Jul 21, 2014

MSI CR460 Drivers and Details

MSI CR460 series basically use windows 8 or 8.1 as it default operating system. You can also downgrade into Windows 7 since MSI also released drivers and support for Windows 7. The specific model name may varies, example you may own MSI CR460 (MS-145A), regardless of the specific model name, all CR460 series uses the same driver sets.

Changes I made from the original driver list:
1. Arrange the drivers installation in order. So please install according to the order given.
2. Exclude certain utility (which I think not important).
3. I do not listed the driver version because you can see the driver version on the download link itself.
4. If you are using Windows 8.1, just install windows 8 drivers.


Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility (Intel(R) 6 Series Chipset)
Windows 7 32/64-bit (2.52MB) : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit (3.97MB) : Download 

Storage
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Download

Intel MEI
Intel Management Engine Interface
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32-bit : Download
Windows 8 64-bit : Download

Audio
Realtek (HD) High Definition Audio (ALC269/892)
Windows 7 32/64-bit (108MB) : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit (131MB) : Download 

Graphic
Intel HD3000 Graphics Family Drivers
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32-bit : Download
Windows 8 64-bit : Download

Touchpad
Sentelic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Aromatically installed in Windows 8/8.1

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek Ethernet LAN Drivers
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Download

Card Reader
Realtek RTS5209 Card Reader Drivers
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Download 

Bluetooth
Intel Bluetooth (Centrino) + high speed Adapter (N130/N1030)
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Download

Webcam/Camera
Automatically installed because this device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.

USB 3.0
NEC USB3.0 Driver
You can choose either to install Beta or Original driver version.
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download (original Drivers)
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download (beta version)
Windows 8 32/84-bit : Automatically installed in Windows 8/8.1

Wireless
There are 2 applicable Wireless Drivers for this model, choose one base on your specification.

 Atheros Wireless LAN Drivers
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Download

Intel Wireless LAN Drivers (Cane Peak)
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Automatically installed in Windows 8/8.1

Radio Switch
ENE KB9X Radio Switch Version 1.0
This drivers required for bluetooth driver and only for windows 8, for windows 7 you just need to install the wireless driver and S-Bar.
Windows 8 32/64-bit : Download

Utility
Windows 7 and Windows 8 use different set of utility. So download and use it according to your Operating system. This utility is optional, you can choose either to use it or not.

MSI S-Bar 2.0
Please Install .Netframework 4.5 First : Download Link
Windows 7 : Download
Only for windows 7, Windows 8 uses SCM which replaces S-bar function).

Battery calibration
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download
Windows 8 64-bit : Download

Easy Viewer
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Easy Face 2.0
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Cinema Pro II
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

I Charger
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

Webcam
Simple Camera Application
*Make sure you installed camera driver first.
Windows 7 32/64-bit : Download

SCM
MSI System Control Manager
Windows 8 64-bit : Download
Windows 8 64-bit (upgrade from windows 7 ) : Download
Note: Please reboot and press DEL key to enter the BIOS. Make sure the EC version in the System Information page. If your EC version is 4xx, please install 2nd of SCM.

DVD Player
Cyberlink Power DVD 10 Blue-ray Patch
Windows 8 : Download

User Guides:
1. Your internal microphone is located near to your webcam at the top of your LED screen.
2. Your Quick Launch Button located near to your Power button (right side of you laptop). This button however requires SCM installation (win 8) and S-Bar installation (Win 7).
3. The Fn key Funtion :
(Press and hold the FN Button and press the secondary button without releasing the Fn button to activate the funtion).
Fn + F4 : User Defined Application.
Fn + F5 : Press F5 button repeteadly to switch among various power saving modes.
Fn + F6 : Turn On/Off Webcam.
Fn + F8 : Turn WIFI/Wireless On and Off.
Fn + F9 : To turn Bluetooth On/Off.

Do let me know if you have problems installing the drivers.