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What Drivers do I for my Acer Aspire after WIN 7 Install?


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#1 yorocco7

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:01 PM

Hi, I just did a clean install of WIN7 on my Acer Aspire 5738Z. I have 2 partitions, one has my old Vista on it (it's what came built in) the one I want to use from now on has the New Win7 pro X64 on it. It seems to be working fine for the most part. I know when you switch from the built in OS to a different OS you sometimes need to get new drivers. I've been to the ACER site & did a driver search. I found a ton of them. I'm just not sure which ones I need. I've read that if you install the wrong driver you can crash your whole system. I'm hoping to get some feedback as to which drivers exactly do I need to get. I have the full list below.
-I read to get keyboard buttons to work like the volume etc.. you need the acer launch manager.exe. I didn't see it on the Acer list.
-My PowerSmart Button does not light up/work since the upgrade in OS. I googled & people say I need PowerSmartmanager.exe. But I didn't see it on te ACER site.

I really love WIN7!! It's like having a new PC. I just want to be sure I have all the crucial drivers installed as well as all the "nice bells-&-whistles" the Acer 5738Z comes with. Please look over this list below..its kinda long...there just seems to be several drivers (ex: (4) 3G drivers & (3) Audio drivers) that look to be for the same thing & I'm not sure if I need all of them on the list or specific ones. I'd appreciate any feed back you can provide.
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This page shows only drivers that are not contained in Windows 7.
Chipset Intel Chipset Driver 8.15.10.1808 25.1 MB 2009/10/02
Chipset Intel Chipset Driver 9.1.1.1015 4.7 MB 2009/09/09
3G Huawei 3G Module Driver (EM770W) 2.0.3.827 13.0 MB 2009/10/21
3G Option 3G Module Driver GTM382 5.1.30.0 5.6 MB 2009/10/22
3G Option 3G Module Driver 5.1.30.0 5.6 MB 2009/09/09
3G QUALCOMM 3G Module Driver Gobi1000 1.0.21 218.8 MB 2009/10/23
3G QUALCOMM 3G Module Driver 1.0.21 109.4 MB 2009/09/09
AHCI Intel SATA AHCI Driver 8.9.0.1023 28.5 MB 2009/09/09
Audio Realtek Audio Driver 6.0.1.5888 68.0 MB 2009/09/29
Audio Realtek Audio Driver 6.0.1.5911 58.5 MB 2009/10/23
Audio Realtek Audio Driver 6.0.1.5911 58.5 MB 2009/09/09
Bluetooth Broadcom Bluetooth Driver 6.2.0.9700 57.5 MB 2009/10/22
Bluetooth Broadcom Bluetooth Driver 6.2.0.9700 57.7 MB 2009/10/16
Bluetooth Foxconn Bluetooth Driver 6.2.0.9700 57.7 MB 2009/09/09
Camera Chicony Camera Driver (Crystal Eye)1.1.74.216 2.8 MB 2009/10/23
Camera Suyin Camera Driver 5.2.7.1 3.3 MB 2009/10/23
Camera Suyin Camera Driver 5.2.7.1 3.3 MB 2009/09/09
CardReader Realtek Card Reader Driver 6.1.7100.30093 7.2 MB 2009/10/22
CardReader Realtek Card Reader Driver 6.1.7100.30093 7.2 MB 2009/09/09
Fingerprint AuthenTec Fingerprint Driver 6.1.62 109.7 MB 2009/12/17
Fingerprint AuthenTec Fingerprint Driver 6.2.56 108.8 MB 2009/10/01
Lan Broadcom LAN Driver 12.2.1.1 67.4 MB 2009/12/10
Lan Broadcom LAN Driver 12.2.1.1 67.4 MB 2009/09/09
Modem Agere Modem Driver 2.1.94 737.4 KB 2009/10/05
Modem Conexant Modem Driver 7.80.4.55 5.2 MB 2009/10/21
Modem Foxconn Modem Driver 2.1.94 1.4 MB 2009/09/09
Modem liteon Modem Driver 7.80.4.55 2.9 MB 2009/09/09
Modem LSI Modem Driver 2.2.97.0 1.5 MB 2009/10/21
Others NVIDIA Other Drivers PhysX SystemSoftware 9.09.0428 37.2 MB 2009/10/21
SATA Intel SATA Driver AHCI 8.9.0.1023 21.4 MB 2009/10/22
TouchPad ALPS Touchpad Driver 7.5.2015.1103 8.4 MB 2009/10/21
TouchPad ALPS Touchpad Driver 7.105.2015.1103 8.4 MB 2009/10/21
TouchPad ALPS Touchpad Driver 7.105.2015.101 9.1 MB 2009/09/09
TouchPad Synaptics Touchpad Driver 13.2.2.0 28.2 MB 2009/10/21
TouchPad Synaptics Touchpad Driver 13.2.2.0 28.2 MB 2009/09/09
VGA ATI VGA Driver 8.632.0. 108.0 MB 2009/10/23
VGA ATI VGA Driver 8.630.0.0 108.1 MB 2009/09/09
VGA Intel VGA Driver 8.15.10.1855 77.1 MB 2009/10/21
VGA Intel VGA Driver 8.15.10.1855 25.8 MB 2009/09/09
VGA NVIDIA VGA Driver 8.15.11.8652 169.3 MB 2009/10/23
VGA NVIDIA VGA Driver 8.15.11.8652 92.8 MB 2009/10/05
WiMax Intel WiMax Driver 5.1.29.5 27.9 MB 2009/09/09
Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver (XB63_ HB93_HB95_AR5B91) 8.0.0.171 5.4 MB 2009/10/23
Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver 8.0.0.171 5.4 MB 2009/10/05
Wireless LAN Atheros Wireless LAN Driver 8.0.0.171 5.4 MB 2009/09/09
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver (5100/5300/5150/5350) 12.4.1.11 4.8 MB 2009/10/21
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver (CondorPeak) 12.5.0.59 7.1 MB 2009/10/23
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver for SP1x2HMW 12.4.1.51 4.9 MB 2009/09/09
Wireless LAN Intel Wireless LAN Driver for SP1x2HABG 12.4.1.11 4.9 MB 2009/09/09
Wireless LAN Ralink Wireless LAN Driver 3.0.2.0 7.7 MB 2009/10/21
Wireless LAN Ralink Wireless LAN Driver 3.0.1.0 7.7 MB 2009/09/09
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#2 yorocco7

