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Urgent request from you PC Techs

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by popcrdom29, Apr 7, 2011.

  1. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    I have this friend who has a Compaq Presario R3000 with Windows 7 just installed. But Compaq doesn't make drivers for Win 7. Anyone know where I can get drivers, at least audio drivers for this PC for Win 7? Or if there's a work-around.
     
  2. bhprince

    bhprince Registered Member

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    try the compaq website, first get the networking drivers afterwards windows update should solve a lot more issues.

    Finally you may need to go to the vendor website to get drivers... you may get lucky or not...
     
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  3. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Compaq is the first site I went to. They don't have drivers for Win 7. Only up to Vista, those bastards.
     
  4. IAmAbomination

    IAmAbomination Newbie

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    You should try to download the XP drivers on HPs site. They will more than likely be an .exe, if the exe dosen't run properly, run it in compatibility mode by right clicking, selecting properties, and then compatibility.

    I'm pretty sure most XP drivers work under 7.

    Oh, if they have Vista drivers, definitely use those - should work just fine.
     
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  5. zone69

    zone69 Junior Member

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    in most cases vista drivers will work on windows 7, so I'd try those.
     
  6. Clpostingexp

    Clpostingexp Newbie

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    yeah in post cases vista driver works on win 7
     
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    I use a tool called DriverPack Solution 10.6 it locates all the drivers you need.
     
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  8. popcrdom29

    popcrdom29 Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Thanks, I knew I could count on my BHW friends. I tried what IAmAbomination mentioned about using the compatibility mode and that worked perfectly.