Dec 19, 2014

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.

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


Windows XP Drivers
 Install accroding to the order given.

Chipset
Intel Chipset Software installation Utility
Version 3.40 A
Download

Audio
ADI Soundmax Audio Driver for Windows 2000/XP
Version 5.12.01.3920, 19.6MB
Download

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

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Version 7.12.2 Rev G3, 5.4MB
Download

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

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

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

Wireless
Compaq Wireless LAN multiport W200 Driver
Version 7.86.19.3708, 7.8MB
Download

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

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:

Chipset
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

Audio
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

Graphic
Ati Mobility Radeon 7500
Read Installation Instruction here : http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2014/12/ati-mobility-radeon-7500-drivers-for.html

Wireless
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.

LAN/Ethernet:
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.

Dec 17, 2014

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)
Download

Audio
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)

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

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows XP/Vista/7 : Download

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

Modem
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

Wireless:
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

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

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

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

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

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

AMT
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

Dec 12, 2014

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.)

Chipset:
Intel GS45 (Cantiga) Driver v9.1.1.1020
Download 

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

Storage
Intel Matrix Storage Manager - Notebooks, v.8.9.4.1004, 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 v15.21.13.64.2342
Download

Audio
Realtek ALC665, v.6.0.1.6083, A02
Download

Touchpad
Synaptics TouchPad, v.15.0.4, A01
Download

Card Reader
JMicron JMB380 - Card Reader and 1394, v.1.00.06.01
Download

Sensor
ST Microelectronics DE351DL Free Fall Sensor, v.1.06.08.47, A01
Download

Bluetooth
Dell Wireless 375 Bluetooth Module, v.6.3.0.6300,
Download

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

Webcam
Dell Alienware Camera Frimware
Download

USB
Nec USB 3.0 Driver
Download

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

Wireless:
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)

Dec 4, 2014

Fix Boot Device not Found, Please Install OS on your Hard Disk (3f0)

You can simply fix this problem by enable Legacy support on the BIOS.

1. Go to BIOS, for HP notebook simply press F10 upon power on.
2. Navigate to System Configuration and Look for legacy Support.
3. You should see the Legacy support is Disable, you need to enable it.
4. After that press F10 to save changes and exit BIOS.
5. It will aromatically reboot after saving changes and your notebook will boot normally.

However, this error may cause from Hard Disk Failure (hardware damage) so this method will not work and you will need to replace the HDD.

How to check your Hard Disk status (damage or healthy)
First make sure you already enable legacy support. If you are unable to boot normally to windows,  try to re-install the operating system (Windows 8 recommended). If you are unable to re-install the OS, run system diagnostic by upon power on press F4 to test your HDD.

In case the HDD failure you need to RMA (return Merchandise authorization) for HDD replacement. Normally the process will take less than 2 weeks. If your warranty already expired, you need to buy a new Hard Disk for replacement. You can ask the store for the replacement process if on;t want to do it yourself with a small fee, most of the time the hard disk replacement service is free.

Dec 3, 2014

Fix "This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use" code 12

Most of the time this error cause by chipset driver conflict which cause certain devices fail to function properly. In most cases AMD PCI Express (3GIO) Filter driver was the culprit which causes Intel chipset or Intel graphic driver installation failed. Here is how to fix it :

1. Open your Device Manager.
2. Expand the system device from the list.
3. Right-click on the ATI PCI Express (3GIO) Filter Driver and select ‘Uninstall’.
4. Choose to delete the driver software for this device from your system.

Now you can re-install your chipset, or Graphic driver, remember to reboot before re-installing those drivers.



HP Compaq nc6400 Windows 7 Drivers

HP Compaq nc6400 originally released for Windows Vista. If you want to upgrade into Windows 7, do consider to use Windows 7 SP1 instead of Windows 7 and run automatic updates to get the latest update for your hardware and drivers. So, a user reported he installed Windows 7 64-bit enterprise and there are 2 drivers missing.

