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XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

Hello, I need some help. I want to install Windows XP SP2  and I can´t find the Drivers. Please Help me!!
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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

Hi,

First make Vista backup. Here You've got all informations how to do it.

 

Update Your Bios to the latest version from here.

 

Now You need to slipstream Your Sata drivers (only x86 drivers) win nLite.

Here is guide how to do it and here are AMD SATA AHCI Controller for You. Just unrar this drivers with winrar.

 

Be sure also that You are using WinXP SP2 version. If you haven't got SP2 version here you can download this service pack

and here You have got guide how to slipstream this file with Your system again by nLite.

In this program You can even burn Your new XP cd with this driver.

 

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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

Drivers for Your model:

 

First You must install .Net Framework  here (You need it for Catalyst software and  HP Quick Launch Buttons)

 

How to install HD 3200 Graphics/Video for XP

 

For this video graphic, ATI do NOT release XP drivers due to some agreement with HP that backed by Microsoft.


However, you may utilize Mobility Modder by driverheaven.net.

Download these files

1. Download MSXML 6.0 from Microsoft, here

 

download msxml6_x86.msi --> 1.5MB

2. Download Mobility Modder, here

Do the following steps

 

1. Please make sure you had install .Net Framework,

2. Download
newest desktop drivers, here

 

    Run Catalyst Software Suite but cancel the installation once the driver is extracted.

3. Run Mobility Modder, browse to the driver in C:ATI/SUPPORT/xxxxx/ --> hit modify. Wait until driver is modified.

4. Wait until Install is finished and reboot

Further detail can be found in here

 

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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

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MS-UAA for SP2 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and Graphic driver) here

 

MS-UAA for SP3 (required with a reboot before Audio, Modem and Graphic driver) here

 

Please check first this link written by Joshua Wood and concentrate in it on problems that may appear when You will be installing sound card. I know then this is guide for dv5 but many hardware and drivers are the same for both models.

 

IDT High-Definition Audio CODEC Driver,

1. sp41698, vista driver, reported work in XP here

2. sp41693, vista driver, reported work in XP here

3. sp39671, vista driver, reported works in XP here or here

 

When You will install any audio driver with success check is Your sound working.

 

If there will be no sound after restart check this thread. There are informations how to solve this.

 

High-Definition Audio (HDA) Modem Installer and Driver here

 

HDMI Audio here

 

HP Quick Launch Buttons here

 

Broadcom Wireless here

 

Realtek RTL8168C Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet here

 

HP 3D DriveGuard 1.10 A here

 

Synaptics Touchpad  here

 

JMB38X Card Reader  here

 

If you had for 7 unknown devices (buttons drivers), here

 

Do manual installation

 

Go to device manager, right click unknown device,

Choose to update driver, No to connect,

Choose install from a list or specific location, Don't search, Have disk,

Browse to the location of machine.inf.

Do it for the rest of unknown devices

Message Edited by Daniel_Potyrala on 09-07-2009 12:39 AM

 

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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

I am also downgrading my dv7-1245dx to XP and have almost everything working. The only things not working are the quickplay buttons (not critical) and stand by/hibernate mode (critical). I believe the issue is related to the video driver. I have tried several ATI video drivers including the suggestion in Daniel's post. Stand by/hibernate DOES work when I boot into VGA mode. But if I then raise the screen resolution or color quality, it no longer works. Also, if I uninstall the ATI driver, I no longer have the options to stand by or hibernate. When I try to go into stand by or hibernate, the screen turns black after a few seconds and nothing else happens. I have to shut down by holding down the power button.

 

I am running bios version F.46 as found here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadIndex?softwareitem=ob-71525-1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&... 

 

I'm hoping I can modify some settings of the video driver either through the ccc or manually. Any ideas?

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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

@jkalin1,

How to install QuickPlay in Win XP:

 

First:

You need to make a registry hack to install it:

 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\QPFlag]
"QPFlag"=dword:00000003
"@"=""

 

If you dont know how to do it, just download,QuickPlay.zip, extract it with WinRar or WinZip, double click on it to run it.

 

Second:

QPW (QuickPlay) version 2.3 for XP here

 

Update to the final version of QPW for XP here

 

Skin update here

 

Which SP are You using?

 

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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

Which version of XP you recommend? 64bits or 32 bits?
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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

XP 32 bit and this drivers which I post here are for this system.

 

There are big problems with drivers to XP 64 bit version, software, etc. This version isn't as good supported as other system. I know the there is one difference which may be very importnat to You. Then XP 32 bit can hold only 3,5GB of Ram and 64 bit version all that chipset can take. If You need full Ram for any program or anything else the best choice is to use two systems. One will be XP32 bit and second Vista x64 or Win7 x64 which is now in beta test mode. 

 

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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

Thanks. However, the critical issue is that stand by/hibernate mode (critical) is not working. Any ideas on that?

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Re: XP Drivers for HP Pavilion dv7-1245dx

Check this site.

 

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