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zoglog
06-05-2018, 12:23 AM
So this is for the Bestbuy model of the Zephyrus M.

I have a couple of issues since I did a clean install.

1) Does this laptop have optimus? The GPU always seems to be on. It would be nice if there was some way to enable it since this laptop doesnt have gsync. Battery life is something like 2-3 hours on battery saver which is pretty bad.

2) The Aura ROG software doesn't work. I downloaded it from the windows store but it doesn't even launch when I execute it.

pikapool
06-05-2018, 11:48 PM
I have this exact same model and have a case open with Asus requesting they provide the full, updated Aura Core download files for this specific model, GU501GM, as there is nothing related to Aura Core on their US download page. I suggest you open a case too so they know it's an issue, especially for how much this laptop costs.

I tried that Microsoft Store app as well and it doesn't work at all for me. From another user, here is a link to v1.04 (http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps_for_Win10/ROG_Aura/ROG_Aura_Win10_64_VER104.zip) which kind of works. There are only a few effects settings, the brightness control does nothing and the window lags a lot when you try to move it around.

egonzalez7579
06-05-2018, 11:51 PM
Try this https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?102475-ROG-AURA-Service

pikapool
06-06-2018, 12:21 AM
Try this https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?102475-ROG-AURA-Service

Wow thanks for that download! All 7 effects now show up. However, it has no effect (my keys are all red still) and pressing any buttons causes the app to lock up. Was I supposed to install all three things in your file? Either way thanks and I'm gonna mess with this more.

AacSetup.msi
AuraServiceSetup.msi
ProductDaemon.msi

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egonzalez7579
06-06-2018, 12:24 AM
Might need to try costumize

pikapool
06-06-2018, 09:11 PM
Might need to try costumize

I tried everything with your files and many other combinations and this did not work for my GU501GM. Pressing any of the buttons causes the Aura app to freeze.

Even after over 10 emails, Asus support does not understand when I ask them to just please provide the Aura Core software that comes new with the laptop. All they have to do is make it available on the GU501GM page. Starting to get really frustrated.

egonzalez7579
06-06-2018, 09:19 PM
I tried everything with your files and many other combinations and this did not work for my GU501GM. Pressing any of the buttons causes the Aura app to freeze.

Even after over 10 emails, Asus support does not understand when I ask them to just please provide the Aura Core software that comes new with the laptop. All they have to do is make it available on the GU501GM page. Starting to get really frustrated.

Im my case i have to click costumize, then select a scheme,

Other is, reset to factory, if need, you can use my uploaded images

pikapool
06-07-2018, 04:41 AM
Im my case i have to click costumize, then select a scheme,

Other is, reset to factory, if need, you can use my uploaded images

Thanks for all your help! I don't want to reload everything and Aura Core 1.04 works well enough for me. Just to be safe though, I downloaded your images and files. Hopefully Asus steps up and just provides the Aura Core files needed as that would be the simplest solution. I don't know why they are making this so hard.

tap002
06-07-2018, 12:30 PM
Thanks for all your help! I don't want to reload everything and Aura Core 1.04 works well enough for me. Just to be safe though, I downloaded your images and files. Hopefully Asus steps up and just provides the Aura Core files needed as that would be the simplest solution. I don't know why they are making this so hard.

pikapool, I just installed AacSetup.msi; AuraServiceSetup.msi and it worked perfectly (GL703GE i7 8750H 8th gen). According to a post by dedynarna: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?102838-about-RoG-GameVisual&p=722687#post722687 you also need ROG Aura Core Component. This is a utility available for download under a couple of GL models. GL703GE: https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-Strix-GL703/HelpDesk_Download/ Might be worth a try?

dedynarna
06-07-2018, 05:03 PM
pikapool, I just installed AacSetup.msi; AuraServiceSetup.msi and it worked perfectly (GL703GE i7 8750H 8th gen). According to a post by dedynarna: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?102838-about-RoG-GameVisual&p=722687#post722687 you also need ROG Aura Core Component. This is a utility available for download under a couple of GL models. GL703GE: https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-Strix-GL703/HelpDesk_Download/ Might be worth a try?

