Asus Utility and Bloatware Guide

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  1. Stopdroproll

    Stopdroproll Notebook Enthusiast

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    Anyone know what Net4Switch is?

    edit: nvm i found out
     
  2. Vincent 1984

    Vincent 1984 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does anyone know what ASUS CopyProtect actually does?
     
  3. SeanDude05

    SeanDude05 Notebook Consultant

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    I think it prevents someone from copying data from your laptop to a device like a usb stick or sd card or ethernet.
     
  4. ViciousXUSMC

    ViciousXUSMC Master Viking NBR Reviewer

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    Nice little guide, just got win 7 on the W90 (well again technically but this time not beta its retail) and its nice to see what some of this stuff does.
     
  5. MichaelKW

    MichaelKW Notebook Consultant

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    It seems there are a couple utilities either new or left out of this guide.

    1) Asus ControlDeck - not sure what this is beyond another way to display in 3d your change volume, screen brightness, etc controls. Is it an application launcher as well?

    2) Asus FastBoot - have no idea what this is, but wonder if it makes Windows 7 boot faster or something?

    3) Asus AI Recovery - I assume its to make DVDs of the system restore partition that notebooks come with?
     
  6. David

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    Thanks for the heads up Michael. Those utilities you mentioned are indeed new. Guide updated.
     
  7. Oncinlity

    Oncinlity Newbie

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    I've just re-installed my laptop with win7 and i lost all my utilities installed but when i re-installed them, they dont work especially Power4Gear, wireless cosole utilites T.T please help me how can i have them active again? I installed them in Disk D not C, is it a problem?
     
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    just checked this guide out today, but was able to elimate 3 more of the programs that i "didnt know what they really did so i left them alone"

    thanks a lot.
     
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    Have a question about the AI Recovery program - are the recovery disks it makes different from the ones shipped with the laptop? Thanks in advance.
     
  10. MichaelKW

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    Yes. The recovery discs created with AI Recovery are a direct image of what was on your harddrive when it was shipped to you. The DVD's you received with your laptop are Win7 install disc and Asus drivers/utilities disc, not images of the original harddrive installation.
     

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