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Need help on Laptop Drivers for Windows 7

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  • Started 1 year ago by tech27
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tech27
tech27
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I can't seem to find the system drivers for "Compaq CQ40-517TU" I mean the chipset,audio,video and important drivers. I already look for drivers on HP sites but only HP bundled drivers are available. There is no drivers for system. Need help.

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....77819#N231
http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizs.....nvOID=4062

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tech27
tech27
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These are the only available drivers when I choose windows 7 32 bit as my OS:
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Driver - Keyboard, Mouse and Input Devices (‏1)

BIOS (‏1)

Software - Multimedia (‏1)

Software - Solutions (‏4)

Utility - Tools (‏1)

Source: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....ct=3977819

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gedstar
gedstar
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There are drivers there for Vista

I'd take a look at them and you should be able to go to the Manufactures website directly and get drivers for Windows 7

Example

Audio "IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC "
Graphics "Mobile Intel 45 Express Chipset Family Graphics Driver" or "NVIDIA GeForce Graphics Driver"

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tech27
tech27
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Yeah most drivers are avaible for Vista but not for win7 only HP utility tools are available for downloads.. No drivers for network card for win7

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gedstar
gedstar
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You will need to go to the Manufactures website of the Devices for the drivers, not HP

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tech27
tech27
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I think compaq is owned by HP. Everytime I put the laptop model: http://www.compaq.com/country/cpq_support.html I then redirected to HP website: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....CQ40-517TU

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tech27
tech27
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and only these drivers available for Win7 32bit: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfr.....ct=3977819

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Do as gedstar says.

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Xhi
Xhi
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There is also the possibility that there are no Windows 7 drivers for your devices.

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tech27
tech27
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Yeah agree, been searching all day long. Found several drivers for win7 but the LAN driver doesn't work at all. I also tested installing WinXP still some drivers doesn't function properly like the LAN and Sound although sound is good in Win7 but LAN is not functioning on 7. All I can see that HP hosted drivers are only for Vista for complete drivers. So this is very lame and I am forced to use Vista again as OS and I really don't like Vista. But yeah I don't have a choice

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Lighthouse
Lighthouse
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Sometimes Vista drivers will work in 7.

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tech27
tech27
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Yeah, I already tried it. By default it doesn't allow it because it says 'This driver is for Vista only' I tried to tweak it, by using the properties and compatibility and run on Vista and as administrator. I then accept the driver and installed it successfully. But the problem still persist. The 'yello w/ exclamation' mark on the network icon is still there and when I scan it. It says 'Does not have valid IP add'. Maybe tomorrow I will post the screenshot.

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StringJunky
StringJunky
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Have you still got Vista running?

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tech27
tech27
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Ohh. It successfully run with windows 7. I just used the windows update to get drivers for this laptop.

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CristineHP
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what is your laptop's operating system???windows 7 hoe premium?

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