Compaq Evo n610c Windows XP/7 Drivers

Obtaining Windows XP drivers is easy since it is available on the HP download site. So, I decided to remake the driver list for Windows XP by removing unwanted application and I added the instruction on how to upgrade it into Windows 7.

-Windows XP Drivers
-Windows 7 Drivers and Upgrade
-Product Specification

Windows XP Drivers
 Install accroding to the order given.

Intel Chipset Software installation Utility
Version 3.40 A

ADI Soundmax Audio Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version, 19.6MB

ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 (32MB)
Version 8.143-050607a 020515C, 28MB

Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Version 7.12.2 Rev G3, 5.4MB

Compaq Easy Access Button Software
Version 3.00 Rev D, 4.9MB

(Choose one Base on your specification) - 1MB
Conexant 56K AClink Modem Driver : Download
Agere v.92 Modem Driver : Download

Support Software for Windows XP for Bluetooth MultiPort Module by Compaq (American, International)
Version 3.00B, 20.1MB

Compaq Wireless LAN multiport W200 Driver
Version, 7.8MB

Mobile Intel PRO/100 NIC Drivers
Version 3.02 Rev A, 4.7MB

Windows 7 Drivers and Upgrade
Basically this model does support Windows 7 with Intel Pentium 4 Processor and 1GB maximum RAM. By default this model only shipped with 256MB or 512MB of RAM, so you need to upgrade the RAM first before upgrade, if not you n610c won't be able to run Windows 7.

Now let's move to Windows 7 drivers, what drivers does it need? Normally Windows 7 will try to install the drivers for your hardware base on previous information provided by Windows XP (upgrade form xp to 7). However, if you make a clean windows 7 installation (reformat the drive before windows 7 installation) windows 7 will be unable to get enough information on your specific hardware. So, here is the simple rule to obtain all the driver you need for Windows 7:

1. If your audio, wireless and any other hardware works, it means the driver for those hardware already installed so you doesn't have to install the driver for it. Example, your heard sound when playing music, no need to install the audio driver.

2. Run Windows Automatic update and download and install any updates for your device driver.

3. If there are any driver missing (how to check- read here) - or you need it, just download form the list below:

Intel 845 chipset driver
Intel always provide Intel Chipset device Software (INF Update Utility) on thier website, just download and install it, it will detect and install your chipset driver: Download Link

ADI Soundmax Audio Driver
Since ADI use the AC97 audio architechture, which is similar with Realtek AC97 audio, so we just need to download the realtek AC97 from the realtek Website : Download form Realtek
We can also use windows XP driver for windows 7, we just need to tweak the installation file. You can read the tutorial here: Installing Audio in Windows 7

Ati Mobility Radeon 7500
Read Installation Instruction here :

We will install the wireless driver using the same method to install the graphic.
Download the windows xp driver.

1. Install the driver , ignore the error (we just want to extract the driver file to C:\swsetup\sp29156)
2. Open device manager, look for network marked with yellow, right click and select update driver.
3. Select browse my computer for driver software.
4. Select browse and point to C:\swsetup\sp29156\Driver\w2kxp
5. Continue with on screen instruction until installation finish.

Mobile Intel PRO/100 NIC Drivers
Automatically Installed in Windows 7.

That's all the driver you need for windows 7, if you still wnat to use the modem, install the modem windows xp driver using the same method to install wireless driver.

Main Hardware Specification:

Chipset  : Intel 845 Chipset (82845(MCH) : brookdale
Processor : Mobile Intel Pentium 4 Processor -M (1.6-2.4GHz) 512KB cache
RAM : PC2 1200 DDR SDRAM, Maximum - 1GB (512MBx2)
Hard Disk : 20GB to 60GB SMART HDD
Graphic : ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 4X AGP graphics Controller with 32MB DDR SDRAM
Display : 14.1 Inch Color TFT SXGA+
Resolution: 1400 x 1050 (16.7M Internal Color)
Audio : AC97
Modem : Type III mini PCI 56K
Ethernet : Intel 10/100
Others : USB 2.0, VGA and Infrared

Leave your comment if you have problems with the installation.

ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 Drivers For Windows 7

I got a request from a user asking drivers for ATI Mobility Radeon 7500 for his Compaq Evo Notebook Running Windows 7. Most notebook form 200-2005 (such as compaq Evo Series and Lenovo Thinkpad T42) have this type of graphic card which didn't past the Windows 7 upgrade advisor. So, after windows 7 installation you will notice that it only listed as Standard VGA with limited graphic capability.

Actually you can install the Mobility Radeon 7500 in Windows 7 using the original Windows XP driver. In this tutorial I will show how to install it in EVO N800c.

1. First download the SP27665 (original Windows XP driver for EVO N800c) and run the driver. You will get an error, ignore it, because we just want to extract the driver file.
 (for other model, obtain the windows xp driver from your manufacture download site, if you want to use this driver for different model such as Acer and Toshiba, please contact HP for permission to use their software).

2.Now you will have C:\swsetup\SP27665 folder. We will use it later.

3. A device manager will open, right click on standard VGA and select update driver.

4. Select Browse my computer for driver Software.

5. Select Let me pick from a list of device driver from my computer.

 6. Now select have disk - browse and point to C:\swsetup\SP27665\Driver\2KXP_INF. Select the Inf file. (if you have more than one choice, choose the first one)

Click OK, next and continue with on screen instruction, it will flash a few second while installing the drivers. Reboot after finish.

