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OEM manufacturer's Windows 8.1 driver links.

  1. #11


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by s4m View Post
    thanks guys, but what do we do if your manufacture doesnt offer windows 8 drivers, is there another way to find..

    thanks
    In that case, you have to look for Windows 7 or Vista drivers. This usually (except maybe for the graphics drivers) are compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1 as well. Download 32-bit version or 64-bit version depending on which version of Windows 8.1 you have. To find out, swipe the mouse from top right to bottom right and click on Settings and then PC Info. If your laptop has only XP drivers from OEM (rather unlikely otherwise you should need to hack system files to install Windows 8 on it), then look at the hardware descriptions (eg Realtek HD audio) at their website and try downloading Windows 8 (or Vista/7) drivers directly from the manufacturer (eg www.realtek.com) There are some tools, such as Aida64 (formely called Everest) that can scan your system and report exactly what hardware you have to help you finding drivers. They even include links to manufacturers' download site! I always have Aida64 in a Flash drive and use it when installing Windows on an unknown system (I'm a Computer Technician). This saves me time finding out which drivers I will need. Of course I keep a copy of the more common ones (Intel Graphics, Realtek HD audio etc) to keep downloading to the minimum.

    I hope that helps.

    Tip: If you upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 (and then 8.1) chances are most drivers will be already installed or updated automatically from Windows Update, so you don't have to install them all from start. I would only install latest OEM graphics driver to get the full potential of the hardware, since Microsoft driver uses only the basic features.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by s4m View Post
    Hi
    I already have my toshiba drivers thanks...
    I am actually after drivers for my HP Pavilion dv6733tx Notebook PC, as far as I recall it didnt have drivers for win 7 lol..
    Im having trouble with my wireless network card, which i posted in a different section..
    As the HP Pavilion dv6733tx came Vista or lower, HP would not test for drivers 8.1.


    New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on 8


    Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin
    Big deal! You don't have to wait for HP to give you Windows 8 drivers. Go at their website and see the download section for Vista or XP. If they have Vista drivers, you can use them (provided you download the correct version, 32-bit or 64-bit for your system). If they only have XP drivers, take a note at the hardware models (eg Realtek HD audio) and try downloading newer drivers directly from manufacturer's site (eg www.realtek.com) You can also use Aida64 or similar utility to scan your system and report all hardware components, so you know which drivers to download. See my previous reply for details.
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  3. #13


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    There you go for your HP Pavillion dv6733tx:

    Software & driver downloads HP Pavilion dv6733tx Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support&

    Use the Vista drivers if you have Windows 8.1 32-bit or Vista 64-bit drivers if you have Windows 8.1 64-bit installed. But I would only download obscure drivers (eg WLAN) from HP. All others I would rather install latest version directly from manufacturer's site.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by s4m View Post
    thanks guys, but what do we do if your manufacture doesnt offer windows 8 drivers, is there another way to find..

    thanks
    In that case, you have to look for Windows 7 or Vista drivers. This usually (except maybe for the graphics drivers) are compatible with Windows 8 and 8.1 as well. Download 32-bit version or 64-bit version depending on which version of Windows 8.1 you have. To find out, swipe the mouse from top right to bottom right and click on Settings and then PC Info. If your laptop has only XP drivers from OEM (rather unlikely otherwise you should need to hack system files to install Windows 8 on it), then look at the hardware descriptions (eg Realtek HD audio) at their website and try downloading Windows 8 (or Vista/7) drivers directly from the manufacturer (eg www.realtek.com) There are some tools, such as Aida64 (formely called Everest) that can scan your system and report exactly what hardware you have to help you finding drivers. They even include links to manufacturers' download site! I always have Aida64 in a Flash drive and use it when installing Windows on an unknown system (I'm a Computer Technician). This saves me time finding out which drivers I will need. Of course I keep a copy of the more common ones (Intel Graphics, Realtek HD audio etc) to keep downloading to the minimum.

    I hope that helps.

