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No Windows 7 drivers for my m/b on the makers website

Q: No Windows 7 drivers for my m/b on the makers website

Hi, I'm replacing a motherboard and have been careful to select one that uses (what I believe to be) a compatible chipset to my last one. (nforce/nvidia).

In my obsession to find one with all the compatible chipset, CPU socket, DDR etc I completely forgot about support for my operating system (Windows 7).

I've bought the board on ebay and awaiting it's arrival so I can get on with swapping it over and restoring my machine back to its former glory, but it is second hand with no drivers or set up disc. I would normally be cool with that as I know I could get the drivers on the manufacturers web site, but in this case, it only goes up to VISTA on the manufacturers site

Where are the Win 7 drivers for this motherboard?

http://www.asrock.com/mb/NVIDIA/ALiveNF6P-VSTA/

Will it even work on windows 7?

Thanks.

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Preferred Solution: No Windows 7 drivers for my m/b on the makers website

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Hi, I'm replacing a motherboard and have been careful to select one that uses what I think will be a compatible chipset to my last one. (nforce / nvidia).

In my obsession to find one with all the compatible chipset, CPU socket, DDR etc I completely forgot about support for my operating system (Windows 7).

I've bought the board on ebay and awaiting it's arrival, but it is second hand with no drivers or set up disc. I would normally be cool with that as I know I can get the drivers on the manufacturers web site, but in this case, it only goes up to VISTA on the site.

What about Win 7 drivers for this motherboard? Will it even work on windows 7?

ASRock > ALiveNF6P-VSTA

Thanks.

A:No win 7 drivers for my m/b on the makers web site.

Just for future knowledge only use Asus or Gigabyte motherboards for top quality.

As for the drivers, if ASRock doesn't support it then you won't find them. You may find 3rd party drivers but its very rare.


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Microsoft? Windows? 2000 / XP / XP Media Center / XP 64-bit / Vista™ / Vista™ 64-bit compliant




You can see if the eBay seller will take a refund. Some eBay sellers will.

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Greetings,

This is a general question for a fresh install of Windows on a computer. Let's say we just completed the installation and we open up Device Manager (we haven't used Windows Update yet). Device Manager shows us that there are - let's say "3" - devices that do not have drivers installed for them. If we visit the computer manufacturers website though, they'll have - let's say "8" - different drivers to download.

If we only install the "3" drivers for the devices that Windows couldn't find drivers for, are we hurting our computing performance by not installing the other "5" drivers that were available on the manufacturers website?

This is just good to know in general, because I've faced this situation with every install of Windows since I began computing with Windows 98. But the reason I'm asking now is because the nincompoops at Acer - despite me entering my serial number - still offer me every possible driver for my model, including drivers for hardware that's not in my computer! Windows - of course - can't identify the hardware, so I'm ready to rip out the last little bit of hair on my head.

Thanks!

A:General Question - Windows Installed Drivers Vs OEM Website Drivers

Some manufacturers offer an utility that helps you identify what stuff you have in the laptop, I think Acer did.
You can also try the hardware-detection program this forum has, this tutorial

Also check the driver version, as some manufacturer list multiple driver versions and you only need the latest (usually, otherwise take the last version that works).

Also, installers of these drivers usually look up the hardware IDs of the hardware and if they don't detect anything that could benefit from them will abort installation. Some instead install anyway and you will have some drivers you won't need, but won't cause any issue as again Win7 knows that they don't match any hardware ID, and will leave them alone.

So, you may have noticed that I am talking of Hardware IDs, that are basically each device's own "calling card" integrated in each device, you can identify the hardware by looking up its hardware ID and then searching it on Google to convert that code into a human-readable device model and brand.

Open device manager, right-click on an unknown device, click on "properties", then go in the "details" tab of its properties panel from Device Manager, click on the drop-down menu and select "Hardware IDs". right-click on the codes you get on the text panel below it and select copy, then search the code on Google to identify the device.

