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    Default what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY" & other utilities on the Asus support website?!

    Its on the website for download from Asus support but i dont know what it is. Im going to do a clean install of my OS and was wondering if i need this? What does it do?

    edit:just noticed a few other things:

    -INTEL Inf Update
    -CPU HOTFIX Utility
    -Wireless Console
    -UAA bus driver and Audio driver (different from Realtek HD Audio driver)

    what are they and do i need them after doing a clean OS install?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    I believe that is for all the hotkeys, such as the TouchPad, BT(if appliable), Wireless, etc.
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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    It has do to with the motherboard and a power specification. See Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.
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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    it is an Asus motherboard and hotkey driver (HControl) package.

    HControl allows you to use your function button in conjuction with the F1-12 keys and InstantOn or other non-keyboard buttons.

    ACPI allows programs like NHC to monitor temperatures

    so, yeah, you probably need it.

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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    It is for hotkeys. And yes you need all of them. always download all the drivers for something. The ones that come with windows suck.
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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    You may also want to install P4G or NHC or RMclock to manage your system.

    Also get the latest graphic drivers, this will help for gaming and video display.

    You will also need the synaptic drivers for the touch pad.

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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    The new atk0100 acpi utility crashes in windows xp. beware
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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY" & other utilities on the Asus support website?!

    Quote Originally Posted by _radditz_
    edit:just noticed a few other things:

    -INTEL Inf Update
    -CPU HOTFIX Utility
    -Wireless Console
    -UAA bus driver and Audio driver (different from Realtek HD Audio driver)

    what are they and do i need them after doing a clean OS install?

    Thanks.
    I usually install everything the CD comes with on a clean OS install... unless there's an update on the ASUS website with a newer version.
    However, the Intel INF update is most likely a CPU database update for Windows, the CPU HOTFIX is something I'm not sure of... but you should probably install it anyway (although you won't know what it does... they include it for a reason, do they not?). It probably helps Windows understand the CPU you're using and thus it will know how to optimize it's operation and know its cooling states... etc.
    The Wireless Console helps you control your wireless LAN and bluetooth... essentially, it's a tool that helps remember which wireless devices you had on before you enter standby/hibernate. Without it, your bluetooth and wireless LAN will be turned off by default when you resume from standby/hibernate.
    The UAA audio stuff is needed for sound and something else I think... but it's needed for sure.
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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    Quote Originally Posted by gizbug
    The new atk0100 acpi utility crashes in windows xp. beware
    which one is this
    - 02/23/2006, 1043.2.15.56
    or
    - 04/13/2006, 1043.2.15.58

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: what is "ATK0100 ACPI UTILITY"

    Thanks for the replys everyone.

    I am installing everything else from the website (P4G, Winflash etc) its just that i wasnt sure about those programs i mentioned at the start.

    I need the hotkeys so will install the ACPI thingy, which version is buggy? If its the one from the web then i'll stick to the one on my CD. I'll install UAA because i need sound but what else does it effect?

    Im hesitant about installing unkown programs like the CPU hotfix/INF so i probably wont unless i encounter problems.
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