Asus D541s Installing Windows 10 From a USB Flash Drive
It all started with the fact that the aforementioned laptop was purchased, and the task arose to install Windows 7 on it.
It was purchased without an OS, namely Windows 7, because while this is the "corporate standard" and some old programs in the eight or ten do not plow very well.
I must say right away that the beech is imprisoned for Windows 10. The included driver disk contains exclusively drivers for Windows 10. The official site also posted drivers exclusively for this OS, with 64 bits.
Uncle Yasha brought to the forum, where it was cited that, supposedly, this line and the adjacent "hardware are not compatible with Windows 7". “It’s regrettable.” I thought. No, in principle, I read that he does not support it before the purchase, but the device in terms of price and quality ratio turned out to be very attractive, and a certain sports interest appeared. I think, really I won’t overcome?
In general, the word “instruction” in the title is not accidental. this time I won. And now, in order.
Preparing the laptop to install Windows 7.
At various technical forums, they write that in no case should you update the BIOS before installing Windows 7 on this unit. It is possible that they are right, I’m just not a supporter without good reason to do this. If you have already updated, you need to "age", i.e. roll back earlier firmware. The people tried, they say. they don’t get it.
To put Windows 7 on this unit, you need to go into the BIOS and select strictly “non-UEFI” devices as boot devices. Otherwise, the installation will not work. After that, the installation will go like clockwork.
Video: Asus D541s Installing Windows 10 From a USB Flash Drive
After the OS is installed, you need to install the driver. And here the fun begins. USB ports, including those that USB 2.0 does not work, so immediately forget about flash drives, external hard drives, etc. CD / DVD only. If you have a DRP recorded on a DVD (it fits on a dual layer), then you have no problem.
If you haven’t bothered with the acquisition and recording of DRP discs, then here’s a simple and elegant solution: we’ll take an existing CD and install a driver for Wi-Fi from it. Further, I think there’s no point in explaining it. we download DRP and install all the missing drivers.
Now criticism may pour in my address, saying, why come up with something, when you can just remove the hard drive and write to it DRP I answer. Who wants to, can do so, I do not limit. I’m inside a new device, which under warranty, without special need, try not to meddle.
The only driver that does not exist (well, then it was not. DRP17) is the driver for the video card and some other garbage.
The driver for vidyuha, so you do not look for it, you can take it here, there is also a driver for USB 3.0, but for this garbage in principle, you do not need to put anything. This device works only in Windows 8 and above, provides some security and seven is not required. If this non-installed device infuriates you, there is a KB fix on the site of the soft ones look for the search, in general, but everything suits me anyway:
This is the “Unknown device" that you can fight with, or you can just spit on it, if you are not a perfectionist and not a psycho who is annoyed by any exclamation marks in the device manager.
That’s what it’s called. Can you score ACPI \MSFT0101 in Yandex and read the information on the official Microsoft website.
It is quite possible that the described method will work on adjacent Asus laptop models as well. their hardware is completely standard, no revolution has occurred, and the problem is only from the head. Rather, from the UEFI BIOS, 99% of the settings of which the manufacturer “carefully” hid from us, so as not to chemically install Windows 10 and not bother with freedom of choice.
Let me tell you a secret, Windows 8 is whistled on these systems, so if you have fans of this OS, this is good news for you.