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Windows 7: Any HP dv6700 laptop users here? Vista to 7 Ultimate help.

28 Jul 2011   #31
ramezfox

Windows Vista 32-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You should determine which bit-version to install based on specs of the machine:
32 bit vs 64 bit Comparison - Windows 7 Forums
64-bit More than just the RAM bit-tech.net

The Win7 installer is mostly driver-complete, with newer arriving quickly via optional Windows Updates. Any drivers then missing can be found on the Support Downloads webpage for that model computer or Device.

I would save SWSetup folder as a backup to use only after exhausting the first options.

I would also not change out any drivers given by installer or optional Updates unless performance problems are verified to be caused by them.
both 32-bit and 64-bit can work on my laptop but i am asking about the drivers in the SWsetup folder because there is no drivers for windows 7 on the HP site


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28 Jul 2011   #32
gregrocker

 

You can use Vista drivers for Win7. For any drivers not provided by Win7 installer or optional Windows Updates, I would get them first from the website, then browse SWSetup.

If you're concerned about SWSetup also being available for missing drivers then reinstall the same bit-version as is on the machine now. Check at Computer>Properties page to see which it is.
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28 Jul 2011   #33
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramezfox View Post

both 32-bit and 64-bit can work on my laptop but i am asking about the drivers in the SWsetup folder because there is no drivers for windows 7 on the HP site
I did install Win 7 64 bit on a spare drive just for the hell of it but some of the Vista drivers from the HP site either didn't work or weren't available for 64 bit.

I cant really remember but I had problems with 64 bit and the DV6885
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30 Jul 2011   #34
ramezfox

Windows Vista 32-Bit
 
 

@DianaD 74

Could you tell me the required drivers for example the names of the drivers and their link from the HP site because there is a lot of drivers

Thanks
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30 Jul 2011   #35
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramezfox View Post
@DianaD 74

Could you tell me the required drivers for example the names of the drivers and their link from the HP site because there is a lot of drivers

Thanks
Your machine may not have all of the same components as mine such as chipset, network adapter, sound card etc:

You can generate a report of the components used in your pc. I use a program called Everest but I believe there's a native program in win 7 that does the same thing. I just cant remember what it's called.
Then just go to the HP site and grab the drivers you will need and save them to a jump drive or ext drive.

Diana.
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12 Nov 2011   #36
stefsj

Windows Vista 32bit - updating to Windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hi Diana,

Did you ever figure out the problem? I have the same model computer and just installed win 7 32 bit. I read for the potential of many issues when installing win 7 on dv6885se, but thought I would try still. On the device manager there are 2 drivers showing that are not installed after all of the updates. I thought it is the SD card but it works fine. The DVD, camera, all work fine. The CAPS and Num Lock lights is the only thing that doesn't work as of now.

Let me know if you had any other issued beyond that.

Thanks
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13 Nov 2011   #37
gregrocker

 

To trace unidentified hardware missing its driver in Device manager use this tool: Hardware Identification
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13 Nov 2011   #38
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stefsj View Post
Hi Diana,

Did you ever figure out the problem? I have the same model computer and just installed win 7 32 bit. I read for the potential of many issues when installing win 7 on dv6885se, but thought I would try still. On the device manager there are 2 drivers showing that are not installed after all of the updates. I thought it is the SD card but it works fine. The DVD, camera, all work fine. The CAPS and Num Lock lights is the only thing that doesn't work as of now.

Let me know if you had any other issued beyond that.

Thanks
I actually had no issues. Turns out that the caps light LED is blown.
The Scroll/Num lock lights both work fine.
I did set the caps lock key to beep via the "Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Ease of Access Center\Make the keyboard easier to use" function.

I still have all of the Vista drivers that I downloaded from HP.
If I recall correctly the only ones I didn't install were the HP adviser crap and the Synaptics touch-pad drivers.

If you post a report of your devices as suggested by Greg I can compare it with mine and hopefully we can figure out exactly what is missing.



Diana.
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13 Nov 2011   #39
ramezfox

Windows Vista 32-Bit
 
 
Win7

win 7 64 bit ultimate everything works with the laptop
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13 Nov 2011   #40
DianaD 74

Windows 7 Ultimate -32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ramezfox View Post
win 7 64 bit ultimate everything works with the laptop
Thank you for the highly detailed reply

Did you use the Vista drivers from the HP site?


Diana.
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