Windows 7 installation help for Intel Skylake and Kaby Lake laptops

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  1. cincinnatus

    cincinnatus Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi guys!

    Installed the Windows 7 drivers from the previous model that supported it:
    https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-UX303UA/HelpDesk_Download/
    instead of
    https://www.asus.com/Laptops/ASUS-ZenBook-UX310UA/HelpDesk_Download/

    and now my "Device manager" has only one missing driver: the touchpad.

    It's the ACPI\ELAN1200

    I knew this would happen (I remembered reading "touchpad" many times in this thread)

    Unfortunately the previous model driver doesn't make it work.

    Did you find a solution friend?


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  2. Atom Ant

    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    Cannot you just manually install the win10 driver, by inf file in the device manager? Or just try different touchpad drivers from different manufacturers...


     
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    Hi Atom Ant,

    Thanks for your replay and sorry for delay.
    I did but I'll try it again asap.

    Unfortunately I have another problem now:
    Do you think a genuine Windows 7 OEM license activation will work or will it give problems because of Kaby Lake?
     
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    Atom Ant Hello, here I go again

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    It should. Otherwise for Windows 7 exist some very good activaton solutions.
     
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    You are right, it works!

    Bought an OEM licence off ebay for 4 euro and Microsoft accepted it.
    (I couldn't activate with loaders because of GPT)

    I had to install it with GPT because although the "CSM support" option in BIOS makes MBR work, this is only true for USB ports not for the SATA port 0.
    (MBR disks are simply not seen on SATA port 0).
    They are killing MBR on the new mobos :(.

    Now I'll try again the touchpad... meanwhile bought a wireless mouse, a good solution too!
     
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  6. Dantei

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    ELAN touchpad from my ASUS N580VD also doesn't want to work with any drivers under Windows 7. Already tried plenty of drivers but still no luck.
     
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  8. Dantei

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    Thanks!

    It seems there's no good solution for the problem. I'm using a mouse most of the time so it's not a big deal anyway.
    I wanted to ask you something about the drivers for Windows 7 for your laptop. What modded drivers do you use for the Intel iGPU (HD 630)? And do you experience any performance loss in games?
     
  9. cincinnatus

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    Hey,
    I didn't mod, I am afraid I can't help you there
    The games I play don't require much anyway...
     
  10. Dantei

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    CS:Go for example? I experience lower fps than with Windows 10 and some stuttering. Games like to crash sometimes.
     
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