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Windows 7: HP Laptop Graphics

02 Sep 2010   #1
claptonblackie

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
HP Laptop Graphics

Hey all, good to be back.

My friend owns an HP Pavilion dv6700. He upgraded from vista to Windows 7, and now is having some graphics issues.

From what I have read, the pavilion 6700 has NVidia 8400 GS card, and I downloaded the appropriate drivers, but to no avail.

Then I tried to use Hp's website, which was utterly useless.

Without this driver, it is using a standard VGA driver from windows, which is severely limiting his video capabilities. I mean, he can't even process Aero effects!

So if anyone has any solutions, or can point out something I may have missed, It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Abe


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02 Sep 2010   #2
Pusspa

 
 

windows update has the right driver, but the vista driver from HP works too.
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02 Sep 2010   #3
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

Just to add if your going to try a Vista driver you'll have to use cmpatibility mode to install it. Fabe Compatibility Mode
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02 Sep 2010   #4
yowanvista

Windows 10 Pro x64, Arch Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by claptonblackie View Post
Hey all, good to be back.

My friend owns an HP Pavilion dv6700. He upgraded from vista to Windows 7, and now is having some graphics issues.

From what I have read, the pavilion 6700 has NVidia 8400 GS card, and I downloaded the appropriate drivers, but to no avail.

Then I tried to use Hp's website, which was utterly useless.

Without this driver, it is using a standard VGA driver from windows, which is severely limiting his video capabilities. I mean, he can't even process Aero effects!

So if anyone has any solutions, or can point out something I may have missed, It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Abe
Try this driver: v258.69 Windows 7/Vista 32bit | Desktop / Notebook OEM - LaptopVideo2Go Forums

Or the nvidia official one: http://www.nvidia.com/object/noteboo...ql-driver.html
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02 Sep 2010   #5
Pusspa

 
 

@thefabe i have installed the HP vista driver without needing to use compat mode and never had any problems with x86 and x64 Win7

@yowanvista i have problems with bsod when using the nvidia drivers from there

this is why i told the thread starter that the two easiest choices are to use the vista HP driver, or just use windows update. (the only difference i have noticed is when i use the vista HP driver i get a WEI of 4.5 and when i use the windows update it drops to 3.4)

EDIT: please refer to my system specs and see i am using the same family laptop with the same graphics card, i have had this laptop for almost 3 years and have tried most options.
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