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Customers will continue to need security solutions even after the advent of Windows 8, and Microsoft is working with antivirus makers in order to ensure that their products will play nice with the next major iteration of the Windows client.

I already told you that the software giant was planning to broaden the Windows vNext terter pool, after I received confirmation from one of the top AV vendors worldwide which was expecting to take the successor of Windows 7 out for a spin this spring.

Part of the Windows 8 testing process will be an Early Engagement event reserved for antivirus makers.



Windows 8 Early Engagement for Antivirus Makers - Softpedia

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I changed my OS from Windows 7 to now Windows 8.1 32 bit. I am  confident now that  the HP support will have drivers for the model since the laptop is originally meant for Windows 8. But when I looked it up on the site: http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-14-d000-Notebook-PC-series/6529958/model/6753958 It is only showing drivers for Windows 8.1 64 bit! Will it still work if I used the 64 bit one while my OS is actually a 32 bit one?? I need help guys, please do enlighten me.

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hi, can somebody tell me that drivers for AGP cards with ref to nvidia available on nvidia's own website are better to use or ones available on 3rd party websites are betters. For instance now a days the latest version of driver available on nvidia's website is 81.98, however, on some other sites e.g www.guru3d.com, latest version of driver i.e later version then 81.98 is available for nvidia cards. So my question is: is it better to go with the one available on nvidia's own site or the other one????

thnx :grinthumb
 

A:Are nvidia's own website drivers better or third party drivers???

I only use the WHQL drivers on Nvidia's site. Newer versions may just be beta versions or modified (hacked) drivers.
 

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hello,im just wondering ,who makes the better pc ?apple or microsoft?ive been with microsoft since windows me,and yes i went through all of the bugs and fixes,i just cannot recall if ive ever seen anything bad about macs,any thoughts on the pros and cons?
 

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Does anyone use a good test maker?

I'm looking to create tests to test myself on certain things, mainly with the questions from study books.

Thanks!
 

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Since upgrading to windows 10 my Movie Maker 2.6 no longer works. I tried to change the compatibility mode but it is set for Vista and is unchangeable. I is there a "Freeware" (Not free to download but have to purchase) program for making movies. I only use this once in a blue moon so I do NOT want to buy. I have tried 4 different so called Free but when using them in order to create the movie I have to buy the program. NOT FREE!!!!!! I have also tried the YouTube video creator and another but the program is too small for my 67 year old eyes to see the text very well. Please help. Any good recommendations??? Thanks.

Duane

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Why do you have to format and partition hard drive today. Why can't the hardware makers of the hard drive do that.

Say you first must format the hard drive than partition it.

Also why is it most hard drives have USB 3.o no USB 2.0 today? Most of my computers have no USB 3.o ports.
 

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I am looking for an FREE screensaver makers that is not shareware or gives a trial period for 30 days or more then I have to pay for it that you can use 10 or more images for the screensaver and can add music as well? Thanks.
 

A:Screensaver Makers

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not really something that needs help or answering but it made me laugh after i was done being miffed!

everyone knows the maximum length of a usb cable is 5m or 16.4ft (well you do now)

so i just bought a 5m cable to add an extension. the seller sold me a 5mt male to male cable with a female to female adapter.. fair enough.

But when you plug the adapter into the cable and then a device into the cable it makes it slightly longer than the maximum length and the device doesnt work!

Its not the cable as i have 2, and it powers a usb HDD without the adapter, and its not the adapter as ive like 5 of the things floating about!

But ive now got 2 5m cables that are useless lol! so bought a powered hub to shut myself up! lol

A:Cable makers make me grr! (usb!)

hehe thanks for sharing this important little educational bit.

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I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience or noticed any difference in how board makers report temps.I have used the exact same setup the only difference being one has an asus board installed the other an intel...The intel board cpu temp was 42c,the asus was 32c...This is the exact same system just the asus board was swapped out for RMA...
 

A:temps and board makers

Just to clarify, you have two machines and the two boards have the same processor and RAM and everything?
 

