|11 Nov 2009||#1|
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HP Pavilion DV1000
For those of you with an HP DV1000 notebook...
I have had a several problems with drivers for Windows 7 for my HP DV1000. This may have been due to the fact that at the time I ran the windows 7 install I was only connected to the internet with my wireless connection and following the install it could not find the drivers (since I was not connected...) But that is a guess. Searching Intel (for the wireless card) or HP only lead to the determination that as far as they were concerned my notebook was no longer worth maintaining and no drivers would be updated to work with Windows 7. HP is very clear on their website that the DV1000 is not supported for Vista or WIndows 7. I had been running Vista.
Some of the other approaches for other PCs gave me a clue in how to approach finding a solution. The drivers that were critical were for the Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG netowrk connection and the Connexant AC 97 sound driver.
To solve both those problems, at least I think they are solved...:
- Connect to the network using an ethernet connection.
- Open Device Manager (in the Start search field, enter Device Manager and select it)
- The devices for which drivers did not install are shown in the Other Devices section.
- Right click on the Network controller and select Update Device Driver
- Select the Search Automatically for updated device driver
- Repeat this for the audio device.
This appears to have solved both the audio and wireless issues. Since I selected the automatic update I have no idea where Windows found the drivers but it did so I am happy. And others have noted, Windows 7 appears to have added new life to a nice old PC which I had written off a while ago.
Other driver issues are shown in Device Manager for which no driver is found. But these do not appear to be causing me any problems in my use of the system - yet.
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