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Windows 7: Custom Install with notebook without drivers?

27 Dec 2009   #1
jlam268

Vista
 
 
Custom Install with notebook without drivers?

Hi all,

I am trying to upgrade my Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit. Since my Vista is the home version and the win 7 I've purchased is professional, I have to do a custom install, which basically deletes all my programs and drivers. My notebook, however, didn't come with any drivers when I purchased it. All it asked me to do was make a recovery disk. So my question is, how do I find said drivers? I've downloaded a few off HP but do those require existing drivers or can I use those after the Win 7 installation? My main concern is my ATI Mobility Radeon 3200 and CCC.

Thank you for your help.
- Jason
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27 Dec 2009   #2
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Hi

Have read of this tutorial:

Custom Install Windows 7
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27 Dec 2009   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlam268 View Post
Hi all,

I am trying to upgrade my Vista 32 bit to Windows 7 32 bit. Since my Vista is the home version and the win 7 I've purchased is professional, I have to do a custom install, which basically deletes all my programs and drivers. My notebook, however, didn't come with any drivers when I purchased it. All it asked me to do was make a recovery disk. So my question is, how do I find said drivers? I've downloaded a few off HP but do those require existing drivers or can I use those after the Win 7 installation? My main concern is my ATI Mobility Radeon 3200 and CCC.

Thank you for your help.
- Jason
Windows will automatically install drivers to get you online but I would also download all the drivers for your laptop from HP beforehand just in case you need them. Just put them on a dvd for now. If anything isn't working correctly use the appropiate updated HP driver to fix the problem.
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28 Dec 2009   #4
jlam268

Vista
 
 

Doesn't the clean install delete everything, including the drivers? Are you saying that Win 7 will install new drivers and I should get download the old ones just in case?
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28 Dec 2009   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

What chevy65 is saying is before you do a clean install windows 7 go to HP and download all the most current drivers available, so once you have installed 7 if their are any missing drivers you will have them readily available.Like on a USB stick on cd disc. That's all.
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