Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver For Windows 8 / 10

The Nvidia ION chipset was used in affordable Intel Atom based Nettop PC’s released in 2009 onwards. Although not very powerful compared to PC’s of the time Nvidia ION based Nettop PC’s such as the Acer Revo R3600 series and the AsRock ION 330 where very popular for playing HD video. Using XBMC 720p and 1080p HD video decoding could be offloaded from the Intel Atom processor to the Nvidia ION GPU, allowing 1080p High Definition video to played back with ease on a very low powered device.

If you want to install a more modern version of Windows on an Intel Atom / Nvidia ION based desktop that is perfectly possible. Windows 8 works perfectly, as does the Windows 10 preview. Windows Update contains all the drives you require to get the system running with the exception of the Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver.

Thankfully though the Windows 7 Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver still works perfectly on Windows 8 and 10, and can be installed without installing any other older drivers.

Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver For Windows 8 / 10 Download:

Download Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver For Windows 8 and 10 32bit

Download Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver For Windows 8 and 10 64bit

The download links above are simply the System Management Controller drivers extracted from the 15.51 ION chipset drivers released on the 01.10.2009

Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver For Windows 8 / 10 Install:

To install the Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver For Windows 8 / 10 simply extract either the 32bit or 64bit driver linked to above depending on the edition of Windows you have installed.

Next you want to open device manager (Right click on Computer, select properties then click Device Manager), under Other Devices you will see Coprocessor. Right click on Coprocessor then select update driver:

Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver Windows 8 / Windows 10

 

You will be asked where the Nvidia ION Coprocessor driver is located, simply browse for the location you unzipped the driver to, then select next:

 

Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver Windows 8 / Windows 10

 

You should then see Windows will successfully install the Nvidia System Managment Controller driver:

 

Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver Windows 8 / Windows 10

 

That’s basically it, the Coprocessor driver has been installed and is working fine:

Nvidia ION Coprocessor Driver Windows 8 / Windows 10

As you can see the Device Manager now has no missing drivers for an Nvidia ION based Nettop that is running Windows 8 or Windows 10

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Basically all you require is the drivers on Windows Update and the Coprocessor driver from this blog post, enjoy using a modern version of Windows on your legacy Nvidia ION Nettop.

Windows 8 Print Drivers for Konica Minolta Bizhub C250

Bizhub C250 Printer

The Bizhub C250 Printer by Konica Minolta has no official Windows 8 drivers yet, apparently some updated Windows 8 drivers will be released in July 2013 if all goes to plan. However I can confirm that the Windows 7 drivers appear to work perfectly on Windows 8.

I tested the Bizhub C250 on a Windows 8 64bit install using the Windows 7 64bit drivers. Our setup consists of a networked Bizhub C250 with a static IP address. The Bizhub C250 driver installer found the printer on the network, installed the drivers and set its self as the default printer.

After that everything worked the same as it does on our Windows 7 machines, including the various overlays we had created.

Hopefully this post will be of use to people wondering if the Bizhub C250 will work on Windows 8.

Download: Konica Minolta Bizhub C250 Windows 8 Completable Drivers

Link: Bizhub C250 Drivers on My Konica Minolta

Update: Official drivers for the Bizhub C250 dated the 08/07/2013 are now on the Konica Minolta website.

Windows 8 Install / Re Install’s, OEM Product Key’s Embedded in BIOS

Windows 8 Install’s just got even easier on computers / laptops from OEM’s. Yesterday I had my first chance to do a clean Windows 8 install on a Laptop that shipped with Windows 8. Windows 8 from OEM’s no longer supply you with a product key, that product key is now embedded in the BIOS. With that in mind I was wondering how a re install was going to work. Well, it worked just how I hoped a Windows 8 re install would! I installed Windows 8 using a standard ISO from Microsoft’s Technet, meaning it had nothing special embedded in the ISO, or any other pre-installed apps from OEM’s, just a clean Windows 8 install exactly how Microsoft intended. Once the Laptop booted for the first time I checked and Windows 8 said it was already activated, great stuff!

With Windows Vista and Windows 7 i had a collection of .XRM-MS and the associated product keys, so usually if i had to do a re install again i could use my Technet ISO’s, import the XRM-MS licence then when i activated with the key tied to the XRM-MS licence it would pick the SLIC information up in the BIOS and activate its’self offline.

Basically Microsoft have now removed the hassle of having to do this, everything is in the Bios, so if a  PC or laptop has shipped with Windows 8 you can re install with any disc and the Windows 8 install is activated, great stuff. I think this is as especially useful, i find people loose all the discs, and generally anything except the laptop itself.

For anyone looking for a definitive answer on what happens when doing a clean install on a computer that comes pre-installed with Windows 8, I can confirm you will have no trouble re installing Windows 8.