Windows 10 is the best Operating System for Asus laptops but it has some hardware compatibility flaws and constant driver issues after the automatic updates affecting the Asus ATK Package (Hotkey related-utilities), Keyboard Filter, Smart Gesture Touchpad, USB Charger Plus and Nvidia old GPU drivers. Normally, these issues are usually happening to old legacy Asus laptops from 2009 till 2017. In official Asus driver webpages you may not find exact latest drivers for your specific model and as a result Own Snap team has decided to assist Asus users to download from latest driver collection that are 100% compatible in a single page.
- Following files are coming from Asus official servers and no adware included.
- All files are in ZIP format, easy way to extract using legit WinRAR software.
- Driver installation sequence must be started from ATK Package Driver first.
- My Asus App has Battery Lifespan Saving Feature, download it from Microsoft Store.
|Smart Gesture||USB Charger Plus||WIFi|
|Graphics Card||Card Reader|
ATK Package Driver
Asus laptops have a base system software called ATK Package Driver that manages Keyboard Filter FN key, Brightness Control, Volume Control, Media Shortcuts and BIOS recognition. Therefore, whenever Windows 10 update finishes installation you have to install ATK Package Driver immediately before any drivers. Many Asus notebooks are using 64 bit Windows 10. Usually, ATK package solves many Asus laptop issues including touchpad function, bios flash recognition and WiFi key function.
Asus Smart Gesture Touchpad Driver
Not proper functioning Smart Gesture Touchpad Driver is the most problematic story among Asus users. Frequently, after Windows 10 update you may see Smart Gesture icon in taskbar not glowing according to your gestures, sometimes scroll function also disappears and double tap pop up menu feature got crashed too. So right after ATK package installation done you must install latest Smart Gesture Driver. Miraculously, it will solve not working Asus touchpad.
USB Charger Plus
USB Charger Plus utility driver allows Android and iOS smartphones to charge rapidly using any Asus USB ports. Only 64 bit version is available right now. Windows 10 update removes USB Charger Plus driver due to incompatible upgrades. Solution here is only to download back latest version below.
Wireless LAN or Asus WiFi Driver
Here is the tricky driver installation where you need to pay attention to your Asus laptop’s WiFi adapter. Easy way to identify the adapter type is to look at the bottom of your Asus laptop. Most Asus machines support Qualcomm Atheros chipset, so few of them have Broadcom ones. In the gaming laptops you can notice Intel or Realtek adapters.
Meanwhile if you got WiFi driver into right installation then Bluetooth software also will be easier because both share same chipset. Mostly, Windows 10 update guesses right driver and you don’t need to download these drivers unless Asus Bluetooth adapter icon disappears.
Asus Nvidia and AMD Graphics Driver
Recent Windows 10 builds are very prone to get Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) issues especially caused by Nvidia drivers installed after Windows automatic updates. Most affected graphics cards are GT535M, GT610M, GT635M, GT710M, GT740M and other legacy cards. To solve this problem, you have to download Specific GeForce Driver 381.65. After that, it’s obligatory to install GeForce Experience Software to stay up to date from Nvidia servers. For latest Intel drivers, you may rely on stable Intel Support Assistant Utility to update frequently. On the other hand, AMD users also have issues with BSOD sometimes caused by old driver clashes. Therefore, it’s recommended to choose clean install once Radeon Relive Software requests from you.
Perfectly installed Card Reader from Windows servers doesn’t bring any issues but anyway you may install latest version to run with peace in your mind.
Lan is a basic connection for all computer machines. This is why Windows 10 update already has basic drivers for Ethernet LAN adapter provided from Microsoft servers. Anyhow, staying up to date is the best option.
Audio Driver For Asus
Some users reported in Asus forum that laptop microphone is making hissing sound and not recording. This is why latest driver from Realtek, VIA and Conexant may help to stabilize audio functions after fresh Windows 10 installation.
Chipset (Internal Circuit Drivers)
Best way to install Intel chipset related drivers is to get Intel Driver Support Assistant Utility. For some people, Asus original factory web page provided drivers are suited well with no issues. Remarkably, popular issues here in Asus laptops are “device manager shows pci simple communications controller” and “Trusted Execution Engine Interface” got errors. Don’t worry for these minor problems, just follow step by step driver installation sequence starting from Chipset, Intel Management Engine, Trusted Execution Engine, Dynamic Platform & Thermal Framework (DPTF), Intel Serial IO, Intel Serial IO GPIO and Intel Integrated Sensor Solution.
BIOS Upgrade Winflash
It is recommended NOT to upgrade to latest BIOS unless you are having serious hardware issues recently. Winflash software provides BIOS upgrading assistance, while updating the BIOS please DO NOT remove the power plug or press any key. Before deciding to upgrade to newer BIOS version you must know your exact model number from the bottom of the laptop sticker or simply type in windows key search “System Information” then in first page see the system model name. If your laptop running well then upgrading to new BIOS is not necessary.
Attention! Following Asus laptop models might be fixed by above-mentioned driver collection: Vivobook l402na, e201na, e203na, e202sa, x202e, x203m, e403na, x505z, x505b, x541s, x441m, x409, x407, x412f, x456u, x454y, x455l, x509fa, x453m,a550l, a556u, a43s, a555l, a510u, a53u, a55a, a52f, u32u, u32vj, k501u, k50ij, k43u, k46c, k42j, Zenbook ux305, ux330ua, ux333fa, ux331, um431d, ux433f, ROG g751jy, g750, gl552, g752vs, Eee PC x101 and etc. As long as your Asus laptop was manufactured from 2009 and onwards.
Most annoying problems after Windows 10 update are “Double tap touchpad key not working, smart gesture is not scrolling, display brightness is not working, volume FN (Function) key not working, bios flash utility says my Asus laptop is not compatible to software, keyboard backlight has no control, Asus Battery Health Charging is not working” and so on.
Editor and Computer Expert
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