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  1. #161


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    I scavenged as many Windows 8 drivers as I could find from the latest generation of HP's DV6T model PCs. I have a DV6T 6100, but the latest models are the new DV6T 7000. HP released Windows 8 drivers for those models on October 26th. However, the new models are running the new 3rd Gen, while I have the 2nd Gen i7 and AMD/Intel graphics. Intel i7 and NVidia/Intel graphics, so I couldn't use the graphics drivers. The new models have a native display resolution that is the same as yours. Whereas, mine only has the 1366 x 768 max res.

    If I had only waited to pull the trigger on a laptop for another few months, I wouldn't feel so screwed right now. Have you tried seeing what Windows 8 drivers are currently available through HP for your laptop models most current version? Maybe they released a Windows 8 driver for the most recent HP Envy model laptop that will address your issue.

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  2. #162


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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by mkeezy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by hoody View Post
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    i also managed to get rid of the amd driver error code and successfully install the catalyst control center, when i, too, was using the leshcat drivers while running the pre-release 9200 build beta version of windows 8.

    I ended up with the test mode watermark on my desktop. My battery life fell by half and my system ran hot most of the time.

    I bought the official release version of windows 8 on october 26 and installed after re-installing my original windows 7 os.

    My amd driver is currently displaying error (code 43), but my system is running okay for the most part. I'm not really doing much gaming for now, so i think i can live with things as they are until i can find a real fix for the problem. My wireless display works, my system isn't overheating, and my battery life is back to normal.

    My, hp dv6t 6100 quad core i7 cto, laptop's with its native 1366 x 768 display resolution barely meets the minimum resolution requirement to even run windows 8 with all its features enabled. My system is currently covered by a full accidental damage and standard warranty plan until june 2013. I want to avoid doing anything to void those warranties, so i'm just going to deal with the obvious inconvenience of not being able to use both gpus for the moment. Hopefully, leshcat will release an official version of their unified amd + intel driver set soon and the problem will be solved.

    There is a way to get rid of the test mode watermark caused by the leshcat installation process, but it requires further modification of your system's register. That is just way too much trouble to go through, especially if you are running the pre-release beta version of windows 8, of which the activation for it is scheduled to expire soon anyway.

    I'm now focusing on adding a touch screen overlay kit to my dv6t, so i'm not forced to purchase yet another windows 8 capable laptop only a year after buying this one. I refuse to drop another $1200 usd one year later just so i can run the latest $39.99 os upgrade.

    ok, well i haven't tried any w8 version as yet, like i said i have this w8 pro from the promo burned to dvd and my install key sitting here, i even have the media center key.

    As i said the hardware on this thing is fine, i have a 17.3" @1920x1080, righ now i use a 2nd monitor my samsung 26" via the vga connection @1920x1200. I got 8 g ram, and this idiot 7690m xt has 2g gddr5, so its more than capable for what i do, i don't "game" either, except some run of the mill stuff like action ball. So gaming isn't the issue, workability in w8 as this oem driver in w7 is, is what i want. This thing even has a blue ray player dvd and blue tooth, and this weird fingerprint reader thing. So i have what i need hardware wise.

    I will be waiting another month yet also to see what transpires with this garbage. We have till jan 31 to install and activate this w8 promo anyway. So who knows maybe somebody in a higher pay grade will get through to hp by than.
    you sound like you're all ready to go then. Can i ask what type of processor you're running?

    I7 2670qm 2.2

    the gpu is the 7690m xt the apu is Intel 3000 (3rd gen)

    Its a Pavillion, not a Envy

    And no there isn't any driver listed for this dv7t-6c00 under windows 8, only the old nov 2011 under windows 7, but as I said, on this notebook review, there is a HP W8 driver listed for this card, but I still can't figure why if there is one there why HP can't list the damned thing under MY units Windows 8 driver support page.

