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Windows 7: Drivers needed for new hard drive

24 Aug 2011   #11
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr Patrick View Post
I can't run the advisor, the laptop I am doing this on is currently not working.

Which one do I select to download though? The Vista 64, or just normal Vista, since neither Win 7 is an option.
Well you might have a hard time finding drivers for you laptop then, alot of time vista64 drivers will work but sometimes they wont. You may have to run some in compatibility mode.

Plus side is it dosent work now so .... slap the hdd in there and install 7, then we will know what works and what dosent and can go from there..

Here are 3 more link you should check out....HP Main page for your laptop. (there is a recall on some batteries for that model). HP Notebook PCs being upgraded from Windows Vista or Windows XP to Windows 7. Then here Finding Software and Drivers After Changing the Operating System to Windows 7. .. Good luck



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24 Aug 2011   #12
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

If you were trying to downgrade to XP then I would be concerned with trying to find drivers for XP for newer hardware. In my experience, Win 7 does an excellent job of installing drivers. I've installed Win 7 on netbooks, laptops and desktops that were XP or older vintage that the mfr didn't provide drivers newer than XP for. When the Win 7 install was run on each machine, the machine was bootable and usable from the getgo, only minor driver tweaking was needed.

My advice would be not to worry about the drivers and just run the install.
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26 Aug 2011   #13
Mr Patrick

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

So I finally installed Win 7, luckly I didn't have to hunt down any drivers so far. Windows detected around 80+ updates and was over in matters of minutes. Thanks everyone who helped me out to prepare for the worse that never came. Hopefully no issues will come in the future with drivers or updates.
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26 Aug 2011   #14
jeepmann4x4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it going.....Hope it stays smooth sailing for you!
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26 Aug 2011   #15
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

All that worry for not. Glad it worked out for you.
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26 Aug 2011   #16
Mr Patrick

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, I just like to be prepared for things you know. I didn't want to have to scramble for drivers last min and it take longer to finally have a computer. Is it normal for things to flicker now and then?
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