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#148542 22-Jun-2014 23:50
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hey guys ive had to replace a hd in my wifes HP probook, and reinstall win 7, pro is being hp it needs a ton of drivers to get it going. ive got it working to a point now i need to know what are missing, it there any good free driver scanners out there ?

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  #1072291 23-Jun-2014 00:28
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Check in device manager.


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  #1072340 23-Jun-2014 08:18
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Get the network going, goto the HP site, and itll scan your PC to see what model is and list the drivers...... probably easiest way.  But , some models differ the chipset slightly, but at least you'll only have to try 2 drivers rather than 100 to figure out which it is....





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  #1072345 23-Jun-2014 08:51
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Hp puts one in all HP laptops


The Health Analysis tool connects to HP servers and downloads updates and prepares an action list by gathering information and analyzing your system for any manual updates that need to be made.
To start Maintain in HP Support Assistant and run the Health Analysis tool, follow these steps:
Click Start , enter HP Support into the search field, and then select HP Support Assistant from the list.
Select Health Analysis from the list under Maintain , and click Refresh on the pending actions screen.
The Health Analysis tool automatically examines the computer system.




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  #1072371 23-Jun-2014 09:20
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vexxxboy: Hp puts one in all HP laptops


The Health Analysis tool connects to HP servers and downloads updates and prepares an action list by gathering information and analyzing your system for any manual updates that need to be made.
To start Maintain in HP Support Assistant and run the Health Analysis tool, follow these steps:
Click Start , enter HP Support into the search field, and then select HP Support Assistant from the list.
Select Health Analysis from the list under Maintain , and click Refresh on the pending actions screen.
The Health Analysis tool automatically examines the computer system.


Except he has blown away the laptop.

best advice (as above), get the network going (wired or wireless) and head to the HP website, all the drivers will be there, as well as the Health Analysis software mentioned.



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  #1072411 23-Jun-2014 10:18
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trig42:
vexxxboy: Hp puts one in all HP laptops


The Health Analysis tool connects to HP servers and downloads updates and prepares an action list by gathering information and analyzing your system for any manual updates that need to be made.
To start Maintain in HP Support Assistant and run the Health Analysis tool, follow these steps:
Click Start , enter HP Support into the search field, and then select HP Support Assistant from the list.
Select Health Analysis from the list under Maintain , and click Refresh on the pending actions screen.
The Health Analysis tool automatically examines the computer system.


Except he has blown away the laptop.

best advice (as above), get the network going (wired or wireless) and head to the HP website, all the drivers will be there, as well as the Health Analysis software mentioned.


perfect thats excatly what i needed. trouble is i had to install 32 bit win 7 , pain in the butt ! but at least ive almost got it up and going.

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  #1073804 24-Jun-2014 23:56
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At laptops R us we use
http://drp.su/


They have a 4 gb download which you burn to a DVD. The installer runs and scans the devices then installs the required drivers from its huge library. It has thousands and thousands of drivers, without the malware that comes with all other driver scanners.

We just install windows, put in the disk, it installs 99.9999% of the drivers ever needed, and then if there is anything fancy needed (like getting the brightness buttons) to work on a laptop, we get that from the manufacturers website - though with most laptops there is no need to visit the manufacturers website at all.




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  #1075189 26-Jun-2014 18:47
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mate this is just what i needed! the lite version looks like it may be just as good too

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