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Cannot Find Drivers For HP Pavilion dv7-1240us

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Today I installed windows vista on my good old dv7-1240us and I do not have the drivers and for the life of me, I cannot find them. I mainly need video and network drivers. thanks in advance.

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Hi:

 

See this link below...follow the guidance shown under the 'Alternative Method to install unsigned drivers is as below.' section.

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/how-do-you-install-an-unsig...

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Hello
this computer seems to be at the end of its life, HP no longer provides product support, so no more drivers!
Try with the site here:

Trouver les drivers et pilotes en téléchargement, mise à jour PC

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Hi, @fionnvevo 

 

HP retires support for all consumer class products that are more than 10 years old, which is why you can't find any drivers for your notebook.

 

Here are the links to the wifi, ethernet, graphics, audio, touchpad and quick launch buttons drivers...

 

Wifi:

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp54501-55000/sp54972.exe

 

Ethernet:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp39501-40000/sp39705.exe

 

Graphics:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45501-46000/sp45618.exe

 

Audio:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp41001-41500/sp41479.exe

 

Touchpad:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45501-46000/sp45623.exe

 

Quick Launch Buttons:

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp46001-46500/sp46168.exe

 

If there are any other drivers you need, let me know.

 

Post the device description and the hardware ID for each remaining device that needs drivers.

 

Use this guide to find that information...

 

https://www.howtogeek.com/193798/how-to-find-drivers-for-unknown-devices-in-the-device-manager/

 

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the wireless network driver is not signed. what do i do now?

 

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Hi:

 

See this link below...follow the guidance shown under the 'Alternative Method to install unsigned drivers is as below.' section.

 

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-hardware/how-do-you-install-an-unsig...

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All is working but I still have one problem. The Graphics driver will not install. Thanks For The Help So far.

 

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You're very welcome.

 

That graphics driver is supposed to work for W7 or Vista.

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp45501-46000/sp45618.html

 

See if this works...go to the device manager, click to expand the display adapters device manager category.

 

Click on the Standard VGA adapter listed there.  Click on the driver tab.  Click on Update Driver.

 

Select the Browse my computer for driver software option and browse to the driver folder that was created when you ran the file.   That folder will be located in C:\SWSetup\sp45618.

 

Make sure the Include Subfolders box is checked and see if the driver installs that way.

 

If not, try the older graphics driver that was just for Windows Vista.

 

ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp42501-43000/sp42714.exe

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