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alvin090691
06-06-2015, 10:45 AM
just a quick question, is the G501 windows 10 ready? are we gonna retain the ASUS bloatware if we upgrade to windows 10? and to the ones who own it. do you get updates for the GPU gtx960m?

KashEsq
07-08-2015, 10:04 PM
I've been running the latest version of the Windows 10 Tech Preview (build 10162) for the past 4 days and so far it's been working perfectly. I first did a fresh install on a separate partition to make sure all of the hardware worked, and once I was satisfied, I simply upgraded over Windows 8.1. I'll be keeping the previous Windows installation files for a little while longer in case I have to roll back to Windows 8.1.

I was mostly worried about touchpad and graphics performance, but so far I haven't had issues with either. All the Windows 8 drivers have been working perfectly on Windows 10. Gaming performance is the same, if not better, than Windows 8.1. Battery life has also been great (I've been getting 4-6 hours, depending on usage).

eidolon
07-14-2015, 05:50 AM
From a hardware perspective, any PC capable of running Windows 8.1 should be capable of running Windows 10. From a license perspective, with the exclusion of the Enterprise and RT editions of Windows, any valid Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1 license is eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10.

Regarding the G501JW specifically, it is Windows 10 ready. https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/G501JW/Windows-10-Upgrade/ provides details regarding the upgrade. The free upgrade offer is a limited-time promotion, i.e. "to take advantage of this free offer, you must upgrade to Windows 10 within one year of availability". If you do an in-place upgrade of Windows, any "bloatware" currently installed on Windows 8.1 will still be present after upgrading to Windows 10.

From an application perspective, current versions of applications which support Windows 8.1 should be compatible with Windows 10 (and many applications will be updated by their respective developers to explicitly support Windows 10 by the time it is released later this month), although, historically speaking, for any applications which don't get updated, I would be hesitant to guarantee that they will have 100% compatibility after a major OS upgrade. The "Get Windows 10" app should inform you of any potential compatibility issues. See the following article for more detail regarding the "Get Windows 10" app: http://www.intowindows.com/download-windows-10-upgrade-advisor/.

Notice:
When I contacted ASUS with several questions about the G501JW, I was told by an ASUS support representative that, "At this time, Technical Support cannot confirm if Windows 10 drivers will be uploaded for this model, but the chances are slim. Windows 10 drivers will only be available for products released in Q4 after the July 29th release of Windows 10." The representative did go on to say that, "The more recent your ASUS product is, the higher the chances for Windows 10 drivers to be uploaded."

daff__
07-26-2015, 07:43 AM
I bought this laptop yesterday and i got a label that said "Plays well with windows 10" on it.
If you look at http://www.asus.com/Notebooks/G501JW/HelpDesk_Download/ you can see that we have some Windows10 drivers already.
For now only BIOS, ATK and Touchpad drivers. If there will be problems in windows 10 i think they will updaye the drivers needed.
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oreopatty
08-01-2015, 09:23 AM
I haven't received any notification for the update to windows 10. :( what i did was use Microsoft's MEDIATEK something and downloaded and installed windows 10. what happened was bad. all the preinstalled asus apps were gone and the ATK Backlit for the keyboard isn't working anymore. My GeForce Experience was deleted and the only thing that remained was the Realtek Audio. I NEED HELP GUY PLEASE.. :(((

musti
08-01-2015, 02:08 PM
I haven't received any notification for the update to windows 10. :( what i did was use Microsoft's MEDIATEK something and downloaded and installed windows 10. what happened was bad. all the preinstalled asus apps were gone and the ATK Backlit for the keyboard isn't working anymore. My GeForce Experience was deleted and the only thing that remained was the Realtek Audio. I NEED HELP GUY PLEASE.. :(((

Don't worry, just download the ATK Package from Asus' web site https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/G501JW/HelpDesk_Download/
And you'll get all Geforce stuff from here: http://www.geforce.com/drivers

oreopatty
08-01-2015, 03:20 PM
Don't worry, just download the ATK Package from Asus' web site https://www.asus.com/Notebooks/G501JW/HelpDesk_Download/
And you'll get all Geforce stuff from here: http://www.geforce.com/drivers


Thanks! I downloaded the drivers and i still got a bit nervous since my laptop has only been 3 months.. what i did was e reverted back to windows 8.1 and still found that i still have my reservation thank goodness. by the way has the official windows 10 already been released for the ROG G501 series?

musti
08-01-2015, 10:58 PM
Thanks! I downloaded the drivers and i still got a bit nervous since my laptop has only been 3 months.. what i did was e reverted back to windows 8.1 and still found that i still have my reservation thank goodness. by the way has the official windows 10 already been released for the ROG G501 series?