1. Mass Storage Controller
Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803B&SUBSYS_30AD103C&REV_00

2. PCI Simple Communication Controller
Hardware ID : PCI\VEN_104C&DEV_803D&SUBSYS_30AD103C&REV_00

Both ID's refer to Texas Instrument Card Reader Driver. You just need to install the original Vista drivers below and it will install both mass storage and PCI comm as mentioned above.

Texas Instrument Media Card Reader Driver
Version 2.0.0.9, 6.4MB
Download

So now you are all set. Windows 7 and Windows automatic updates will automatically installed all of the other drivers your nc6400 need. In case there are drivers you need for Windows 7 here is the description with the download link.

Intel Chipset
Intel chipset Installation Utility for 900 Series
Just Download and install the latest chipset from Intel Website. It will determine if you need to install any chipset driver updates.
Windows 7/8 (32/64-bit): Download

Audio
Automatically installed or use Windows Update. If not Install this driver:
ADI AD1981HD Audio Driver for Windows 7
Version 6.10.1.5240
Windows 7 (32/64-bit):  Download

There are 2 applicable graphic drivers so choose base on your specification.

Graphic - Intel
Intel Graphic Media Accelerator (Intel 945GM/950/965) Codename : CrestLine
Hp does have the driver for windows 7 both 32 and 64 bit.
Download from HP
Download from Intel : Win 7 x86 - Win 7 x64

Graphic - ATI
ATI M64S ( Radeon X2300)
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Quicklaunch
HP Quick Launch Button
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Wireless
Intel Pro Wireless Drivers : Download
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver : Download

LAN/Ethernet 
Intel 82566M Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Windows 7 (32/64-bit) : Download

Others
Fingerprint: Download
Modem : Download
Bluetooth : Download

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.

Audio:
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

MEI
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

USB
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

Storage
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
 
Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad Driver
Windows 7 32-bit :Download
Windows 8 (32/64-bit) : Download
Windows 7/Windows 8/8.1 (64-bit) : Download

LAN/Ethernet
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

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

Button
HP Wireless Button Driver
Automatically installed in windows 7 (or install win 8 driver on win 7 system)
Version 1.1.2.1  2.82MB Windows 8 32/64-bit
Having scroll problem in windows 8? Download and Install this driver

Wireless
Mediatek 802.11 Wireless LAN Adapter Driver
Version 5.0.25.0 34.32MB Windows 7/8 32 and 64-bit
Version 5.0.37.0 39MB Windows 8 32/64-bit

Wireless
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

Bluetooth
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 

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

GPIO
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

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

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

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

Webcam/Camera
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

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

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

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

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

Software
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

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

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

Graphic
Intel GM45 : read installation Instruction Here.

Graphic 
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







Nov 21, 2014

Dell Optilex 755 Windows 7 Drivers

Windows 7 does support this model, however there are 2 drivers you need to install after Windows 7 installation. The device manager will show 2 devices marked with yellow which are PCI Serial Port and PCI Simple Communication Driver. The drivers you will need to install are Intel Management Interface (known as MEI) and Intel Active Management Technology Local manageability Service.

Intel Management Interface : Download
File Name : Intel AMT SOL/ LMS, v.3.2.20.1049 PV, A02

Intel Active Management Technology Local manageability Service : Download
File Name : Intel AMT HECI, v.3.2.20.1049 PV, A02

After Installing both driver, you will;l need to fix random reboot problem, or reboot when your 755 at sleep.

1. Restart you notebook and Enter BIOS by pressing F12 upon booting.
2. If your BIOS need password, - go to security and select Unlock setup to remove password protection.
3. Select Power management - Suspend Mode - Change from F3 into S1.
4. Press F10 and press enter (F10 - shortcut key to - save changes and exit ).

Now your notebook will reboot and you will no longer ge the random reboot.

Graphic Driver
If your device manager showing you have Standard VGA under Graphic Adapter (how to check you graphic driver). That mean your laptop is using a basic display driver which is not on  it's maximum capability. You will have problem running certain application mostly games.

