§§ Acer TravelMate 4010 Windows 7

Work in progress to compile my notes… excuse the format.

Networking

LAN Driver

Broadcom 4401

These drivers are included in Windows 7 so no additional work is needed.
Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG Drivers for Windows 7

I confirmed after installation the wireless chipset through device manager to be PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_4220&SUBSYS_27018086.

Intel doesn’t manufacture drivers for Windows 7 at all. However, I downloaded the 32-bit Vista drivers here (from Intel) rather than go with the newer but older architecture XP drivers. I’m not sure if the executable version of the driver installation would work as I downloaded the compressed ZIP version of the package.

I extracted the package to my usual C:\Drivers\[manufacture_name]\[component_name] folder, here being c:\Drivers\Intel\Wireless_2200BG.

Once extracted, right-click on the unknown networking device in Device Manager and choose update driver and locate the path to which you extracted the 2200BG Vista drivers.

Audio

The audio system is from Conexant. Once I activated the wireless connection and connected to the Internet, I was surprise to see Windows update software (an icon in the system tray) and then discover it found the driver for audio, installed it, and enabled it. I had sound working fully with no effort in about a minute.

Video

The graphics adapter on the TM4010 that I have is an Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME  [PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3582]. There also is a version with the ATI X200M that I wish I had since the Intel controller/hub is rather weak, in particular for 3D.

While there are drivers for each via Windows Catalog (NOT Windows Update), it’s not readily apparent which were recommended. For the Intel, I chose my own path and went with Developer Release drivers.

I’ll update more when not mobile so I have my notes on me. :-)

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