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  1. Styptic

    Styptic Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you to those who posted up instructions. I didn't even think about the lack of driver support when I upgraded from 7 to 10, only once the install had finished and restarted did I realise there was an issue. Windows had automatically downloaded and tried to install the nvidia driver, giving me the black screen on startup.

    For those who are also getting stuck with the black screen, wiggly mouse cursor and having trouble getting into safe mode, you should be able to press F8 during boot to get to the recovery menu, and from there find the safe mode options. If it doesn't work immediately, then there might be an option in the BIOS that can be set to enable the F8 boot menu.

    After uninstalling the graphics drivers in safe mode and disconnecting the laptop from the internet, I was able to install the hybrid graphics drivers, ATK and P4G.
    I installed an older version of P4G, one that still enabled the Turbo33 setting. I don't think the later versions had this option anymore...
     
  2. numus

    numus Notebook Enthusiast

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    I followed all of these instructions and it worked great. The only problem is I can't dim my display when the G210m is running. If I switch over to the intel I can dim and brighten the display but apperently the g210m is only full brightness.

    On another note anyone having problems with nvidia updating follow this
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=401588

    Works great. Whenever my computer tries to update the g210m drivers it gets an error code that translates to "Access Denied"
     
  3. mhawk

    mhawk Newbie

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    Did anyone sorted out the brightness control for nvidia card on windows 10? For me it's also stuck at 100%. I can control the brightness only when power saving mode is enabled (and Intel GPU is used)...
     
  4. G210M victim

    G210M victim Newbie

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    I decided to respond to the aggressive Windows 10 upgrade from my Asus UL80VT Win7 laptop. Many of the posts are very helpful. Here is what I did after extensive searches.

    1. I turned OFF WiFi connection to the router while connecting my other PC to the router with Ethernet cable. This way I can research or download whatever needed to a USB flash stick for the UL80VT.

    2. Made a Windows 10 DVD and started the upgrade process from the "Setup" with the DVD. (make sure to set up BIOS to boot DVD before HDD) The first time Win10 boot deletes the two original Win7 display drivers and installs 2 generic drivers. The two display driver "Events" tabs show the deletes and the new generic drivers, but nothing more... Good!
    Tip 1: Can use this <http://www.asus.com/support/faq/1013018/> to get into Save mode. But it is not necessary as long as the WiFi access remains blocked. F8 does not work anymore.
    Tip 2: The previous post on ...\DriveStore\FileRepository\igdh.inf_amd64, etc. are not true (not with Win7). The "Events" tabs will show the files eventually got installed (but does not reveal the deleted ones).

    3. Download VGA_nVidia_WIN7_64_815118688.zip for the Win7 G210M drivers, and make sure to extract it into a folder (same name) onto the USB flash stick.
    Tip 3: Please see <http://www.helpjet.net/Fs-52274475-83974762-78622908-devices.html>. There are 3 versions of Intel chipsets sharing the same driver. Make sure they match with one in your display adapter -- listed under "Hardware Ids" in the "Details" > Device description" pull-down list.

    4. Select the second display adapter (with the matching nVidia ID: VEN_10DE&DEV_0A74), and go to Driver > Update driver ... and "browse" the USB flash folder of the unzipped driver. Install it. Both v 8.15.11.8688 of the Intel and GeForce 210M drivers are installed. You can see the "Events" adding 2 file names to the \DriveStore\FileRepository\. The correct drivers are installed. But there are new problems which I could not find answers at this point. -- How to block future driver updates?
    Tip 4: I suggest to backup the Win7/8 system BEFORE upgrading and AFTER driver installation (2 separate backups). This is a good link for the purpose. <http://www.howtogeek.com/223139/how-to-create-an-image-of-your-pc-before-upgrading-to-windows-10/>

    5. Microsoft's "Show or hide updates" troubleshooter package DOES NOT WORK in this scenario. See <https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3073930> New nVidia driver update is blocked, therefore troubleshooter could not find any to "hide".