Optilex 755 comes with 3 graphic variant.

1. Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller
2. AMD Radeon 2400/2400 XT
3. ATI 1300

You can obtain the ATI driver from Microsoft update catalog for both amd radeon 2400/2400xt and ATI 1300. Please open the following link by using Internet Explorer Browser:

1. AMD Radeon 2400/2400 XT : Download page
2. ATI 1300 : 32-bit | 64-bit

AMD 2400/2400XT Simply Click add on the left pane (select the first one for 64-bit and 2nd for 32-bit from the list) and select View Basket. Then select download.

Intel G31/G33/Q33/Q35 Graphics Controller : Direct Download from Dell

Nov 20, 2014

Fujitsu/IBM fmv-c8200 Windows XP Drivers

This drivers are compatible with all model released during April - September 2005:
FMV-X8200, FMV-E8300, FMV-E8200, FMV-C8200 FMV-S8305, FMV-S8205, FMV-S8300, FMV-S8200 FMV-B8200, FMV-C6200, FMV-J6200

This product originally from Japan, the problem with the original driver file is it use Japanese language for the installation instruction and you will have problem to extract and install the driver. So here is the latest drivers, with the latest version available: (Language : English)

Graphic/VGA:
Intel (R) 852 / 855GM Windows (R) XP
Download (Original From Fujitsu)
Download (Latest from Intel)

Modem:
Agere system AC' 97 Modem
Your modem should install automatically, if not :
Download (From Fujitsu)

Audio
Sigmatel Stac AC97 Audio Driver
Download

Installation:
 
Audio Installation

1. Make a new folder and move the audio driver into that folder. (optional)

2. Run the audio driver you've download. (File name : E1001842)

3. You will get the stac4469_v7 folder, now open it and run setup to install.










Touchpad
ALPS Pointing Device Driver
(Install using the same method to install audio)
Download

TPM
Infeneon Trusted Platform Module Professional Package Patch Program
-Automatically Installed

Chipset:
Intel 852/855 Chipset family
Basically for model released on 2005 or 2006, Windows xp automatically install the chipset driver. This apply to both notebook and desktop. In case you want to get the latest driver for chipset, Intel does have a newer version :
Download

Do let me know if you have problems with the installation.

Nov 19, 2014

How to Install Old Soundmax Audio Driver in Windows 7

If you have an old laptop and install windows 7 on it, you may notice that your laptop have no audio. Sometimes device manager tells you it is installed and the volume bar work perfectly, but you can still hear no Sound. When you try to download the driver, your manufacture no longer provide updates for Windows 7, what is available only the old driver for Windows XP or Windows Vista.

Before we begin, Soundmax uses AC97 audio which is similar to Realtek AC 97 Audio. Try the AC97 audio first because sometime it did work on some model. Download Link

He is how to use that old Windows Vista or XP for Windows 7.

1. For this example we will install audio on IBM t42. First download your original XP Driver. (for t42 here is the driver: Download )

2.  Extract the driver file using 7zip or Winrar. Remember the path/location where we extract the driver file.

3. Now open device manager by click start and select run, type DEVMGMT.MSC

 
 2. Look at the audio controller and right and select update driver.




 3. Then select browse my computer for the Driver software

4.Click on browse and point to the driver folder we extracted ealier.

It will takes some time to find the driver file and install it. It will prompt i is not compatible but install it anyway.

Dell Service Tag and Express Service Code

Dell Service Tag : refer to 7 character identifier that is unique to your product.

Express Service Code :10-digit numeric Version of the service tag which can be typed into a telephone for a call routing. Sometime your products will show E Service which refer to Express Service Code.

Both ID (identification code) normally located at a sticker on the back or bottom of your products.

Every Dell products will have this information, except some peripherals and accessories.

We use both Dell service tag and Express Service code mostly to identify and obtain support online. For example your service tag is FJR6K1. Now just go to the Dell Online support website : http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/ and enter the service code in the service code field.

