12-08-2016 07:18 AM
I have a pavilion dv7. I'm asking if I can get the latest version of HP 3D DriveGuard, because I'm searching for it and there are so much of different versions and I don't know which is the latest. Thank you!
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12-08-2016 07:20 AM
You need this version.
The hardware version of the 3D driveguard you have only has driver support through W8.1, but the W8.1 driver works just fine...
12-08-2016 08:19 AM
I found this for windows 10: http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?swItemId=ob_150660_1
that's why I'm asking. Is that the wrong version or what?
Thanks for the answer.
12-08-2016 09:02 AM
Yes, the version you found (and any other version of the 3D driveguard driver that says it is for W10) is the wrong version.
Here is the long story...
There are 3 variations of the 3D driveguard driver hardware in HP notebooks.
The original hardware version which goes back to about 2005 and runs through the dv6/7-7000 model series.
It has a hardware ID of ACPI\HPQ0004
The second version which only lasted a year or two which has a hardware ID of ACPI\HPQ6000
And the current version which started around 2013, which as a hardware ID of ACPI\HPQ6007.
There are specific drivers for each of the hardware versions. The first two do not have drivers for W10.
Only the last hardware version (ACPI\HPQ6007) has W10 drivers available.
You can use the W7/W8 driver from your notebook's support page and that will also work fine on W10, but I have provided the final release of the driver for your notebook which supports W8.1 and will also work just fine on W10.
So, if you want the 3D driveguard driver to install, you will have to use the one I posted.