***The MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 970M Owner's Lounge***

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  1. Kevin@GenTechPC

    Kevin@GenTechPC Company Representative

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    caikovsky Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just did. Thank you for your support!
     
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    Hey,
    I spilled some rum on my ghost a while back
    a few keys dont work... and while i love using the external mechanical keyboard in general.
    It is a pain for travelling. or even when i just want to do some quick work...

    1.) Can the keyboard be replaced... or is it glued....?
    2.) Can someone point me to a genuine replacement product as i live in a country with no notebook centers for msi o_O

    Please help me cure this damage.
     
  4. Kevin@GenTechPC

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    It may be savable but proceed at your own risks. You will need to disconnect it from the system, then attempt to clean the contact point with purified water because the dried residual of liquid can prevent connectivity, then let it sit dry. If problem persists, then contact your local MSI office to purchase a replacement keyboard.
     
  5. SGO1987

    SGO1987 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi!!!

    I recently bought the laptop MSI GS60 6QE (Skylake version). It has Windows 10 pre-installation included as factory settings.

    However, I bought this laptop for using it with Windows 7, as my job demands to use this OS. When trying to install Windows 7 from a booteable USB pen drive in BIOS LEGACY mode, Windows 7 does not recognise the USB or SSD. Windows 7 installation is pending for some drivers which I do not know where they are and how to obtain them. Apparently, the USB 3.0 ports stop working (USB mouse seems disconnected). Hence, the OS installation cannot continue due to Windows 7 missing some drivers.

    The main issue is that this laptop does not have an CD/DVD optical drive and all their USB ports are 3.0 and 3.1 C - Thunderbolt 3. This means that the only way to install Windows 7 is through USB port.

    Therefore, I am writing to kindly ask any of you for technical support. How can I install Windows 7 for this specific MSI GS60 Ghost Pro 6QE skylake model? Did anyone manage to accomplish it?

    Here are the most relevant details of the laptop:

    Product Name: GS60 6QE
    OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64 bits
    BIOS Version: E16H7IMS.111
    BIOS Release Date: 2016/01/27
    EC Version: 16H7EMS1.1051109201508:38:54
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700HQ CPU @ 2.60GHz
    Memory: 16 GB @ 1066 MHz
    - 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF
    - 8192 MB, DDR4-2133, SK Hynix HMA41GS6AFR8N-TF
    Graphics: Intel(R) HD Graphics 530, 1024 MB
    Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M, 3072 MB
    VBIOS Version: 84.04.85.00.33,3145728
    Drive: SSD, TOSHIBA THNSNJ256G8NY, 238,47 GB
    Drive: HDD, HGST HTS721010A9E630, 931,51 GB
    Network: Killer Wireless-n/a/ac 1525 Wireless Network Adapter
    Network: Bluetooth Device (Personal Area Network)
    Network: Killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet Controller
    ATA/ATAPI IDE controllers: Intel 100 Series/C230 Chipset Family SATA AHCI Controller

    Thank you very much in advance!

    Best regards,

    Sam
     
  6. Aryemis

    Aryemis Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm pretty sure there are no W7 drivers for this model since it was launched with 8.1.
    Especially since this is a skylake model, the drivers may work, but they aren't made for W7.
    You should be able to run pretty much anything W7 runs with W10 though, the OS isn't that different.
     
  7. sinmara

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    Recently started to experience problems when connecting to the 5 GHz network at home. I get disconnected all the time, and then I won't be able to get back online unless I connect to the 2,4 GHz AP on the same router instead. It's not a router issue as this doesn't occur on my Android phone, nor my GF's laptop. Didn't use to be like this a couple of weeks ago, but can't say what has changed except for maybe a few Win10 updates? Tried installing the newest driver for the Killer 1525 wireless card, but problem is still there.

    Anyone else experienced this lately?

    I got the GS60 2QE with the 4th gen Intel-CPUs.

    Also, since I'm already writing, I also experience that the fan speeds up for a few seconds, and then goes back off/to a low speed repeatedly w/o any load on the laptop. E.g., I can just let it be on doing nothing at all whatsoever, and the fan will speed up - speed down - speed up - speed down and just keep going on like this. Any suggestions for that as well? I see MSI have added an updated FW for the EC with the comment "Add Fan smooth behavior." at https://www.msi.com/Laptop/support/GS60-2QE-Ghost-Pro-4.html#down-firmware, anyone who have experienced the same thing have tested this version to see if it fixes this problem?

    Regards//S.

    Edit/update: Flashed the new EC firmware, and fan behaves much more reasonable now, however, it never seems to go completely off as it used to, but at least it doesn't spin up to max speed every 10 seconds, which is far more annoying than a constant noise at a way lower volume.