    6. GPEDIT.msc is NOT in Windows 10 Home (only for Pro). It is needed for setting up "Device Installation Restrictions" to block future update. See <http://superuser.com/questions/1064229/missing-folders-in-gpedit-msc> And even it can be added to Windows 10 Home, this restriction in the administrative policy is NOT in the addition. Please <https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb530324.aspx> This is way over my head now.

    I really see myself as one of the victims caught between the aggressive Microsoft Win 10 upgrade and the non-existent Asus technical support. Asus told me I could use recovery partition to "roll back", but what about the apps and data accumulated over the last few years? The only good thing is that I've activated my Win10 license, thus not under the pressure of the 7/28/2016 free upgrade deadline, and my Win7 is safe and sound on a very fast Samsung SSD. I just hope someone with common interest can figure out how to transfer the correct Administrator policy of GPEDIT.msc in the Win10 Pro to Win10 Home. My other PC is Win10Pro in which does contain the working "Device Installation Restrictions". I really have no reason to activate the Pro upgrade just for this stupid problem and don't really need other features in the Pro. Of course, if I can find an inexpensive legitimate upgrade license, I will.
     
  5. G210M victim

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    Here is the result and conclusion from further extensive testing. The Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Early August) will provide fixes in Windows Registry to block driver installation. And the current Windows update will not work in a catch-22 scenario in which the blocking is not in the current version (1511 or insider review versions), whereas the driver download/install will take place before updating the Anniversary Update. This suggests that users must download the new ISO image, and then conduct the update from DVD/USB media.

    Please see details in the other link provided by the host administrator. <http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...nable-disable-windows-10-a-2.html#post748841> Be very careful in applying fixes to Registry! Unfortunately, GPEDIT.msc is NOT in Windows 10 Home, and the separately provided version does not provide the same capability as the build-in GPEDIT in the Win10 Pro edition.
     
  6. masthuug

    masthuug Newbie

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    Which versions got it working for you?

    I was successful with eaferrari's, method, which as I recall worked for a little while. Then I started having problems with switching graphics, the switch was blocked by SearchUI.exe and ShellExperienceHost.exe all the time.

    I tried to repeat the process. Had to use safe mode with wifi off so Windows didn't automatically install a graphics driver deleteing the old and rebooting. Anyway, the result was the same.

    I have tried the following versions:
    ATK Win 7 & 8 ver 100026
    ATK Win 10 64-bit ver 100049

    P4GH win 8 64 ver308
    P4GH win 8 64 ver217

    These are the newst versions and the versions referenced in the guide at Tom's hardware that was linked further back in the thread. The driver was always the 118688 version.

    Does this still work for anyone? Can you actually switch graphics?
     
  7. eaferrari24

    eaferrari24 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm using the 2009 official ASUS graphics driver. ATK 49, P4GH 308

    I usually have searchUI or SEH blocking the switch but all I do is either logout for the switch to complete or open task manager and manually kill the processes. From what I recall, the processes reload on their own so there is no damaging effects to stability.

    Im now running Win10Pro on the ASUS so I have much less issues with windows trying to mess with my graphics drivers.

    I am having occasional freezing or black screen issues with the Win 10 AU. It looks like the new OS updates are beginning to take advantage of too many newer APIs developed after 2009. As a result, I likely will be retiring this laptop soon :(
     
  8. maynard_55

    maynard_55 Newbie

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    My wife's ASUS UL80V is in trouble. She chose to install Windows 10 and then forced to have the updates after the most recent update, can't get the machine to start.

    When we push the power on, things look normal for a few seconds, even the little S/U tune then...black screen. We have a little "loading" icon until we push the power off... have tried several times and have allowed to it to try a lot of time intervals.

    Have tried to get to safe mode via F8, F11, F12 & escape... no help

    Have tried the windows 10 repair usb... nothing different with start up.

    What do I try next?
     
  9. maynard_55

    maynard_55 Newbie

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    Nevermind, I'll try a more visited form
     
  10. francogaming

    francogaming Notebook Enthusiast

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    thank you i fix the problem , now its drivers for windows 10 for the g210m i was reading the top messages of upgrading to windows 10 uninstall nvidia drivers in safe mode im good i know how to do it but is it going to mess up the laptop i only run nvidia not Intel power mode
     
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