Q: I have reinstalled my ASUS laptop, but when I try to install certain ASUS applications, they won't install as they say the machine is not ASUS--why?
A: It's important after reinstalling the OS on machines to install core software and drivers to ensure maximum performance. ASUS has a ATKACPI driver, which writes a number of values to the OS confirming its an ASUS machine.
When you reinstall an ASUS box, you should, at a minimum, do the following:
- Go to the Support page of the machine and select Download.
- Select your OS.
- Download and install the Chipset driver (another good way is to go to Intel, which can auto detect and suggest needed/updated drivers).
- Under Utilities, download and install the ATKACPI driver.
- Install other utilities such as Smart Gesture.