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      Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver for Windows 8.1 (64-bit), 8 (64-bit) - Notebook

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      Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver
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      README for Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver
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      Windows 8 (64-bit)
      Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

      This package installs the software (Ethernet Controller driver) to enable the following device:

      • Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller


      • 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.


      Supported Systems
      Supported Operating System
      Summary of changes
      Installation instructions
      Uninstallation instructions
      Determining which version is installed


      Supported Systems
      • Lenovo B475e, B480, B485, B575e, B490, B580, B590
      • Lenovo E49
      • Lenovo M490, M495
      • Lenovo V480, V480c, V480s, V580, V580c
      • ThinkPad Edge E330, Edge E335, Edge L330
      • Zhaoyang K29, K49, E49


      Supported Operating System
      • Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-bit
      • Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit


      Summary of Changes


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

      Version 8.2.612.2012

      • (New) Added support for Windows 8.1 64-bit.
      • (New) Initial release for Microsoft Windows 8 64-bit.


      Installation Instructions


      • 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 Step 4.

      Silent Install

      Note: This is intended for system administrators 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 options.
        Example: [Path where the files were extracted]\setup -s
      Uninstallation Instructions
      Manual Uninstall

      [Windows 8]

      1. Start Windows and logon with an administrator account.
      2. Press Windows + X
      3. Click Control Panel at appeared pane
      4. Make sure "View by Category" is selected, and click Uninstall a program.
      5. Select Realtek Ethenet Controller Driver, and click Uninstall or Uninstall/Change.
      6. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete uninstallation and
        restart the computer
      Determining which version is installed

      [Windows 8]

      In Control Panel

      1. Click Start, then click Control Panel.
      2. Click Programs and select uninstall a program
      3. Click Programs and Features
      4. Check 'Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver' option, and can see the driver version

      In Device Manager

      1. Click Start, Right-click my computer and select manage
      2. In Device manager,click 'Network adapters'
      3. In Device manager, double click 'Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller'
      4. Click the 'Driver' tab.Then you will see the driver version

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      • Document ID:DS031884
      • Last Updated :23 Jun 2014
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