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Windows 7: I cannot install drivers because i have outdated Network/USB Drivers

13 Aug 2017   #1
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
I cannot install drivers because i have outdated Network/USB Drivers

Today, I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit on my laptop. Right now i am writing on my other computer. The specs that you will see are my laptop's. When I was at Windows 7 Setup, it told me if i would chhose to install some important updates during installation or not. On my first try i selected to install tose updates but it came with an error (I don't remember the error code). On my second try, i selected not to update during installation. After that Windows 7 was being installed on my laptop. After the installtion had finished, it took me to the desktop (I created an account of course!). When i wa on my desktop, I saw that i had no internet connection. I tried updating my drivers through Device Manager, to install generic drivers but that didn't work. On my other computer that was working fine I installed a file called Driver Talent. I heard that
it updates your network drivers offline. I saved that file on my USB 2.0. Then when i plugged my USB into my USB Hub because my 2 laptop USB 2.0 ports didn't work. My USB is not being recognized by Windows. Right Now, i cannot do anything. I cannot get to BIOS/UEFI becuase my laptop's keyboard does not work (it has a problem with the buttons, not the drivers) and i use another keyboard that isn't being recognized too! What can i do? please help


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13 Aug 2017   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If you are not on line then Windows can't find/update drivers. You only option in that case is to install needed drivers by downloading from HP using a different PC. Copy them to a flash drive or CD. Take that to the HP PC that needs drivers and install. That should get you the needed drivers.

I don't know what the install procedure is on an HP, but on many other the correct install sequence is to (1) Install Windows (2) install motherboard chipset drivers (in your case Intel chipset drivers) and (3) Install device drivers. The chipset drivers are key to a successful installation. One of the things the chipset drivers do is identify all the devices on the motherboard so device drivers can be installed. If the devices are not identified, even if you have device drivers they cannot be installed.
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13 Aug 2017   #3
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

OK. But my USB isn't recognized by Windows. What should i do then? Should i replace the hard drive?
Or the Windows will automatically recognize my USB becuase i have my drivers stored there to be installed.

I know how to install Drivers from HP. It is actually very easy but my problem is my Network and Windows not recognizing my USB
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13 Aug 2017   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

If you installed Windows, you have to have some keyboard or mouse interaction to start the install. If it works there, it should work later in the installation. I would not install any other program, such as the Driver Talent, or anything similar. They rely on having an internet connection and to be honest most techs will not recommend or use programs like this.

Where did you get the Windows OS install that you have? Did it come from HP or is it a copy from somewhere?
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13 Aug 2017   #5
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I have mouse interaction and i can use something that windows can do with the keyboard, it somehow creates a keyboard in my laptop screen. Ok, i have deleted Driver Talent from my USB.

I started downloading HP Drivers for my laptop. (And of course, i checked the model number of my laptop)
Should I store the files of the drivers on my USB?

My laptop has a copy of Windows 7 from Microsoft. I had a license key too!
Link where i downloaded Windows 7: Software Download

Please Help Me!
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13 Aug 2017   #6
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Yes, download the HP drivers to a USB on your working PC and use them on the other. Hopefully it will work.

I'm about 1 hour drive from Tarpon Springs Florida where the Greek sponge diver community is. I visit the Greek restaurants there often. Very good.
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13 Aug 2017   #7
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm happy to hear that there are Greek restaurants and you go there often!
Ok, what do you mean when you said: "Yes, download the HP drivers to a USB on your working PC and use them on the other"
What do you mean when you say "on the other" ?
Did you meant on my laptop?
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13 Aug 2017   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Download using the PC that is working.

Tarpon Springs Restaurants
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13 Aug 2017   #9
Nixk23

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I am currently downloading drivers from HP and storing them in my USB. But, Will my USB be recognized by Windows after i stored all the drivers in my USB?
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13 Aug 2017   #10
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I don't know but its worth a try. Install the Intel Motherboard Chipset Drivers first.
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