Drivers for Windows 7 laptop.

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by winmaniac, Jul 29, 2016.

  1. winmaniac

    winmaniac MDL Novice

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    Hi,


    I have HP Pavilion dv6 laptop. It had Win 7 Home Pre 64 bit which I formatted and installed Win 7 Ult 64 bit. Now I can't find the drivers for the laptop. Earlier I searched the web and installed the drivers online from a site called DriverPack Solution but it seemed that the drivers and the downloads were not clean. Kindly guide me and inform me how and from where can I get clean drivers from any reliable source. Kindly help!:worthy:
     
  2. EFA11

    EFA11 Avatar Guru

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    device manager > right click device you want info about -> properties -> details tab -> hardware IDs pull down tab. First entry usually has what you want.

    e.g. PCI\VEN_10DE&DEV_1401&SUBSYS_1138196E&REV_A1


    google that for the exact hardware. In this case it is NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
     
  3. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Tip for next time, upgrade from premium to ultimate by changing the productkey using the ultimate HP key from Daz' windows loader's key.ini file, it will be genuinely activated on your laptop. And check drivers before tampering with the original install.
     
  4. ofernandofilo

    ofernandofilo MDL Member

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    #7 ofernandofilo, Jul 29, 2016
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  5. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Remove the battery and check for labels in the battery well that specify your devices. I've seen that on several laptops and netbooks I've upgraded.
     
  6. LatinMcG

    LatinMcG Bios Borker

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    will say dv6-####
     
  7. matushef

    matushef MDL Novice

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    I have often used free SlimDrivers software that searches for drivers.
     
  8. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Others say more, such as WLAN-ANE766 which takes driver WLAN-ANE766-3.0.2.0
     
  9. urie

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    #12 urie, Jul 31, 2016
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    Or if you still have recovery partition revert back and copy drivers from hp hidden folder on system drive. There is also hp support assistant that you could try and see if it detects your laptop and it should give you a list of drivers it will scan your hardware also I do not think windows 7 version matters the assistant will read info from bios. Also if really needed look at Windows-7-OEM-SLP-Key-Collection And if you do need to use third party software I suggest Snappy-Driver-Installer the developer is member of this forum :p