Sunday, September 20, 2009

Asus K40IN & Windows 7 Ultimate Test Drive

Someone hooked me up with a copy of Windows 7 Ultimate and since I had a spare partition on my hard drive, I decided there was no harm in taking it for a spin just to see what all the fuss was about.

Installation was a breeze. Below, you can see the desktop and system information: Windows 7 was able to detect and enable most of the devices on the Asus K40IN laptop as seen in the screen shot below: With the exception of the co-processor which I have no idea how to fix, everything worked out of the box, the wireless card, the webcam, the touch pad, audio. The desktop resolution of the default driver only allowed for 1280x720 so I had to download the driver from the Asus K40IN product page. Other utilities for the laptop are also available for download there. Here is an initial list of programs I tried:
  • Firefox 3.5.3 works
  • mTorrent 1.8.4 works
  • Adobe Reader 9.1.0 works
  • yahoo messenger works
  • mplayer svn r29355 works except that aero switches off when you run it
  • vlc 1.0.1 works
  • spybot s&d works
I'll keep posting if I'm able to try other programs. If you have a program in mind that you want me to try, drop me a comment and I'll see what I can do.


  1. i got trouble with my Fn button. it doesn't work. . . how to solve it? regards. . .

  2. any luck finding that coprocessor driver? i am having the same problems with my laptop.

  3. I haven't tried installing the other drivers. You can download them from the Asus web site. Have you tried installing all of them?

  4. i searched the site but couldnt find a coprocessor driver.

  5. To solve the coprocessor problem, insert your ASUS vista driver CD and update the coprocessor driver from the device manager and point to your DVD/CD ROM drive. Done!

  6. Is Nvidia nforce system management controller

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    Aw, this was a really quality post. In theory I'd like to write like this too – taking time and real effort to make a good article… but what can I say… I procrastinate alot and never seem to get something done.