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Windows 7: Do I or don't I

11 Jan 2015   #1
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 
Do I or don't I

Have been in a few threads just lately re my new ROG Asus G750JM laptop and to cut an extremely long story down I have downloaded the drivers from NVidia and the Asus support site for the GTX 860M that is in the machine and because the machine was originally 8 and I had it "downgraded" to 7 I cannot install the drivers for the GTX 860M.

The problem is I get a message form Asus support site saying I have to update the BIOS first before I can install any 7 drivers - see pic and now I am procrastinating whether I should do that or just leave it to the Intel HD graphics which are not bad but I am so curious as to how the NVidia would perform instead.

So do I or not? if some of the up to speed graphics folks could advise me whether the NVidia would be better than the Intel I would appreciate it.

Specs for the machine = Notebooks & Ultrabooks - ASUS ROG G750JM - ASUS

Anyway off to bed as it is really late and will catch up tomorrow.




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11 Jan 2015   #2
maxie

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Interesting read in the Link below John ...

How to install Windows 7 on the new G750JS, G750J and G750JZ
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12 Jan 2015   #3
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
Interesting read in the Link below John ...

How to install Windows 7 on the new G750JS, G750J and G750JZ
Thanks Brian I have just posted there as I already have asked a question on this but no answers but I appreciate your input on my predicament.
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12 Jan 2015   #4
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

No problem John ... Keep us Posted with your progress be interested to see how it works out
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12 Jan 2015   #5
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

I will mate they are really slow at replying I find though unless they do not mail like here does I guess I should just login again and look.
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14 Jan 2015   #6
TVeblen

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Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

John - just saw this thread.
I assume you prepped the laptop as recommended: disabled Secure Boot, and enabled CSM.

Did you update the BIOS? The fix to this problem could be in the update.

And when W7 was freshly installed, did you install the W7 chipset drivers first?
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14 Jan 2015   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
John - just saw this thread.
I assume you prepped the laptop as recommended: disabled Secure Boot, and enabled CSM.

Did you update the BIOS? The fix to this problem could be in the update.

And when W7 was freshly installed, did you install the W7 chipset drivers first?
No mate it is VERY long story with this machine I will not bore you with except that I bought it at a very good price with 8 on it because it is a superseded but very good spec'd laptop and decided to let the seller install the offered - optional 7 Pro on it to a SSD I had installed into the machine.

The machine originally had a very slow spinner installed which as I said I replaced with the SSD. Now I happened to have a spare 7 Home OEM at home and decided to install that onto the spinner. All went well and it wasn't until I went to install the 7 drivers that I found from the Asus support site that the BIOS had to be updated before the 7 drivers could be installed


So I wiped the SSD and sent the machine back with the SSD to the seller to load the optional 7 Pro he offered because I thought rather foolishly that if the BIOS had to be updated then rather the seller than me, that is because if the BIOS update bricked the machine then he would be up for the replacement . But it turned out he did nothing with the BIOS. So it is left up to me to do this update or leave the machine as is.
I am just really jittery about doing BIOS updates and so the reason I asked to do or not to do.
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14 Jan 2015   #8
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

John the Chipset Driver might work with out doing the BIOS Update ...


Seems to have worked for others ... Maybe when you get an answer from the Asus Website ..


You should be in a better position as to what action to take ...
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14 Jan 2015   #9
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by maxie View Post
John the Chipset Driver might work with out doing the BIOS Update ...


Seems to have worked for others ... Maybe when you get an answer from the Asus Website ..


You should be in a better position as to what action to take ...
OK Brian I did find the LAN driver was made for 7&8 but all else has those messages as in pic

I have to phone tomorrow because trying to email is just impossible why Asus didn't just make this machine with updates for 7 & 8 is beyond me.


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14 Jan 2015   #10
TVeblen

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You should not fear updating the BIOS.
Most of the horror stories you hear are the result of someone doing something risky or stupid, the rest are due to unusual circumstances (loss of power, for example).

But if you follow some simple rules then the process is no more risky than replacing a video card.

A few of my rules:
  • NEVER update a BIOS using a Windows based utility. Always use the utility in the BIOS itself, or a bootable BIOS updater (in the case of Dell and similar). The reason is that the BIOS update cannot be interrupted - by anything. If the user is smart and disables antivirus and firewalls, shuts down all running programs, and does not do anything else while the BIOS is updating then the process can be successful. But most peoples PCs are a mess. They have dozens of programs that run at startup and they don't even know it. It's a bad idea in the best of cases.
  • If the BIOS has a flash utility on the Tools Tab then use that. It is safest to flash a BIOS from within the BIOS. The reason is because it will be the only thing the system is doing.
  • Follow the BIOS install instructions (if you can find them). Most of the time the USB stick must be formatted FAT32, and the BIOS file must be in the root of the drive (not in a folder).
  • Make precautions that you will have uninterrupted power during the flash. Never perform this on battery power - always plugged in. Not in a thunderstorm or in a blizzard or flood. Never flash a BIOS during the Apocalypse!
  • And one I used to have in my pre-written instructions: push your chair away from the desk, out of reach of the keyboard in mouse until the flash is finished.
Done thoughfully and carefully flashing a BIOS can be quite safe.
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