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Pavilion dv6-3139tx
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I am repairing a friends Pavilion dv6 laptop were the Toshiba hard drive had completely failed - even the Recovery partition was unreadable.

 

I have installed a new WD Black hard drive and loaded Windows 7 Home Premium using my own OEM disc and the Product Key provided with the laptop. Activation was successful.

 

My problem is that generic  Drivers have been loaded for all the major hardware such as display, sound system, graphics etc and I want to "upgrade" to the specific manufacturer's drivers.

 

I have looked up Pavilion dv6-3139tx on the HP drivers download but as I am unsure of exactly the hardware I have installed it is difficult to know which driver may be suitable and in the instance of the graphics where I downloaded the specified Intel HD Graphics driver I got an error message when loading saying that "This computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software". If I run the Intel Driver Update Utility it reports that "No drivers were detected for your product"

 

My question is how can I identify the precise hardware present in this laptop so that I can then find and install the correct driver?

 

The Product number of this laptop is XV832PA#ABG and the Serial number is CNF0398HQL

 

Any help on finding the correct drivers would be appreciated

 

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These are your drivers.

 

http://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/HP-Pavilion-dv6-Entertainment-Notebook-PC-series/424...

 

What you need to do is find the hardware ID's do a Google search with the ID then install the appropriate driver.

 

http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID

 

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Hi,

 

Driver pages normally show many drivers for many options for machines including available parts.

 

One way to find right drivers for one machine is to look at its parts list but in many cases the list is not available therefore second way is to look at their hardware id's for missing drivers. Please use following instructions to get missing hardware id's:

   http://www.wikihow.com/Find-Hardware-ID

 

and for this machine, its parts list:

 

     http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=XV832PA

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Hi:

 

The specs as listed are pretty darn vague.

 

I looked up the parts list by the product number and there is a bit more info in there...

 

http://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?SearchText=XV832PA

 

Install the following drivers in this order, and restart the PC after each of the first 3, and also if prompted by the driver installation package for the others.

 

This package contains the Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver for supported notebook models and operating systems. This utility enables the operating system to show the correct name for the installed Intel hardware in the Microsoft Windows Device Manager.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp52001-52500/sp52355.exe

 

This package provides the AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver and Catalyst Control Center for supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. For notebooks with switchable graphics modes, this packageincludes drivers for both graphics processing units (GPUs). Switchable graphics enable users to switch between a power-saving graphics mode (normally used under battery power) and a high-performance graphics mode.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50640.exe

 

This package contains the IDT High-Definition Audio Driver for the IDT HD Audio Chips in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50642.exe

 

This package provides the Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver that enables the Realtek Network Interface Card (NIC) Chip in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50676.exe

 

This package contains the driver installation package for the Ralink RT3090 Wireless LAN Controller in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp53501-54000/sp53536.exe

 

This package contains the driver installation package for the Ralink/Motorola Bluetooth and High-Speed (HS) Adapter in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp52501-53000/sp52533.exe

 

This package contains the driver for the Realtek Card Reader in the supported notebook models and operating systems.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp47001-47500/sp47398.exe

 

This package provides the Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver for the supported notebook models and operating systems. The Intel Management Engine Interface enables communication between the host operating system and the Intel Management Engine firmware.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp52001-52500/sp52353.exe

 

This will install HP 3D DriveGuard, which provides protection for a notebook computer's internal disk drive if the computer is accidentally dropped or abruptly hits another object. This package is available on supported notebooks with supported operating systems.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp53001-53500/sp53462.exe

 

This package provides the driver that enables the Synaptics TouchPad in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The driver enables general touchpad functionality (for example double-tap and scroll) and provides a user interface.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp52001-52500/sp52352.exe

 

This package contains the driver that enables the Validity Fingerprint Sensor in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.

 

http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp52001-52500/sp52354.exe

 

 

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