Broadcom GNSS Geolocation Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit), 8 (32-bit) - ThinkPad Tablet 2
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Broadcom GNSS Geolocation Driver
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19.14.8401.424 Nov 2012
README for Broadcom GNSS Geolocation Driver
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19.14.8401.424 Nov 2012

This package installs the software (GPS driver) to enable the following device.
- Broadcom BCM47511 GPS Device

Refer to marketing materials to find out what computer models support which devices.

If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted
below.

This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.

Contents
Supported ThinkPad Systems
Supported Operating Systems
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed
Limitations

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • Tablet 2

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 19.14.8401.4

  • [Important] Added support for Windows 8.1 32-bit.
  • (New) Updated the LIMITATIONS section of this README document.
  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Tablet 2.

 

Installation Instructions

Notes:

  • If your computer runs satisfactorily now, it may not be necessary to update the software. To determine if you should update the software, refer to the Version Information section.
Manual Install

This section assumes to use Internet Explorer and Windows Explorer.

[Downloading file]

  1. Click once on the underlined file name. Once this is done, some pop-up windows will appear.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. In the window to choose Run or Save, click the Save button.
  4. Choose the folder you would like to download the file to and click the Save button. A different window will appear and the download will begin and complete. Once the download has completed, there may or may not be a message stating that the download completed successfully.

[Extracting file]

  1. Make sure to be logged on with administrative account.
  2. Locate the directory where the file was downloaded.
  3. Locate the file that was downloaded and double-click it.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  5. In the Select Destination Location window, click Next. If you would like to select a different folder, click Browse.
  6. In the Ready to Install window, click Install. All the necessary files will be extracted to the folder selected in the step 9.

[Installing files]

  1. Make sure the checkbox next to "Install ..... now" is checked and click Finish.
  2. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete installation and restart the computer.

Finally delete the file saved in the step 4.

Silent Install


This is for system administrators' use only.

  1. Refer to the Manual Install section, and download and extract the file.
  2. In the step 11 of the Installing files section, uncheck the checkbox next to "Install ..... now", and then click Finish to cancel installation.
  3. At the command line, execute install.bat.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\install.bat

 

Determining which version is installed
  1. Press the Windows logo button to display the Start screen.
  2. Swipe in from the bottom edge of the touchscreen to display the App bar.
  3. Select All apps.
  4. Select Control Panel.
  5. Select System and Security.
  6. Select Device Manager in the System section.
  7. Double-tap the System Devices category.
  8. Double-tap Broadcom GNSS Bus Driver.
  9. Select the Driver tab, then the driver version will be displayed.
  10. Select Cancel.
  11. Double-tap the Sensors category.
  12. Double-tap Broadcom GNSS Geolocation Sensor.
  13. Select the Driver tab, then the driver version will be displayed.

 

Limitation
  • After uninstalling the software, the following files are not deleted:
    • C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\UMDF\BcmGnss.dll
    • C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\UMDF\BcmGnssGpioAcpi.dll
    • C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\UMDF\BcmGnssLocationSensor.dll
    • C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\BcmGnssBus.sys
  • The uninstalled software version cannot be updated by ThinkVantage System Update process again. 
    Please reinstall the software manually if needed.


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