Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Clean install of Windows 8 on HP dv6t-6100 CTO (LM720AV)

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 7

    Clean install of Windows 8 on HP dv6t-6100 CTO (LM720AV)

    I have an HP Pavilion dv6t-6100 CTO Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC LM720AV with Windows 7 64bit pre-installed. I have the following configuration:

    1. RAM - 6Gb DDR3 (to be upgraded to 8Gb with 4GB x 2 Dimm)
    2. Processor - Intel(R) Core i7-2630QM CPU @ 2.0Ghz (Turbo Boost to 2.9Ghz)
    3. OS - Windows 7 Home Premium (64-Bit)
    4. Storage - 750 GB (available 683Gb)

    I would like to clean install Windows 8 64-Bit on this laptop. I have already taken a backup of all my data and application software.

    I have the following queries:

    1. I have partitioned my 750GB hard drive into 5 drives. Do I need to delete these partitions prior to installing Windows 8?
    2. I would like to have all the proprietary software like HP CoolSense, HP Recovery Manager, HP Update, HP Connection Manager, HP SimplePass, HP 3D DriveGuard, HP Support Assistant, HP Power Manager, Intel(R) My Wifi Technology, Intel(R) Wireless Display, Intel(R) Control Center, Intel(R) Rapid Storage Technology, Intel(R) PROSet Wireless Tools, Intel(R) HD Graphics and Synaptics TouchPad Pointing Device to be installed on Windows 8 as well. Where do I get the downloads for these applications? Do I need to download there drivers beforehand or they shall be installed automatically on Windows 8?
    3. My laptop came with Beats Audio. Should I download drivers its for Windows 8 from before or shall it automatically get downloaded when I complete the clean install of Windows 8?
    4. What additional drivers are required so that my printer HP - 2050 All-In-One Printer works with Windows 8?
    5. My laptop also has 2 additional hard drives created from before namely : (a) RECOVERY (D: ) and (b) HP_TOOLS (F: ). What should I do with these two drives? What purpose do they serve? Will they be available after I install Windows 8?

    P.S - I already have the Windows 8 (64 Bit) DVD with me.

    I know you might find some of the questions really simple but please help me as I am new to this. Thanking you in advance.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Unfortunately, this laptop like many other brands are not windows 8 compliant and HP is not going release any windows 8 drivers for it. You might try and install all said drivers in compatibility mode under windows 7 and see if they'll work that way.

    Software & Driver Downloads HP Pavilion dv6t-6100 CTO Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

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

    Welcome to EightForums.

    Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 HP Pavilion dv6t-6100 CTO Quad Edition Entertainment Notebook PC | HP® Support

    Quote Originally Posted by HP
    Please read the following important information before beginning your upgrade:
    Not all Windows 8 features are available on all Windows 7 computers. Your computer might require additional hardware, software, firmware, and/or a BIOS upgrade to install and run Windows 8.
    HP provides upgrade instructions and drivers for most computers sold after October 1st , 2011.
    Check for Software & Drivers on the HP web site.

    I would run the
    How to use Standlone Windows 8 Upgrade Adviser

    Yes, you can do a clean install:

    If you have a Legacy BIOS firmware:
    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade

    If you have a UEFI/ BIOS firmware:
    UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 8 with
    Than do the Refresh part of above tutorial.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4

    Nice find theog....I missed that completely.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    HP Pavilion dv6500t Laptop here--see specs. Had no significant issues. Run the upgrade assistant; it will you insights about what, on your computer, might be a problem.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Clean install of Windows 8 on HP dv6t-6100 CTO (LM720AV)
Related Threads
I just got a new laptop, a Lenovo X230, for which I paid extra to have the OS on it as Windows 8 Pro. So--now I have it, and Win 8 Pro 64 is installed and activated on it. I am a legal owner of Win 8 Pro. However, I would like to do a clean install of Win 8 on the computer, to have it free of...
Hello, I am thinking to upgrade from windows 7 to 8.1 on my notebook but there are no drivers on developers homepage for windows 8.1. Will windows 7 drivers work fine?
any idea with OEM keys pre-installed in the my laptop as i too want to clean install windows 8.1 also my os was windows 8 Single Language and i have a 8.1 Pro ISO would that be a problem ???
Hello, My Laptop ( ASUS K55VD ) came with windows 8 pre-installed. Now I want to install a Samsung EVO 840 250gb/500gb SSD, now I run a 750gb HDD which i split into 2 partitions which have a total of around 140gb used. But I can transfer stuff to an external HDD if needed. After I install...
Windows 8.1.1 Clean Install in Installation & Setup
This ISO works for both OEM (Core) and Retail (Pro) x64 clean installs: File Name: en_windows_8.1_with_update_x64_dvd_4065090.iso Languages: English SHA1: 4652DC6EBFEBE02C6A63E167C36E3FAEDFB93999 Generic keys (and procedures) are the same as before. I know for sure because I have done...
Clean disk before clean install? in Installation & Setup
hello I had many problems with BSOD crashes, and decided to make a new clean install (SSD or harddisk). If I make a new clean install (no upgrade) is it enough to create 1 continuous unallocated disk and then it will make a clean install Or do I have to "clean up" my old disk first before making...
windows 8 pro clean install in Installation & Setup
Howdy , I bought win 8 pro from best buy , they did not say it was a upgrade ok so what . here is my problem I am running 32 bit vista . I have now changed mother boards so I can run 64 bit . When I tried to upgrade it says that I can not upgrade to 64 bit . I tried to do a clean install and my...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook