Tuesday, July 24, 2012

How to install Windows 7/XP on Asus K53 Series K53SM-SX010D laptop with FreeDOS ?

How to install Windows 7 on FreeDOS Asus K53 Series K53SM-SX010D laptop ? was the only question in my mind when I bought this laptop from Flipkart with out any OS but FreeDos.This post will help you find your solution to your trouble while installing any operating system like Windows Xp, Windows 7 or even Ubuntu free linux.


My heartbeats raised when I pressed F2,F12 keys and BIOS didn't showed up but this menu...

"MENU 1 - Load FreeDOS with EMM386, no EMS (most UMBs), max RAM free"
"MENU 2 - Load FreeDOS with EMM386+EMS and SHARE"
"MENU 3 - Load FreeDOS including HIMEM XMS-memory driver"


So I restarted my laptop again and opt for Delete button but it didn't work too. Finally I tried ESC and it  "actually worked" :)

If you have bought this laptop without any OS other than FreeDos then reboot your system as as soon as you hit power button to start your system then just hit ESC button like you do in other laptops with F2 or F12.

Then BIOS menu should appear and you can then change the boot drive sequence to get your operating system installed.

 Rest you can do... but if you have more queries you can ask :)
(I am sure this solution should work on any laptop which comes without operating system but has FreeDOS installed on it)




35 comments:

  1. I am getting this laptop tomorrow. I wanna know should I go for Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit? I am a fan of 32 bit versions because you never have to worry about whether you should install 32 or 64 bit drivers and you never get BSODs etc. Plus, I DONT need 4gb of RAM. 2gb works for me which means 32bit should be my choice. Which version of Windows did you install? Thanks.

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    1. Yes your choice of 32bit os is better as it have certain differences.
      32 bit OS can play 16bit apps too but 64bit os can not.
      32 bit os has maximum 4 gb ram support so your requirement is achieved of 2 gb there.
      you can installed unsigned drivers on 32bit operating system.
      So according to current scenario of availability of software you 32bit os is better.
      And Yes I have installed 32Bit OS my my machine .

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  2. where can i get 32 bit drivers for win 7 of same model from asus.. they have only 64 drivers on thier website.

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  3. I tried installing an OS for the laptop through a pen drive but it didn't work. Something about drivers missing... Tried with a disc too but everytime there will be an error message saying "ERROR 0X-some bunch of numbers...".. I don't know how to specify the issue appropriately but all I can say is that theres an issue when installing the OS.

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  4. I bought this laptop from flipkart n I started it n pressed ESC and still BIOS didn't show up. What should I do?

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    1. if it is not working with ESC then either try F8 or F2 ...

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  5. this laptop can be installed with windows right?

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    1. yes sir , with any os ... installing mac will take some skills else every os can be installed

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  6. hi, how to install windows 7 on asus k53

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  7. thanks for that "Esc" thing !! it wrkd !!

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  8. @ Ashish Kalmegh: Thanks a lot dude! You saved me hell a lot of time and unwanted tension! :) Thanks a lot again

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  9. @ Ashish Kalmegh: Thanks a lot dude :)
    You saved me a hell a lot of time and unnecessary tension. Really thanks a lot! :)

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  10. Where to get drivers for 32 bit os?

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    1. you can Google it for asus drivers...
      but for your ease got to http: // support . asus . com / Download. aspx? SLanguage=en&m=K53SM&p=3&s=295 (remove spaces in this link )

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    2. link does not have any Driver for 32 bit os.. ?!!

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  11. thanks.. dude.. It's working on ASUS X53U too,,

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  12. Thanks Dude.. It's works on ASUS X53U too..

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  13. how to change bios setting to install from pendrive.. can u give me step by step process

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    1. if you have pen drive with bootable os in it then,
      change the boot priority keep first one too usb ...

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  14. thnks alot... Esc work......

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  15. Hi Bro!! Can u suggest me a good cheap laptop with free DOS so that i can install windows xp or windows 7 by myself. thnx in advance.
    i am from India so plz suggest me few options,models or brands which are available in India.

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    1. It depends on your requirement of laptop.
      Please give me more details what features you want.

      If I am not sure you want most new features in laptop but with reasonable price tag ?
      Features like Processor,Graphic hardware ,memory and screen size.

      Current market gives many brands with cheap price...(Rs 25000/- to Rs 40000/-)

      You can go for dell vostro 2520 it has good configs.
      (Procesor : i3, 2.2 GHz
      2GB RAM,
      500 GB Hard Disk,
      Linux os, 1 MP Camera)

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  16. Hi Bro!! Can u suggest me a good cheap laptop with free DOS so that i can install windows xp or windows 7 by myself. thnx in advance.
    i am from India so plz suggest me few options,models or brands which are available in India.

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  17. tHANK FOR ESC HELP I SEARCHED SO MANY WEBSITE BUT NO BODY HELPED

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    1. Lenovo Essential G580 (59-351474) Laptop (2nd Gen PDC/ 2GB/ 500GB/ DOS)..It's having good configurations ...please google it and check for the configuration...I recomed for home based users...

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  18. genius... master stroke

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  19. There isnt any driver for Asus K53SM model in the Asus.com website...they provide drivers only for windows 7/8 64 bit...So Ashish Kalmegh if you dont know then dont say so....

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  20. thnx for ur post it helps a lot

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  21. Can i install win 8 32 bit on asus X53U?

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