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Windows 7: Which driver?

12 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
Which driver?


This is a HP 6720s notebook. It came with Windows Vista and it's now running Windows 7. (clean install)

HP never released Windows 7 drivers for this notebook.
I'm currently using the Vista drivers for some devices. We know Vista drivers often work with 7 since they are similar. But what's up with the graphics card?

I have multiple drivers to use.
I need some advice to make the smart choice on which one to use on Windows 7.

Option A) THIS driver from HP's website

(This is what I'm using right now. *Seems* to work, but there are some problems. YouTube doesn't go fullscreen for example.)

Option B) The other 2 GPU drivers on HP's driver website for this model:here

(I got to this page by HP's official auto-detect tool. It gives me no recommendation on which driver should I use, just points me to this list.)

Option C) A generic driver from Intel's website (also by using the autodetect tool). That one is specifically for Windows 7, but since there are customized drivers available for this notebook, I'm not sure if using generic drivers is a good idea or even if it's possible.

Option D) Driver from Windows Update. I don't know anything about that. I'm not sure if that's a customized one or a generic one.

What should I do?

EDIT: This notebook has Intel GMA x3100 GPU

My System SpecsSystem Spec

12 Aug 2013   #2

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there I think it has to be A ... AS for B one of the Drivers appears to be the same one you are using now and the other one is for Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family Intel(R) HD Graphics. Stick to the one you know that works
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12 Aug 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64

The standard Intel driver should work just fine
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