Showing posts with label windows 8. Show all posts
Showing posts with label windows 8. Show all posts

Mar 3, 2016

hp 8510p Drivers for Windows 7/8

HP 8510p Drivers for Windows 8/8.1.
This model already tested with Windows 8 (The edition was Windows 8 pro), and it turn out all of the drivers automatically installed except Card Reader and HP 3D Drive Guard. So here is the drivers you need to install:

Driver 1 : Ricoh Card Reader Driver
Driver 2 : HP 3D Drive Guard

HP 8510p Drivers for Windows 7. (32 and 64-bit)
HP website provides the original drivers for this model on their wesite. If you want to download it right away here is the quick direct link:

Audio : ADI AD1981HD Audio Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 
AMT Chipset : Intel AMT Driver
Storage : Intel Matrix Storage Manager

There are 2 applicable Graphic driver for this model, choose base on your specification.
Graphic : AMD Graphic Driver
Graphic : Intel Graphic Driver

HP QL : HP Quick Launch Button
Touchpad : Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Modem : Conexant High Definition Audio Modem 
Wireless : Broadcom Wireless Driver
Wireless : Intel Wireless Driver 
Bluetooth: HP Integrated Module with Wireless Technology 
Card Reader : Ricoh Media Card Reader Driver
Security : HP 3D DriveGuard

Feb 12, 2016

HP Pavilion 17 Drivers for Windows 7/8/10

HP Pavilion 17 design to use with Windows 8 and 8.1, that is why only Windows 8/8.1 Drivers available on Official HP Download driver and software. If you want to downgrade into windows 7 or upgrade into Windows 10, here is the drivers you will need.

Before Download:
  • All drivers are for 64-bit version of windows, although some compatible with 32-bit but it is strongly recommended to use and install 64-bit version of Windows.
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are the same architecture, when I say it is for Windows 8 it also means windows 8.1 regardless of the version such as Home edition or Pro edition. 

Realtek High Definition Audio Device
Windows 7 64-bit : Download
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10  : Download (SP63346)

Installation Notes : It is 210mb in size and the original driver file for his model. Even though HP listed SP63346 for Windows 8.1 64-bit. When you download the driver, you will notice the readme file shows that this package is for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Intel 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1E10
Intel 8 Series/C220 Series PCI Express Root Port #1 - 8C10
Windows 7 (for 7 series chipset) : Download
Windows 7 (For 8 series chipset): Download
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10: Download (SP63343)

Installation Notes : SP63343 is the original drivers, Since HP listed both 7 and 8 series, chipset should not be a problem because you can easily get the latest drivers from automatic updates or Intel download center.

Intel Management Interface (Parts of Intel Chipset Component)
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download (SP63344)

Intel Rapid Storage Controller
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Cared Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download 

This are utilities Given by HP, normally it is compatible with Windows 7 and above
Cyberlink Youcam (webcam) : Download

Important: If your HP pavilion 17 have 2 graphics (Switchable Graphic) please install AMD graphic and do not install Intel graphic because this packages will install both drivers for both graphic adapter. Not all model have the switchable graphic feature, an easy way to identify is by looking at your laptop specification on HP website or look at device manager and under graphic adapter you will see 2 graphic device listed (Intel and AMD).

Important : Windows 7 Users, If you have switchable graphic. You need to install Intel HD4000 first then Install AMD driver. 

AMD Graphic Drivers
AMD 8000M series
(plus 8650G Switchable) up to 4GB Memory With A10 AMD Chipset
Please install Netframework 4 or Netframework 4.5 First
Windows 7  : Download (guru3d server)
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Notes: The best thing to do is to get the latest drivers from ATI. Let them auto-detect the drivers for you.

Intel Graphic
Intel HD Graphic Drivers (4000)
Version , 147MBx86 153MBx64
I strongly recommend to get the latest Intel driver to increase stability. Use Intel Tools to get it.
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

 For non-switch-able Model

Intel HD Graphic 
(4000 series, especially for 4400 and 4600)
Normally Windows will automatically install the drivers, or automatic updates should find the right drivers. The easy way is to use Intel Automatic Detection.
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8/8.1 : Download
Windows 10 : Download from Intel 
Notes: In case the link expired, just search Intel HD Graphic for Windows 10

Synaptic Touchpad Drivers
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download (original)
Windows 10 : Download (Latest for Windows 10) - Official from Synaptic

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Windows 7 , Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download
Windows 8 : Download - Original Driver

Wireless Drivers 
Notes : There are more than one Wireless applicable due to HP Pavilion 15 variant. Choose base on your specs. If your wireless is working properly do not download and install this drivers since you already have a stable drivers.

