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Windows 7: How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.

07 Aug 2011   #21
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If it is your computer, you pretty much should know what hardware is inside it. If not, you should know model numbers and brand so you can look it up on the appropriate website, Dell, HP, etc..

I should rephrase my question. What is the coprocessor? I do not know what one is. In the other tutorials on coprossesors it seems that one says it is a chipset driver which I guess means motherbaord? And another says it is a bios thing. Another says it is processor which in my case is amd dual core tk55. I looked that up on the amd site and found nothing on coprocessors. I know whats on my computer but what is this thing?


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07 Aug 2011   #22
gregrocker

 

Hi again Ariel:

The base system drivers are almost always built-in card readers which will have their drivers on the HP Support Downloads webpage for your exact model.

The Co-Processor normally shows up without driver with an Nvidia chipset. Look for the chipset on the same HP webpage. If it isn't available there we will have to research your chipset to look up maker's Support Downloads webpage, likely Nvidia.

Here is the HP Support Downloads webpage for your model but you don't say if it is 32/64 so search for the correct driver from here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/s...&lang=en&cc=us
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08 Aug 2011   #23
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Hi again Ariel:

The base system drivers are almost always built-in card readers which will have their drivers on the HP Support Downloads webpage for your exact model.

The Co-Processor normally shows up without driver with an Nvidia chipset. Look for the chipset on the same HP webpage.
Thanks Gregrocker. I fixed the ricoh 5 card reader driver from HP. 2 yellow !marks went away 1 to go-coprocesser.
From device manager there is no way of telling what is missing. When they put those yellow warning signs your just at a lost. But since the update failed on Ricoh 5 card reader then I guess that was a place to start.

So I was at HP already while I was waiting for you to respond and I typed the word coprocessor in the search box just for kicks and it gave me this very informative page. Resolving Coprocessor Error Message Compaq Presario V6620US Notebook PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
But I treid the fix on that page and I still had the yellow icon in device manager.
But Now I new that it was Nvidea chipset driver so I downloaded the one for my model and after install no yellow mark. Yay!

Your hobby of clean install is my MO also. I bet your house is neat and clean too!
I love how small my sw setup folder is! Never seen it so small.

PS. My system base score went up .6 points on my gaming and graphics and went down on desktop graphics .6 points. Yet I didn't change out any hardware and I have the same driver for the display. Hmmm. 3.1 is my base score instead of 2.5 so I'm not complaining. I guess windows 7 does a better job at using what i have.

Thanks again Greg.
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08 Aug 2011   #24
DeaconFrost

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If you had built the system yourself, you'd know which chipset you chose. If it is an OEM system, like an HP, you don't need to do the digging, because the manufacturer's website will list all the necessary drivers for you.
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08 Aug 2011   #25
gregrocker

 

Hi again Ariel -

Good job!

I've done hundreds of clean reinstalls of factory OEM and every one turned out better without the factory lard. HP is the worst at stuffing all that crapware in there.

If you made your HP Recovery disks, you can extract any needed apps from them using this method: Extract HP 3rd Party Software from RecovCD

Did you delete the HP Recovery Partition along with all others before clean reinstall? It's unlikely it will run now anyway, but you can try to cue it up from boot to see and feel free to delete it if it doesn't boot: HP Backup and Recovery Manager
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09 Aug 2011   #26
ariel5345

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Hey Greg Thanks for the Info thats nice of you.

I erased the system restore 1.5 years ago. I did not make back up disks. I was new to computers. I bought a restore disk from Hp to do a reinstall, then a friend gave me 7 pro. Nice!

I won't miss any programs from Hp that I can think of.
I copied swsetup folder from my vista install anyways.

QuickPlay isn't in ...I cleaned that out along time ago. I started to not like HP. I think they just got blamed for all my computer frustrations. so I got rid of everything I could that had their name on it. Got every last file and chucked them LOL
Like I said I'm a clean freak.

Now I got to tweak this bad boy. No just kidding I got to cool it down with the house cleaning and actually learn to use some programs beside Netfilx.

Did you know you can get 45 miles/gallon in ford exporer. You just have to clean it up a little. Like remove the body the seats the windows the ac and remove the dash board and all the emmisions stuff. Works great! Get 60mpg staying 10 feet behind a 18 wheeler.

By the way can I use something else besides silverlight? To watch netflix? I hate silverlight too. Don't ask why.

Will I need something from the swsetup folder? you know..from HP.
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09 Aug 2011   #27
gregrocker

 

LOL I'm not riding with you!

Are there any drivers missing or in error now in Device Manager?

Cull the logs for any repeat errors and tap System Resources to resolve issues which can avoid future problems: troubleshooting steps

I've always used Silverlight so someone else will have to answer the question about alternatives. If necessary post up the question in the forum here that matches best.

Have any newer display drivers arrived via optional Updates, or posted on HP Downloads webpage for your model or the display adapter's model?
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09 Aug 2011   #28
ariel5345

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You are a saint aren't you?

None are missing nor any errors.

I have many many repeat event errors. I'm glad you pointed them out.
I typed solutions in windows start menu and it reports no problems or solution.
I did however give permission to have solutions auto checked and reports sent if needed. Is this bad?
I love all of your tips. I have to do the event viewer then startups and then services black viper.


This is why doing drivers gets so frustrating.
This is what Hp lists for graphics driver. I assume that this means Display driver as I can't find a Display one. Graphics is the same as display right?
2009-04-28 , Nvidia Version :7.15.11.7713
This is what my device manager says in Display adapters.
2209-03-06 Nvidia version 7.15.11.7967.
This is what my audio in device manager says
Conexant 2008-06-18 4.36.7.61
In Hp it is 1 number off literally.
Conexant High-Definition Audio Driver
2008-08-05 , Version:4.36.7.60 B
The dates on all these drivers are so close I can't think that they are different.
So I assume they are the same.

How many times can I rep you?
Btw I haven't told you the best tip for better gas mileage. Get rid of...and I don't know why anyone would ever think of such a gas waisting mechanism........brakes.
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09 Aug 2011   #29
gregrocker

 

I would not edit Services with Black Viper as you will gain no performance advantage and probably cause unexpected consequences. Win7 no longer needs those kinds of performance clawbacks because all Services not absolutely needed at boot are on Manual fast triggers. It has become the Black Viper.

Video cards as well as chips are listed in Device Manager as Display Adapter.

You can update those drivers from HP webpage if you want to see the difference. Keep an eye for newer drivers incoming at optional Updates.
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10 Aug 2011   #30
ariel5345

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
I would not edit Services with Black Viper as you will gain no performance advantage and probably cause unexpected consequences. Win7 no longer needs those kinds of performance clawbacks because all Services not absolutely needed at boot are on Manual fast triggers. It has become the Black Viper.
That's good news thanks.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Video cards as well as chips are listed in Device Manager as Display Adapter. .
How to know what drivers you will need for clean install.-display1.png
Huh? there's is only one driver here under display adapters.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
You can update those drivers from HP webpage if you want to see the difference. Keep an eye for newer drivers incoming at optional Updates.
I can only get a list from them for vista 32 drivers. They say they have no drivers for windows 7. So should I look somewhere else? I have to know the names again. video cards and chipset drivers. I tried a more recent chipset driver when trying to fix the yellow error in device manager and it didn't work. It is because I have to use their drivers specific for my model they won't put the new one up on the board for my laptop model.
It won't let me rep you again yet.


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