You can choose to enter either  service tag or express service code


Press submit and it will identify and show support that available for your products. Here is the result from service Tag we've entered earlier.
Support page

It will display the support that available online, including the basic information about your device, diagnostic, support topics and articles, drivers and downloads and parts and accessories.

Nov 13, 2014

Easily Install Realtek Card Reader Drivers

Realtek Card Reader Driver or also known as Realtek USB 2.0 Card Reader Driver (PCIE) is widely used on most current Notebook (other Card Reader vendor includes Jmicron, Texas Instrument and Broadcom). Realtek provide universal Installer which is compatible with Windows XP, Vista,7,8 and 8.1.

Download (Universal Installer and Latest Version)
Realtek Download Link : Download Link

Download (From Computers Manufacturer)
Hewlett Packard (Hp and Compaq) : Windows XP | Windows Vista/7  | Windows 8.1
Lenovo : Windows XP/7 | Windows 8/8.1

Supported Card Reader:
Realtek shows on their website that this driver support the following card reader chipset:
RTS5101
RTS5111
RTS5116
RTS5169

But if you look at the driver inf file (installer information that shows compatible devices), it also support the following Card Reader Chipset:
RTS5208
RTS5209 (RTS5208 Variant)
RTS5229
Realtek 5139

During the installation process, it will take a while because it will install several card reader components.  Note that older driver version do have limited capabilities on how much storage they can read. If you have Notebook which released during Windows XP you might notice that it would not recognize storage larger than 2Gb, so it is important to get the latest driver available.
If you have problems with your card reader driver installation do let me know in the comment section below.

How to Get The Latest Realtek Audio Drivers

Realtek is the most popular Audio devices for both laptop and desktop, the audio drivers pre-installed or provided by your computers manufacturer could be outdated. Installing the latest audio driver could increase your audio experience, here is how to download and install it.

First here is the direct link to the download page, (Version R2.75)
http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=14&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false
 if the URL changes refer to the instruction below

1. Go to Realtek Download Site : http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/
2. Now click on the Computer Peripheral ICs - PC Audio Codecs - High Definition Audio Codecs - Software.

3. Now you  will see "High Definition Audio Codec Term and Agreement", Click accept to and Next continue to continue to the download page.

4. Then on the download page you will see the latest drivers available, There are 2 type of driver packages you can choose which are:
  • executable file : Easy installation package, just download and double click to install.
  • ZIP File : Compressed driver package, require extraction before installation.
5. Select the driver base on your operating system.  To start download select one of the available download server from the left panel (US3, CN, US2 etc).
You might see a pop-up windows after clicking the download server link.

6. Other packages provided:
  • ATI HDMI Audio devices normally require by computers which uses ATI graphics.
  • 3D SorroundBack Beta : (Realtek 3D SoundBack restores audio effects, including surround sound, reverberation, and spatial effects, for legacy game titles when running on Windows Vista.).
You might see AC 97 audio codecs above the High definition audio codec, hoose Ac 97 if you know your computer uses AC 97. If not just use High definition Audio Codecs which from my experience always work with all laptops which uses Realtek Audio.

Nov 11, 2014

Latest Windows 10 TP Drivers Updates


Recently Windows 10 Technical Review is released and after installing the OS you will notice the basic drivers such as mouse, keyboard, Monitor and other basic input devices is automatically installed (In-Box Drivers). Basically if you are missing certain drivers such as Graphic, Wireless and Audio, try to install your Windows 8.1 drivers (Already tested on several notebooks and it works). For Windows 8/8.1 Base PC (notebook created for Windows 8 and 8.1), of course you will not have a problem to obtain the drivers from your manufacture site. But for older notebook which released for Windows 7 and below, you can get the Windows 8.1drivers from the devices manufacturer website such as if you have Nvidia graphic, you can get the Windows 8.1 graphic from Nvidia website since most of the time your computer manufacturer won't update or provide the driver for it. Next If Windows 8.1 drivers failed to install, try to install it in compatibility mode or run compatibility troubleshoot.