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im probably going to upgreade my geforce 3 to a spiffy geforce 4 card, but after snooping about the web ive found that a couple of big name manufacturers make geforce 4 cards. the main ones being PNY, Vision Tek, Asus and Abit. does this even matter?? should i just go for the cheapest one or will i regret it later?
 

A:GeForce 4 Ti 4600 makers

They all perform almost exactly alike. The only difference is in the software that comes with it, and sometimes the drivers. Heatsink/Fan combos may differ with different boards, as well as TV out and different gadgets and such.

Basically, going for the cheapest is not a bad idea, you'll end up with essentially the same thing, just a little more...vanilla.

50th post! Yeah baby!
 

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I need someone with label maker experience. Every label maker I purchase only shows one label on the page. I can't figure out how to position the label to fit the blanks I have. I have 600 Neato labels that are 2 to the page. I feel completely lost and could really use some help. Thanks to everybody in advance.
 

A:Solved: label makers

Are you using a specific label maker that you load the labels (or tapes) into? or are you wanting to use a program on your computer that then prints onto the special formatted label paper?

If it is the latter, and if the sort of program you are wanting to use is something like MS Word (or any of the other well supported word processing programs) then all you do is select the label number (usually is is a multi-digit number) as a template of the blank document you are using.

As for just seeing one label when you are seeing it on the screen (if that is the procedure you are trying to use) it really depends upon what you want to have a result of. The single label could just be an example of what you are printing up. You will have options to print multiple identical ones on the Neato sheets, if that is what you want; or you could set up a database of multiple different labels to be printed on the multi-label sheets (it might be "2-up" on up to perhaps "66-up" on a single page.

You haven't given us enough information to help you much further.
 

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I have recently become increasingly frustrated by because it seems like most software developers now assume (or insist) that everyone who buys their products or even tries to evaluate them must now have Internet access. If you don't have net access, it seem like you are just out of luck. You can't buy their products. You can't download them. You can't even evaluate them anymore.

I should make it clear that I'm referring mostly to Freeware - but not just to Freeware. I like Freeware because in many cases I have discovered that some developers of Freeware can produce excellent products that are truly superior to paid versions. One big plus is that I don't have to give up my personal data - especially my financial data.

But it seems like many developers will no longer let me purchase and install their products if I don't have Internet access. Their installation procedure fails if I don't have Internet access. Even when I am able to download and install their products, very often I can't use the Help files without net access.

I can see some advantages to developers for insisting people have net access. Two of those advantages are:

1) People can always access the most current version of the product - especially the help files.

2) People can register the product with the developer and insure they have a legal version.

But it is also a real pain when I need to access some help info but I just don't have any Internet access. Th... Read more

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Phone makers copy PCs
By Michael Kanellos and Ben Charny
Staff Writers, CNET News.com
April 2, 2002, 4:00 AM PT

http://news.com.com/2100-1033-873358.html

With the coming of 3G networks and wireless data services, cell phones aren't going to just resemble PCs. They're going to be PCs.

Cell phone designers, chipmakers, software developers and others are in the midst of retrofitting the ubiquitous cell phone so handhelds can better handle stock quotes, e-mail traffic--even applications for offtrack betting.

And the engineers are lifting many of these concepts and designs straight out of the home computer.

Many future cell phones, for instance, will come with standard computer memory, or DRAM , for rapid data access. Meanwhile, flash memory, used now for data access in phones but slower than DRAM, will function more like a hard drive.

Dual processor phones will also emerge with two CPUs, sometimes on the same piece of silicon, acting as the brain inside a handheld.Click to expand...

I don't quite get this and I doubt this is an April Fools joke. How big do they want to make cellphones?? Shouldn't they just shrink and existing notebook??
 

A:Phone makers copy PCs

I just read an article in the new FORTUNE magazine about how Samsung is making a cell phone like the Nokia Communicator series. They said the screen on it will be 5 inches!!! That is a big cell phone to be lugging around. Pretty soon the cell phones will be faster than my computer is now!

