Aug 3, 2009

Compaq Presrio CQ50-215nr Windows XP driver

Please read the instruction carefully before installing the drivers. Install according to the order given. Install patch below because windows installer needed for Intel wireless and netframework needed for HP Quicklaunch Button Installation.
I try my best to find a direct file installation for conextant audio but still not available. Maybe the original file was no longer available on internet.

Install Windows Installer 3.1 First:Download (external Link)
Install Netframework 2.0 : Download

Nvidia nForce 740a/nForce 710a
Version  7MB

Nvidia nForce 15.45 WHQL
2009.10.01  152MB

Audio Drivers
You must Install MS-UAA before installing audio drivers. Reboot after MS-UAA and install audio drivers. Please don;t skip this step to make sure your audio installed properly.

Microsoft Universal Audio Architecture (UAA)
Knowledge Base 888111 (KB888111)
Download (Intel site) 
Download (from HP)


Conextant Smart Audio 221 Drivers
Version 1.02MB
Download (mf link)
Download (sd link)
Download (4s link)

Instruction to Install Audio Drivers:
 (if you need instruction with picture you can read here)
1. Unzip the file, i suggest unzip it at desktop and you will get CQSmartAudio_221 folder.
2. Remember that folder location we will use it later.
3. Open device manager by click start and select RUN, type DEVMGMT.MSC and press enter.
4. A device manager will open, look for Audio Device on High Def Bus. Right click and select update driver.
5. Select No to connect.
6. Select Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install,
7. For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices'
8. Remove the check (uncheck) from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".
9. Browse to  CQSmartAudio_221 folder we extract earlier and select WAHER5a.inf.
10. Continue with on screen installation until finish. Ignore if it prompt or complaint. reboot.

Nvidia HDMI Audio Drivers
Verison WHQL 5.67MB

Cyberlink Youcam Software
Version 2.0.2519 46MB

Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Version 26MB

HP Quick Launch Button
Version  24.26MB

Card Reader
Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Driver
Version 6.0.6000.20113 A 9.66MB

(3 available drivers, choose 1 base on your specs or test which work for your model)
Atheros 2011 (AR5007) Wireless Drivers
Version 9.20  81.94MB

Broadcom wireless LAN Driver (BCM43XX)
Version 10.27M

Intel Wireless LAN Drivers
Version 14.0 14.64MB

Tools and Utilities - Optional Downloads:

Lightscribe System Software:
Version A 8.4M

HP Wireless Assistant
Version:, 3.81M
Motorola SoftStylus 
Version:, 42.73M

Additional Resources:
For further reading and information. Note that this is only description and information taht may be helpful.

1. Hp Quicklaunch, other version you can also use is: sp39425.exe
2. Card Reader : You can download driver directly from Realtek: Download link
3. There 2 chipset drivers available above, it is optional and you can choose which work best for you.
4. Wireless Atheros: It support wide range of wireless device mainly on 5xxx series.
5. Atheros Wireless: If the driver file is too big, you can use older version: sp39403.exe
6. For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices'
Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".


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  2. Thank you very much for the work

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  6. Só este arquivo resume este post, pois nele contém todos os drivers desse notebook para Windows XP.
    Acabei de instala-los no meu. Deu 100% certo!OBS: Leia o arquivo "Readme" antes de qualquer coisa, lá diz como instalar os drivers corretamente.

  7. Part1:

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  8. los de mediafire anda de 10!!! muchas gracias !!!

  9. hola k is the first link of the internet connection does not work you can go back up MS UAA pliz let me know soon as I upload my email is