CR460

MSI recommends Windows 8.

Overview


(MSI recommends upgrade to Windows 8 Pro.)


The Latest 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i7 Processor


MSI Exclusive Innovation

Exclusive ECO Engine Power Management System

MSI CR460 selects the brand new ECO Engine as the power management function to extend the battery running time while performing different tasks; simply touch ECO quick launch sensor to switch among the 5 different modes—Gaming, Movie, Presentation, Office and Turbo Battery mode.

Furthermore, the advanced MSI ECO design can turn off some unused components’ power in order to save more energy and make your notebook workable in critical situation without any power supply.

* Actual battery life will vary depending on usage patterns and configuration settings.
 

Stylish Design

Color Film Print Technology with Extraordinary and Exquisite Texture

The chassis and wrist-rest areas of the CR460 notebook computer are graced with MSI’s own color film print with shimmering checkered pattern to protect against scratching and wear while adding a touch of class. 

MSI Chiclet keyboard

The stylish Chiclet Keyboard design reduces typing errors and increasing comfort, when compared to regular keyboards. In addition, the chiclet keyboard is designed to damp key-press sounds. Whether typing or gaming, the chiclet keyboard means you no longer have to fret about disturbing those around you with keyboard clicks and clatter.

 

Enjoy Entertainment in Multiple Extremes

Cinema-class high-fidelity speakers enable a superior SRS Premium Sound experience

The CR460 incorporates SRS Premium Sound™-certified high-fidelity cinema-class speakers, ensuring that you can enjoy the most immersive, like-it’s-live aural experience when gaming, viewing movies or TV, or listening to music.
 

Built-in 720p HD Webcam

Genuine 720p high-definition (HD) video quality to 30fps (30 continuous images per second allowing smooth, natural progression without jerkiness; ordinary webcams only offer 8fps). This guarantees truly clear and smooth video and picture quality and exceptional audio effects. In addition, the 16:9 HD wide-screen video display can be used with all kinds of social networking media, allowing optimum high-quality video communication and production of HD videos for the enjoyment of friends and family.

 


High-Definition Multimedia Interface

The CR460’s HDMI output not only delivers super-fast 5GB per second data rates, but it also reduces cable clutter, while ensuring the best possible video quality. By taking advantage of HDMI, the CR460 can render game scenes with spectacular clarity and realism, making it a great choice for the next generation of both PC and online games.


  

Latest & fastest Data Transfer Technology USB 3.0

USB 3.0 can reach transfer rates of 4.8GB per second, 10 times the bandwidth of the current USB 2.0. A 27GB HD file (about as large as a 4 hour HD video) can be transferred within 70 seconds, so HD video and 3D game playback speeds are even faster. USB 3.0 is also capable of executing read/write data operations, while USB 2.0 can only execute unidirectional document transfers in the same amount of time.


MSI Reminds You...
1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific specifications with your local dealers.
2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

MSI Reminds You...

  1. The specifications may differ from areas and we keep the right to change without notice. Please check the specific Specification with your local dealers.
  2. The color of the product might be affected by photography and the monitor's setting, which might be different from the real product.

Specifications

CPU 2nd Generation Intel® CoreTM i5 processors
OS Windows 8.1
Chipset Intel® HM65
Memory DDR3 1333MHz up to 4GB
LCD Size 14" HD LED backlight (16:9)
Graphics Intel HD 3000 Graphics
Graphics VRAM share with system memory
HDD (GB) 250/320/500GB
Optical Drive DVD Super Multi
Audio Stereo Speakers with Intel HD Audio
Webcam HD Webcam
Card Reader XD/SDHC/SDXC/MMC/MS
LAN 10/100/1000
Wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/n
D-Sub (VGA) 1
HDMI 1
USB 2.0 port 2
USB 3.0 port 1(optional)
Mic-in/Headphone-out 1/1
Keyboard 87keys
AC Adapter 65W
Battery 6-Cell
Dimension 344.4(L) X 212(D) X 13.5-28(H)mm
Weight (KG) 2.2

 

The Specification may change without notice. The actual products sold are different from areas. Please check the detailed Specification with your local dealers.

 

Awards

BIOS

!Special Note:

The BIOS files provided here are exclusive only for MSI-branded Notebook PCs and not compatible with any MSI Whitebook/Whitebrand barebones. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage caused by improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download BIOS from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the BIOS update. To avoid BIOS update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.

