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

Dec 21, 2017

How to Fix HP Pavillion 11 x360 Touch Screen Not Working

This solution applies to Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

You need to install Intel® Processor I/O Controller Driver in order to get your touchscreen to work. Download it from Intel website here:

The driver originally for Windows 8.1 but it also compatible with Windows 10. Unzip the file to install. You can use your Touchsreen right away without  having to reboot your laptop.

Aug 20, 2017

HP Pavilion DV6-6xxx Drivers for Windows 7/Windows 8 (64-bit)

These drivers already tested and worked with HP Pavilion dv6 - 6xxx which xxx refer to wild card numbers (example: HP dv6-6159sl).

Make sure to uninstall previous installed drivers
I arranged the drivers base on the best installation order.

Intel chipset Installation Utility
From HP : sp55095.exe 
From Intel : INF_allOS_9.3.0.1021_PV.exe

Intel MEI
Intel Management Interface Driver
Windows 7/Windows 8 : sp59050.exe

Intel rapid Storage technology
Win 7/Win 8: sp55101.exe

IDT High Definition Audio Codec:
Download win 7/win 8: sp59154.exe

Graphic drivers:
This drivers contains installation for these device (you must install this drivers first before installing latest driver from AMD website:
Intel Display Audio
Intel HD Graphics Family
Radeon HD 7590, 6490M, 6770M, 7470M, 7690M XT
Download Windows 7 32/64-bit: sp55092.exe
Download Windows 8 64-bit: sp59850.exe

Graphic Driver (From AMD)
Make sure to install the driver from HP above first.
AMD Catalyst Display Driver 13.10 (released 25 April 2017)
12.104 (AMD) (HDMI Audio Win7) (HDMI Audio Win8)
Download :13-4_mobility_vista_win7_win8_64_dd_ccc_whql.exe 

Card Reader
Realtek card Reader driver (RTS5101/RTS5111/RTS5116/RTS5169) Win 7/Win 8/Win 10
Download from HP : sp55104.exe
Latest from Realtek:  RTS5xxx

Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller
Windows 7 : sp55102.exe
Windows 8 : Automatically Installed (Does not need any drivers)

Broadcom Wireless Driver (4303)
Windows 7 : sp57965.exe 
Windows 8 : sp58848.exe

LAN - Ethernet:
Realtek LAN Driver
Win 7/Win 8 (From HP ): sp55105.exe
Win 8 (From Realtek) : RTL8XXX Card Reder

Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver  
(Originally for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 but works with windows 7)
Win 7/Win 8 : sp58900.exe 

(Software for fingerprint)
HP SimplePass Identity Protection: sp59664.exe [

HP Quicklaunch
HP Quicklaunch Button
Win 7/Win 8:  sp58626.exe

Storage (Software)
HP Protect Smart Hard Drive Protection : sp59213.exe

Other Software (Optional Installation)
-Install this software if you need it, it is not as important as driver installation).
HP Power Manager Utility: sp56215.exe
HP Launch Box : sp56217.exe

HP Software framework: Install Microsoft framework 3.5 SP1 then install the software :sp59202.exe
HP Connection manager : sp58930.exe
HP On Screen Display : sp55152.exe
HP Support Assistant : sp58915.exe

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.

2 Ways to Fix brightness not working windows 8.1

Brightness problem commonly related with your graphic driver or in some cases Monitor driver. Windows updates and Windows default driver (Installed automatically during Windows installation) most likely to be the culprit.

Before we start:
1. The graphic driver provides by your manufacturer is the most stable driver of all. So if you know how to download it from the support site, try to install them first.

2. If the problem occurs after windows update. You can easily revert back to the older driver by using system restore. Now change the windows update setting so that you can choose which updates you want to install and exclude graphic drivers update from the list.

Solution 1: Remove Drivers by Windows Updates
Windows updates could mess your graphic driver by installing latest driver version. For example version which remove the brightness functionality. So we need to revert back to previous stable version.

  1. Open device manager (Use Windows+R hotkeys to open Run dialog box, type the command of devmgmt.msc and click OK.)
  2. Look for Display Adapter, expand the list and right click on it and select update driver software. In my case it is Intel HD Graphic.
  3. Select browse my computer for driver software.
  4. Let me pick from a list of driver from my computer.
  5.  Select the previous driver version listed, example: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4000 Version: 
In case step 5 does not work, you can repeat the step above and in step 5 choose Microsoft Basic Display Adapter from the list.  In theory - By using basic display adapter, it could reduce the overall graphic performance (However I does not know neither the overall performance change is noticeable nor if there are changes in performance at all).
    Solution 2: Fix Monitor Driver
    In some cases Monitor driver is the problem, windows could select the wrong driver (because it is automatically installed), so we need to fix that.

    1. Open device manager (Use Windows+R hotkeys to open Run dialog box, type the command of devmgmt.msc and click OK.)
    2. Look for Monitors, expand the list and right click on it and select update driver software. (As you see in the picture above it shows Generic PnP Monitor, normally it would show other name such as Generic PnP Monitor (Standard) or a certain Brand name).
    3. Select Browse mu computer for driver software.
    4. Select Let me pick from a list of driver from my computer.
    6. Then select Generic PnP Monitor from the list. Click next and restart after the installation finish.
    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Mar 3, 2016

    hp 8510p Drivers for Windows 7/8

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Feb 12, 2016

    HP Pavilion 17 Drivers for Windows 7/8/10

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

     For non-switch-able Model

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Nov 18, 2015

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

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

    So here how to fix it:

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

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

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

    bootrec / fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot 

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

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

    bootrec / fixmbr
    bootrec /fixboot

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

    Dec 3, 2014

    HP 15-r036tu Windows 7/8/8.1 Drivers

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    More Information for your HD graphic and Windows 8

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Dec 2, 2014

    Lenovo B460e Windows 8 and Original Drivers

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

    Original Driver Windows XP and 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Intel GM45 : read installation Instruction Here.

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

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

    Lenovo Energy Management
    Windows 8

    Thinkvantage Technology
    Windows 7 and Windows 8

    Oct 29, 2014

    Downgrade Windows 8 based PC to Windows 7

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

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

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

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

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

    3.Now press F10 to exit and save changes.

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

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

    Partition Setup During Installation :

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

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

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

    Additional Notes.

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

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

    Oct 12, 2011

    Windows 8 Driver

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

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

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

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

    Here i have initial opinion about the drivers:

    CHIPSET/Motherboard etc:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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