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DVD players and Start menu

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    DVD players and Start menu


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    thanks for the new info aleseba77 It may just be the light at the end of the tunnel, however its still not listed on driver download page, oh well if HP says its for our series, than it will work, (right lol )

    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp59501-60000/

    see the highlighed in red sp59850 for a direct download.
    hoody good news!!!! on the HP support and drivers, in my model is list the new driver sp59850!!! chek it out, let see if in the dv7 too!!!! and tell me
    right on homes, its there now whew, took them long enough. Now to get hold of my buddy neighbor and use his high speed to get this mess going, install W8 and this driver.
    what are you going to do? clean install or in place?
    do you know that cyberlink dvd, didnt work on windows 8, you have to buy it , there is no support for blu ray

    and what about the partitions, i dont know what to do

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post

    hoody good news!!!! on the HP support and drivers, in my model is list the new driver sp59850!!! chek it out, let see if in the dv7 too!!!! and tell me
    right on homes, its there now whew, took them long enough. Now to get hold of my buddy neighbor and use his high speed to get this mess going, install W8 and this driver.
    what are you going to do? clean install or in place?
    do you know that cyberlink dvd, didnt work on windows 8, you have to buy it , there is no support for blu ray

    and what about the partitions, i dont know what to do
    There is a new sp update for the cyberlink cam too.

    I'm gona do the in place update I want to keep all my programs as they are, I'll remove anything that doesn't work after, but as far as I read pretty much all the stuff that runs on W7 64 will run on W8 64 even the 32bit stuff, but most likely remove the old drivers unless installing W8 does it.

    BTW you can also get the Windows Media player for Win8 free till Jan too.

    Add features - Microsoft Windows


    As for the partitions, I'll see whats left after the upgrade, than just remove the D ( restore partition) since it won't work than anyway. And the systerm one too. I tink the other one E (tools) is replacble with another sp update, its mainly the HP support thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post

    right on homes, its there now whew, took them long enough. Now to get hold of my buddy neighbor and use his high speed to get this mess going, install W8 and this driver.
    what are you going to do? clean install or in place?
    do you know that cyberlink dvd, didnt work on windows 8, you have to buy it , there is no support for blu ray

    and what about the partitions, i dont know what to do
    There is a new sp update for the cyberlink cam too.

    I'm gona do the in place update I want to keep all my programs as they are, I'll remove anything that doesn't work after, but as far as I read pretty much all the stuff that runs on W7 64 will run on W8 64 even the 32bit stuff, but most likely remove the old drivers unless installing W8 does it.

    BTW you can also get the Windows Media player for Win8 free till Jan too.

    Add features - Microsoft Windows


    As for the partitions, I'll see whats left after the upgrade, than just remove the D ( restore partition) since it won't work than anyway. And the systerm one too. I tink the other one E (tools) is replacble with another sp update, its mainly the HP support thing.
    ok, but be carefull, cyberlink youcam and cyberlink powerdvd are not the same.
    i been reading in some places, that there re problems when you want to install cyberlink powerdvd for windows 8, that is not free
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post

    what are you going to do? clean install or in place?
    do you know that cyberlink dvd, didnt work on windows 8, you have to buy it , there is no support for blu ray

    and what about the partitions, i dont know what to do
    There is a new sp update for the cyberlink cam too.

    I'm gona do the in place update I want to keep all my programs as they are, I'll remove anything that doesn't work after, but as far as I read pretty much all the stuff that runs on W7 64 will run on W8 64 even the 32bit stuff, but most likely remove the old drivers unless installing W8 does it.

    BTW you can also get the Windows Media player for Win8 free till Jan too.

    Add features - Microsoft Windows


    As for the partitions, I'll see whats left after the upgrade, than just remove the D ( restore partition) since it won't work than anyway. And the systerm one too. I tink the other one E (tools) is replacble with another sp update, its mainly the HP support thing.
    ok, but be carefull, cyberlink youcam and cyberlink powerdvd are not the same.
    i been reading in some places, that there re problems when you want to install cyberlink powerdvd for windows 8, that is not free
    Well bud there are a lot of free DVD players out there, and there will be a lot more for W8 as time goes on. I imaging you could even install the W7 one on W8 using the W7 compatibility mode. So I wouldn't worry too much about that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by aleseba77 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post

    There is a new sp update for the cyberlink cam too.

    I'm gona do the in place update I want to keep all my programs as they are, I'll remove anything that doesn't work after, but as far as I read pretty much all the stuff that runs on W7 64 will run on W8 64 even the 32bit stuff, but most likely remove the old drivers unless installing W8 does it.

    BTW you can also get the Windows Media player for Win8 free till Jan too.

    Add features - Microsoft Windows


    As for the partitions, I'll see whats left after the upgrade, than just remove the D ( restore partition) since it won't work than anyway. And the systerm one too. I tink the other one E (tools) is replacble with another sp update, its mainly the HP support thing.
    ok, but be carefull, cyberlink youcam and cyberlink powerdvd are not the same.
    i been reading in some places, that there re problems when you want to install cyberlink powerdvd for windows 8, that is not free
    Well bud there are a lot of free DVD players out there, and there will be a lot more for W8 as time goes on. I imaging you could even install the W7 one on W8 using the W7 compatibility mode. So I wouldn't worry too much about that.
    Hoody finally i have installed windows 8, it works great!!!!!

    only have a problem with one driver, that i dont know what it is maybe you or somebody could help me, here is the screenshot

    Click image for larger version
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    can't quite make that out, its small, try to do a copy and paste of the information as text. I'm not sure what that is.

    Cool deal though that W8 is working well, I was going to install it myself today, but only got as far as the driver downloaded, It may be next week before I get to it.

    So what about the old start menu? you miss it? or did you try one of the start menu progrms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    can't quite make that out, its small, try to do a copy and paste of the information as text. I'm not sure what that is.

    Cool deal though that W8 is working well, I was going to install it myself today, but only got as far as the driver downloaded, It may be next week before I get to it.

    So what about the old start menu? you miss it? or did you try one of the start menu progrms?
    i miss a lot the start menú, its not difficult but really different, you have to practice

    with the picture if you click on it, its suppose get bigger or not??

    Click image for larger version
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    try this for the start menu, if you like it let me know.

    8StartButton - A start button + start menu for Windows 8

    it seems to take a long time to enlarge the pic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    try this for the start menu, if you like it let me know.

    8StartButton - A start button + start menu for Windows 8

    it seems to take a long time to enlarge the pic.
    i cant Access this page...neither from explorer or chrome, seems i dont have permissions
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center
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