View Full Version : Current ATi Drivers/ASUS Bloatware

05-09-2013, 02:44 PM

I read the update sticky, about the vBIOS, and I did that, I am also running the most current BIOS (213), and really am having very little issues with my computer. However, I am still running the original drivers and CCC for my computer and am thinking some FPS issues in games like Warcraft and D3/SC2 could be resolved by updating the ATi Drivers.

Yesterday, I ran the uninstall program, Driver Sweeper, and even went as far as checking the registry to verify all the ATi old stuff is gone - it was. I then installed the newest ATi drivers/CCC 13.4 and kept getting the Windows Code 19 error. I ended up removing everything, and just installed the original driver again.

Am I missing something? I tried to check out the registry for it using these two sites advice, but to no avail:

I tried searching and some of the info seems old, and talks about using drives from 10.1-8 and I just cannot find those. Some dead links, etc... but either way, there has to be a way to update and install new drivers without getting a code 19! <STAT!!!>

Second Question:

ASUS Bloatware:

I currently have the following installed on my ASUS G73Jh -

ASUS Live Update
ASUS AI Recovery
ASUS Splendid Video Enhancement Technology
Fast Boot
ASUS LifeFrame3
Wireless Console 3
ASUS SmartLogon
ASUS Power4Gear Hybrid
ATK Package
ASUS Virtual Camera
ASUS FancyStart

My question, can I remove all of these, some of these, none of these, are they causing issues? I know my Live Update installed a BIOS update on its own a while back causing my computer to die for a week, making the video card look like it was gone for good. I had to do a complete reinstall of all the original software and lost some good things. I backed up all my school, work, pictures, and videos, to an EHD, and even bought a second HDD for this computer for backups, etc. I just do not want to mess anything up or render anything useless. For instance, if I uninstall the Wireless Console 3, will I make the WiMAX and WiFi unusable, or as I assume, Windows will control it?

Just a few concerns before I continue. I am not that savvy with computers, but I am no dummy either!

Thanks in advance! I will continue to search the website for more answers.

05-09-2013, 07:40 PM
Check this (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/380681-asus-utility-bloatware-guide.html) out for bloatware guide.

05-09-2013, 08:38 PM
Check this (http://forum.notebookreview.com/asus/380681-asus-utility-bloatware-guide.html) out for bloatware guide.
Thank you, this is brilliant!

08-18-2013, 10:58 AM
I notice this bloatware guide is from 2009, should I still consider it?