Showing posts with label Windows 7. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows 7. Show all posts

Aug 12, 2017

Solution for Unknown Device ACPI\INT33A0

ACPI\INT33A0 is referring to ACPI\INT33A0 Intel Smart Connect Technology and intel does provides the drivers for Windows 8 and Windows 10 here: Support for Intel Smart Connect Technology

What does this driver do?
The Intel Smart Connect Technology driver enables the system to resume from sleep mode and update supported web applications such as email.

Here is the quick download if you own a HP Notebook:
Version REV: B (Windows 8 64-bit)

Version REV: A (Windows 7/Windows 8 32/64-bit)

Installing HP drivers for other model will work however it is not recommended and I think you need to get the permission from HP before using it with other brand.

Aug 5, 2017

HP All-in-One 23 Windows 7 Drivers

All drivers are automatically installed in Windows 7 except the Ethernet, Graphic and USB drivers. You will see 2 drivers missing on device manager.

Lan - Ethernet Driver
Realtek Ethernet Controller Drivers (DTO) - win7 32/64-bit
(This drivers also available on Microsoft update catalog)

USB Driver
AMD USB 3.0 Driver - win 7 32/64-bit

AMD A6-6310 APU with AMD Radeon R4 Graphic
File name: amd-catalyst-14.7-rc3-windows-aug12
(file size: 300MB ++)
Download link: Other drivers:
In case you need other drivers: (Normally Windows update will install all of these drivers except 2 drivers I mentioned above).

Intel chipset installation utility 

Realtek High Definition Audio Driver:

Intel Graphic Driver/ Intel Graphic driver (Braswell)
Use Intel Update Utility here:

Jul 20, 2016

ACPI\MSFT0101 - Intel Trusted Platform for Windows 7

ACPI\MSFT0101 refer to Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT). Before installing the driver, please note that TPP designed for Windows 8, and as Windows 7 users, you will not have the advantage to use this feature. There are 2 ways you can fix this issue:

1. Download the hotfix provided by Microsoft:
Update to add support for TPM 2.0 in Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
Download Link : 

2. Disable TPP on BIOS.
Open BIOS, normally by pressing F2 (the key might differ from one model to another), go to security - advance and disable the Intel Trusted Platform.

Here is a usefull information from Microsoft support forum: Source

" Intel Platform Trust Technology (Intel PTT) is a type of virtual TPM. It resides in the FW of your NUC and is controlled by the system BIOS. The version of TPM it emulates is TPM v2.0, which is not recognized by Windows 7.

The hotfix from Microsoft will resolve the unknown device/yellow bang in Device Manager but will not make it usable. This is true for PCs that have a HW TPM v2.0 as well. There is no support for them under Windows 7 and no way to get them to work. TPM v1.2 and earlier are the ones supported by Windows 7.

 For the ACPI\MSFT0101 unknown device you can also simply disable Intel PTT. On Intel NUCs Visual BIOS: BIOS Setup Advanced - Security - Security Features pane - uncheck Intel Platform Trust Technology. Intel PTT was created as a way of satisfying Microsoft's requirement that Client PCs have a TPM for newer Windows products (8.1 and later). 

\Hope this helps. 
 Craig W, Intel TME
Original Source:

Intel(R) 100 series chipset family CSME for WIndows 7

1. You need to install this driver manually and this method tested and worked with HP 15 Notebook.
2.Kernel-Mode Driver Framework 1.11 (KB 2685811) must first be installed if you are using Windows 7*.

3. To install this driver download the driver package from Intel website and unzip the driver file. We will need it later.

Download Link:

File Name :

4. Then open device manager, look for Intel(R) 100 series chipset family CSME device (normally listed under other device).

5. Right click and select update driver, then select browse my computer for driver software.
6. Click browse then browse to the driver folder we unzipped earlier. Make sure to select include subfolder.
7. Continue with on screen installation until finish and reboot.

Mar 6, 2016

How to Fix USB Keyboard not detected in Windows 7

USB keyboard is plug and play device. Windows automatically installed generic USB keyboard once you plug it on your computers. There are 2 main reason why your USB keyboard not detected in Windows 7 , the first one is windows installed wrong driver, and the other one is your generic keyboard driver files are missing.

Prevent Windows Automatically Installing Drivers
If you are connected to the internet, Windows will obtain the USB keyboard driver from Windows update. Once it installed the wrong driver, your USB keyboard will not work. What you need to do is stop Windows from automatically install driver.

1. Open control panel.
2. Choose devices and printers.
3. Right click on your computer Icon.
4. Select device installation Setting.
5.Select "No, Let me choose what to do"
6. Select "Never install drivers from windows update".

Other things to check:
1. Make sure to test your USB keyboard on other PC to make sure it is still working.
2. If your keyboard comes with installation media, reinstall the driver could resolve the issue.
3. If you have USB 3.0 port, make sure you USB is compatible with USB 3.0 slot.

