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Asus Utility and Bloatware Guide

Discussion in 'Asus' started by David, May 12, 2009.

  1. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    I don't think there is. The closest you'd get is probably Asus NB Probe which is basically a temp and fan monitoring software.
     
  2. daddyd302

    daddyd302 Notebook Consultant

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    Thanks for this thread!
     
  3. thic

    thic Notebook Enthusiast

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    Which of these application start running automatically using up valuable CPU processing & memory, and which do not run until invoked?
     
  4. Moravid

    Moravid Newbie

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    what about ASUS Configuration Utility and Intel Matrix Storage Manage
     
  5. aBs0lut3z33r0

    aBs0lut3z33r0 Notebook Consultant

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    fail to find bios options in the UL series
     
  6. E.B.E.

    E.B.E. NBR Procrastinator

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    I don't follow.
     
  7. toothpehs

    toothpehs Newbie

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    ATK ACPI
    ATK ACPI is ASUS tool key of Advanced Configuration and Power Interface.
    It’s the driver to make BIOS and OS communicate with each other to manage the power configuration.
    On the other hand, it’s the utility to check the notebook whether is made by ASUS when the ASUS software is being installed.
    http://support.asus.com/faq/asus-faq.aspx?no=1FC81719-8AB4-5EC8-AC07-C51466772F34&SLanguage=en-us

    just got my n61jq today! thanks for the breakdown of what i need from the drivers/utilities cd.
    sooo... do i need the ATK ACPI driver?
     
  8. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    Yes, you'll need this for your laptop to run at different power states and work with the power4gear.
     
  9. alaric_t@hotmail.com

    alaric_t@hotmail.com Notebook Evangelist

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    I'm starting to love the keyboard on this. It took some getting used to, and the keys are still a bit loose for my liking, but it's really good.
     
  10. sev7en

    sev7en Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you! I will pleased to add it on our Italian support site, just dropping you a message about that request.


    Cheers,
     
  11. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    What Italian website is this, may I ask?
     
  12. pigmywolf

    pigmywolf Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi Guys,

    A couple of questions please...

    Is the Asus Configuration Utility the same thing as the ATK ACPI utility?

    Also, under the utility section for the ul80vt, there's also "A system restoring Utility" and an "IP Switch Utility" listed.

    Do I need all of these? I'm getting ready to do a clean install of Windows 7.

    Thanks
     
  13. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    ATK ACPI is a driver that allows communication between the BIOS and OS. You should have this installed.

    The IP Switch Utility is also known as Net4Switch. It allows your to maintain your internet connections. You won't need this.

    The "A system restoring Utility" I believe, refers to the AI Recovery Utility which is simply a restoring program that allows you to create your own recovery disks. Not needed unless you want to create your recovery disks.

    I'm not familiar with ASUS configuration utility, but from what I know, it's a program that helps manage your wifi connections. I've never used it and as far as I can tell, it's not needed.
     
  14. pigmywolf

    pigmywolf Notebook Enthusiast

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    David, thank you!! This thread has been invaluable and saved me lots of time!!

    Deborah
     
  15. bozeefus

    bozeefus Notebook Consultant

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    Do the keyboard shortcuts still work if you remove these utilities?

    For example, can you still turn brightness up/down although there's no visual cue in the form of a progress bar?
     
  16. Kalim

    Kalim Ceiling Cat Is Watching U

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    In that case, you may also want to check out the link in my sig.
     
  17. David

    David NBR Random Reviewer NBR Reviewer

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    No, you will need the those utilities/drivers for the proper hotkeys/shortcuts to work.
     
  18. pigmywolf

    pigmywolf Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hey Kalim. Great job!! And you even have links to the pertinent drivers.

    Life just got a little easier as I was in the process of downloading all of the ASUS drivers and utilities.

    Reps for you!!
     
  19. rawrjar

    rawrjar Notebook Enthusiast

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    David, sir, you are my Lord and savior.
     
  20. Danielek

    Danielek Newbie

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    Great thread! Very helpful for removing bloatware from my N61JQ :)
     

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