It's ok though, because any new technology I greet with open arms.
 

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Any recommendations for free partition image makers . The GhostPe which I have been using works fine on win98 but not on winXP.
 

A:Free Image Makers

Hi,
Some reviews & comparisons here: http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-drive-imaging-program.htm

Hope there's something there that meets your needs?
 

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Hello everyone, I'm a student who's studying for the PSAT/SAT Verbal Section and I would like to have a freeware flashcard program aiding my vocabulary studies. When I was working on a computer with Windows XP, I discovered CueCard... a phenomenal program; however, I'm now running on a laptop with Windows Vista and I can't find any freeware flashcard makers on the Internet.

Does anyone here know of a freeware flashcard maker, Vista compatible, that I've missed in my searches?

Thanks for your time and help!

A:Any Vista Flashcard Makers Out There?

Just curious -

did you try CueCard on your Vista system?

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I am becoming increasingly frustrated because it seems most software developers now insist that everyone who buys their products must have Internet access. If you don't have any net access, then you can't buy their products. You can't even evaluate them anymore. I should make it clear that I'm mostly referring to Freeware. But not only Freeware. I like Freeware because in many cases I have discovered that some Freeware is truly superior to commercial products. One big advantage to using Freeware is that I don't have to give up my personal data to buy it - especially my financial data. But it now seems like I can't purchase and install products if I don't have net access. Their installation procedure fails and even when I am able to install their products, I can no longer get any Help info without net access. I can certainly see there are advantages to developers for insisting we have net access. Two such advantages are:

1) People can always access the most current version of the product - especially the help files.
2) People can register the product with the developer and insure they have a legal version.

But it's a real pain when I need some help info but can't get it without net access. There are many valid reasons why I'm sometimes without net access - especially when traveling. Also, there is a flip side of being able to access the latest version of a package. It is that the developer can now force us to update the... Read more

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Interesting new program from Ruiware, new owners of WinPatrol.

Home - WinPrivacyWinPrivacy

Waiting on Beta to check it out.

Jim

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Does anyone know of any decent free slideshow makers? I'd like one I can use to produce a few slideshows that I can send to people of photos I've taken. It has to be able to resize the images in order to make slideshows small enough for emailing without me having to resize every image in another editing program beforehand.

I've already produced one a few months ago, but forgot what I used.

Any suggestions?

Thanks.

WJB
 

A:Decent free slideshow makers?

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I think the topic pretty much says it all. I've been battling SpySheriff almost 12 hours now (straight, havn't left my desk except for food and bathroom)

This has been a major strike at my business. I have confidential files that if they were accessed, would easily constitute international crimes (i'm from canada, i'm pretty sure the makers of spysheriff arn't)

anyway, i'm going to reboot again. if i was successfull this time and the virus doens't re-propogate when i reinstall, i'l be able to finally go to bed. either way i'l be talking to a guy who works here in town on international law on monday. fortunately i've got a business contact who went to school with the guy. But i thought i'd ask here incase anyone knew anything that could get me started.

Thanks.

A:Legal Repricusions Against Spyware / Virus Makers?

in the end, i spent a total 14 man-hours on removing this infection. Damn i'm pissed.

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Hi, I have a Toshiba Satalite S1800-400, and i have reinstalled Windows ME. But now i need the drivers for the Display ect ect. I have searched the toshiba website and there is no mention of my model, not even in the archived drivers section, can enyone tell me how i can get hold of the drivers.

Cheers
 

A:No Drivers on Toshiba Website

nikjam said:

Hi, I have a Toshiba Satalite S1800-400, and i have reinstalled Windows ME. But now i need the drivers for the Display ect ect. I have searched the toshiba website and there is no mention of my model, not even in the archived drivers section, can enyone tell me how i can get hold of the drivers.

CheersClick to expand...

