Monday, February 9, 2015

ASUS G750JX easy Windows 7 install

This post gives great instructions on installing the G750JS and other models that are not the G750JX:

But the nugget of information is the link to ASUS provided Windows 7 drivers. These laptops are all very similar as you will soon see; but the G750JX has 3 important differences.

1) The BIOS file is very different. Download the latest BIOS file from the G750JX page. As of this writing it's version 209 (it's the same BIOS for Win 8, 8.1, and Other options)

Put the extracted file in an easy to find place (like C:\Bios). Press ESC when the machine is booting to access BIOS (i've seen some peole hold it down, I just click it a lot...). Choose Easy Flash, look for the file through the clunky interface, it will detect the file to be correct and let you flash it.

When you reboot, the BIOS is reset to default settings. You may want/need to disable secure boot and enable CSM to boot to DVD in non-UEFI mode, if that's what you want. I like my things simple so that's how I did mine.

2) You will need the Intel provided ME 8 installer, instead of the one on the ASUS G750JS link. This installer is here:

With those 2 differences out of the way, get the rest from the G750JS Windows 7 x64 driver page at

3) This laptop has no Intel integrated card. I used the latest WHQL driver from the Nvidia site (347.25 at time of writing, for a 770M).

My G750JX used the Broadcom wireless card, Broadcom Bluetooth module, and the Atheros NIC. Change those in case your model is different.

This is the order I installed them. I rebooted when any requested since sometimes installers can cause each other problems, and I only wanted to do this once :)

1 intel chipset
2 wireless broadcom
3 intel rapid storage
4 realtek audio
5 lan atheros
6 usb3 intel
7 touch pad elantech
8 hotkeys
9 keyboard filter (no idea what this does, but OK)
10 bluetooth broadcom (this will require .Net 4 later on)
11 thunderbolt intel ( i dont have any thunderbolt devices, but hey...)
12 card reader genesys (to do this one, I had to first insert a SD card, see the driver half fail, right click the USB Mass Storage in Device Manager, update driver, then uninstall the device and re-insert the SD card - all for USB3.0 on the card reader)

Lastly, the Intel ME you downloaded in Step 2 will take care of the last pending device in Device Manager.

I love this laptop on Windows 7 - next is Fedora 21!


  1. I found that all other driver suggestions worked except for the wifi. None of the js wifi drivers would work and I could not find any others that would work either from Lenovo or Dell sites. After 10 hours of struggling, I was about to give up and restore Win8 when, as a last resort, I tried the very earliest drivers for the jx off the Asus site. It worked and I got wifi. What a PITA

  2. thanks for that. could you specify what model is your wireless card?

    1. It is listed as a Qualcomm Atheros AR9485WB-EG in the device manager - now. Looking back on it and using the JS drivers, I think I was confusing the broadcom with qualcomm and that's where my problem was. The drivers weren't going to work anyway. The device manager wasn't listing my wifi adapter at that point so I was shooting in the dark. I assumed it was a broadcom and the two names are so similar... Well after 10 hours of getting things to work, I couldn't tell. I had no problem installing the usb 3 driver.

  3. cool. It sure doesn't make it easy on us when they have options that overlap: Mine has a Qualcomm Atheros AR8171/8175 for gigabit and a Broadcomm 802.11ac for wireless!

  4. I should have taken your advice to begin with and done a more detailed list of my hardware (I thought I did, but found out after the fact that I hadn't.) I just assumed, same laptop, same hardware. Actually, I had to also download the Intel Chipset_10.0.27_Public to fix a problem with my SM bus controller that didn't install correctly leaving me with a sm bus controller with a big question mark in the hardware manager. Now, everything is working great and it is a great laptop, especially with Win7 on it. Thanks for putting up this page, it did simplify the install for me and there doesn't seem to be information on doing this anywhere else that I could find....