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Windows 8 and dv6000
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Re: Windows 8 and dv6000

Finally found the solution after 3 weeks. Tried and manupulated all drivers and NIC lan card of my hp laptop dv6 7011tx. UNINSTALL HP Quick Launch which caused the whole lot of problems and do the following - Shut down laptop - Remove power cable & battery - Press power switch for 30 sec - Attach power - Power up laptop without battery - Switch on wifi ---it works - Now switch on the laptop with battery HP quick launch describes itself as " Description This package contains the HP Quick Launch Software, which enables special function keys on supported notebook models to be programmed. For example, the HP Quick Launch Software enables users to press the Fn+ESC keys to view system information. This software works with the supported operating systems. " Note : This is the main problem. I have found after seeing the internal working of this driver. It caused the keys to work in its own described way thus overriding the wifi f12 button functionality to change from orange to white or white to orange. After and when restarting : Put the computer to sleep and wake it up to find wifi on. On normal shutdown and booting: Wifi works perfectly. Note to HP: Please check the working of HP Quick Launch Software. I could find its algorithm and functioning and its made to override the default windows 8 key designed for HP. Give me kudos if it works. Give me kudos if it works. And mark it is a Solution. Thank you all for support and help. Rahul
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Re: Windows 8 and dv6000

Dear CliffPre

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Re: Windows 8 and dv6000

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Dear CliffPre

 

  I am trying to upgrade from Vista 32bit on my dv6000t lap top. Based on your comments, you had luck upgrading to windows 8.

 

 I called Microsoft and they said this laptop cannot be upgraded to windows 8 or 7. Strange that they would discourage upgrading to a newer operating system. Is there any reason why they would say this or are they saying that HP does not support any OS other than XP or Vista but Microsoft cannot guarantee i will work on the HP pavillion dv6000t?

 

 Any guildance here would be appreciated.

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My guess is that they cannot guarantee that Win8 will work.  It would primarily be a driver issue.  HP makes their PCs with so many different hardware configurations, it is uncertain if you will be able to find drivers for your particular laptop. 

 

As I mentioned in my original post, I got lucky with the graphics driver because my DV6000 had an nVidia chip and nVidia released a driver that was compatible.  You might not be so lucky.

 

If you are a enough of a hacker where you can safely image your disk and be able to recover if the Win8 installation fails, I say go for it.  But if not, it might be too risky.

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CliffPre:

 

  Thanks for your comments. 

 

  I have a 256MB NVIDA(R) GeForce(R) go 7400 graphics on my laptop. Sounds like this may work based on your comments.

 

  I guess if this fails, I could always go back to Vista. I have the original installation DVD. I could start from scratch. I already removed all the data and profiles of the laptop so I am not concerned about losing data.

 

  I want to ask if Windows 8 install fails, do you think I could do a fresh reinstall of Vista 32bit from the original installation DVD (ie, reformat the hard drive and do a fresh install)?

 

  Again, thank you in advance for your opinion on this. 

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Sure, the original installation disks make for a good recovery option. Make sure you reinstall all the service packs. They fixed up a lot of things along the way. And make sure you can get all the old Vista drivers from HP.
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