If you are unable to get them from Toshiba ( I am sure you must be able to if you persist, maybe even chatting with one of their service techs) you could try the free site www.driverguide.com You must register to use the site but it is free.
good luck.
vicks
 

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hi , i ordered     hp 15-af008ax , and am planning to install win 8.1 64 bit , but when i opened hp website to download drivers  , theres nothing in there.. so could u please provide a link to download all drivers for my hp 15-af008ax arriving shortly. if u had removed this model from your website that would be painfull and i must cancel my order.. so plz help me

A:no drivers listed on hp website

Hi: You should be able to use all of the W8.1 drivers and software from the 15z-af000 model on yours, as it has the same hardware. I would not use any of the BIOS or firmware files though. http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-15-af000-Notebook-PC-series/7771410/model/8341291 I do not work for or represent HP, but I will report the missing drivers issue for your model to the HP Support Forum Administrators, who will contact the department responsible for maintaining the driver pages. But in the meantime, those drivers from that other model will work just fine on yours.

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Hi, It looks like I need some drivers for my internal 56K dialup modem, since my Windows 7 doesn't have them. It's an old modem and needs the old drivers, I guess. Since it is an Askey Computer Corporation modem, I searched for a download from the Askey website. They don't even mention downloads. So I will have to deviate from the prime directive of only downloading drivers from the mfr website! I see there are a bunch of websites that say they have what I need, including model number, fcc number, Askey brand name and everything. Websites like modemdriver.com, driverguide.com, nodevice.com, modem-drivers.com, driverzone.com, download.cnet.com and more. Is one of these sites better than the others? Will I be taking a chance of getting bloatware or worse in the download? I would think CNET would be the safest site. Opinions, advice? Thanks

A:Where to Obtain Drivers when Mfr Website has none?

Cnet requires installing their software and still can have bloatware.
Might be better off buying a new model that comes with Win 7 drivers.

Most of the driver sites will list what they tell you is out of date and that they have the drivers but that is not always the case and in all of those sites I've seen you have to pay for their drivers.

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Hi.
I have a little problem.. The only place i found to download drivers for my hardware (bios, chipset, cpu...etc.etc) is www.packardbell.com but their drivers are from the stoneage.

If i look at Intels supported downloads i dont find any of my drivers?!?!
My computer is 2 years old and all the drivers i found is from middleage?!

The link below shows what i have in my computer + a Nvidia 7900 but it has a new driver from their homepage!!

http://support.packardbell.com/se/item/index.php?m=home&pn=PB13301291

And a view from Everest ( if i manage to get it in the post..

View attachment Everest-view from overall-view.txt
View attachment Everest-view from overclockingmode.txt


If someone could help me would be so nice... Im so thankfull..

Best regards
//Andreas

ps. Excuse my bad english... Not my 1st language as you probobly can see...
 

A:Best website for drivers uppdate...??

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To whom it may concern:My comp has been acting strange for several weeks now. Windows date and time are messed up and refuse to stay corrected when i do fix them. The time and date are always correct but the year constantly reverts back to 2005 after i continuously change it to 2008. Because of this many different websites are not compatible with my IE because they have date sensitive certificates and my IE doesn't like them. I get asked about 5 times per site if it is okay to proceed and it is very annoying. Also I cannot do any online banking because the transactions are date sensitive. Is this a virus/trojan/bug/etc? or is this a hardware issue. My problem sounds very much like a post by Pinky Smalls at this link. I followed his/her protocol and still have had no luck clearing the issue. I tried synchronizing with internet time, but it keeps giving me and error that it is unable to connect. I have already tried replacing my motherboard battery with no help. Perhaps its time for a new mobo? or do you think it is a virus? I'd rather not end up like this guy once i put a new mobo in and infect that one too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much. -dodsong

A:Windows Clock Keeps Changing Back To 2005 - Ie Asks If Website Certificate Is Valid For Every Website

Hello let's start with.. What?
.....Is your Operating system
....Are your antivirus and spyware tools
have run scans from safe mode
Then we can proceed,thanks

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Can The Flash-Based ioDrive Redefine Storage Performance? : Can Fusion-io Trigger A Meltdown For Hard Drive Makers?
?Breaking all performance barriers? is what you read when you check out the Fusion-io Web site at www.fusionio.com. We?ve read such statements many times in the past, of course, and they turned out to be true in only a few cases. The device's spec sheet will give you even more enticement: 700 MB/s read throughput, more than 100,000 I/O operations per second?these are numbers that are actually getting close to DRAM performance. Can it be true? We looked at the ioDrive in great detail to find out.