Intel PRO Wireless Adapter
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Automatically Installed, if not  use Intel Automatic Detection.

Mediatek Wireless Drivers 
(mainly for MT7630E and other RT version)
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

Atheros QCA9000 Wireless Drivers
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

Realtek RT8188EE Wireless Adapter
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

HP 3D Drive Guard (Also known as HP Smart Drive Hard Drive Protection)
Windows 7.Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Qualcomm QCA9000 Atheros Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Windows 7, Windows 8 : Download - Original
Windows 10 : Download

Nov 18, 2015

Windows won't boot without flash Drive/USB Drive/CD

This problem cause by bootloader, a program that load your operating system. So, if your hard disk (internal) does not have the bootloader it won't boot to windows because no program will load your operating system (Windows XP/7/8/10 etc). In one case (Asus Notebook) the bootloader not installed in C partition (the windows partiton he use to install windows) but installed on the USB disk. So, without the USB disk he can't boot to windows.

So here how to fix it:

First of all Insert you installation Disk (either DVD or USB Stick)

In Windows 8:
When installation windows appear Click Next - click Repair your computer

 click Troubleshoot
 click Advanced options
 choose Command Prompt
Then type: (press enter to execute the command and do it one by one)

bootrec / fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot 

Windows Vista/7:
It is the same method as Windows 8 you need to access the command prompt. to do this insert you installation Disk and select repair. Then select keyboard - Use recovery tools - Command prompt

The type the following command one by one and press enter after each line.

bootrec / fixmbr
bootrec /fixboot

You can also use Bootrec.exe by microsoft instead. I never try it and it is a lot to explain how to use this tools. so I just write the easiest method to fix this =p

Dec 3, 2014

HP 15-r036tu Windows 7/8/8.1 Drivers

Hp only provides Windows 7 64-bit and Windows 8.1 64-bit drivers support for this model on their website. The main reason for 64-bit is HP 15-r036TU comes with 4GB of which is optimized for 64-bit operating system. I re-make the list here are the changes I've made to the driver list:
1. Removed repeated driver list and ony list the latest driver version.
2. Added Driver for Windows 7 (Since not all drivers for Windows 7 is available)
3. Added link for 32-bit Windows 8 and Windows 7.
4. Please check the read file or Softpaq read-me file for the driver version and other information.
5. Your browser will tell you the file size before the download start so I will not list the file size.
6. Additional and optional Utilities removed from the list since you won't need them.
7. For Wireless and Bluetooth, Windows will automatically Install the driver for it. If not choose one from the list base on your specification.

Realtek  High Definition (HD) Audio Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Chipset : 
Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Intel TXE
Intel Trusted Execution Engine Interface
Windows 7(64-bit) : Download
Windows 7/8/8.1 (32/64-bit) : Download

Intel Management Interface Driver
Windows 7 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller
Windows 7 (32-bit): Download
Windows 7(64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32/64-bit) :Automatically installed

Note: If you upgrade (not a clean install) from windows 7 to windows 8/8.1, please uninstall USB 3.0 first before the upgrade process.

Intel ISFD
Intel Sideband Fabric Device Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Not available, please let me know if you need it.
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Intel rapid Storage Technology Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

NOTE :  There are 2 available graphic driver, choose base on your specification. If you graphic use Switchable graphic (you have  both Intel and Nvidia graphic) , Do not install the Intel Graphic driver below because the Nvidia driver already design to install both switchable graphic driver. If you are using Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 8/8.1 32-bit check Windows automatic update to install your secondary Intel switchable graphic driver.

Graphic - Intel
Intel High Definition (HD) Graphic Driver
Windows 7(32-bit) : Use Windows Automatic Update or Get it from Intel
Windows 7 (64-bit) : Download
Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Use Windows Automatic Update or Get it from Intel
Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

More Information for your HD graphic and Windows 8

Graphic - Nvidia
Nvidia GeForce GT 820M
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 32-bit :Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Realtek Local Area Network Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

Cyberlink Youcam Software
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (32-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

HP Wireless Button Driver
Automatically installed in windows 7 (or install win 8 driver on win 7 system)
Version  2.82MB Windows 8 32/64-bit
Having scroll problem in windows 8? Download and Install this driver

Mediatek 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter Driver
Version 34.32MB Windows 7/8 32 and 64-bit
Version 39MB Windows 8 32/64-bit