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 26, 2016

ASUS X553MA Windows 7 Installation Drivers

ASUS X553MA pre-installed with windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Actually you can install Windows 7 for this notebook. Before installing Windows 7, you need to change BIOS setting by selecting Windows 7 on OS selection Menu.

Windows 7 Installation:

1. upon power on press F2 to enter BIOS.
2. using arrow key select ADVANCE.
3. On OS selection, select Windows 7.
4. Press F10 and press enter (Save and Exit).
5. Now you can insert Windows 7 installation disk and continue to install windows 7. Just make sure to change the first boot selection.

After that you can install Windows 7 using USB or DVD installation disk. Here are the drivers you need to install for Windows 7. This drivers base on users feedback which already installed Windows 7 on X533MA. Note that every X533MA specs is different depends countries, so you need to choose wireless drivers base on your specification.

Note : The driver listed specifically for WINDOWS 7 64-BIT, however if it compatible with 32-bit I will mention it as a side note.

Chipset :
Intel Chipset Installation Utility version
The original Windows 8 drivers actually support Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64- bit:  Download

Intel TXE : Trusted Execution Manager

Latest from Intel:
Download (32/64-bit)
(TXE Requires Microsoft's Kernel-Mode Driver Framework (KMDF) version 1.11 update for Windows 7 is installed first.

ASUS ATK Driver Version
The original Windows 8 drivers compatible with Windows 7.

Realtek High Definition Audio Driver
Windows automatically installed generic audio drivers which work just fine, here is driver from ASUS:

you can install the latest audio drivers from Realtek official website: (click agree to term and condition and you will redirected to the download page)
Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit

Card Reader
Realtek Car Reader Driver Version 6.2.9200.27040
This is the original Windows 8 driver and compatible with windows 7
or use this one, older version from ASUS: Download

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCIe FE family controller.
The version that worked is and I found the link posted by Lenovo, so the permission to use this driver from Lenovo is your own responsibility. The best way to get the latest driver is to get it from Realtek Official website;
Windows 7 32-bit and 64-bit
Download (Realtek Website)
Download (Lenovo FTP)

Smart Gesture
ASUS Smart Gesture

Downloads for Intel® HD Graphics for 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ Processors
Version :
Download from Intel Website : Download
Download from ASUS : Download

You need to choose base on your specification. The most widely use Wireless for this model is Atheros AR5xxx/9xxx (xxx refer to wild card number).

Atheros Wireless Driver : Download
Ralink Wireless LAN Driver : Download 
Realtek Wireless Driver : Download
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver : Download 

You cas use your original windows 8 drivers for wireless, it should work. If not force installation using device manager.

Select base on your wireless, IF you are using atheros wireless, it mean you are using Atheros Bluetooth.

Atheros Bluetooth Driver : Download
Ralink Bluetooth LAN Driver : Download
Realtek Bluetooth Driver : Download 
Broadcom Bluetooth LAN Driver : Download 

USB 3.0
USB 3.0 automatically detetced by Windows 7, if you need the drivers get it from here:

Fix "A CD/DVD drive device driver is missing" during Windows 7 Installation

One of the classic error I always get since windows 7 release is "A CD/DVD drive device driver is missing". If you have a driver floppy disk,CD,DVD or USB Flash Drive, please insert it now.

 Solution: Disable USB 3.0 on BIOS
-Enter BIOS and look for USB 3.0 setting.
-Select Disable or if disable option is not available select Auto.

IF you are using DVD to Install Windows 7
This error pop-out when you have faulty Windows 7 installation DVD. You need to create new Installation disk (Using new DVD). Faulty Windows 7 installation disk could be your DVD disk or DVD drive faulty. The best way is to create a bootable USB installation disk.

IF you can't disable USB 3.0
If your computer BIOS does not have an option to change the USB 3.0 setting, you need to integrate the USB 3.0 driver into your windows 7 installation disk. You can obtain USB 3.0 drivers from your computer manufacturer download page. The most common USB 3.0 port used on current computer and laptop is Intel USB 3.0 which you can download the driver software from Intel website.

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

Feb 10, 2016

Acer Aspire V3-772G Windows 7 64-Bit Drivers and Installation

 Most Acer Aspire V3-772G pre-installed with Windows 8, and Acer support site provides Drivers only for Windows 8 , Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. Not all Windows 8 drivers will work on Windows 7. The other problem is you can't install Windows 7 without changing the UEFI BIOS into Legacy BIOS. You can change it by power on your V3 and press F2 repeatedly until you see BIOS screen pop-out. Using arrow key on your keyboard select BOOT on top, and on BOOT mode select Legacy.

After that, press F10 to Exit and save changes. You computer will restart and you can continue with Windows 7 installation.

Windows 7 Drivers for V3-772G Drivers Set

I list out the drivers in installation order. it is not compulsory to follow the order give but from my experience this the best way to install it. There are drivers which you need to choose such as wireless, you must identify what is your hardware and select the right drivers. If you want the easy way, download both and try which work for you. I recommend to read my guide to identify your hardware.

