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    magnuzen
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    G53SX -bloatware

    Hi
    I just bought a G53sx - s1218v.

    I want to remove all the bloatware but i'm unsure about what I need and not!
    I also want to remove alot of the programs that is running in the background, but what programs do I need?

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    Basically, you don't need ANY of the Asus add-on programs.....not a one.

    The only program with an Asus label that you need is actually a driver....it's called the ATK Package. Aside from that, everything else is optional, and almost all of it simply replicates features and functions that Windows can do itself (power management, turning wireless cards on/off, etc). Because it's redundant, and because it's just third-party utilities that Asus throws in willy-nilly, I don't install any of it.

    One exception would be whatever BD/DVD player that came with your laptop. Especially if you have a BD drive, Windows doesn't have that functionality itself, so you do need third-party software.

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    bloatware

    okok, Is anything needed to use my backlit keyboard? Im having problems getting the keyboard to stay lit!

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    The ATK package is what controls all the specialized keyboard functions. That's why you need it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magnuzen View Post
    okok, Is anything needed to use my backlit keyboard? Im having problems getting the keyboard to stay lit!
    Make sure you're logged on - the keyboard backlight is disabled until you are - then hit Fn-F4 to turn the backlight on and increase brightness. If that fails, uninstall your current ATK Package in Control Panel-Uninstall a program - REBOOT - and reinstall ATK Package 1.00.0014.
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    I couldn't find the version you are talking about. I only find Version V1.0.0010 - is this usable?

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    Try uninstalling that one and then installing the latest version, 1.00.0014.

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    magnuzen
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    I cant find version 1.00.0014 on the support site for asus g53sx

    Can i use Version V1.0.0010 ?

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    magnuzen
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    It worked!

    Thank's guys! Tryed the other version and it worked

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    magnuzen
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    Any other tips

    Do you guys have any other tips to make my computer faster?

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