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MattMJB0188
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I was wondering when HP sends out the Windows 7 upgrade disc will it come with a Seperate Upgrade Media disc that contains all your system's drivers for Windows 7?  You know like it will have your sound card, video, wireless, fingerprint reader drivers designed for Windows 7?

 

Also when you get the Upgrade Disc will there be an option for a clean install.  I mean of course Vista will be installed already but can 7 erase your data and install fresh?  Thanks

 

 

P.S.  Is the onboard Sound Card on the HDX16t IDT or Realtek? 

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Gangles
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At this time HP is not offering the upgrade discs. Check around the end of september early october when Microsoft officially releases 7. We have no official date as of yet
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MattMJB0188
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Well if they don't then how do they know all the drivers will work correctly in 7?
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@MattMJB0188,

 

You've got IDT audio drivers.

Vista drivers should work for You under Windows 7.

 

Vista 32 bit -> Win 7 32 bit

 

Vista 64 bit -> Win 7 64 bit

 

How to find audio drivers for Your model on HP site?

 

1. Click on Support & Drivers link. (Upper part of this page.)

 

2. Choose option: Download drivers and software (and firmware)

 

3. In form:

Enter a product name / number

For product

 

provide Your p/n number. (How to find correct p/n informations here.)

 

4. Click on Go and choose Your correct system.

 

5. If You don't want to do this on and on just add this link to Your favourites links in Your browser.

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OK, so you are in fact confirming that the HDX 16t comes with IDT sound?  Is that better than Realtek?  My last HP notebook which was a DVD6500t had sound stuttering issues with Realtek. 

 

Anyway, if HP doesn't include a driver disc will I be able to look my system up and see the Windows 7 OS listed, where I currently see Vista and Vista 64 bit listed?  Of course once Windows 7 is out on Oct 22.

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I think then realtek have better support then IDT.

 

After Oct 22 there should be drivers for Your model on HP site for Your model.

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NOT ALL VISTA DRIVERS ARE WINDOWS 7 Friendly.   Beware  Kaspersky, Norton and, McAfee have memory usage issue also in Windows 7.   I am currently running Windows 7 RC on my CTO DV7T.  Beware about customer support on HP Laptops with Windows 7 installed.  They will just remove the harddrive and replace it with a Vista Installed Drive.  Drive Quality will not match removed drive either.   If they do not try to claim a warranty violation for the windows 7 being installed.  Just got done dealing with the issues.  lost my WD 250gb 7200  due to it and ended up with a Seagate 250gb 5400 in place.  AVG SBS works the best with Vista x64 and Windows 7 x64.  
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