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Windows 7: Hp Laptop clean installation driver help

20 Aug 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium x64
Hp Laptop clean installation driver help

yo guys i am going to install a factory oem windows 7 on my hp laptop following the gregrocker tutorial. now when i check the hp support site for drivers and softwares, i am confused on what to install and what to not.

i need your help for guiding me. here is the list.

1. Driver - Audio
High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver

2. Driver - Chipset (‏3)
Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver ►

Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver ►

Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver ►

3. Driver - Graphics (‏2)
NVIDIA High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver ►

Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver ►

4. Driver - Keyboard, Mouse and Input Devices (‏3)
Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver ►

Synaptics TouchPad Driver ►

Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver ►

5. Driver - Network (‏10)
Intel Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows ►

Ralink 2011 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter ►

Intel Wireless LAN Drivers for Microsoft Windows ►

Ralink 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapter Driver ►

Intel Wireless Drivers, Intel PROSet, and Intel My WiFi for Microsoft Windows 7 ►

Intel PROSet Bluetooth Driver ►

Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Driver and Software ►

Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver ►

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 ►

Atheros Wireless LAN Driver ►

6. Driver - Storage (‏2)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver ►

Realtek Card Reader Driver ►

7. Diagnostic (‏1)
HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment ►

8. Operating System - Enhancements and QFEs (‏1)
Essential System Updates ►

9. Software - Multimedia (‏3)
CyberLink PowerDVD 10 (2D/3D) ►

Intel Wireless Music Software ►

Intel Wireless Display Software ►

10. Software - Solutions (‏7)
HP Software Framework ►

HP e-Service Software ►

HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection ►

HP Quick Launch Software ►

HP Application Assistant Software ►

HP Connection Manager ►

HP CoolSense Technology ►

11. Utility - Tools (‏4)
HP Power Manager Utility Software ►

HP Security Assistant Software ►

HP On-Screen Display Utility ►

HP Support Assistant ►

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20 Aug 2012   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1

I would check device manager and get the ones with next to them first.
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20 Aug 2012   #3

windows 7 home premium x64

my main concerns are the utilities and softwares
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20 Aug 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium x64

bumpy dumpy
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21 Aug 2012   #5
Microsoft MVP


Read the tutorial again as it is quite specific how drivers are handled in Windows 7, which is not at all like XP.

Put your wireless or ethernet driver (whichever you use) on stick or CD in case it isn't in installer so you can get online to get your Updates which will have newer drivers under Optional.

Only after all Updates should you import any drivers missing in Device Manager. Any functions you use which are missing may also require the fuller software package off the HP Support Downloads webpage for your model. There are Special Notes for HP Owners to study as well.
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