Custom Install with notebook without drivers?  


  1. Posts : 2
    Vista
       #1

    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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  2. Posts : 11,408
    ME/XP/Vista/Win7
       #2

    Hi

    Have read of this tutorial:

    Custom Install Windows 7
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  3. Posts : 8,870
    Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
       #3

    jlam268 said:
    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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  4. Posts : 2
    Vista
    Thread Starter
       #4

    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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  5. Posts : 4,281
    Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
       #5

    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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