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Hp Laptop clean installation driver help

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August 21, 2012 5:16:36 AM

yo guys i am going to install a factory oem windows 7 on my hp laptop following the gregrocker tutorial. now when i check the hp support site for drivers and softwares, i am confused on what to install and what to not.

i need your help for guiding me. here is the list.


1. Driver - Audio
High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver

2. Driver - Chipset (‏3)
Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver ►

Intel Management Engine Interface (MEI) Driver ►

Intel USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver ►

3. Driver - Graphics (‏2)
NVIDIA High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver ►

Intel High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver ►

4. Driver - Keyboard, Mouse and Input Devices (‏3)
Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver ►

Synaptics TouchPad Driver ►

Validity Fingerprint Sensor Driver ►

5. Driver - Network (‏10)
Intel Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows ►

Ralink 2011 802.11 b/g/n WiFi Adapter ►

Intel Wireless LAN Drivers for Microsoft Windows ►

Ralink 802.11 b/g/n Wireless LAN Adapter Driver ►

Intel Wireless Drivers, Intel PROSet, and Intel My WiFi for Microsoft Windows 7 ►

Intel PROSet Bluetooth Driver ►

Broadcom Bluetooth 4.0 Driver and Software ►

Realtek Local Area Network (LAN) Driver ►

Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 ►

Atheros Wireless LAN Driver ►

6. Driver - Storage (‏2)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver ►

Realtek Card Reader Driver ►

7. Diagnostic (‏1)
HP Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) Support Environment ►

8. Operating System - Enhancements and QFEs (‏1)
Essential System Updates ►

9. Software - Multimedia (‏3)
CyberLink PowerDVD 10 (2D/3D) ►

Intel Wireless Music Software ►

Intel Wireless Display Software ►

10. Software - Solutions (‏7)
HP Software Framework ►

HP e-Service Software ►

HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection ►

HP Quick Launch Software ►

HP Application Assistant Software ►

HP Connection Manager ►

HP CoolSense Technology ►

11. Utility - Tools (‏4)
HP Power Manager Utility Software ►

HP Security Assistant Software ►

HP On-Screen Display Utility ►

HP Support Assistant ►
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August 21, 2012 5:31:35 AM

If you haven't installed yet, checkout what hardware you have installed so that you can choose the correct driver. Most can be found in Device Manager, but Belarc Advisor very good. As for the additional software provided by HP you'll manage fine without it, most consider it 'Bloatware'... but if you have plenty RAM and don't mind a bit of slowing down...
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August 28, 2012 4:24:41 PM

what i did was leave as it is. i downloaded legit .iso win 7 64 bit. after burning it to a dvd i formatted all the drive and tried to install it. so mid way through the installation process an error appeared that the files are corrupted. so what i did was install through the recovery disks i had created.
i have 6GB ram so i don't think the bloatware will be problem ...i am happy
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