    [Drivers] HP dv6-4XXX / dv6-6XXX / dv7-5XXX / dv7-6XXX / ENVY 14-2XXX / ENVY 17-2XXX (INTEL) - Page 44
    Last edited by HOODY; 10 Nov 2012 at 01:58.
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  3. #163


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    Win 8 Pron64bit


    Got it working. Thanks a million.
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  4. #164


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    Windows 8 Pro 32 Bit


    32 bit driver please
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  5. #165


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    What 32 bit drivers do you need?
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  6. #166


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    Quote Originally Posted by caesarnovaldy View Post
    32 bit driver please


    What exactly do you need 32 bit drivers for? You haven't provided enough information about your problem.
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  7. #167


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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    HY MKeezy Leshcat posted another driver 12-11b6 it seems to work OK for most, maybe you can try that if you feel like since you already have W8 installed.

    Catalyst 12.11 Beta4/Beta6 UnifL for AMD+Intel Graphics ← leshcatlabs.net


    BTW here is some forum being set up by HP, Iíll be there to give em some of my thoughts, maybe you wana give em some too lol.
    Got Windows 8 Questions? HP Win8 Expert Day

    At least its a way to save $200 lolol for their "expert" answers and support, smirks
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  8. #168


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    HY MKeezy Leshcat posted another driver 12-11b6 it seems to work OK for most, maybe you can try that if you feel like since you already have W8 installed.

    Catalyst 12.11 Beta4/Beta6 UnifL for AMD+Intel Graphics ← leshcatlabs.net




    BTW here is some forum being set up by HP, I’ll be there to give em some of my thoughts, maybe you wana give em some too lol.
    Got Windows 8 Questions? HP Win8 Expert Day

    At least its a way to save $200 lolol for their "expert" answers and support, smirks


    Have you tried this new driver release from Leshcat? I'm really not interested in Beta drivers at this point that only make my current drivers error (code 43) go away, yet still doesn't allow me to switch between AMD and Intel GPU's as I was able to do before under Windows 7.
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  9. #169


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    W8.1up1 Pro x64 w/media center


    Quote Originally Posted by MKeezy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    HY MKeezy Leshcat posted another driver 12-11b6 it seems to work OK for most, maybe you can try that if you feel like since you already have W8 installed.

    Catalyst 12.11 Beta4/Beta6 UnifL for AMD+Intel Graphics ← leshcatlabs.net




    BTW here is some forum being set up by HP, I’ll be there to give em some of my thoughts, maybe you wana give em some too lol.
    Got Windows 8 Questions? HP Win8 Expert Day

    At least its a way to save $200 lolol for their "expert" answers and support, smirks


    Have you tried this new driver release from Leshcat? I'm really not interested in Beta drivers at this point that only make my current drivers error (code 43) go away, yet still doesn't allow me to switch between AMD and Intel GPU's as I was able to do before under Windows 7.
    No I haven't, one reason is I don't have 8 installed yet, and another is I need to download it from a buddy's house that has high speed, I only have Juno dialup. But from what I read all the main things work, ie switchable, brightness, wake on sleep, and so on.
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  10. #170


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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center © 2013 Version: 6.3.9600 Build 9600.16408


    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by MKeezy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by HOODY View Post
    HY MKeezy Leshcat posted another driver 12-11b6 it seems to work OK for most, maybe you can try that if you feel like since you already have W8 installed.

    Catalyst 12.11 Beta4/Beta6 UnifL for AMD+Intel Graphics ← leshcatlabs.net




    BTW here is some forum being set up by HP, I’ll be there to give em some of my thoughts, maybe you wana give em some too lol.
    Got Windows 8 Questions? HP Win8 Expert Day

    At least its a way to save $200 lolol for their "expert" answers and support, smirks


    Have you tried this new driver release from Leshcat? I'm really not interested in Beta drivers at this point that only make my current drivers error (code 43) go away, yet still doesn't allow me to switch between AMD and Intel GPU's as I was able to do before under Windows 7.
    No I haven't, one reason is I don't have 8 installed yet, and another is I need to download it from a buddy's house that has high speed, I only have Juno dialup. But from what I read all the main things work, ie switchable, brightness, wake on sleep, and so on.

    OK! I'll play Guinea pig one more time and try out the new beta 6 version. I'll let you know how it works out for me, so you can then go ahead and get upgraded to Windows8 if it works. lol!
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