Sep 5, 2014

HP Pavillion dv6700 Windows XP/Vista/7/8 Drivers

If you look at the HP support site, they only list Windows Vista Drivers for This Model. So if you plan to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8 or downgrade it to Windows XP here is the drivers you will need.

Which Driver need to be Installed?
Install all drivers according to the order, for windows 7 band windows 8/8.1, some of the drivers automatically installed so you can check which driver you need here.

Where do I get this drivers?
For windows Vista it is from HP website, for windows xp 7 and 8, it is either form HP or the Device Vendor such as Intel. Even HP does not list windows xp and 7 driver in their support site, the driver is available on their database.

Windows 32-bit and 64-bit
All driver is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit unless if there are separate driver needed, I will list it separately. Note that x86 is 32-bit and x64 is 64-bit. (How to check 32 or 64-bitc - read here)


Chipset
Intel Chipset installation Utility
(adds support for system software management - SSM win Vista)
Windows XP | Windows Vista | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1

Audio
Realtek High Definition Audio
(Windows XP/7/8/8.1 you must agree to the T&C before Downloading)
Windows XP | Windows Vista | Windows 7/8/8.1


Graphic Drivers  - Read First
There are 2 available graphic drivers for this model, you need to choose one base on your specification. If you does not know which driver to choose, you can see the specification on the small sticker on the left side of your touchpad.

Graphics
Mobile Intel 965 Express Chipset Family Video Driver
Windows XP | Windows XP x64 | Windows Vista x86 | Windows 7 x86 | Windows 7 x64 | Windows 8/8.1

Graphics
Nvidia GeForce Series Drivers (8400 GS and supported Graphics)
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 x86 | Windows 7 x64 | Windows 8/8.1 x32 | Windows 8/8.1 x64


Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1

Mouse and Keyboard
HP QuickLaunch Button
(This version Fix scroll wheel for Volume if it does not working correctly) 
Windows XP/Vista  | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1

Modem
Motorola SM56 Soft Data Fax Modem Driver
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1 - use win7 driver

Wireless Drivers  - Read First
There are 2 available wireless drivers for this model, you need to choose one base on your specification. If you does not know which driver to choose, you can test which work for you. The best way to identify your wireless is by using Hardware ID Identification Method which you can read here.

Wireless
Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows
(Intel Wireless WiFi Link 5300,5100, 4965 Intel PRO/Wireless 3945)
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 |
Windows 8/8.1 : Automatically installed, if you have problems to connect uninstall current driver in device manager and install windows 7 driver in compatibility mode.

Wireless
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows
(Support - Broadcom 802.11 a/b/g WLAN, Broadcom 4321AG 802.11a/b/g/draft-n Wi-Fi Adapter )
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7
Windows 8/8.1 : Automatically installed, if you have problems to connect uninstall current driver in device manager and install windows 7 driver in compatibility mode.

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek RTL8101 Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC (NDIS 6.0)
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7/8/8.1  

Bluetooth
Software Support for HP Integrated Module with Bluetooth Wireless Technology
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1 

Storage
Intel Matrix Storage Manager
Windows XP/Vista  | Windows 7 | not applicable for Windows 8/8.1 

Card Reader
Ricoh 5-1 card Reader Driver
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1 - use windows 7 driver

Fingerprint Driver
Authentec AES 2501 Fingerprint Driver
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1 - use winVista/7 driver

Fingerprint Software
Digital Persona Fingerprint Software
(Make sure to install Fingerprint Driver First)
Windows XP - not applicable (no xp version released) - you need to purchase third party software.
Windows Vista/7 x86  | Windows Vista/7x64 | Windows 8/8.1 - use winVista/7 software

Webcam
Cyberlink Youcam Software
Windows XP | Windows Vista  | Windows 7 | Windows 8/8.1 
In case you need the driver for XP : Download (by default the driver automatically installed)

QuickTouch
HP QuickTouch Software
(Provide on-screen Visual and Sound when adjusting Notebook Volume)
Windows Vista  | Windows 7 - you can only use 3RVX 
Windows XP/8 : Not applicable (no xp and 8 version released) and no tweak to make it work yet.

If you have problems regarding the drivers, do let me know in the comments section below.