that's right, it works perfectly to give a rog aura core effect, i've tried various methods, but i still have 1 unresolved problem, gamevisual rog, i still can not find answer for this app, gamevisual rog can give effect 6 color display, I wonder, why asus does not provide applications for gamevisual rogs, just give the folder that there is no contents, logically, it is not possible the application is not working, it is like a splendid application in general, gamevisual rog can be downloaded in windows store, but when opened the app does not work, it's like needing a little custom file for this app to work, if any of us can make a little tweek on gamevisual rog file, some posts also lead to gamevisual rog problem has not got definitive answer

pikapool
06-07-2018, 07:11 PM
pikapool, I just installed AacSetup.msi; AuraServiceSetup.msi and it worked perfectly (GL703GE i7 8750H 8th gen). According to a post by dedynarna: https://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread.php?102838-about-RoG-GameVisual&p=722687#post722687 you also need ROG Aura Core Component. This is a utility available for download under a couple of GL models. GL703GE: https://www.asus.com/us/Laptops/ROG-Strix-GL703/HelpDesk_Download/ Might be worth a try?

Wow all that worked! I was ready to give up and maybe return this thing. Thanks, tap002! For anyone else who buys this laptop, GU501GM from Best Buy, and does a clean Windows 10 install, here are the steps I took to get the Aura Core functionality fully working per tap002:

With Asus Gaming Center 2.5.5 installed.

1. Downloaded ROG Aura Core Component for GL703GE v1.0.10, installed.
2. Downloaded ROG Aura Lighting Service for GL703GE v1.00.28, installed.
3. Rebooted (not sure if this step was necessary, but whatever)
4. Ran AacSetup.msi [Asus Keyboard HAL] (204kb)
5. Installed ROG Aura Core app from Microsoft Store.

I wish Asus support was as helpful as the people on this forum. Thanks again tap002 and everyone else who helped!

tap002
06-07-2018, 07:58 PM
Asus now provides these instructions for the GL703 series: Please note, MUST follow below steps to install the application:
1. Go to MS store to install the latest version of ROG Aura Core.
2. Download and double click the Setup.exe to install the Aura Core Component app.
3. Download and run install.bat as administrator to install the Aura Lighting Service app.

egonzalez7579
06-08-2018, 12:49 AM
I haven't found solution to game visual either.

Back to the original image, trying to find something, on the disk or registry that we are missing

juarez1423
06-28-2018, 05:12 AM
any update on this?

icp_wolverine
06-30-2018, 01:27 AM
So this is for the Bestbuy model of the Zephyrus M.

I have a couple of issues since I did a clean install.

1) Does this laptop have optimus? The GPU always seems to be on. It would be nice if there was some way to enable it since this laptop doesnt have gsync. Battery life is something like 2-3 hours on battery saver which is pretty bad.

2) The Aura ROG software doesn't work. I downloaded it from the windows store but it doesn't even launch when I execute it.

I just bought the GU501GM model from bestbuy and it appears that mine doesn't have the Optimus on it.. going by reviews on youtube it suppose to incorporated on the ROG Game Center app but I don't see it on mine

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bmw99950
07-09-2018, 06:24 AM
1. Optimus Mode Included in the program.
https://www.picz.in.th/images/2018/07/09/NxSowP.md.png

2. ROG Game Center Must be installed correctly.
It is not installed in the MS store only.

buffineer
10-25-2018, 06:18 AM
Has anyone figured out how to get optimus to come up. I picked my rig up a few days ago and noticed this issue. I also noticed an issue where Aura will randomly start flickering and I have to go in and load another one up and go back and it fixes it, but its kind of weird. But optimus seems super necessary because my battery is barley getting me through a lecture with the screen half half brightness...

buffineer
10-26-2018, 06:23 PM
I just bought the GU501GM model from bestbuy and it appears that mine doesn't have the Optimus on it.. going by reviews on youtube it suppose to incorporated on the ROG Game Center app but I don't see it on mine

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I'm sorry I'm new to these message boards. What is the best way to reinstall the program so that the dedicated key still works?