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Realtek Giga LAN Driver for Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit), 8 (32-bit, 64-bit) - ThinkPad Edge E431, E531

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Realtek Giga LAN Driver

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Windows 8 (32-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
8.3.730.2012
4/30/2013
README for Realtek Giga LAN Driver

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Windows 8 (32-bit)
Windows 8 (64-bit)
Windows 8.1 (32-bit)
Windows 8.1 (64-bit)
8.3.730.2012
4/30/2013

This package installs the software (Realtek Giga LAN Driver) to enable the following device.

  • Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

 

Note:

  • 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 System
Summary of changes
Installation Instructions
Determining which version is installed

 

Supported ThinkPad Systems
  • ThinkPad Edge E431
  • ThinkPad Edge E531

 

Supported Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 32-bit, 64-bit
  • Microsoft Windows 8 32-bit, 64-bit

 

Summary of Changes

Where:

  • < > Version numbers
  • [Important] Important update
  • (New) New function or enhancement
  • (Fix) Correction to existing function

Version 8.3.730.2012

  • (New) Added support for Microsoft Windows 8.1
  • (New) Initial release for ThinkPad Edge E431,E531.

 

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 an administrator account.
  2. Locate the folder 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 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 setup.exe with the -s option.
    Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup -s

 

Uninstallation instructions
Manual Uninstall
  1. Start Windows and logon with an administrator account.
  2. Press Win+X, then press F to open Programs and Features
  3. Select Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver, and click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
  4. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and restart the computer.

 

Determining which version is installed
  1. Press Win+X.
  2. Press M to open Device Manager.
  3. At the popup window left, click Device.
  4. Double-click Network adapters category.
  5. Double-click Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller.
  6. Click the Driver tab.
  7. Check Driver Version.