You can easily get the latest Chipset driver from Intel : Intel Latest Chipset
Intel Chipset Installation Utility (8 Series) Version
Download : From HP (SP63598) 
note 1: The drivers from HP tested and compatible with V3.
notes2 : Please read the TnC SP63598, and it is your responsibility to get HP permission to use this with your Acer V3. 

Acer Aspire V3-772G use switchable graphics which means you have 2 graphic adapter. You need to install both graphic drivers:

Nvidia Graphic:
Nvidia GeForce 750M :
Version:  344.11-notebook-win8-win7-64bit-international-whql.

Intel Graphic
Intel Iris and  HD Graphic (HD4000/HD5000 Series)
Download : win64_15367
You can get the latest driver from Intel Download site and search for Intel HD 4000.

Intel AMT
IAMT - Intel Active Management Technology Version
Download (Acer)

There are 2 types of touchpad for this mode, and you need to choose one base on your specification

Elantech Touchpad:
Version (taken from Acer Aspire E1-572P)
Download (from Acer)

Synaptic Touchpad
Synaptic Touchpad version : Download (Acer)
Download the latest drivers from synaptic here: Synaptic driver (Official release)

USB 3.0
Intel USB 3.0 PCH 8/9 Version WHQL
Download from Microsoft
Microsoft always change the download link, I believe few month from now the link will expired, here is direct download link form Lenovo, remember to get permission from Lenovo first:
Download from Lenovo

Broadcom LAN Drivers  Version :
(Originally from Acer Aspire 5740)
Download from Acer

There are 2 type of wireless, if you does not know which one, you can test which work for you.

Atheros Wireless LAN Driver : Version
Download (Acer)

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver Version
Download (Acer)

Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver Version 6.1.7601.85
Download (Acer)

Atheros Bluetooth Driver Version :
Download (Acer)
Broadcom Bluetooth Driver Version

Jan 30, 2016

Asus p4s800 Drivers for Windows 7

Asus website only provide Windows XP drivers for this board. For Windows 7, after windows installation you will find the following drivers is missing:

1) Ethernet controller - Lan Drivers
2) Multimedia Audio Controller - Audio Drivers
3) Multimedia Controller- Audio Drivers
4) Multimedia Video Controller - Graphic Drivers
5) Video Controller.- Graphic Drivers

So here is the drivers you will need

SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

1. Download your original Windows XP Drivers. Download
2. Extract the driver files. (remember the path of the extracted driver folder we will use it later)
3. Open device manager, right click on Ethernet controller and select update driver.
4. Click no to connect.
5. Click browse my computer and point to the folder we extracted earlier.
6. select the INF file in the WinXP folder.
7 Continue with on-screen instruction until installation finish.

AUDIO Driver
There are 2 drivers you can choose to install for audio, realtek AC97 or Soundmax Audio.
Soundmax Audio Driver : Download (Intel Website)
Realtek AC97 Audio : Download (Realtek Website)
Note: For realtek driver, click agree to tnc first to proceed to the download page.

Graphic Drivers
You onBoard Graphic Adapter would be SIS VGA,
1. Download Windows XP Driver : Download
2. Extract the driver files. (remember the path of the extracted driver folder we will use it later)
3. Open device manager, right click on Multimedia Video Controller and select update driver.
4. Click no to connect.
5. Click browse my computer and point to the folder we extracted earlier.
6. select the sisagp.INF file in the extracted driver file : Located in AGP_1170 -AGP -AGP - current -WINXP

7. Continue with on-screen instruction until installation finish.

Nov 20, 2015

HP Pavillion g7-2269wm Windows 7 Drivers

HP Only provide Windows 8 drivers for this model on their website. If you not a fan of windows 8 and want to use Windows 7, you just need to install windows updates to get most of the drivers. Most of the drivers automatically installed along Windows 7 installation such as Audio, Graphic and Wireless.

You will notice in Device manager there will be 2 drivers missing. They are:

PCI device and Universal serial USB controller. So it is easy to identify what drivers we need by looking at the hardware ID.

PCI device:  -  Refer to Card Reader

Universal serial (USB) controller - Refer to USB 3.0 -PCI\VEN_1022&DEV_7812&SUBSYS_184B103C&REV_03

So you just need to Install these 2 drivers and your are done.

1. Card Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver : (SP56467)

2. USB 3.0
Install Both driver and reboot:
AMD USB 3.0 Chipset Driver : Download
AMD USB Filters : Download

USB drivers will provide the drivers so that your computer recognize your USB 3.0 and make it usable. The USB Filter driver on the other hand will provide power management and performance optimization.

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 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.

-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.

Dec 3, 2014

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, 6.4MB

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

Automatically installed or use Windows Update. If not Install this driver:
ADI AD1981HD Audio Driver for Windows 7
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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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. PV, A02

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

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.

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

AMD USB Chipset Driver
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

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

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

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

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

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.