Another thing you can do is after the installation make sure you are connected to the internet so that Windows 10 will be able to search, download and install the latest compatible drivers available on Microsoft Updates.

Nvidia Control Panel Issue (NVCP)
If the NVCP is not working, you need to open device manager and look for nvxdsync.exe (or Nvidia control Panel Application) and kill the process. You can also restart the application instead of killing the process.

OpenGL Error
If you have switchable graphic and get the openGL error, try to switch the graphic (exe: switch Nvidia to Intel).

"You need to close PC setting or Store"
If you have this error you need to kill "Application Frame Host" process on task manager.

Downgrade Intel HD Graphic Drivers could help Stabilize your Nvidia Graphic
The latest not necessarily the best and compatible, such as for Intel HD graphic (tested on HD4600)  you need to downgrade the version by installing the older version (version 15.33.22.64.3621). This will solve your Switchable graphic issue such as unable to play games that you normally run without problems.

Display Link
Display Link takes one steps further by releasing Alpha drivers fro Windows 10 which you can obtain it here.

You can share your experience with Windows 10 TP or if you have question to ask feel free to drop your comment on the comment section below.

Acer Aspire E1-531 Drivers for Windows 7

Actually you don't have to waste your internet quota by downloading and install all drivers provided by Acer on their support site. After Windows 7 Installation on Aspire E1-531, you will only need to install 3 drivers because all of the other drivers automatically installed. If you look at the device manager you will see there are 3 drivers missing which are:

Network Controller (Wireless)
Ethernet Controller (LAN)
PCI Simple Communication Controller (Card reader)

So, you will notice you would not be able to use your wireless, wired connection (LAN) and Card Reader Slot. So here is the drivers you will need: (for both Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit)

Wireless Drivers:
Most E1-531 uses Atheros Wireless drivers, but there are some models that uses broadcom or Intel Wireless device. Install according to your secification or test which work for you.
Atheros AR9xxx/AR5xxx Wireless Driver :  Download
Broadcom 802.11 Wireless Driver : Download
Intel Centrino Wireless-N 105 Driver : Download

LAN - Ethernet Controller
Broadcom Netlink (TM) Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Download

Card Reader
Broadcom Card Reader Driver
Download

That's all what you need and now after the installation your laptop will have all the drivers it need. If you need to update to the latest drivers, just simply go to Nvidia for your graphic, Intel for your graphic, chipset and USB and Realtek for your audio drivers. You will see "Automatically update" on each website (except realtek) and let it scan and suggest the latest drivers available for you laptop. Anyway, there are no significant improvement by installing the latest drivers, I will only update my drivers if there are bugs with the current drivers.

Oct 31, 2014

How to Fix No Sound/Audio From Speaker

No sound or Audio output from your internal speakers is a common problem for most devices with built in speaker such as Laptops and Tablets. Regardless what model your laptop is (Acer, HP, Compaq, Asus, Lenovo, Toshiba and etc), there is a common solution for this. Here I will point out the problems and how to solve it.

The Basic Setting You Need To Check First
1. Make sure your volume is not muted. Click on the volume Icon and click mixer, for best result max up all volume by using the slider.
Click on the mixer for more volume options.
2. Make sure you already install the audio driver. You can tell if your system does have the audio driver installed or not by checking the driver status on the device manager. Normally if your computer need an audio driver, it will prompt "no audio device installed" if you try to play any audio file.

3. Make sure your audio device is enable. You can do this by go to device manager and look at sound, video and game controller, make sure your audio is enable.

You can disable/enable your audio by right click on the audio device

p/s: If you are wondering why do people need to disable the audio? sometimes desktop user can get a separate Audio card, so they would disable the default on-board audio device, and of course this is optional.

4. I make changes to the setting, and Now the speaker does not work properly - Just use system restore to undo the changes, or click set to default setting on the audio setting (control panel).

