Thinking about buying Asus ROG Gaming laptop? Great choice, but keep this in mind!

Recently I fell off the wagon; I wanted more gaming and Apple only wanted more thinness and more quietness. (And more money, but who doesn’t).
So I got myself an Asus ROG G752VY-GC174T. Awesome laptop, I got to say, but……when you get one yourself, please note;

  • Keyboard lighting does not work until AFTER you log in. So you’ll have to log in blind in the dark
    [EDIT 16-jul-2016] Keyboard backlight on logon screen has been fixed in ATK version 1.0.0042. The trouble is to find that version for download. Please see below for instructions.
  • Immediately uninstall Game First software, unless you want high ping and rubber banding in almost any online game
    [EDIT 14-nov-2016] Looks like ASUS have released an update that should fix this, even specifically mentioning the game Overwatch, see here under Windows 10 x64 > hotfix. Direct download of GameFirst IV version 1512.
  • Upgrade ROG software to latest beta, to avoid 7 minute launch time on support software. (Yes, you read that correctly; SEVEN MINUTES)
  • Turning on Quick Boot in the BIOS will not work; it will reset to disabled regardless of your choice or method of setting it. And with that, you cannot Quick Boot.
    [EDIT 24-aug-2016] QuickBoot has been fixed in BIOS version 213. Download here: Asus ROG G752 BIOS rev. 213

I’ll keep updating this post with relevant information.


Addendum 1: Finding and installing the latest ATK package

The package you need has the following zip-file-name:

ATKPackage_Win10_64_VER100042.zip
but the closest you’ll get via regular searches on the web is this page: http://www.asus.com/support/Download/3/588/0/1/41/ which will list you up to 1.0.0040, and for Windows 8.1 only, not Windows 10.

Luckily, ASUS use a generic naming convention, so we can extrapolate the Windows 10 version 1.0.0042 archive URL from the Windows 8.1 version 1.0.0040 one.

http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps_for_Win8.1/ATKPackage/ATKPackage_Win81_64_VER100040.zip
becomes
http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/nb/Apps_for_Win10/ATKPackage/ATKPackage_Win10_64_VER100042.zip

Download ATK version 1.0.0042 for Windows 10 directly from ASUS.

Author: Remon Pel

WebDeveloper though not WebDesigner

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