Realtek RTL8188EE 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Driver
Version 2010.1.0506.2013 28MB Windows 7/8 32/64-bit
Version 2012.3.913.2013 21MB  Windows 8 32/64-bit

Qualcomm Atheros QCA9000 Series Bluetooth 4.0+HS Driver
Version 1.00 381.01MB Windows 7/8 32/64-bit
Version 1.00 6.57MB Windows 8 32/64-bit 

Mediatek (Ralink) Bluetooth Software Driver
Windows 7/8/8.1 (32/64-bit) : Download

Intel General-Purpose Input/Output host Controller Driver
(Only for Windows 8.1) : Download

Dec 2, 2014

Lenovo B460e Windows 8 and Original Drivers

Below are the original drivers for Lenovo B460e which also can be found on the official Lenovo Website, I arrange all the driver file base on the installation order.

Original Driver Windows XP and 7

Intel Chipset Installation Utility (HM55 Chipset)
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Intel AHCI Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Conexant High Definition Audio Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Camera Driver for Microsoft Windows
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Graphic - On-board (Intel)
Intel Mobile 4 Series graphic Driver (GM45)
Windows XP - Windows 7 32-bit - Windows 7 64-bit 

Graphic - Nvidia 
Nvidia Display Drivers
Windows XP - Windows 7 32-bit - Windows 7 64-bit

Elan Tech Touchpad Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Realtek Local Area Network Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Camera Driver for Windows
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Lenovo Energy Management
Windows XP - Windows 7 32/64-bit

Windows 8 Upgrade
You will need to download the drivers from the devices manufacture website for the latest drivers becuase lenovo does not provide updates for Windows 8 or 8.1

Intel Chipset Device Software (INF Update Utility)
This software will install the latest chipset driver for Windows 8.
Download from Intel Website : Download Link 

Realtek 8138/8169/8168 Ethernet Controller
Download from Realtek : Download Link

Intel GM45 : read installation Instruction Here.

Nvidia - Let Nvidia detect and determine Windows 8 driver for you : Link

Audio: Automatically Installed
Webcam : use Windows 7 Driver
Touchpad : use Windows 7 Driver
Wireless : Automatically Installed or Use Windows 7 Driver

Lenovo Energy Management
Windows 8

Thinkvantage Technology
Windows 7 and Windows 8

Oct 29, 2014

Downgrade Windows 8 based PC to Windows 7

Most Windows 8 base PC such as HP Envy 15 notebook require BIOS/UEFI setup before you can downgrade it to Windows 7. Before we start I would like to point out important points:

For this tutorial :
  • We use Internal DVD/CD- ROM as install disk. (change it base on your boot disk such as flash drive or external DVD/CD-ROM). 
  • I strongly recommend to use Windows 7 SP1 because it is more stable and fix some bugs like remove pop-up notification about secure boot.

1.First step We need to access UEFI BIOS, here is how:
UEFI Firmware Setting on Windows 8
  1. Press the Windows key + C, or swipe in from the right edge of the screen to open your Charms. 
  2. Click Settings. Click Change PC Settings. In PC Settings, select General. 
  3. Scroll down to the bottom and Under Advanced startup, click Restart now. 
  4. In the boot menu, select Troubleshoot. 
  5. In the Troubleshoot menu, select Advanced options.
  6.  In the Advanced options menu, select UEFI Firmware Settings. 
  7. Click Restart to restart the system and enter UEFI (BIOS). 
  8. Make sure you already insert your windows 7 install disk before restart. 
 *UEFI/BIOS interface is different base on your notebook/PC

2.  Upon restart enter BIOS, make this changes:
The secure boot and Legacy support may located at different location base on your BIOS
  • Legacy Boot or Legacy Support : Enable
  • Secure Boot : Disable
  • Boot order : Change the boot order by select your DVD/CD-rom as the first boot device. 

  • note 1 : if you are installing using DVD) - If you are using USB Drive, make the USB Drive as the first boot device. Or - you can also change this boot device later (step 4)
  • note 2: you may need to press certain button to enter BIOS, example for HP 2000 you need to press F10
  • note 3 : New Bios - such Fujitsu AMI BIOS, secure boot is located under security panel. For most HP product it is located under system configuration.

3.Now press F10 to exit and save changes.