    Tip: If you upgrade from Windows 7 to 8 (and then 8.1) chances are most drivers will be already installed or updated automatically from Windows Update, so you don't have to install them all from start. I would only install latest OEM graphics driver to get the full potential of the hardware, since Microsoft driver uses only the basic features.
    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by s4m View Post
    Hi
    I already have my toshiba drivers thanks...
    I am actually after drivers for my HP Pavilion dv6733tx Notebook PC, as far as I recall it didnt have drivers for win 7 lol..
    Im having trouble with my wireless network card, which i posted in a different section..
    As the HP Pavilion dv6733tx came Vista or lower, HP would not test for drivers 8.1.


    New Windows 8.1 requirements strand some users on 8


    Microsoft confirms some older AMD processors do not support Windows 8.1 - Neowin
    Big deal! You don't have to wait for HP to give you Windows 8 drivers. Go at their website and see the download section for Vista or XP. If they have Vista drivers, you can use them (provided you download the correct version, 32-bit or 64-bit for your system). If they only have XP drivers, take a note at the hardware models (eg Realtek HD audio) and try downloading newer drivers directly from manufacturer's site (eg www.realtek.com) You can also use Aida64 or similar utility to scan your system and report all hardware components, so you know which drivers to download. See my previous reply for details.
    Why would you look for Vista drivers for a HP Pre-installed with Windows 8 updated to Windows 8.1?
    Last edited by theog; 21 Dec 2013 at 16:59.
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  5. #15


    Posts : 36
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit


    What do you mean with Windows 8 preinstalled? I thought the user installed it. The laptop comes with Vista preinstalled, otherwise there would be official drivers for Windows 8 in HP's site. If he bought it with Windows 8 preinstalled, then most likely the vendor should have also installed the drivers. If he didn't he owner can take it back to the shop and ask to do it, for free of course! In that case he must also check if Windows 8 is authentic or illegal copy to avoid any legal issues!
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  6. #16


    Posts : 7
    Windows XP


    I don't see Gateway's site.
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  7. #17


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by skunky62 View Post
    I don't see Gateway's site.
    Gateway is part of ACER.
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  8. #18


    Posts : 7
    Windows XP


    Yes, they're part of Acer but they also have their own Website. You will only see Acer models at Acer's site, no Gateway Models. I know where Gateway Window 8.1 Update is but I'm not an Administrator/Moderator in here. That's why I'm asking so Gateway's Site is added. Here's Acer's Win 8.1 update Site (Acer | Windows 8.1 Update) and there's nothing about Gateway Models. Now here's Gateway's U.S. Win 8.1 Update site (Windows 8.1 Update).
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  9. #19


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    Quote Originally Posted by skunky62 View Post
    Yes, they're part of Acer but they also have their own Website. You will only see Acer models at Acer's site, no Gateway Models. I know where Gateway Window 8.1 Update is but I'm not an Administrator/Moderator in here. That's why I'm asking so Gateway's Site is added. Here's Acer's Win 8.1 update Site (Acer | Windows 8.1 Update) and there's nothing about Gateway Models. Now here's Gateway's U.S. Win 8.1 Update site (Windows 8.1 Update).
    Added under ACER, Thank you.
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  10. #20


    Posts : 5,592
    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by spapakons View Post
    What do you mean with Windows 8 preinstalled? I thought the user installed it. The laptop comes with Vista preinstalled, otherwise there would be official drivers for Windows 8 in HP's site. If he bought it with Windows 8 preinstalled, then most likely the vendor should have also installed the drivers. If he didn't he owner can take it back to the shop and ask to do it, for free of course! In that case he must also check if Windows 8 is authentic or illegal copy to avoid any legal issues!
    Post One.
    Quote Originally Posted by theog
    For OEM manufacturer's Windows 8 Pre-installed updated to 8.1.

    OEM manufacturer's Windows 8.1 driver links.

    Looking for Windows 8.1 Driver?
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