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    Default Windows 8 and keyboard lights

    Hi all,

    I wanted to post this observation to the forum users in case anyone has any input.

    I installed Windows 8 preview on my G73JW and noticed the following:

    1. The keyboard backlight no longer works. As I suspect this is controller by a driver under Windows 7, any ideas if a Windows 8 solution exists?

    2. The USB 3.0 port on the right side also is non-functional. Suspect same issue as the keyboard light.

    Windows 8 is actually faster on the same machine than Windows 7 but would love to resolve the above issues.

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated.

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    Install the ATK package for windows 7 if you haven't done so already. Same for USB3.0, you need to install the driver you can get from Asus' support website.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tijo View Post
    Install the ATK package for windows 7 if you haven't done so already. Same for USB3.0, you need to install the driver you can get from Asus' support website.
    Thank you for the reply. Didn't realize the Windows 7 drivers worked on Windows 8 but will try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OgNat View Post
    Thank you for the reply. Didn't realize the Windows 7 drivers worked on Windows 8 but will try that.
    Most work and you need the ATK package for Fn keys to work as well for certain other things, i believe the keyboard lights are among those as are Asus software like P4G.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 and keyboard lights

    I had the same problem with my G73JH and Windows 8 Enterprise; but I used the ATK drivers from the Asus support site. I also had to install the Realtek 2.66 audio driver so my headphone jack would work properly.


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    Default Re: Windows 8 and keyboard lights

    I have the same problem. I installed all the windows 7 drivers from the website. The keyboard light, fn key, and especially the network drivers are not working. The wireless works, but the network there is a problem with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yogipatel5 View Post
    I have the same problem. I installed all the windows 7 drivers from the website. The keyboard light, fn key, and especially the network drivers are not working. The wireless works, but the network there is a problem with it.
    There should be a windows 8 version of ATK on Asus' website now, try that.
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    I am using the windows 8 version of ATK from Asus site and it works great.
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    Default Re: Windows 8 and keyboard lights

    Quote Originally Posted by vraev View Post
    I am using the windows 8 version of ATK from Asus site and it works great.
    Care to give us a link? The ONLY ones I can find are Win 7 64bit ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by _Allan_ View Post
    Care to give us a link? The ONLY ones I can find are Win 7 64bit ...
    here you go

    ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download ATKPackage

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