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Windows 7: Drivers needed for new hard drive


24 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Drivers needed for new hard drive

I've posted this on another thread but adding it here just in case others can help as well.

I just purchase a new hard drive, and am wanting to put Win 7 64 bit on it. I have a HP Pavilion dv6700 series laptop, with the product name dv6833us.

HP Pavilion dv6833us Specs (Core 2 Duo T5550, 15.4" TFT) - Laptops - CNET Reviews
For full detail.

So as you see, I have new hard drive on an old computer that isn't 64 bit by default. If anyone could help me out, and help provide the drivers I will need in order for my Win 7 64 bit to function properly I would greatly appreciate it.

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24 Aug 2011   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

All HD Drive drivers are on the Windows 7 DVD.
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24 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Does that mean I won't have to install video/sound or other components for the computer?
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24 Aug 2011   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You can copy your drivers folder, C:/SWsetup to a USB Pen Drive.

Did you make your Hp/Compaq Recoivery Disks?

information   Information
We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's app the first day you had your new PC.
& made the Startup Repair CD.



How to make HP Recovery DVD disks:
Recover Windows Vista Operating System Using HP Recovery - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

How to make HP Recovery USB disk:
Creating a Recovery Disk on a USB Flash Disk HP Pavilion dv6700z CTO Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

or
You can Order HP Recovery Disks from here:
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...dTypeId=321957
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24 Aug 2011   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

You'll have to try it to actually find out. Windows generally does a pretty good job.

You should be prepared to have to configure some things---either in the BIOS or within Windows. Most importantly, you will need a working Internet connection in case you have to go online to HP, Intel, or elsewhere to get driver updates if and as needed.
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24 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Right, I have purchase recovery disk in the past, but it was for Vista 32 bit, not sure if they'll over Win 7 64 bit.

I know I'll have to find out, it's just that I wanted to get a heads up before I go ahead and load Win 7 onto the new hard drive. I didn't want to have to scramble for drivers, I wanted to be prepared and just move on quickly.
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24 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit + xp,Vista,ubuntu in V-Box's
 
 

You may want to run
Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor First

Go here and Download all your Drivers First and save them to a USB Flash/Pen Drive (HP-dv6833us) That way if you do not have internet after install you will already have all your drivers.
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24 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

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.
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24 Aug 2011   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Will the Notebook work with a new HD?
Download 64 bit drivers.
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24 Aug 2011   #10

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It should work with it, it's basically the same thing, just a lil faster RPM. From 5400 to 7200. Okay, I'll start looking for the 64 bit drivers, thanks theog.
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