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Replacing Hard Drive - What Drivers I need

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#1 MashaT


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 03:24 AM

So, my old computers (HP Desktop) HDD crushed and I am replacing it with new one.


I have a Windows 7 installation disk and access to HP support online.


However, I don't think HP is listing all drivers download I need, and when I originally bought the computer from them (from HP website) they didn't even bother to include any system recovery disks or drivers disk at all, and now charging me money to get those 5 "recovery disks".


Below is the list of drivers they offer to download on their "support" page. But I also looked at my current drivers list on my computer and it includes USB drivers, and much much more. HP list doesn't even look nearly complete to me, but I am a complete noob in this department

Also some of their drivers for download are just an "update" for original drivers like Bios Driver and DVD DW driver - and no originals.


Can someone take a look at the list of what HP is giving to download and let me know if its all drivers I enough to get my new HDD working perfectly? Do I even need a TV Tuner Driver update if I don't have TV connected to Desktop? Will Windows 7 install give me all other drivers I need like networking and USB? 


(FYI: I do have disks for my printer and monitor installation but thats it)

AMD Unified Graphics Driver Update

8.892.1.1000 120.7 MB     Details

Conexant TV Tuner Driver Update

1.0 1.4 MB     Details

Ralink Wireless Network Controller Driver Update 21.8 MB     Details

Original Realtek Networking Controller Driver

7.17.304.2010 1.7 MB     Details

Original AMD USB Filter Driver 3.4 MB     Details

Original ATI Unified Graphics Driver

8.740.0.0 101.7 MB     Details

Original HP Multimedia Keyboard Driver 6.1 MB     Details

Original NVIDIA Unified Graphics Driver 153.7 MB     Details

Original Realtek High Definition Audio Driver 65.0 MB     Details

Original ATI Unified Graphics Driver

8.712.1.0 99.8 MB     Details

Original Ralink Wireless Networking Controller Driver 11.3 MB     Details

Original ATI Unified Graphics Driver

8.710.0.0 99.8 MB     Details

Original ATI Unified Graphics Driver

8.700.0.0 99.2 MB     Details

Original AMD RAID Controller Driver

3.2.1540.14 47.7 MB     Details

Original Atheros Wireless Networking Controller Driver 31.6 MB     Details

Original Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Audio Driver 44.4 MB     Details

Original Hauppauge WinTV TV Tuner Driver

1.44.27253.0 4.0 MB     Details

H-RS880-uATX Motherboard BIOS Update

6.09 1.7 MB May 9, 2013   Details


HP MediaSmart DVD Application Update 61.6 MB     Details

HP Support Information Utility 2.8 MB     Details


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#2 Havachat


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Posted 25 April 2015 - 06:13 AM

Replace the Hard Drive and install Windows 7:


After Install check Device Manager for whats required.

You can then go to HP Support Page and download any required Drivers after install.


If you need Adapter Drivers for internet Connection on that Desktop , use another PC to get them.


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