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Windows 7: Clean installed Windows 7, multiple drivers missing.

31 Jan 2014   #11
Bryan G

Windows XP pro, Windows 7 pro, Windows 8, Ubuntu, OS X Mavericks

[QUOTE=gregrocker;2187573]Why did you need to search for so many drivers? This is not how it's done in Win7. Did you read what I wrote?

Did you wait to see what drivers were delivered by Windows Updates?

This is not XP. Win7 decides which drivers it wants and installs them via Windows Updates.

Your confidence in Win 7 in astounding, but misplaced. I'm in the same situation, and not only are the drivers for the Universal Serial Bus not in HP's driver downloads, but Win 7 updates comes up with nothing... I have ll the drivers except these and it's driving me nuts.
I wish the poster that said he searched all over and finally found them, would have completed his post by letting us know where he found them...

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31 Jan 2014   #12
Microsoft MVP


Those SM Bus drivers will often be in the chipset, as stated in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 .

As also stated one should run all rounds of Important and Optional Updates, after first enabling Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3). After reboots keep checking for more Updates until no more are offered.

Then as also stated and repeated by Theog above, import any drivers still missing in Device Manager.

If your PC manufacturer doesn't have a chipset posted for Win7 or Vista, then go to the Intel or AMD Support Downloads webpage, download and install the chipset for your model. You can use their scanner to help find it. Or you can post back in our Drivers forum which will find any drivers for you.

Whether you like it or not, this is how drivers are handled in Win7. We are not going back to XPired methods.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Jan 2014   #13

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro x32; Desk 2: Windows 10 x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Those SM Bus drivers will be in the chipset, as stated in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 .
That's not entirely true.

SM Bus Controller is a data controller for slow speed devices. It's not always resolved by the chipset drivers. When it's not, it means the controller is part of a 3rd party device on the motherboard. (often some type of memory card reader). Locate and install the drivers for the 3rd party m/b device (like a card reader)

If you need further help, state your computer or motherboard vendor and model number.

List any Problem devices
  • Make sure devices are connected and powered on
  • Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
  • Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
  • If yes, click on it, Ctrl-A to select all, Ctrl-C to copy it, Ctrl-V to paste into next post
  • On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so

Then generate a DirectX report
1. Click the Start Orb, enter dxdiag in the search box. Hit Enter
2. If you're running 64bit Windows, you'll see a Run 64bit DxDiag button. Click it to get a 64bit version of the report
3. Click Save All Information button. Save to your desktop and attach it to your next post
My System SpecsSystem Spec

31 Jan 2014   #14
Microsoft MVP


Thanks for the correction Geek. Post Edited.

See how thorough our Drivers forum helpers are? When google or no one else can find them, they can. And one is already chomping at the bit to help you find yours.
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31 Jan 2014   #15

windows 7 home 64bit

Hi there ... Need the Model Number of your Motherboard to get the exact Chipset Driver ... You can get it from System Information ... You can Install the Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver .. Which is also a Chipset Driver from the Link below ..

Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion dv6-6000se Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support
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