Speaker does not work but headphone work 
The first thing to do is get a toothpick and stick it in the audio jack (gently wiggle it). This is because sometimes your audio jack sensors is jammed, and the computer thinks there is a headphone plugged in when there isn't. We use toothpick t unjammed it (you can use other object such as pin or needle).
If the toothpick does not work, try to set the speaker as default, you can read on how to do this here: http://laptop-driver.blogspot.com/2010/12/set-speaker-as-default.html

Headphone does not work, internal speaker work 
This problem is very rare, but in case it is happen to you first thing to do is make sure you are using the right jack. laptop normally have 2 jack, and desktop have 3 or 6 jack. For desktop the common color for audio jack is green. For laptop you will see a small icon located near to the jack which tells you either it is for headphone or for microphone.
Second, if you are using Realtek audio, make sure the jack setting is set to headphone instead of line out.
You can also try with another headphone, to make sure your current headphone is not the problem. Last but not least, sometimes you are using your mobile phone headphone/headset on your laptop and computer audio jack. Note that not all mobile phone headphone will work properly on laptop or desktop, sometimes you need to plug in halfway to hear the sound.

Speaker suddenly stopped/not working.
System crash, Windows update or Installing Third Party Software could interfere with your audio device. Windows update for example could install a new audio driver version, and it did install properly but the audio did not working (I get that a lot). So if your audio suddenly stopped working, there are 3 things you can do:

1. System Restore : We need to restore our computer back to where the audio is still working. This will also undo changes made by Windows Update or other software.
2. Recovery : Most notebook do have this option, for example Hp can use HP recovery manager, select hardware driver re-installation and select audio from the list.
3. Re-install the driver, try to re-install the drivers (original driver released by your notebook manufacture, not the latest driver by the device manufacture).

No sound from both internal speaker or headphone
Normally when this happen it means 3 things, your audio driver is not yet installed, your audio device is disabled or your internal speaker is broken. I already explain how to solve all this 3 problems above, to summarize the solution : Download and install audio driver for your computer, make sure your audio device is enable and if it is broken you need to replace internal speaker (You can't change notebook sound card), or get a USB audio card (it is cheap, about USD 3- 10 base on the model and functions). It is a plug and play device, which means you don't have to install driver, software or firmware, you just can use it right away.

7.1 Channel External USB Audio Sound Card Adapter

Only One side of The Speaker is Working (Left/Right)
First of all, check your jack (make sure you plug the speaker properly (external speaker). Next is to check the audio balance (right and left) on your audio manager, example I am using realtek Audio so I just need to open realtek Audio Manager and Set the slider in the midlle between left and right.

If you have other problems with your speaker do let me know in the comment section below.

Oct 30, 2014

Dell Inspiron 1546 Drivers for Windows XP/Vista/7

Compatibility: All drivers compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit, unless separate download is provided.

Chipset
AMD M880G+SB820M
No installation required, but if you see SMBUS driver in device manager marked with yellow download the latest chipset driver from AMD.
Windows XP: Download
Windows Vista : 32-bit | 64-bit
Windows 7/8/8.1 : 32-bit | 64-bit

USB
AMD USB Chipset Driver
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

Graphic/Video
ATI Mobility radeon HD 530v (refresh brand name of M92-LP)
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download

Graphic/Video
ATI Mobility radeon HD 4330
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download


Audio and Sound 
IDT High Definition Audio Driver (IDT 92HD81B1, A00)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

Card Reader
Realtek RTS5159 Card Reader Driver
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

Touchpad
Alps Touchpad Drivers
Windows XP, Vista, 7 : Download
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek RTL8103EL-GR
(Compatible for these cards : RTL8136, RTL8168 and RTL8169 Ethernet Adapter)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download 
Windows 7 : Download

Wireless/WIFI:
There are 2 applicable/Variant for Wireless Drivers, choose one base on your specification. You can also test which work for you, installing wrong driver will not harm your system but remember to uninstall it later from the device manager.

