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Windows 8 and keyboard lights

Discussion in 'ASUS Gaming Notebook Forum' started by OgNat, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. OgNat

    OgNat Notebook Enthusiast

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    Hi all,

    I wanted to post this observation to the forum users in case anyone has any input.

    I installed Windows 8 preview on my G73JW and noticed the following:

    1. The keyboard backlight no longer works. As I suspect this is controller by a driver under Windows 7, any ideas if a Windows 8 solution exists?

    2. The USB 3.0 port on the right side also is non-functional. Suspect same issue as the keyboard light.

    Windows 8 is actually faster on the same machine than Windows 7 but would love to resolve the above issues.

    Any ideas are greatly appreciated.
     
  2. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Install the ATK package for windows 7 if you haven't done so already. Same for USB3.0, you need to install the driver you can get from Asus' support website.
     
  3. OgNat

    OgNat Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thank you for the reply. Didn't realize the Windows 7 drivers worked on Windows 8 but will try that.
     
  4. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    Most work and you need the ATK package for Fn keys to work as well for certain other things, i believe the keyboard lights are among those as are Asus software like P4G.
     
  5. CaliHeat

    CaliHeat Notebook Guru

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    I had the same problem with my G73JH and Windows 8 Enterprise; but I used the ATK drivers from the Asus support site. I also had to install the Realtek 2.66 audio driver so my headphone jack would work properly.
     
  6. yogipatel5

    yogipatel5 Newbie

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    I have the same problem. I installed all the windows 7 drivers from the website. The keyboard light, fn key, and especially the network drivers are not working. The wireless works, but the network there is a problem with it.
     
  7. tijo

    tijo Sacred Blame Super Moderator

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    There should be a windows 8 version of ATK on Asus' website now, try that.
     
  8. vraev

    vraev Notebook Geek

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    I am using the windows 8 version of ATK from Asus site and it works great.
     
  9. _Allan_

    _Allan_ Notebook Consultant

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    Care to give us a link? The ONLY ones I can find are Win 7 64bit ...
     
  10. mite_jan

    mite_jan Notebook Deity

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    _Allan_ Notebook Consultant

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    So I went to a random laptop (recent one) and downloaded the most up to date drivers I could that would work with my laptop.
    HOWEVER, the G53SW-A1 still has a sound issue, and it's annoying. :S
    Oh well, c'est le vie.
     
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    Chastity Company Representative

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    After uninstalling / reinstalling the ATK Package, you may need to hit Fn+F4 to get the KB lights back on
     

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