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Win 8 AMD Switchable Graphics FAQ

  1. #111


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    HOODY, those aren't leaked drivers.

    That said, these should work for your card in Windows 8:
    http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp58501-59000/sp58815.exe

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  2. #112


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Well if not 'leaked" than why not show them under my card's driver listing under W8 drivers? Under MY card driver page all it shows is the Nov 2011 driver under W7.

    Hy no matter, like I said homes, I'm holding up on installing W8 for now as itis, I'm not in that much of a hurry to go nuts I got my $15 download burned to DVD and my install key now, so it an wait
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  3. #113


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    They don't show because of one or two reasons (or both):

    1. HP hasn't stopped being lazy and edited the page.
    2. The drivers don't apply to your machine and might not work. They are for the Envy 14 specifically.

    I found out long ago that HP "reuses" their infs between devices and you can often times get drivers meant for other devices to work for another machine.
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  4. #114


    VA USA
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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    BTW homes, no use in posting a big download like that for me, I'm on dialup, and that would take 2 days lol.

    So for what card are these? can you give me the normal page where to find them listed? they are a different sp number from the ones at notebook review too.
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  5. #115


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    They are for mine, specifically the 7690m. However, it also has your device IDs in the inf.

    AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver HP ENVY 15-3033cl Notebook PC | HP® Support
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  6. #116


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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by adrynalyne View Post
    They don't show because of one or two reasons (or both):

    1. HP hasn't stopped being lazy and edited the page.
    2. The drivers don't apply to your machine and might not work. They are for the Envy 14 specifically.

    I found out long ago that HP "reuses" their infs between devices and you can often times get drivers meant for other devices to work for another machine.

    Yah probably both, but than why would the 7690m xt be listed in the one over at notebook? if they aren't for the card shown?. I mean hell than that would be an even bigger mes for people downloading them.

    I'm waiting to see what people say about Leshcat's new release of the 12-10 once he lets them out, and see what he cobbles together.
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  7. #117


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adrynalyne View Post
    They don't show because of one or two reasons (or both):

    1. HP hasn't stopped being lazy and edited the page.
    2. The drivers don't apply to your machine and might not work. They are for the Envy 14 specifically.

    I found out long ago that HP "reuses" their infs between devices and you can often times get drivers meant for other devices to work for another machine.

    Yah probably both, but than why would the 7690m xt be listed in the one over at notebook? if they aren't for the card shown?. I mean hell than that would be an even bigger mes for people downloading them.

    I'm waiting to see what people say about Leshcat's new release of the 12-10 once he lets them out, and see what he cobbles together.
    I'd have to be motivated to check (and I am not), but its possible the inf also includes 7690m XT information.
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  8. #118


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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by adrynalyne View Post
    They are for mine, specifically the 7690m. However, it also has your device IDs in the inf.

    AMD High-Definition (HD) Graphics Driver HP ENVY 15-3033cl Notebook PC | HP® Support
    Wow that's weird, I mean damn why would HP have a driver out for your 7690m and not the 7690m xt, really strange, I mean yeah it would seem only natural that both cards are the same. I think the only differance is the gddr, I think yours is @3 and mine is @5 but the memory clock is also a bit different too, I seen where one kid said his was just over 900, hell they said the XT was @900, but mine is actually @800. So who knows what HP did to these things. Its like going bck to the future with this crap, where everything was proprietary, remember the old PB days?.
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  9. #119


    Posts : 11
    Windows 8 Pro


    Nah, we are both GDDR5. You have twice as much as I do though (1GB here).

    Please, don't remind me of Packard Bell.
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  10. #120


    VA USA
    Posts : 349
    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    OK well than like I said its a bit strange, btw your running W7 right? so maybe I may go ahead and try that driver just for the hell of it since recovering my image would be a lot easier than recovering it under W8.

    So you installed it and everything went well and is working as before?

    Hell it would be really wild if it did work for the 7690M XT too, and than you could really post a "fix" lol, but it probably won't for some reason lol.
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