- If the notebook you purchased has Win7 Bios installed, please DON'T attempt to update using Windows 8 bios (or vice versa). Failure to abide may result in bricking your system.

- Although there's a bios detection program written to protect user from cross flashing the bios (Win7 to Win8 bios or vice versa), still DON'T experiment. Failure to abide may result in breaking your system.

For Windows 8:

1. To know how to update BIOS under EFI BIOS utility, please click here.
2. To know about how to update win8 BIOS under EFI Shell mode, please click here.


For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
a. 1) To know about how to update BIOS Firmware under DOS mode, please click here
2) Please execute "flash.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade BIOS Firmware.

b. To know about how to update BIOS under windows 7, please click here (Only for CR640 / CX640 / CX640MX / CX480)


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Description Enable RMPM for new nanya DRAM module.
Version 30A
Type AMI BIOS Release Date 2013-07-04
Download download File Size 1.52 MB
Note

Driver

Win8 64,Win7 64,Win7 32

!Special Note:

The Drivers provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.

To enjoy MSI notebook technology, please install MSI System Control Manager or S-Bar to enable MSI exclusive hotkey function. MSI System Control Manager and S-Bar can be downloaded from Utility web page under Download menu. The utility for each notebook will vary between different models. Please install the utility dedicated for your notebook.


For WindPad:

1)Driver SOP explanation


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6728
Type Audio Release Date 2013-03-28
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 131.77 MB
Realtek HD Audio
Description
Version 6.0.1.6334
Type Audio Release Date 2011-12-06
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 108.86 MB
Intel(R) Chipset
Description Intel(R) 6&7 Series/C216 Chipset Family
Version 9.3.0.1025
Type Chipset Release Date 2013-05-23
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 3.97 MB
Intel(R) 6 Series Chipset
Description
Version 9.2.0.1030
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-08-10
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.52 MB
Intel(R) 6 Series Chipset
Description
Version 9.2.0.1030
Type Chipset Release Date 2011-08-10
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 2.52 MB
Intel Bluetooth_N130
Description
Version 2.5.21.40054
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 64.65 MB
Intel Bluetooth + High Speed Adapter_N130/N1030
Description
Version 1.0.78.20535
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-07-05
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 149.07 MB
Intel Bluetooth + High Speed Adapter_N130/N1030
Description
Version 1.0.78.20535
Type Bluetooth Release Date 2011-07-05
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 149.07 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description N/A
Version 6.2.8400.28123
Type Card Reader Release Date 2013-05-23
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 10.84 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.58
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-05-04
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 8.81 MB
Realtek Card Reader
Description
Version 6.1.7600.58
Type Card Reader Release Date 2011-05-04
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 8.81 MB
Intel HD Graphics Family_Intel Ivy Bridge
Description
Version 9.17.10.2875
Type VGA Release Date 2013-01-02
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 137.24 MB
Intel HD Graphics Family
Description
Version 8.15.10.2291
Type VGA Release Date 2011-03-04
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 79.89 MB
Intel HD Graphics Family
Description
Version 8.15.10.2291
Type VGA Release Date 2011-03-04
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 64.9 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 8.2.612.2012
Type LAN Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 5.61 MB
Realtek LAN
Description
Version 7.41.216.2011
Type LAN Release Date 2011-05-03
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 5.48 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 39.17 MB
Sentelic Touchpad
Description
Version 8.8.8.6
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-12-18
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 39.17 MB
Sentelic TouchPad
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type TouchPad Release Date 2012-08-23
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan _AW-785H
Description
Version 10.0.0.67
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-08-23
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 209.77 MB
Intel Wireless LAN _crane peak
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.

