidia Driver Site

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Posted:2/5/2010 3:36:00 PM # 9
Here's where you CHOOSE the correct Atheros Ethernet Driver, at Atheros.com--I got my driver from Driver Magician automatically, so this I researched myself for you all, that's the best I could do:

http://partner.atheros.com/Drivers.aspx

Go to THAT page, and pick the Windows 7 Driver (in the middle of the page), agree and all that stuff, then download it, that's all she wrote!

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Posted:2/5/2010 3:56:00 PM # 10
I regret this, but the nVidia "High Definition Audio (HDMI)" driver, and the other one, nVidia nForce System Manager, are only available via Driver Magician.

 http://www.drivermagician.com/

Sorry about that, if you can find them elsewhere please post them here, I cannot do any more than this tonight. Maybe I'll figure it out tomorrow, when my mind is again fresh, right now I am fried and going to get some sleep...at least the other 5 will get you started;-)

You will find Driver Magician to be an invaluable resource, if you use it. I have for 5 years and counting, and use it with every system I build (OEM new systems), and guarantee it 100%.

I wish everything in this world was free, then there would be no reason for any of this, alas it is not, we're all here for profit, for one reason or another, yah? Right...have a good night/morning!

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