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G-bo

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hello,I am trying to find updates for an hp pavillion a1700n computer,thing is I have reformatted it with windows 7 32 bit os.
I have tried the hp site and the asus site (the motherboard is asustec nodusm3 a8m2n-la)the cpu socket is am2.I know this should be easy but the only way I can find drivers is by downloading this software installer and I really don't want to go that way.I would rather get them straight from the manufactuer but when I go to their sites I put in tha board info and it says no data found.Surely there must be an way to get drivers.the orginal system that came with the computer was Vista could this have something to do with it.Would appreciate any help you could give me,thanks very much.Glen.
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Hi,

HP only provides drivers for Windows Vista try to install them on Windows 7 most of them should work.

If the hardware included on the machine is not specific and can be found in other machines sometimes you can download a more updated driver from other manufacture but that is an hard job.
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hey sleepydude,
thanks for the reply.I tried to install the vista drivers but that's a no go.
beginning to think I may be out of luck on this one.guess I will have to go to manufactuers
websites and try again,will keep you posted...if you have any other suggestions I would be glad to here
them.Thanks again Sleepy,Cheers.
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Hi,

Get me the Device ID's and I see what I can find...

  • Open Device Manager (Start > Run > devmgmt.msc)
  • right click the *missing device*
  • click Properties > Tab Details > On the Property box select Hardware Ids
  • Copy & Paste the values on the box to your Reply

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hey sleepy dude,
I actually have no missing devices I was just trying to make sure I had the latest drivers.
But ya know what everything is working so I think I'm gonna go with it as is.If it turns into a problem down the road I'll be back.Appreciate you taking the time tho' and the help.thanks again...Cheers.
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hey sleepy dude,
I actually have no missing devices I was just trying to make sure I had the latest drivers.
But ya know what everything is working so I think I'm gonna go with it as is.If it turns into a problem down the road I'll be back.Appreciate you taking the time tho' and the help.thanks again...Cheers.

"If it ain't broke, don't fix it" :thumbsup:
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