Latest Drivers and Acer Utilities as of xmas 2005Ok here it is exams, holidays, and travel kept me busy until today I had a
chance to get this list wiped up.
ALL DRIVERS FOR WINDOWS XP 32bit...
Ati video card drivers the tool has been mentioned before but I will link again
for convenience. Here it is, just open the program and click help and follow
Realtek Lan drivers, this enabled some extra speed on gigabit Ethernet
networks also its good to know it is the latest from the actual manufacture.
A note on this one, get the auto installation program, if you want to install it
manually extract it to desktop then in device manager update the realtek lan
card driver using the winxp folder from the extracted archive.
Touchpad drivers - latest from the website, some useful features added I
recommend going into mouse properties (in control panel) afterwards and
looking at the synaptics tab for more options.
GridVista Utility from Acer, newest version 2.29.0728
These are the Empowering Utilities which offer powerfull tools for acer laptops
more info here
also I installed and tested on my own system, all of them work, eRecovery
doesn't on my system since im using NTFS file system and that utility
requires FAT32. Other notes on ePresentation, I have not use a projector yet
with my laptop so I cannot say that it works 100% but most likely it will also
you can use ATI's own drivers to assist with using a projector.
Empowering_126.96.36.199(install this first)
Acer eDataSecurity Management 1.00.21
Acer eLock Management 188.8.131.52
Acer ePerformance Management 184.108.40.206
Acer ePower Management 220.127.116.117
Acer ePresentation Management 18.104.22.1680
Acer eRecovery Management 22.214.171.124
Acer eSettings Management 126.96.36.199
I have looked throughout the European Ftp site which is the most active one
if anyone else finds newer versions make sure the datestamp is newer than
the date on this post then let us know about it.
Like everything out there I need to give warnings about changing drivers and
installing utilities that the manufacturer has not recommended (yet)
you need to know what you are doing in order for this to be benificial, you
must uninstall old versions properly and install new ones in the right order
(framework before other empowering utilities) also from the acer website
"If your computer came with Acer eManager bundled, please uninstall
Acer eManager and reboot the system. You can then install Acer
Hope this helps a lot of people out there with the one of a kind Acer
4402WLMI "those who like it like it a lot" (from beer company but also fits
for this laptop)
I have found that the latest audio drivers are 3.80 compared to the factory 3.7 link on website doesn't work but this file is easy to find using google just search for