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Windows 7: Clean (Custom) Install Windows 7 on HP dv3 2111TX

27 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 Build 7600
Clean (Custom) Install Windows 7 on HP dv3 2111TX

Usually I help my friends to make a clean install of Windows 7 on their machines as they have the Drivers CD.

But, how about HP laptops (with Vista Home Premium)?
HP doen't give any CDs, so how to recover the drivers?

I've a theory, make a Recovery Disk from Vista, then make clean install of Windows 7, then use the Recovery Disk to recover the drivers, am I right?

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28 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello iUnique,

You should be able to download the Windows 7 drivers for that laptop model directly from the HP link below.

Select your operating system HP Pavilion dv3-2111tx Entertainment Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Hope this helps,
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28 Mar 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP


Be sure to also make your Vista recovery disks so you have a path back if you want to sell the computer, or restore to factory condition for any other reason (including sometimes to service the Hardware warranty).

You can also extract favorite apps which are not on the HP webpage for your model using this:

HP 3rd Party Software After Clean Win 7 Install
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