4. If you already set your first boot device (in step 2), skip this step, if not, upon restart - press ESC and press F9 to select your boot device.
Press F9 to select your boot device (windows 7 installation disk)

5. Select your boot device using the arrow key and press enter.(in this tutorial we use DVD/CD-Rom).
The Boot interface may look different base on your Notebook/PC
6. All Done, Windows 7 will start to install right away, (tutorial to install windows 7).

Partition Setup During Installation :

During Windows 7 installation, it will ask which partition you want to install windows 7. If you get the message:

"Windows can't be installed on drive 0 partition x " , 

you need to delete all partition and create a new partition before installing windows 7.
You can still create multiple partition later on by using disk management in Windows 7, for now just create one partition for Windows 7 Installation as your C drive). 

Additional Notes.

  1. Not all Notebook/PC require this setup to downgrade to Windows 7, try to install Windows 7 normally first and if there is an error mean you do need  to setup the BIOS/UEFI.
  2. Windows 8 base PC - Refer to  PC/Notebook/Desktop design specifically for per-installed with Windows 8. 
  3. If you have the USB 3.0 option on your BIOS, go to "System Configuration", "USB 3.0 Config in Pre-OS" and set to "Auto".
  4. If you are using USB Flash Drive as the boot device (Windows 7 install disk) - Make sure to format it as FAT 32 and use with USB 2.0 slot, do not use USB 3.0 slot.
  5. If you are Using SDD (mSATA drive) - Change the Sata otion to AHCI (we actually want to disable Intel Smart Response Technology).
  6. Each computer use different key to enter BIOS, check your manual for this or Google it. Here is some reference: 
  • Asus : F8
  • Sony : F2
  • Gateway : F10
  • Gigabyte : F12
  • Dell : Del/F12
  • HP/Compaq : F2/ESC
  • Acer : F2/F12
  • eMachines : F10
  • Toshiba : F12
  • Fujitsu : F12

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

Oct 12, 2011

Windows 8 Driver

Like always, when there are new Windows, most of us want to try it even it still BETA release. I blog for drivers about 3 years now, and a lot happen after the windows 7 release. The most common problem is no support for old model use old devices.
So, i try windows 8 this week, I'm not really interested on the OS but to see what did we need a new drivers for windows 7?

Let us go to the Vista age for a while to look to the whole situation,
When Vista released, you can't use driver from windows XP, and most of the model design for Vista did not have support in their official site for windows XP. Later, many Vista User dissatisfied with the performance and want to use XP. Then the big problem is, you can install XP, but where is the driver?
Similarly when windows 7 comes, people still want to use XP or Dual-boot , so where is the driver? this is the reason i build this blog, as my journal, my reference, to gather drivers and solution for this type of problems.

Now comes windows 8,
There are no problems for newer model that design for windows 7, practically windows 8 driver are similar to those windows 7. I hope you guys don't misunderstand me, if you want to talk about direct X 12 or else, it is different from my intention. Example, after installing windows 8 you have no audio, so I'll try to find the driver so you get your audio in windows 8, but if the audio Quality is not as great as windows 7, it is a different topics.Not that i don't want to help, but i know myself, i know few things, and i don't speak something that I'm not really know about it.

I spent most of my time study the drivers and thousands of model, I'm not study the hardware specification in term of performance. The strength of window 7 is it automatically install most of your driver, and i believe this Microsoft enhance this feature,like em my desktop, after windows 8 installation, all driver installed properly.

Here i have initial opinion about the drivers:

CHIPSET/Motherboard etc:

Inte 3,4,5 and 900 installed automatically, or by windows update. You can also use windows 7 drivers from intel website.

South bridge Driver and Co-processor;
Windows 7 and vista drivers will do.

Use windows 7  and vista drivers. For Older model, you modified inf to get it work.
XP driver may work on some model, the difficult thing is to get the right version. (laptopvideo2go is the best place to start)

the pain is on older Intel graphic, like 82825/852GM GME and 915 graphic chipset. The method for windows 7 requires several steps to complete. Sadly in windows 8 the file in system are different and yet i still didn't found the solution. The best thing to do is look at microsoft update catalog, search for you chipset and install it manually.
For other graphic chipset, manual installation using Vista or 7 drivers normally work.

card reader, bluetooth, LAN, Wireless,
You fuys don't really have to worry about this, from my experience, this driver not bring to much problems for users. Commonly these drivers installed along with windows installation.

I only tested with my desktop and not with any laptop yet.
This blog work with comments, all article and driver base on request, test and feedback, if you have something to share, I'm so grateful for that.

(p/s: again sorry for my English, as long as you understand my message)