Version
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-08-23
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
RealTeK Wireless Lan _AW-NE139H
Description
Version 2007.2.0706.2012
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 31.87 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.58 MB
Atheros Wireless Lan
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 9.2.0.458
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-17
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 17.58 MB
Intel Wireless LAN _crane peak
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 14.3.0.6
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-09
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 286.8 MB
Intel Wireless LAN _crane peak
Description You can identify the type of WLAN module being used from the document provided below:
http://www.msi.com/html/pdf/wireless_note.pdf
Version 14.3.0.6
Type Wireless LAN Release Date 2012-01-09
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 286.8 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 11.6.0.1030
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2013-05-23
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 11.22 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 11.1.0.1006
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2012-05-04
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 11.33 MB
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Description
Version 11.1.0.1006
Type Intel Rapid Storage Technology Release Date 2012-05-04
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 11.33 MB
Intel Management Engine
Description
Version 8.1.0.1263
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2013-05-23
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 118.63 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 7.0.0.1144
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2011-02-16
OS Win7 32
Download download File Size 4.71 MB
Intel Management Engine Interface
Description
Version 7.0.0.1144
Type Intel Management Engine Release Date 2011-02-16
OS Win7 64
Download download File Size 4.71 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-06-24
OS Win7 32
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Camera
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type Camera Release Date 2010-06-01
OS Win7 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
NEC USB 3.0 driver
Description This device uses the native driver bundled in operating system.
Version
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2012-08-22
OS Win8 64
Download N/A File Size 0 MB
Beta_ NEC USB3.0 driver
Description
Version 2.1.28.0
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2011-12-13
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 17.64 MB
NEC USB 3.0 driver
Description
Version 2.0.32.0
Type USB 3.0 Release Date 2011-03-07
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 15.98 MB
Radio Switch
Description
Version 1.0.7112.20593
Type Radio Switch Release Date 2012-11-09
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 0.78 MB

Utility

Win8 64,Win7 64,Win7 32

!Special Note:

The Utilities provided here are exclusively for MSI products only. MSI takes no responsibility for any damage resulted from improper usage or lack of technical expertise.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
Cyberlink PowerDVD 10 Blu-ray patch
Description This patch solved the error of playing Blu-ray DISC:

The integrity of CyberLink PowerDVD is at risk. Check your anti-virus software for malicious activities or try reinstalling CyberLink PowerDVD.
Version DVD130329-01
Type Utility Release Date 2013-04-12
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 125.84 MB
Note
SCM
Description
Version 10.013.03016
Type Utility Release Date 2013-03-06
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 3.4 MB
Note
S-Bar 2.0
Description
Version 20.012.11099
Type Utility Release Date 2012-12-06
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 4.99 MB
Note
SCM (Only for Windows 8 upgraded from Windows 7.)
Description 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 this version of SCM.
Version 10.212.11060
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-26
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 4.28 MB
Note
Battery Calibration
Description
Version 1.0.1208.0301
Type Utility Release Date 2012-11-26
OS Win8 64
Download download File Size 2.55 MB
Note
Battery Calibration(1.0.0.1)
Description Battery Calibration(1.0.0.1)
Version 1.0.0.1
Type Utility Release Date 2011-05-04
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 1.71 MB
Note
Easy Viewer
Description
Version 1.3.0.9
Type Utility Release Date 2011-04-12
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 20.43 MB
Note
MSI Easy Face 2.0
Description Webcam Tool
Version 2.0.0.25
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 59.97 MB
Note
Cinema Pro II (W7 32/64,1.0.0.10)
Description Cinema Player
Version 1.0.0.10
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 2.69 MB
Note
iCharger (W7 32/64,1.0.104)
Description iPad Charger
Version 1.0.104
Type Utility Release Date 2011-03-22
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.52 MB
Note
Simple Camera Application (Win7 32/64)
Description Webcam Application
Version 1.0.909.0801
Type Utility Release Date 2010-06-10
OS Win7 64, Win7 32
Download download File Size 0.76 MB
Note

Manual

!Special Note:

MSI™ provides user manuals (in PDF format) here for download. You can use Adobe Acrobat Reader (Adobe's WEB Site) to open them.


We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.

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Firmware

!Special Note:

The DEVICE FIRMWARES contained here are exclusively for MSI product only. MSI assumes no responsibility for any damages resulting from improper use or lack of technical expertise.

!Attention:

Users who download firmware from here (not using Live Update) should use the flash utility included in the downloaded compressed file when doing the firmware update. To avoid firmware update failure, please do not use older versions of the update utility or utilities not provided by MSI.


Update firmware will wipe all data on tablet. MSI strongly recommends that user should prepare a backup before proceeding with firmware upgrade.
- If the notebook has Windows 7 EC firmware installed, please DON'T attempt to update your EC firmware to Windows 8 version since it will cause some function keys (Fn) and hotkeys to work abnormally. If in case you flash your system EC to Win8 version, then kindly revert back to Win7 EC version.

For Windows 8:
To know about how to update win8 EC under windows mode, please click here.

