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Windows 8.1 Upgrade/Fresh Install thread for G75VW

Mif
Level 7
Hi All,

I did a lot of digging and there doesn't seem to be a collective place to get all the info to get the G75VW series notebooks properly running on Windows 8.1

I have a fresh install on an SSD running fairly well, but am running into issues such as Wifi Disconnects and the inability to use the wifi radio Fn Hotkey.

Can we start a definitive list of what software versions/orders work, recommended drivers, etc? I love this G75VW but getting it to run Windows 8.1 is way harder than it should be for this new of a notebook.
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Clintlgm
Level 14
Your referencing 2 very different NB here G74VX and G75VW, the G75VW works fine on 8.1 I have no Idea about the G73.
The G75 has 8.1 drivers for WiFi and Bluetooth. My BIOS is still on 210
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

Arg,

Sorry Clint, typing the post too fast last night. I did indeed mean to reference the G75VW. I do have it running but the issues I currently have are:

Wifi Disconnects when using the latest driver : V10.0.0.263 Qualcomm Atheros Wireless Lan Driver and Application

Hibernation does not seem to work. It drops to a black screen and never fully hibernates

The Fn + F2 key combo does not work to turn wifi on-off. I have the latest ATK package installed, version 100031. Attempting to install the Wireless Radio Control 1001 results in a cryptic error on install.

Everything else seems to work well with the drivers I have found, however the ATK package does not seem to have the on screen notifications as it did in Win7.

Hope this clears it up!

No problem. I clean installed and have no issues, I upgraded from 7 HP to 8.1 Pro with my $14.95 upgrade. After reading your post last evening I found that also my FN F2 does not work. I no longer get the wireless manager to come up. I installed the latest Bluetooth drivers and have an Icon in task bar hidden
I believe that with 8 and 8.1 Hybrid shut down replaces Hibernation? every time you shut down you are really only basically Hibernating? That's how the get the really fast boot times!
Asus put out special win 8.1 driver for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It appears that we lost the wireless manager that used to come up FN F2
Also the ROG power management now only has two options.
All the drivers I'm using are from the Asus Support Download. For the G75VW OS 8.1 and 8.0
Except for the Graphic Drivers which are the latest from NVidia. Chipset drivers newest from Intel, also latest IME, IRST
If you weren't having Wi-Fi issues before the 8.1 install? Then you could try reinstalling that diver with the one Asus site!
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

Nehmia
Level 9
you did a lot of digging around? yeah right

the first search result leads you to the answer:

go figure!!!

ASUS G750JX-CV050H
CPU: i7-4700HQ @ 2.40 GHz.
Memory: 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Hynix RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 770M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage: 256 GB LiteOn LCM-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 5400 RPM HDD
Screen: 17.3" Full HD 3D Glossy Screen
Router: ASUS RT-AC68U
OS: Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Security: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for PC Gamers

Hmm comes up 3rd in my goggle search
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

Clintlgm wrote:
Hmm comes up 3rd in my goggle search


Because only n00bs choose to use Google and get tracked:

ASUS G750JX-CV050H
CPU: i7-4700HQ @ 2.40 GHz.
Memory: 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Hynix RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 770M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage: 256 GB LiteOn LCM-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 5400 RPM HDD
Screen: 17.3" Full HD 3D Glossy Screen
Router: ASUS RT-AC68U
OS: Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Security: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for PC Gamers

Thanks now I know, you do to OP
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro

Clintlgm wrote:
Thanks now I know, you do to OP


hope you weren't offended by my remark bro, just noting 🙂
ASUS G750JX-CV050H
CPU: i7-4700HQ @ 2.40 GHz.
Memory: 32 GB DDR3 1600 MHz. Hynix RAM
Graphics: GeForce GTX 770M 3 GB GDDR5 RAM
Storage: 256 GB LiteOn LCM-256M3S SSD + 1 TB Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 5400 RPM HDD
Screen: 17.3" Full HD 3D Glossy Screen
Router: ASUS RT-AC68U
OS: Windows 7 Professional (x64)
Security: Webroot SecureAnywhere Antivirus for PC Gamers

No not at all just wanting to get the OP on the right track with out getting banned myself.
G752VY-DH72 Win 10 Pro
512 GB M.2 Samsung 960 Pro
1 TB Samsung 850 pro 2.5 format
980m GTX 4 GB
32GB DDR 4 Standard RAM

Z97 PRO WiFi I7 4790K
Windows 10 Pro
Z97 -A
Windows 10 Pro