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HP DV6745US, Nvidia 630M & Win7 (no drivers)

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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:28:04 AM

I just bought a laptop, HP DV6745US which has a GeForce 630M in it. The laptop came with Win Vista Home Premium (per the COA sticker). I got it home, formatted the drive and put Win 7 Home Premium 64bit.

The problem is that Nvidia is saying I need to download the drivers straight from HP and HP is saying that Win 7 is not supported on my laptop.

Anyone got a work around?
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:45:39 AM

runswindows95 said:
I would download the drivers directly from http://www.nvidia.com.


I tried that first of course, upon installation it says "unable to detect hardware". When I run the Nvidia drivers auto detect it says to contact HP and download drivers from them.

I've tried the official 306 and the beta 310, same deal.
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a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 12:51:43 AM
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Here are your PC specs- http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...
It's using NVIDIA GeForce Go 7150M not 630M as you mention.
Try installing in compatibilty mode for Windows Vista.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareDownloadInde...
Vista drivers should work i have tried before on my old Vista laptop using Vista drivers.
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 1:15:26 AM

I'll give a shot. Thank you
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 1:24:35 AM

Best answer selected by dscudella.
a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 1:24:49 AM

Thank you Unreal9400, I could kiss you lol. Worked without any hiccups, Vista Compatibility Mode. I'm good to go.

Edit: This is why I thought it was 630M

a b U Graphics card
December 1, 2012 3:43:44 AM

You're welcome :) 
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