For Windows 7 / VISTA / XP:
1) To know about how to update EC Firmware under DOS mode, please click here.
2) Please execute "ecall.bat" file after unpack the compressed file for upgrade EC Firmware.
We suggest using Chrome, Firefox 3.0 or IE 8.0 above browsers to download BIOS, Drivers, etc.
NB EC Firmware
Description Modify keyboard matrix table.
Version 406
Type Firmware Release Date 2012-09-10
Download download File Size 0.06 MB
Note

FAQ

Release Date Title
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 How to use my recovery disk or USB flash drive to recover the system?
Wed, 27 Nov 2013 When WINDOWS 8 OS is in idle mode, HDD usage often reaches 100%.
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, why can’t I press F3 to do recovery? How can I Reset my laptop?
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, when I click Intel Rapid Storage Technology (IRST) icon on the taskbar with right button of mouse and then select "Open Application", I am prompted by an error message.
Fri, 18 Oct 2013 After upgrading to Windows 8.1, why do I get an error message telling me that my drive is locked when trying to refresh system by pressing F3 key to do recovery?
Thu, 04 Jul 2013 All of function keys suddenly stop working on Win8 system. Additionally, SCM (System Control Manager) doesn’t work and SCM's icon disappears on system tray. Under this situation, it might cause that Wi-Fi LED light and Bluetooth LED light could not work well.
Fri, 03 May 2013 When I try to play Blu-ray with PowerDVD Cyberlink, I got the error message: "The integrity of CyberLink PowerDVD is is at risk. Check your anti-virus software for malicious activities or try reinstalling CyberLink PowerDVD.
Tue, 18 Sep 2012 After install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5, the system pops up an error message "S-bar is stopping working" when start up the system.
Tue, 11 Sep 2012 When pressing Fn and Enter key, they just act the same like pressing Enter key simply in some applications. For example: When using the font tool in Photoshop on a CR460, pressing enter key or Fn+enter key will always perform the same action: Finishing the job. In this situation, users are unable to return the line. However, on other models, pressing enter key only will perform returning the line correctly.
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 How do I know INTEL HM65, HM67 chipset of my msi laptop is B3 stepping version?
Thu, 31 Mar 2011 There is no sound can be heard in the first 5 seconds due to the delay in sound transmission over HDMI and after 5 seconds everything goes fine.
Common FAQ
Fri, 19 Apr 2013 If static electricity is produced when user and notebook are in contact. How do we prevent and avoid electrostatic discharge damage?
Wed, 14 Jul 2010 When I am using the system built-in microphone for sound recording, sometimes I cannot even hear the playback.
Fri, 11 Mar 2011 What kind of adaptor is used to connect S/PDIF-Out?
Tue, 10 Feb 2009 How to install Windows XP when AHCI is enabled?
Tue, 13 Feb 2007 After install device drivers from MSI Vista driver CD, you may be prompted to activate Windows Vista on a computer on which Windows Vista activation was not previously required.
Wed, 21 Oct 2009 On Windows 7 32/64 bit with external display, Windows Taskbar may show on the Primary display while desktop icons show on the extended screen.
Thu, 12 Nov 2009 Sometimes it takes more than 3 minutes to enter or leave Windows 7 OS.
Tue, 08 Dec 2009 After letting the machine sit idle for 10 or more minutes, you may notice that the task-bar does not pop up when moving the mouse to the bottom of the screen, or the start menu does not appear when using the windows key. After approximately 30 seconds, Windows will return to normal operation. The scenario happens in Windows 7 with following settings: Task-bar set to auto-hide, Turn off the display power option is set to 1 minute, Put the computer to sleep power option is set to never, No open windows on the desktop.
Tue, 16 Mar 2010 My notebook has preload hard disk image. When my system hard disk encounters non-recoverable problems, how can I perform the F3 System Recovery Function?(Windows 7)
Wed, 02 Mar 2011 Immediately after you log on to Windows 7, you will see the following Windows Activation window: Windows is not genuine Your computer might not be running a counterfeit copy of Windows. 0x80070005 You may also notice the following symptoms: The computer desktop background is black, and you receive the following error message on the bottom right corner of the screen: “This copy of Windows is not genuine” You receive the following error message when you view the System Properties: (Control Panel / System and Security / System) “You must activate today. Activate Windows now” If you try to use slmgr.vbs /dlv to view the licensing status, you receive the following message: Error: 0x80070005 Access denied: the requested action requires elevated privileges Note: This error message may also occur when a command that is being executed requires an elevated command prompt and is unrelated to the issue discussed here.
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