    Any hints/solutions for the 5GHz is still appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2016
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    SGO1987 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you for your reply, Aryemis.

    After this long and terrifying nightmare, I’m bringing great news, as I managed to successfully install Windows 7 64 bits in MSI GS60 6QE!!!!! :-D I'm glad to post the final solution for future users suffering the same pain.

    Let me explain you how I sorted out the way to solve it. Unfortunately, none of the previous posted solutions across the internet managed to work in my laptop, which is hard to understand. Here are the steps I followed:

    1) Download this Windows 7 ISO (http://www.mantis.es/noticias/Win7SP1-Update-EN). It has all the necessary drivers included in order to being able to successfully install Windows 7 in a Skylake laptop.
    2) Create USB Installation Media as explained in previous link through Windows USB/DVD Download Tool.
    3) Restart, introduce bootable USB from step 2 and configure BIOS at MSI start (Delete key) as follows:
    - Boot mode: UEFI CSM
    - Fast Boot: Enabled
    - Change boot device order; 1rst Boot: UEFI USB with W7… etc
    - Secure Boot: Disable
    - USB Configuration: Enable XHCI support (just in case)
    - Press F10/Save and Exit
    4) After rebooting, Windows 7 installation starts to load (in case it didn’t, press F11 at the beginning and select the USB drive).
    5) Press “Install now” within W7 installation and afterwards, you will see the “Select partition to install W7” menu (IMPORTANT: this is the step where I was blocked previously, the reason I asked for assistance).
    6) Installation progresses, maybe a bit slow as many drivers are loaded (it is not blocked despite it looks like). As soon as it reaches the last step “Finishing installation”, it will reboot after a while.
    7) Remove USB driver or you’ll come back to step 5.
    8) Installation proceeds, it returns to the same step “Finishing installation”. Suddenly, the screen resolution will be adjusted to your default one (1920x1080).
    9) Wait around 3-5 minutes, when there is no more disk LED activity. As you may have realised, the installation seems to be running but it is actually blocked (it happened to me at least twice; NOTE: in case installation worked for you as normal, you can ignore the following steps and explanations, so congrats!). If so, you will be forced to press the on/off button until the laptop shuts down completely. After restarting the laptop, select “Initiate W7 normally” but you will face an error message saying that the Windows 7 installation could not be successfully accomplished…
    10) Here is the solution to this weird situation ( http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...pectedly/b770f14d-e345-e011-90b6-1cc1de79d2e2 ):
    J0seph Red:
    - “On the same error screen press SHIFT+F10 and it will open up a black Window. (a command prompt window)
    - In the black windows type the word "regedit"(without the inverted commas and hit enter. That will open the registry editor.
    In the Registry Editor..
    Browse to....
    HKLocal machine/SYSTEM/SETUP/STATUS/ChildCompletion, and after highliting childcompletion,on the right hand side check for setup.exe. if the value is 1 change it to 3.(by double clicking on setup.exe and changing the value shown in the box).
    Then close the registry editor and then also close the black window.
    Then click on OK for the error and the computer will restart and the installation may complete. just try it and let me know if it worked.”

    Well, I can assure you that it worked for me :)
    11) After checking some video performance, Windows 7 will ask you for your User, Password and so on, which means you finally got Windows 7 installed as well after all this hassle!!!
    12) W7 starts the session with your new user.
    13) VERY IMPORTANT: As soon as you see the desktop for the first time, you MUST shut down/restart in order to let all the drivers from this ISO install correctly (the ones specified in their website). If you install your MSI drivers without restarting the laptop, they may be overridden (possible drivers mess).
    14) After restarting, a message will appear on the bottom-right saying “New hardware is being installed” (those ISO drivers). When it is finished, restart once again and now, you are finally free to install whatever you want, even to uninstall the drivers and updates included within the ISO. YEAAAAAAAH!!!

    To conclude, I would like to express my most heartfelt thanks to Microsoft and Intel for complicating this simple operation and wasting our time in attempting to impose users their incompetence: whatever it takes to stay with Windows 10... Since when did we lose our right to use our bought software/hardware as we wish? Honestly, the more you both try to impose us your faulty hardware and software, the more ingenious and genuine alternatives users will bring to circumvent your stupidity. Cheers!!!

    P.S: I cannot stress enough how grateful I am to “Mantis Informática”, the company which freely uploaded the Windows 7 ISO with all the necessary drivers included, and to J0seph Red for his solution.
     
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    Hey there,

    I have purchased the GS60 ghost pro with the 970m and FHD screen. I was wondering if I will be able to connect an external eGPU over the Thunderbolt 3 interface as I want to make a desktop pc docking at home(separate monitor,keyboard,mouse and if possible GPU as that one will get outdated pretty fast).

    Are there any available thunderbolt 3 eGPU enclosures yet ?
     
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