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[Drivers] HP dv4-5XXX / dv6-7XXX / dv7-7XXX / m7-1XXX (INTEL Ivy Bridge)

Discussion in 'HP Drivers and Software Forum' started by justinkw1, May 4, 2012.

  1. Mookatroid

    Mookatroid Newbie

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    If you need the F.29 BIOS (aka HP's sp63801.exe) then let me know and I can PM you a link to download it.
     
  2. improfessional

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    Yes, still in need of that. btw i dont find PM option. thx in advance
     
  3. Mookatroid

    Mookatroid Newbie

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    ricktendo64 Notebook Consultant

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    Mookatroid Newbie

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    Weird and weirder !

    HP totally removed any evidence of Windows 8.1 support for the dv7-7270ca *BUT* they have finally posted a new BIOS dated August 26, 2014 !!!
    BIOS vF.2D ... sp68425.exe

    Link here ... http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp68001-68500/sp68425.exe

    ** EDIT **

    Don't don't DON'T apply this BIOS upgrade unless you are running Windows 8 with UEFI enabled in your BIOS.
    If you are running any other O/S and UEFI is disable, it will BRICK your laptop.
    Mine is now bricked. I was running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with UEFI disabled.
    And if HP does not come to the table with something positive (I have already been in touch with them) then that is the end of my HP product ownership. There will not be a 5th purchase of any HP laptop in my future.
    This is dumb and dumb'er'er ... the BIOS utility does not pop up any message saying you must be running with UEFI enabled. It just updates, reboots, and that is that. A nice shiny laptop with 2xSSDs and 1xHDD that only makes a fan noise from there on in. BIOS recovery is not possible. Not impressed at all ... and according to this link there is alot of other people being unnecessarily exposed to HP's lack of safeguards !!!!

    http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/UEFI-vs-BIOS/td-p/4090628

    So beware !!!
     
  6. improfessional

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    There is no problem with BIOS , just pull out ur SSDs and HDD and turn on ur laptop once without them and u are good to go.
     
  7. Mookatroid

    Mookatroid Newbie

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    ??
    Dare I ask you if that includes the need to disassemble the notebook and remove the mSATA SSD as well as the primary SATA SSD and SATA HDD ?
    I have pulled all RAM as well as the immediately-accessible SATA devices, but if you're saying that pulling the mSATA is a solution, I will give it a whirl tonight.

    ** EDIT **

    Well here we are again.
    Who would have expected the need to partially disassemble a laptop for a BIOS update.
    Well improfessional came to the rescue ! Hero cookie time !
    Removing the SSD from the mSATA slot (as well as both SATA devices), then powering up, eventually resulted in "Flashing Boot Record ... 100%".
    And then it went looking for an O/S.
    Reassembled and all is well.

    Thanks again improfessional !!! I owe you for the tip !
     
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    tonormal Notebook Guru

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    cognus Notebook Deity

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    Guys I can't tell which one of these threads might be applicable to the DV7T-6c00 model, but I cannot get any recent AMD driver loaded [all fail, with varying consequences], and I cannot determine whether the embedded Intel HD3000 driver is working or can work. Device Manager shows "Intel HD Family" gpu, having AMD Driver 8.882.2.3000, and AMD Radeon 7470M having the same driver [dated 9/30/11].

    so , things look ok visually, but can this possibly be correct, and what is the mystic secret to getting modern drivers in there?
     
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    coastal_carolina Notebook Evangelist

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    The first post in this thread is totally jacked up since the Forum upgrade.
     
  14. coastal_carolina

    coastal_carolina Notebook Evangelist

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    You can also hold down on the B and windows key buttons while powering your laptop on.

    As long as you have the same hard drive in the laptop as you did when you upgraded the BIOS and have not wiped the drive it will load the backup copy of the bios.

    When upgrading your HP Bios it takes a backup of the current version and stores it on the primary hard drive.

    There is also a restore bios option somewhere in the diagnostic menus. Go into your boot menu and choose diagnostics.
     
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    ricktendo64 Notebook Consultant

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    Synaptics TouchPad Driver 18.1.30.7
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70001-70500/sp70401.cva
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70001-70500/sp70401.html
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70001-70500/sp70401.exe
     
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    ricktendo64 Notebook Consultant

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    HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI v5.7.2.0
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70967.cva
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70967.html
    ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70967.exe
     

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