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Windows 7: Upgrading HP Laptop to Windows 7

04 Sep 2009   #11
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Alright, well I guess I've made up my mind. I found a download site for HP Advisor (downloads and updates all HP software) and hope everything will come easy from there. I will do a clean install of 7 Ultimate x64 when I get the chance.

In case anything happens HP provides a recovery partition to return to factory settings which I can make DVD's of and save off site.

Thanks for your help guys. Wish me luck
Good choice, and good luck.

Let us know if you encounter any problems.

~Lordbob


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04 Sep 2009   #12
matt_0978

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Alright, well I guess I've made up my mind. I found a download site for HP Advisor (downloads and updates all HP software) and hope everything will come easy from there. I will do a clean install of 7 Ultimate x64 when I get the chance.

In case anything happens HP provides a recovery partition to return to factory settings which I can make DVD's of and save off site.

Thanks for your help guys. Wish me luck
please share the link, i've got an hp/compaq laptop.
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04 Sep 2009   #13
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Alright, well I guess I've made up my mind. I found a download site for HP Advisor (downloads and updates all HP software) and hope everything will come easy from there. I will do a clean install of 7 Ultimate x64 when I get the chance.

In case anything happens HP provides a recovery partition to return to factory settings which I can make DVD's of and save off site.

Thanks for your help guys. Wish me luck
Come back here and tell about your experience. If you have any compatibility or other issues after installation, feel free to ask. I've installed 7 on several HP Pavilion dv6, Pavilion dv7 and HDX series laptops and found only one original HP application that doesn't work well with Win7: HP Quick Launch Buttons. My recommendation is to install everything else except that.

Kari
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04 Sep 2009   #14
SleeStak

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

I have a HP dv9500t that I will be upgrading from Vista Home Premium 32bit to Windows 7 64bit...I will make a copy of the SwSetup folder that has all the updates and programs I have downloaded from HP and I will make a complete backup of the laptop first incase of any installation problems...I expect the multimedia and quickplay buttons, the Synaptics touch pad and the fingerprint reader may give me some trouble but I will post back my experiences when I get around to the the upgrade
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04 Sep 2009   #15
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SleeStak View Post
I have a HP dv9500t that I will be upgrading from Vista Home Premium 32bit to Windows 7 64bit...I will make a copy of the SwSetup folder that has all the updates and programs I have downloaded from HP and I will make a complete backup of the laptop first incase of any installation problems...I expect the multimedia and quickplay buttons, the Synaptics touch pad and the fingerprint reader may give me some trouble but I will post back my experiences when I get around to the the upgrade
I have had absolutely no problems with any other drivers or software than Quick Launch Buttons. Fingerprint reader works perfectly, Quickplay and Touchpad aswell.

Both x86 and x64 versions of Win7 install most of the drivers automatically on HP laptops. I've been very surprised how easy it has been, both clean and upgrade installations.

Modern HP laptops are definetely 7-ready!

Kari
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05 Sep 2009   #16
SleeStak

Windows 8 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kari View Post
I have had absolutely no problems with any other drivers or software than Quick Launch Buttons. Fingerprint reader works perfectly, Quickplay and Touchpad aswell.

Both x86 and x64 versions of Win7 install most of the drivers automatically on HP laptops. I've been very surprised how easy it has been, both clean and upgrade installations.

Modern HP laptops are definetely 7-ready!

Kari
Thanks for the info I am glad it looks like upgrading the laptop will not be much of a problem I have had problems with the Quickplay/mute button/onscreen display when you hit the buttons not working before but a combination of drivers from Realtek, HP, and a windows update I think fixed the problem but it has been so long since I fixed it I have forgotton what I did
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05 Sep 2009   #17
kreesdqban

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well it didnt work like it expected. The link I found for HP Total Care Advisor was broken and didn't work. My backup plan didnt work either, which was to use the recovery manager from the startup in the BIOS but it doesnt load when Windows 7 finally starts up. I tried downloading HP Update, but no updates showed up.

As of now I believe I have all the drivers I need except for one that shows up as "Unknown Device" under the other devices category in the Device Manager. Ive had no luck downloading an HP software. The only software I really wanted was the HP Health Check so I could download HP specific upgrades and drivers. So far no luck, but I'm happy with Windows 7, so I'm not missing the HP stuff too much... It'd be nice for some HP Health check though if somebody could help me out....
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05 Sep 2009   #18
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Well it didnt work like it expected. The link I found for HP Total Care Advisor was broken and didn't work. My backup plan didnt work either, which was to use the recovery manager from the startup in the BIOS but it doesnt load when Windows 7 finally starts up. I tried downloading HP Update, but no updates showed up.

As of now I believe I have all the drivers I need except for one that shows up as "Unknown Device" under the other devices category in the Device Manager. Ive had no luck downloading an HP software. The only software I really wanted was the HP Health Check so I could download HP specific upgrades and drivers. So far no luck, but I'm happy with Windows 7, so I'm not missing the HP stuff too much... It'd be nice for some HP Health check though if somebody could help me out....
Does it just not install, or what?

~Lordbob
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06 Sep 2009   #19
fireman604

windows 7 ultimate final Office 2007,27 Quad IMAC vm 7 64 bit
 
 

I have a HP tablet 3 gigs memory with Vista Home premium 32 bit on it. I did a clean install, custom to reformat the drive remove both partitions and Install Windows 7 ultimate 64. Tech net RTM I was left with a windows old folder and a clean install of Ultimate 64. All drivers were installed just fine. Finger print reader, touch pad and screen etc. I have not tried web cam yet. I was able to move what I wanted from the windows old to Ultimate. I got rid of most of the HP stuff I did not need. and deleted the old file. Windows 7 is faster and with out all the stuff vista did. Wei score is low because of graphics. very pleased with results.
Just installed program for web cam it works, I had proplem with coprocessor, Downloaded from HP site processor driver everything works
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06 Sep 2009   #20
Kari

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kreesdqban View Post
Well it didnt work like it expected. The link I found for HP Total Care Advisor was broken and didn't work. My backup plan didnt work either, which was to use the recovery manager from the startup in the BIOS but it doesnt load when Windows 7 finally starts up. I tried downloading HP Update, but no updates showed up.

As of now I believe I have all the drivers I need except for one that shows up as "Unknown Device" under the other devices category in the Device Manager. Ive had no luck downloading an HP software. The only software I really wanted was the HP Health Check so I could download HP specific upgrades and drivers. So far no luck, but I'm happy with Windows 7, so I'm not missing the HP stuff too much... It'd be nice for some HP Health check though if somebody could help me out....
What is the exact model of your HP Laptop? Without knowing it, it's not possible to tell where and what you should download.

My mistake not to tell this to you earlier: you can completely forget HP Total Care Advisor and HP Health Check. They are of no use, never telling anything important. Most definetely they are not helping you to get your drivers.

Please check the model of your laptop and post it here.

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