More ....

A:Can Fusion-io Trigger A Meltdown For Hard Drive Makers

Performance looks very promising. Bling factor = 0, IMO.
If they could've made it look a bit fancier like what they do with graphics card, I think, they'll have a captured following for this.

Great read

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The problem is with the website. How can I report the issue?I've tried this on various machines in my office and with different web browsers. Not happening.Cannot find a means to report the issue with the site itself.Help please?










Solved!
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A:I'm unable to download drivers from the website...

Hi dkemp,
 
Oddly enough, the UK site does appear to have some issue. I'll get this to the right people. For now, it looks like the US driver side is still available. Hopefully this will help you for now.
 
http://www.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers
 
Thanks,Cory

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Hi there, I am planning to buy the HP envy 360 2 in 1 laptop with Model# - M6-AQ105DX. However i was going through the website of HP and could not find any drivers listed for this model. Link below of HPhttp://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-envy-m6-aq100-x360-convertible-pc/12499188/model/... Why is this so ? Why are no drivers showing up on the site for this model ? Is this model not supported anymore ? Please advise. Will buy accordingly. Kindly provide with the link where the drivers are available for this model on the HP official website. Regards,Karan

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Is there a website that will do a system check on my computer and tell me what needs updated drivers? I am just learning that after owning my computer for 2 years now, things are needing to be updated. I did a system check with "Belarc.com" and they told me exactly what was on my computer but that was all. Just curious about this. Thanks.
 

A:Any Website To Check On What Drivers I Need Updated

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When I try to get drivers to download the HP website is broken and does not work for me. http://support.hp.com/ca-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/model... I put in windows, and 10 64-bit and nothing happens.  Tried FF, IE, both on windows 7 machine. Thanks 

A:Website not bringing up notebook drivers

Hi: It works just fine for me, so the problem must be on your end. What drivers do you need, and I will post the direct links to the exe files from the support page.

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Hello, looking for advice. I have a Dell ATG laptop 6420 and I'm running a program called V1 golf swing analysis for my teaching business. Im having intermittent issues using the voiceover recording feature. After I record the voice over sometimes it doesn't save it. I've used this program for many years with no issues on older laptops. After I purchased this new laptop and It became infected w/ virus. Reinstalled Windows and downloaded drivers from website. Since I've never had issues with Dell laptops and the recording for voice over program on my V1 I'm thinking I didn't reinstall all of the correct drivers from the Dell website. Once I have the ATG drivers pulled up in the Dell website, How do I know which drivers I should be downloading from the Dell website ?
The computer otherwise seems to work perfect and I've spoken with the v1 tech support and they don't seem have the answers. Any suggestions or comments would be great thanks.
Owen

A:Reinstalling drivers from dell website

I don't know where you went for drivers on Dell however you could go from here after entering the information you should only be given a choice of the drivers your machine requires.
There are ways to check which driver you have installed now but it's just as easy to download them and run the installation executable.
One of two things will occur.
The driver will install or update the existing driver, if it asks if you want to remove the older driver first (for any of them) answer yes, the old one is removed, usually it will reboot and then proceed with the new installation.
OR
The driver is not required or not the correct one so it will advice you that it won't install as it's not the right one.
In any event I think it highly unlikely you would disrupt anything doing this. Don't forget to backup and\or set a restore point before doing anything.

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Bought this laptop recently and I'm going through the steps to install windows 10 on it. However I couldn't find its drivers on HP support website.  I got this: Unable to access the system at this timeWe?re sorry, but an error has occurred and we are temporarily unable to access the system you are looking for at this time. Please check back shortly. Could someone please point me in a direction. Thank you in advance.