You are welcome. I just got Win10 to work flawlessly in my G551 today after some struggle - it wasn't as easy as I thought but now everything seems to work just well.
I haven't seen any news yet about Asus making official Win10 release for G501 (or for any other current ROG models). So far they seem to ship only some 2-in-1 laptops with Win10 pre-installed.

oreopatty
08-02-2015, 04:45 PM
is it okay to force update it? since microsoft realeased the MediaCreative to install windows 10 if you can't wait.

oreopatty
08-02-2015, 05:05 PM
is it okay to force update it? since microsoft realeased the MediaCreative to install windows 10 if you can't wait.

musti
08-02-2015, 08:13 PM
is it okay to force update it? since microsoft realeased the MediaCreative to install windows 10 if you can't wait.

Yes, that's what I did. Just remember to write down your Windows product ID (in case the installer asks it) and backing up your personal files never hurts even though if you choose an option where the Win10 installers keeps them ;)
Good luck!

dienow
08-03-2015, 05:20 AM
and keep away from nvidia driver from windows update, it messes with some laptop .

nothing changes so much on windows 10. maybe some compability issue .

oreopatty
08-03-2015, 06:36 AM
Okay. Thanks guys!!! ^_^

akinto2006
08-09-2015, 01:31 AM
Guys, does anyone else have any experiences regarding Win10 upgrade for G501JW? I'm kinda having second thoughts on upgrading due to the large amounts of complaints online.

dienow
08-09-2015, 03:00 AM
the only complaint for me its the intel HD Driver, still very buggy and make yout system have a slow performance. other than that none whatsoever.

akinto2006
08-11-2015, 03:56 AM
the only complaint for me its the intel HD Driver, still very buggy and make yout system have a slow performance. other than that none whatsoever.
Thanks for the response. When you upgraded, did you have to reinstall the ATK and touchpad drivers? How bout nVidia drivers?

dienow
08-11-2015, 08:13 AM
Thanks for the response. When you upgraded, did you have to reinstall the ATK and touchpad drivers? How bout nVidia drivers?

yeah i reinstall ATK and touchpad drivers that Asus provides . i do reinstall the nvidia driver to.

akinto2006
08-11-2015, 08:14 AM
Sounds great. Final question... is it really worth it?

dienow
08-11-2015, 09:06 AM
Sounds great. Final question... is it really worth it?

YES , lol
definently love windows 10 .

akinto2006
08-11-2015, 11:25 AM
I'm sold... I'm getting on the Win10 train in a few hours... Thanks for the info...

BTW... did you loose the ROG logo at startup or the ROG stuff like wallpaper, etc?

alvin090691
08-11-2015, 12:33 PM
so... I upgraded to windows 10 in the past few days, and frankly what happened was a total failure for :(
it slows down "A LOT" or worse hangs :(
so I though a reset would probably fix my problems and guess what? it got worse!!

1. Keyboard backlit doesn't work or other function keys (Downloaded ATK package for windows 10 and it worked again thankfully)
2 touchpad doesn't work properly (again download the touchpad driver for windows 10, works flawlessly)

all of the Asus bloatware are missing and I use 3 of them which is the maxxaudio and the one where we can change color settings for the monitor
(forgot what its called fn + c button) and I often use both of them since I often watch movies and the ROG mouse settings, now I cant change
my mouse keys :(

already installed the ATK package (praying that it would be there) but no avail

any suggestions guys?

dienow
08-11-2015, 04:10 PM
so... I upgraded to windows 10 in the past few days, and frankly what happened was a total failure for :(
it slows down "A LOT" or worse hangs :(
so I though a reset would probably fix my problems and guess what? it got worse!!