Dell 1515 WLAN half-Mini card (Atheros AR5007)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download

Dell 1397 WLAN half-Mini card (Broadcom 4312/4322)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download

Oct 29, 2014

How to Stop Windows Keep Automatically Installing Drivers

Whenever you plug in a new device, or windows found a new hardware, Windows will detect and automatically install available in-box compatible drivers. It will also search the drivers on the web or via Windows Automatic Updates. The problem with this setting is whenever you uninstall a device from device manager, it will keep re-install it after reboot or after you select "scan for hardware changes". A very good reason to uninstall the current driver from device manager permanently is varies such as:

1. Windows install the default driver which does not work. When we uninstall it to install different drivers, it will re-install the previous drivers before we able to install the other driver.

2. The default driver version which windows keep installing is newer then the version we want to use, so windows will prompt "the current driver version is newer than this package".

1 : OPEN GROUP POLICY EDITOR
Click start and on the search box type gpedit.msc and press enter. This will open Group Policy Editor.
Click yes if prompted


2: Go through (Expand by clicking the arrow button) : Computer Configuration -System - device Installation and Click device installation Restriction. The on the right pane double click on " Prevent Installation of devices not described by other policy setting".
Click to enlarge
3. Select enable, you can always change this setting by clicking disable (by default this option is not configured).
4. Reboot to apply this change. Now your computer will not automatically install the drivers you already uninstalled.

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 27, 2014

How to Upgrade or Replace Your laptop GPU

It is not difficult to replace your laptop graphic card, the hard part is to upgrade where you need to identify which graphic is better and compatible with your laptop. So how to identify which graphic card is compatible? for this one you need to get advice from laptop graphic card seller and they will tell you what is the compatible graphic cards you can buy for you laptop model. You also can call the service center or Google the Video Cards replacement parts for your model or read the Manuals. For example HP NX9420 and NW series can use Nvidia FX 1500M over AMD Mobility Radeon X1600.

A. Upgrade and Replacement Process
Get your laptop service manual, you will need to read the part removal and replacement. You can get it from your laptop manufacture site. For this tutorial we will replace Acer Aspire 7720 With ATI Graphic Card.

1. Remove the back cover by loosen the screw and open the back compartment.
*Note : For othe model such as HP or DELL or other models, the removal might be slightly different. Please refer your manual.

2. Next step is to remove the heatsink. Unscrew the driver and carefully remove the heatsink.

3. Now loosen the Graphic Chipset Screw, and carefully pull to remove it from the slot.

4. Insert you new graphic and apply fair amount of thermal paste.

5. Lastly put the heat sink back in place and close the back compartment.


C. Things to consider before Upgrade/Replacement.
1.Normally if there is only a slight increase in graphic performance after upgrade. You can't expect to get from 256MB to 512MB. Normally 251Mb to 358MB is the highest replacement I ever know.

2. This method originally intend for replacement where lot's of GPU is defect caused by high temperature.

3. Upgrade normally requires you to replace both Mainboard and GPU which costs more than a new laptop, so you better use that money to buy a new one instead of upgrading. Replacement on the other hand only requires a new the same new graphic chipset which is available on

4. If your graphic chipset is defect by overheating, make sure after the replacement the temperature is below 60 degree. Different graphic chip will produce different amount of heat and you need to observe the temperature carefully. Otherwise it will defect again after 30-days (or less).

Oct 24, 2014

Hp Envy x360 Windows 7/8/8.1 Drivers

 Envy x360 designed for 64-bit Windows operating system, you will not be able to get the full performance with 32-bit OS since it will use up only up to 4GB in 32-bit OS. HP release windows 8.1 64-bit drivers for this model but you can also use it for Windows 8 since both are using the same platform.