A:Can't find laptop drivers on HP website

Hi, Welcome to the HP Support forum. Thank you for your post. I am getting the very same message when I try to search the drivers for your HP computer model.It's Sunday now and they might be doing some maitenance. As the message says " We?re sorry, but an error has occurred and we are temporarily unable to access the system you are looking for at this time. Please check back shortly."  , I suggest you try again after some hours.  If you still continue to get errors tomorrow, please post again and let me know.  Additional (newer) method and way of updating/installing drivers in Windows 10 is via the means of Windows Update and Device Manager. Here is more information about it:>> http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c03330139>> http://www.howtogeek.com/98465/htg-explains-when-do-you-need-to-update-your-drivers/  Hope this helps. Provide feedback and let me know if you continue to face difficulties.

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Obviously, if it is a popular enough product, I'm sure that the manufacturer's website will provide the driver. However, when I install Everest and it tells me that the chipset is a nForce 6100-405 and I can't find it on nVidia's website, is there a general driver website that I can use for those kind of situation?

A:A good website to download all drivers?

P.S. I just found the nForce 6100-405 on nVidia's site in the legacy section. Still, the question is still there. Is there a good website to find all drivers?

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Sir,       I tried to download drivers for my laptop from hp official website. The drivers are missing in the website. I request you to post the list of drivers required and their respective links. My Laptop model is HP Pavilion 15-ab027tx.











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A:Drivers are missing in the HP official website

@Sai_Kiran4485? Drivers, some User Guides and Product Information is down at the moment. HP has been notified and is working on it. Please check back later. Sorry for any inconvenience. REO

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Everytime I attempt to download a freaking driver it never works!  I'll get half way in the download and then it will quit.  It should take me 3 freaking days to download some drivers! Now that I've vented a little bit, here is my current problem.  We just purchased about 40 computers, 3 different models.  I'm using softpaq.  To begin with, it was a pain in the ass to get that installed and updated!  I would open it a few times and it says it can't connect to the ftp site.  Then I finally got that to go and update the catalog.  It would get half way and fail, close and re-open it a few more times and eventually I finally get it all updated and working. I'm trying to download the manageability driver pack for an HP ProDesk 400 G1 SSF.  I keep getting the error "there were unexpected download problems.  Retry?".  I get this same error on all 3 machines I have softpaq manager on.  I've even tried a different internet connection.  Nothing will allow me to download it, or any other drivers for that machine.  

A:Why does downloading drivers suck so bad on HP's website!!!?...

Can you let us know if you are still having connection problems? due to the upcoming separation into 2 companies, many of the backend systems had to be split and for a short period, it may have caused some problems for our customers. I have used the sites many times recently and things seem to be working well. Please, let us know. and apologize for your issues BTW, another quick source to access driver packs is starting with www.hp.com/go/clientmanagement where you have linkks lots of software and the driver packs





I work for HP. All opinions and comments are my own.

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I am going to head out across country for Christmas. My parents need a new PC. The problem lies in the fact they don't need to pay for any software as they already have all the licenses (this was from an upgrade to their older PC a few months ago). Now I want to buy them something that is hardware warrantied that is easily serviceable. I know that the OS load has to contribute to the price a little bit. I wanted to save a few $ by buying something without any software including the OS. This way I can have it shipped to them for christmas go over there and then just load on everything.

Do any of the major companies (Dell, HP, IBM, Toshiba, Yadda yadda yadda)even sell non osed hardware at any type of discount to the standard price or should I just look for what they have bite the bullet and spend the money on things I know i am just going to format off and build from scratch.

I was thiking about buying one of the HP linux supported PC's just to find out to my dismay you still pay for a windows license even though it "supports" linux.
 

A:DO any of the big brand Computer makers sell non OS loaded hardware with warranty?

