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03-29-2012 07:05 AM
I have purchased dv6 6154tx laptop with windows 7 home premium.
I got so many errors while installing higher end softwares like (SQL Server, VS 2010 and Share Point) so I understood that windows 7 home premium does not support these softwares.
So I decided to format my laptop and install windows 7 ultimate OS. While formatting unfortunately i have deleted recovery partition drive.
But before formatting I have taken recovery disk using hp recovery manager in my DVDs.
But now, I am unable to install the drivers.
- Is it possible to install the driver using recovery DVDs? ( as recovery partition deleted)
- Are the drivers of window 7 home premium will support other windows7 editions?
- If I could not find drivers and don’t want to install using internet, can I get back my system to original condition with recovery partition using “factory settings” option of recovery manager by proving my recovery DVDs
03-29-2012 07:19 AM
- Is it possible to install the driver using recovery DVDs? ( as recovery partition deleted) No, the recovery DVD's are image files.
- Are the drivers of window 7 home premium will support other windows7 editions? Yes, you can use the W7 drivers on your notebook's support and driver page.
- If I could not find drivers and don’t want to install using internet, can I get back my system to original condition with recovery partition using “factory settings” option of recovery manager by proving my recovery DVDs. Yes, you can use the recovery disks you made to restore the PC to factory settings.
If you have difficulty finding any drivers, please click on each device needing drivers in the device manager. Then click on the details tab. In the Properties drop down list, select the second item (Hardware ID's).
Post the top string of characters you see in the window. Those will ID the type and model of the device and I can try and find the W7 drivers you need.
03-29-2012 07:20 AM - edited 03-29-2012 07:29 AM
Since you have already installed the operating system and need only the drivers and perhaps some of preinstalled software there is another option.
Download the ethernet driver for your notebook via another PC to a USB thumbdrive and transfer it to and install it on your notebook. You will need to use a CAT5 cable to connect to your internet enabled router/modem. Once you have done that,go to the web support portal for your notebook and install the latest version of the HP Support Assistant (HPSA). Install the HP Support Assiatant and run a checkup. The HPSA will check your notebook and advise you which drivers should be downloaded and installed. You can install the wireless driver via the HPSA to make your notebook a mobile device again.
I highly recommend that you read the "things to do after a recovery" document.
Reinstalling the preinstalled Microsoft Office demo (with the free version of Microsoft Office 2010 Basic) can not be done as it was a one time factory installed option.
SQL Server, VS 2010 and Share Point are indeed supported by Windows 7 32 and 64-bit operating systems. There was probably an issue with the installation media. Next time try a reinstall before a recovery.
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03-29-2012 07:23 AM - edited 03-29-2012 07:25 AM
Two answers by the time I posted - I must be getting slow
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03-30-2012 03:15 AM
now my system is back to factory settings with my recovery partition drive
so now i can format my system excluding recovery partition and install the drivers by hp recovery manager using recovery partition drive