Models of Compaq Evo that compatible with this intallation:

Compaq Evo n160
Compaq Evo n180
Compaq Evo n410c
Compaq Evo n600c
Compaq Evo n610c
Compaq Evo n620c
Compaq Evo n800c
Compaq Evo n800V
Compaq Evo n1000c
Compaq Evo n1000v
Compaq Evo n1005v
Compaq Evo n1010v
Compaq Evo n1015v
Compaq Evo n1020v
Compaq Evo n1050v

If you have any problems fo let me know in the comment section below.

HP Compaq 6910p Windows XP/Vista/7 Drivers

Hp Provides Windows Xp, Windows Vista and Windows 7 Drivers for this model. I re-arrange and remake the driver list by removing unnecessary download and arrage them into installation order. Additional information such as installing audio instruction for Windows XP added along the driver list.

Please Install According to the order Given: Windows XP, Vista, 7 32-bit and 64-bit)

Chipset :
Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Audio patch
ONLY FOR WINDOWS XP - Install before Installing audio driver, Reboot after Installation
Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA) Bus Driver for High Definition Audio (sp33867)

ADI SoundMAX High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Graphic - Intel
Intel 965GM Graphic Drivers
Windows XP
Windows Vista32-bit - Windows Vista 64-bit
Windows 7 32-bit - Windows 7 64-bit

Graphic - ATI
ATI Video Driver and Control Panel
Windows XP - Windows Vista 32-bit - Windows Vista 64-bit - Windows 7 (automatically Installed)

HP Quick launch Button
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Authentec Fingerprint Reader Driver
Windows XP/Vista : Download 
Windows 7 : Automatically Installed

High Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Driver
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Card Reader
Ricoh Media Card Reader Driver (R5C853)
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

LAN - Ethernet
Intel 82566MM Gigabit Ethernet Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

There are 2 applicable Wireless Driver, Choose base on your specification.

Intel Pro Wireless Driver : Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7
Broadcom Wireless Driver :  Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Software Support for HP Integrated Bluetooth With Wireless Technology
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Intel SATA AHCI Controller Driver
(Use this driver if only you need it and know what to do with it)
Windows XP/Vista:  Download

Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Infineon Trusted Paltform module (TPM) Driver
Only for Windows XP/Vista : Download

HP 3D DriveGuard
Windows XP - Windows Vista - Windows 7

Intel Active Management Technology Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Utility for Fingerprint
-Make sure you already installed the fingerprint driver.

HP Protect Tools Security Manager Suite
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

Credential and Fingerprint manager for HP Protect Tools
Windows XP/Vista : Download

Dell Alienware M14x Drivers for Windows 7/8

There are almost 40 downloads available for this model on Dell website, actually you doesn't need to download and install all of them. So here I listed what are the important drivers and which you need to download for your M14x. Note that this is a gaming laptop which the most recommended OS was Windows 7 64-bit. however you can also upgrade into Windows 8 which I will explained at the end of the post.

Windows 7 64-bit Drivers : (Install according to the order.)

Intel GS45 (Cantiga) Driver v9.1.1.1020

Note: Storage - Choose one between Intel rapid storage technology or Intel Matrix storage manager, however I strongly recommend to use Intel Rapid Storage Technology. 

Intel Matrix Storage Manager - Notebooks, v., A00: Download
Intel Intel Rapid Storage Technology, v.9.6..0.1014, A01 : Download

Graphic - Nvidia
Nvidia Geforce GT335M, v 263.08 WHQL :Download
Nvidia Geforce GT555M 1.5/3.0GB, v 267.21 WHQL :Download

Graphic - Intel
Intel HD Graphic 3000 v15.

Realtek ALC665, v., A02

Synaptics TouchPad, v.15.0.4, A01

Card Reader
JMicron JMB380 - Card Reader and 1394, v.

ST Microelectronics DE351DL Free Fall Sensor, v., A01

Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module, v.,

Dell Wireless 5620 EVDO-HSPA Mobile Broadband Mini Card
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download 

Dell Alienware Camera Frimware

Nec USB 3.0 Driver

Note: Wireless - Base on your region, the wireless could be different so choose one base on your specification.

Intel® WiFi Link 6150/6250/6300 Driver : Download 
Intel Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 (V830R/CXW11) : Download
Atheros AR8151 - AW : Download
Bigfoot Networks Killer™ Wireless-N 1103 a/g/n 3x3 MIMO : Download 
(This version fix bugs with McAfee Security Software) 

Windows 8/8.1 64-bit Drivers:
Before Upgrade into Windows 8 and 8.1, please Uninstall USB 3.0 drivers because it will make your USB 3.0 not function properly. Windows 8/8.1 will install in-box driver which compatible for Windows 8 and 8.1. Here is the driver you will need :

Chipset: Download from Intel
Graphic - Nvidia GT335M/GT555M : Download from Nvidia
Graphic : Intel HD 3000 : Download from Intel or Use Windows Automatic Updates
Audio : Download from Realtek

Others : Use windows 7 driver and install in compatibility mode for Windows 7. (Read here)