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Symantec, ESET, Avast, and AVG all have something to say about the release of Microsoft Security Essentials, Redmond's free antimalware solution. Two are fine with it, and two are not; can you guess which ones?
Four antivirus makers have weighed in on the release of Microsoft Security Essentials, and their opinions are all over the place. We asked various security companies for their opinion on MSE, which launched yesterday, and Symantec, ESET, Avast, and AVG responded with their thoughts.
Microsoft claims it is targeting consumers who currently don't have any protection on their Windows PC, but of course MSE will end up on many computers that already have third-party security software installed. Since MSE is free, the software security market is going to get a serious shake-up, and here's what Microsoft's new competitors think about what's about to happen.



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Antivirus makers applaud, mock Microsoft Security Essentials - Ars Technica

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A:my wireless network drivers not found in website

Hi, Try the Realtek wlan driver on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp75001-75500/sp75236.exe Regards, DP-K

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Should I download and install the latest NVidia drivers from their website or just use whatever Windows Update installs? Or does Microsoft install the same one?

I use the computer for digital image and video editing I don't do any gaming on this system. So any 'Game Ready' driver sounds like something designed for enhanced features I don't need and, in the case of the latest NVidia driver, caused serious system errors.

I stumbled upon a website that seems to confirm the latest driver is buggy.

Nvidia Users Beware, Latest Driver May Harm Your PC - Allegedly Plagued With Issues

A:Should I install latest NVidia drivers from their website?

Never use the updates from Windows Update. NEVER! Always go to the website and download from there, always. I had to downgrade my driver 364.72 as well, because Farm Sim wasn't running too well. I would keep driver 364.51 (or whatever the previous driver was) just to be on the safe side, until NVidia releases a stable update, then by all means, have at it.

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I did a clean install of Windows 10 on my G6 and pretty much a lot of issues resolved itself. However, I wanted to check the Software and Driver page of the Win 7 64bit of my laptop and the website is not showing it at all! I also wanted to find out why HP Connection manager is not working after the upgrade.

A:HP website not showing Software and Drivers on 7/31/2016

BaltoSid You are running up against two very different problems. First, regarding the drivers, when you login to the HP site now, you will see a popup notification that the drivers pages are missing and HP is working on restoring them.  You will have to check back periodically to see if your pages have been restored. Second, HP Connect Manager does not work in current version of Win10 -- to 10586 version that got installed with the November 2015 Update.  So, it can not run in Win10, now.

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I kindly request Dell to please update the AMD Graphics drivers in their website. I am using Inspiron 5548 which is having Intel HD Graphics 5500 and a discrete AMD M270 Graphics (with AMD Catalyst Control Center). The driver for AMD M270 in Dell's website is factory one and it is very old. I have written this post because I like playing heavy games on my laptop. Since the old AMD driver provides less FPS for gaming, the game appears lagging a lot  .
I have checked AMD's website and they have a new Driver as well as they have updated their AMD Catalyst Control Center to AMD ReLive Crimson software which they prove that it is 20% better than AMD Catalyst Control Center. But it is recommended that to download the drivers only from the PC manufacturer's website, that is why I am not downloading that better software.
So, I heartily request you to please please update AMD M270 as well as other AMD drivers (for my other fellow members who want this request), as this would help me and others for better gaming in their laptops or desktops with AMD Graphics.  .

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I am very confused by all the hot fixes there is under my Asus laptops driver download section. How do you know if you should install all these?

My laptop model is u56e win 7 64 bit SP1

A:Asus website has hot fixes under drivers / what is needed?

Do search for the KB number that is mentioned in the zip file. Read exactly what the hot fix is trying to remedy. If your laptop is not experiencing any of the mentioned problems. I would save it for the future and not install it. If the fix remedys a problem that you have experienced I would install it. Save the ones you don't use.

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I have lost my Audio Drivers and I am unable to find these drivers online

A:HP Audio drivers missing and cant find on HP Website

Hi, Download and reinstall the IDT HD Audio software package on the following link. http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp63501-64000/sp63555.exe Regards, DP-K

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