Windows 8 and 8.1 - Original Driver sets

Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver
Version9.4.0.1026, 5.52M
Download

Audio
Realtek High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver
Version6.0.1.7219, 216.01M
Download

MEI
Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver
Version9.5.24.1790, 40.08M
Download

Graphic
Intel High-Definition (HD 4400) Graphics Driver
Version10.18.10.3574, 146.29M
Download

Keyboard, Mouse and Input Devices 
Intel Virtual Buttons Driver
Version1.0.0.14, 1.37M T
Download

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver
Version8.24.1218.2013, 5.99M
Download

Storage 
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver
Version12.8.9.1000, 17.17M
Download

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
Version6.3.9600.21247, 12.16M
Download

Original Multimedia Software
Cyberlink Media Suite Software Version10.0.7.4023, 48.71M Download
Cyberlink MediaEspresso Software Version6.7.2.5308, 54.97M Download
Cyberlink Power2Go Software Version8.0.7.4016, 106.77M Download
Cyberlink PhotoDirector Software Version5.0.1.5406, 216.86M Download
Cyberlink PowerDVD Software Version12.0.4.4223, 152.12M Download

Webcam
Cyberlink YouCam Software
2014-07-28 , Version5.0.4.4218, 145.8M
Windows 7/8 : Download

Security
HP SimplePass Identity Protection Software
Version8.01.11 Rev. A, 88.33M
Download

Security
 HP 3D DriveGuard Software
Version6.0.19.1, 18.22M
Download

Tool
HP Utility Center
Version2.5.3, 6.42M
Download

Tool
ENERGY STAR Qualified Power Plan
Version1.0.9, 4.03M
Download


Windows 7 Drivers - Essential Drivers for 64-bit

If you plan to use windows 7 for this model, here is the drivers you will need to install. Of course Hp didn't release windows 7 for this model because it is design for Windows 8. The drivers is from HP,  Intel and Realtek. Other drivers will be installed automatically. If you are looking for latest drivers, use Microsoft automatic updates.

Chipset: Download
MEI : Download
Audio : Download
LAN - Ethernet : Download
Graphic : Download
Card Reader : Download

Notes : graphic driver is intel 4th generation processor with HD 4400
For the original multimedia software and webcam, you can the original software from windows 8/8.1.

Recovery
Order Recovery Media - CD/DVD/USB (‏1) USB - Windows 8.1 64b (Dual Language) Recovery Kit 2014-09-29 , VersionN/A System Recovery Kit for Consumer Notebook- Details

Oct 20, 2014

How to fix Your Laptop Graphic Card

Heat is the main factor that cause laptop's video card failure. The continuous overheating cause the solder connection around the chipset melted and unseat. Base on your model, your graphic chipset (GPU) could be embedded on your motherboard or a removable type. You must read your manual on how to disassemble each component but basically you will need to remove the back compartment and you will see the heat sink and, GPU and CPU right away. What we actually want to do is to re-heated the GPU so that the solder connections seated again.

Fix Laptop Removable Graphic Chipset.

Certain laptop such as Acer models have a removable graphic chipset which allow your to remove them from the Main board.
Removable Laptop's Video Card
 First Step : Remove the back cover/compartment and then remove the heat-sink.

Second Step : Remove the graphic chipset and wrap it with aluminum foil or use a screw driver to create a gap between the GPU and the Oven.

Third Step : Put t in the oven for 10 minutes with 285 Degree.

Fourth Step : Allow it to cool before reassembling. (please apply fair amount of thermal paste on the GPU)


Fix laptop Embedded Graphic Chipset

For some laptop like Compaq Model, you can't remove the graphic chipset since it is permanently embedded to the Main Board.

First Step : Remove the back cover/compartment and then remove the heatsink.

Second Step : Cover all other components (except GPU) with aluminum foil to avoid heat to come in contact with other component.

Third Step : Apply the heat by using a HeatGun for about 40-50 seconds 1-inch above the GPU and apply it at the center of the GPU.

Fourth Step : Allow it to cool before reassembling.

Notes :
You can also use any tools that produce heat such a a hair dryer but of course it will take longer compare to HeatGun..