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04-05-2012 07:31 AM
My ENVY 17 3D (LY336AV) is supposed to be here next Tuesday (4/10/12). I've seen a lot of posts on these boards on driver issues.
Here's my question: In setting up this computer, what should I do and not do?
This is my first HP after about a dozen Dell laptops. Typically I run Windows Update first to get the latest OS components, which sometimes includes drivers for hardware. Should I do so?
I plan to do some light gaming on the machine. Should I install the latest Catalyst drivers?
What about changing the BIOS to make swapping from the Intel to ATI graphics card manual vs. automatic?
Any other suggestions?
04-23-2012 05:50 AM
I wish you luck.
I shipped back my Envy 17 the day I got it.
First - it wouldn't power on. I jiggled the battery and finally got it to work.
Second - one of the fans started squealing.
Third - the fan died.
Fourth - Even thought I paid for "in home" service, HP said I had to ship it back to them for repair.
Instead, I returned it and bought a Dell. I've owned 10 Dells and never had that kind of trouble.