December 28, 2008 at 2:42 am #160298kentonMember
I’m about to reinstall Windows XP using the provided discs (I have a USB DVDRW) and I am wondering which Samsung default programs might be vital once I get Windows reinstalled.
I plan on using the latest drivers from Intel/Atheros and then use the latest drivers for everything else found at Samsung’s own NC10 download page.
I am just wondering which Samsung programs are vital to the operation of the notebook? Thanks!December 28, 2008 at 2:52 am #177610hufnMember
None of them are vital per se. The easy network manager is good for using different networks, but I don’t use it at all. The easy battery manager has a bunch of power saving features – if you use xp I’d recommend it. If you use vista or windows 7 probably not. Easy display manager is requried to use most of the Fn buttons so I strongly recommend – I use it. The magic keyboard does a few functions, but I don’t use it myself. That’s most of them. Go to http://www.samsung.com/us/consumer/detail/support.do?group=computersperipherals&type=mobilecomputing&subtype=netbook&model_cd=NP-NC10-KA02US&mode=C for the drivers and software 🙂December 28, 2008 at 2:54 am #177612emeowwwMember
Hi kenton, I suggest you read [link href=http://www.sammymobile.com/plugins/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?5465]Freddy’ guide[/url] to get an idea. Not many IMO, I think Samsung’s Battery Manager, Easy Display Manager and Magic Keyboard, and maybe Recovery Solution if you’re thinking of making a backup image post install.
Personally, I haven’t updated any drivers, and can’t see any need to at the moment, since everything works fine.December 28, 2008 at 6:20 pm #177609kentonMember
Thanks guys 🙂February 16, 2009 at 2:42 am #177611Element1Member
Be carefull updating TouchPad driver, it killed my WindowsXP by deleted some config file.February 16, 2009 at 2:52 am #177613Don_AudioMember
You might want to check out this Thread:
to get the most recent drivers for a fresh xp install.
Sammy software you need:
To get hotkeys working, you need to install:
Samsung Easy Display Manager – allows most hotkeys to function
Samsung Battery Manager – maybe not needed, but probably works with speedup manager
Samsung Easy Keyboard-it allows the Samsung Magic Doctor (Fn+F7) and Easy SpeedUp Manager (Fn+F8) keys to work
[/quote1234752716]February 16, 2009 at 10:15 am #177608FreddyMember
Yes, to get the keyboard shortcuts working you need to load DMLoader which is a part of Samsung Easy Display Manager. To get the shortcuts for Fn+F7 and Fn+F8 to work then you need to load PreMKBD which is a part of Samsung Magic Keyboard.
None of the apps are essential but I for one think the above two are useful. I take it you don’t need Samsung Magic Doctor if you’re doing a clean install of XP. You could also install Samsung Battery Keyboard but the only thing it adds is really the screen dimming, everything else you can set in XP’s built in tools.
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