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:06 PM

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Acer 5738Z - Pent.Dual Core T4200 2.0GHz - 4.00GB RAM - 64-Bit Vista Biz & Win7 Pro -Latest Moz.F.F. & T.B.- Avast!
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Posted 04 February 2010 - 10:26 PM

Go here and provide the requested info. It will take you to the needed drivers. One suggestion is to download and install the chip set drivers first.

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Posted 04 February 2010 - 11:38 PM

Okay, I see your problem.

Here's the deal:

In that long list, the drivers you need are there. But there are also drivers for the other hardware that comes with a different laptop (same model, different physical computer). Acer apparently puts lots of different hardware in the same model laptop, making it difficult for people like you to pick out the drivers you need.

For example, say your graphics card is an Intel. You won't be using the NVIDIA graphics drivers. But John Doe's Acer (same model as yours) might have an NVIDIA graphics card, and he won't need your Intel drivers.

You can blame acer for the poor user interface on their website. :huh:

You'll just have to take that list of drivers, open your Device Manager, and pick out the ones that you need based on the brand of hardware you have. If you have an Intel graphics card, a Synaptics touchpad, and a Broadcom Bluetooth module, then you won't need the other drivers for that same piece of hardware (NVIDIA, ALPS, Foxconn). Do you see what I mean? You'll just have to dig around inside your Device manager to find the brands of your hardware, and only install the drivers that correspond to the brands of hardware you have.

I hope that made sense. :huh:

I can't tell you which ones to install because I don't know what hardware is in your computer. You'll have to do the digging yourself.

Take note of the different tabs in the menu on Acer's website:

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Posted 05 February 2010 - 01:05 AM

Ahhh wow I see what you mean. I'll check the list against my Device manager. I didn't realize the Power Smart feature was in the applications. Thanks for being so through! You have been a big help. I'll start working on it now. Ciao!
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Posted 05 February 2010 - 07:21 AM

Good luck! :huh:

If you encounter something in the list that you can't find in your Device Manager, take note of it, and ask about it when you get through the list (along with any others that you can't nail down). There may be extras in the list (you might not have that piece of hardware), or you might have an unbranded piece of hardware. But we'll cross that bridge if/when we come to it. :huh:
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Posted 06 February 2010 - 08:24 PM

Hope you get this working yorocco, I have the same laptop and Windows 7 x64, but I've tried in vain to get the powersmart button working. This is the 4th forum I'm trying so I hope someone can help.




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