1. Keyboard backlit doesn't work or other function keys (Downloaded ATK package for windows 10 and it worked again thankfully)
2 touchpad doesn't work properly (again download the touchpad driver for windows 10, works flawlessly)

all of the Asus bloatware are missing and I use 3 of them which is the maxxaudio and the one where we can change color settings for the monitor
(forgot what its called fn + c button) and I often use both of them since I often watch movies and the ROG mouse settings, now I cant change
my mouse keys :(

already installed the ATK package (praying that it would be there) but no avail

any suggestions guys?

that is strange, all the bloatware from asus is still usable on my side, did you check the bloatware on 8.1 support list? i dunno if the maxx audio is there but i think the Splendid is there.

did u aleardy reinstall the intel and nvidia? in some cases the driver intel is very buggy .

akinto2006
08-12-2015, 01:31 AM
I jumped to windows 10... my experiences:

1. ASUS bloatware still usable. They're under ASUS folder in start menu
2. Very slow start up
3. Avast firewall doesn't work. I'm trying solution for now.
4. My Office 2013 activator doesn't work (will have to buy a legit copy)

So far... that's all I've encountered. Not using Cortana due to regional support.

dienow
08-12-2015, 01:50 AM
I jumped to windows 10... my experiences:

1. ASUS bloatware still usable. They're under ASUS folder in start menu
2. Very slow start up
3. Avast firewall doesn't work. I'm trying solution for now.
4. My Office 2013 activator doesn't work (will have to buy a legit copy)

So far... that's all I've encountered. Not using Cortana due to regional support.



yeah some antivirus doesnt work with windows 10.
that is strange. did u see what hogging the disk in startup?

akinto2006
08-12-2015, 03:22 AM
An update:

1. Slow start-up caused by Avast. Downloaded latest installer and used Avast cleaner to uninstall previous. Running much better now.
2. Firewall of Avast now works.
3. Office now Activated. LOL. Still buying the legit though.

So far so good. Will check gaming performance after work.

akinto2006
08-14-2015, 09:31 AM
Can anyone confirm that a clean install can solve all issues for the G501?

dienow
08-14-2015, 01:47 PM
Can anyone confirm that a clean install can solve all issues for the G501?

what issue ?

EDIT : Asus just updated their support page containing all updates for Windows 10

i suggest update everything on that list .

akinto2006
08-14-2015, 09:27 PM
Can you guys post the default page file settings on a Win8.1 G501? I believe it's not set to "System Managed"

akinto2006
08-15-2015, 06:51 AM
I updated all drivers on the list but to no avail... still slow as hell... if this keeps up then I might have to revert to 8.1

dienow
08-15-2015, 07:10 AM
is it the ntoskrnl.exe that uses ram and cpu usage?
any program not compatible with windows 10 will have memory leak or abnormal cpu usage.

clean install should fix it , but save it as a last resort.

Edit : some reddit user confrimed that cumulative update fix the memory leak http://redd.it/3h17m7

akinto2006
08-15-2015, 11:11 PM
It did at a certain level. Restarts however are longer than restarts under 8.1... I've been reading a lot in the last few days since upgrade. Looks like Win 10 has a looooonnnngggg way to go before it being stable or remotely stable. Heck. I even got a BSOD for the video kernel while I was presenting a plan to my boss Friday. That was very embarrassing especially if he knows I got a gaming laptop and it BSOD's. MS has to fix all the bugs before people get tired of coping with win10 screw ups.

dienow
08-16-2015, 08:39 AM
It did at a certain level. Restarts however are longer than restarts under 8.1... I've been reading a lot in the last few days since upgrade. Looks like Win 10 has a looooonnnngggg way to go before it being stable or remotely stable. Heck. I even got a BSOD for the video kernel while I was presenting a plan to my boss Friday. That was very embarrassing especially if he knows I got a gaming laptop and it BSOD's. MS has to fix all the bugs before people get tired of coping with win10 screw ups.

lol, yeah thas so embarrassing all right, yeah better u revert back to windows 8 rather than having that kind of nightmatre ever again.

alvin090691
08-18-2015, 04:30 PM
well i did a clean install and updated all of the drivers listed in the driver page and my system works smoothly and waaaay better when i updated it from win 8.1 to win10 . there are things missing though the asus splendid video and the rog mouse utility

kolina
08-19-2015, 10:54 PM
Screen flickers when gaming in Windows 10. So it's not windows 10 ready or ready for any other windows version, or ready in the first place.

akinto2006
09-02-2015, 02:14 PM
Ok just an update... after a few weeks of using Windows 10 and 4 (or 5 can't remember) cumulative updates performance seemed to stabilized. Below is a list of tweaks I did.

1. Updated all drivers from the ASUS site
2. Removed Chrome's prefetch feature
3. Defragged my HDD

What I did not do:

1. Disable Superfetch
2. Downthrottle the CPU
3. Do a clean install

Cause of the recent performance change, I have decided to stick with Win10.