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HP Pavilion Notebook - Drivers

Product Name: Pavilion Notebook P1A79UAR#ABA
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 (32-bit)

Hello,

    My friend gave me an old 17 laptop  Windows 7 32 bit that she has never open for my son's school work.  I need to help to get the drivers for the following:

USB controller driver

Ethernet controller

SM Bus controller

PCI Data Acquisition and Signal

 

They are showing under Other devices. The warranty expired Aug 2016. I have downloaded the HP assisstant but it cannot find those drivers.

 

Thank you in advance.

 

 

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Re: HP Pavilion Notebook - Drivers

 

HP Support Assistant can't find them because the laptop shipped with Windows 10 on it and those drivers are what is available on the Support page. Evidently someone bungled a Windows 7 install on the laptop. You can order Recovery Media from HP on your Support page to reinstall Windows 10. Last item in the list of Windows 10 software/drivers.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/model/9365212?sku=P1A79UAR

 

 Or-you can use the free Download Tool from Microsoft to make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive. Boot with it and Install. If asked for a license key-Skip. The license key is embedded in BIOS.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

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HP Support Assistant can't find them because the laptop shipped with Windows 10 on it and those drivers are what is available on the Support page. Evidently someone bungled a Windows 7 install on the laptop. You can order Recovery Media from HP on your Support page to reinstall Windows 10. Last item in the list of Windows 10 software/drivers.

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-17-g100-notebook-pc-series/8499304/mode...

 

 Or-you can use the free Download Tool from Microsoft to make a Windows 10 installation USB flash drive. Boot with it and Install. If asked for a license key-Skip. The license key is embedded in BIOS.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

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If you prefer to stick with Windows 7 try the Intel Chipset Update Utility:

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html

 

Intel USB:

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/product/65855/Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver

 

Realtek for ethernet:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/Downloads/downloadsView.aspx?Conn=4&DownTypeID=3&Langid=1&Level=5&PFid=5&P...

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