[Drivers] HP dv6-2XXX / dv7-3XXX / dv8 / HDX16 / HDX18 (INTEL)

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    NOTE: Reconstruction of this post is in progress, due to the XenForo transition. Aside from what is already marked and lack of functional links, please let me know if any information is missing or inaccurate.

    As part of my ongoing, informal commitment to help assist those who had performed clean installs on their HP notebooks, I've decided to take on the duty to post the latest drivers that are compatible with the following notebooks. Please let me know if you find newer drivers so that I can update this post!

    Compatible Notebooks

    NOTE: "X" in the notebook series denotes a wild-card number.

    HP Pavilion
    Notebook Series Aliases/Variants Comments
    • dv6-2XXX dv6t
    • dv6t Quad Edition
    • 1st Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Nehalem Mobile Processor
    • dv7-3XXX dv7t
    • dv7t Quad Edition
    • 1st Generation Intel Core i3/i5/i7 Nehalem Mobile Processor
    • dv8-1XXX dv8
    • dv8t
    • dv8t Quad Edition
    • 1st Generation Intel Core i5/i7 Nehalem Mobile Processor

    HP HDX

    Notebook Series Aliases/Variants Comments
    • HDX 16-1XXX HDX 16t
    • HDX X16
    • Intel Core 2 Mobile Processor
    • HDX 18-1XXX HDX 18t
    • HDX X18
    • Intel Core 2 Mobile Processor

    Drivers

    All of these drivers come from HP's website, Microsoft Update, and from other reputable websites (including other manufacturers). All of the drivers here are also WHQL Certified or digitally signed drivers, available as of the date when this post was updated. These drivers should be compatible with the notebook series stated above, but I am not responsible for technical difficulties that can occur as a result of improper driver installation!

    The process of installing and updating drivers is for ADVANCED/EXPERIENCED users only. Average users can use the drivers located at the HP support portals -- they're the safest and simplest way to go in terms of drivers for your specific model. Some of these drivers may work with notebooks other than the stated brand and models, but this is NOT guaranteed. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK -- only install these drivers if you know how to revert the changes that you have made should any problems be encountered.

    Intel Chipset Device Software

    Important Information
    • To ensure that all device drivers are updated, simply execute the downloaded setup file using the -overall parameter.
      Example: If you saved the downloaded file as infinst911autol.exe to the root directory of C: drive, you can launch the Run command (Windows key + R) and insert "C:\infinst911autol.exe -overall" in the Open field (without the quotes). Press OK to begin the interactive installation process.
    • Starting with Intel Chipset Device Software package version 9.2.0.1016, the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver may become overwritten with the driver that exists in the package if it is installed. Should such an instance occur, reinstall the Intel Rapid Storage Technology driver afterwards.
    Current Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link
    Previous Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link

    Intel Rapid Storage Technology

    Important Information
    • Intel Rapid Storage Technology was previously known as Intel Matrix Storage Manager
    • It is highly recommended that you install this even if RAID is not configured on your system. See Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) - Product overview for more information.
    • If you are having problems with the Interactive Setup wizard, use the INF Install method instead. This allows the driver to be installed using the Device Manager - Update Driver wizard. Once the driver is installed, you can try the Interactive Setup wizard again to ensure that the software is correctly installed.
    Current Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link

    Intel WiFi Link

    Important Information

    • Only for notebooks with an Intel WiFi Link or Intel WiFi/WiMAX adapter! Do not install this if your notebook does not contain an Intel-based wireless adapter! Use the Device Manager to verify your notebook's wireless hardware.
    • The driver version applied may vary, depending on the Windows OS you are using and the Intel wireless adapter that is currently installed. For more information, visit this link - http://www.intel.com/support/wireless/wlan/sb/CS-034315.htm[/URL]
    Current Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link

    Intel Turbo Boost Technology

    Important Information

    • It is strongly recommended that you remove all previous versions of the Intel Turbo Boost Technology driver before installing the newest version
    • Only install this if your notebook has an Intel Core i5 mobile processor! Do not install this on notebooks with a Core 2, Core i3, or Core i7 mobile processor
    • Further technical release notes are documented by Intel and are included in the driver package.
    Current Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link

    Broadcom Wireless LAN

    Important Information
    • Only for notebooks with a Broadcom BCM wireless adapter! Do not install this if your notebook does not contain a Broadcom-based wireless adapter! Use the Device Manager to verify your notebook's wireless hardware.
    Current Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link

    Qualcomm Atheros Wireless LAN

    Important Information

    • There may be newer versions of this driver available however none of them specifically support the ones built into these notebook models. This is the most compatible driver currently available.
    • Only for notebooks with a Qualcomm Atheros AR wireless adapter! Do not install this if your notebook does not contain a Qualcomm Atheros-based wireless adapter! Use the Device Manager to verify your notebook's wireless hardware.
    Current Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link

    NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT / GT 130M / GT 230M / GT 320M Graphics

    Important Information

    • Do not install this if you have a standalone Intel Graphics Media Accelerator or ATI/AMD graphics card!
    • It is strongly recommended that you remove all previous versions of the NVIDIA GeForce graphics driver prior to installing the newest version.
    • Driver packages directly originating from NVIDIA additionally include the following components and will be installed as necessary:
    • Notebooks with Optimus support must have an Intel HD Graphics driver already installed. The NVIDIA driver setup wizard will check to ensure that this is the case.
    • The official NVIDIA download links provided are United States mirrors. Other mirrors may exist in your region to provide a faster download experience.
    Current Releases
    OS Support Version Date Posted Documentation Download Link

    Fingerprint reader

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    • Only install this if your notebook has a fingerprint reader!
    • The current release supports the following Validity fingerprint sensors: VFS201, VFS300, VFS301, VFS421, VFS451.
    • Remove all previous versions prior to installing the latest release. If the driver does not successfully install, use the Device Manager - Update Driver wizard instead.

    CURRENT RELEASES
    Version: 4.1.139 (package) / 2.1.0.2 (driver)
    OS: Windows 7 x86/x64
    Date Posted: 15 May 2010
    Documentation: CVA, HTML
    Download Link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp48501-49000/sp48509.exe

    HP SimplePass Software by DigitalPersona

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    • Only install this if your notebook has a fingerprint reader!

    CURRENT RELEASES
    Version: 5.2.0.233
    OS: Windows 7 x86
    Date Posted: 07 Feb 2012
    Documentation: CVA, HTML
    Download Link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55501-56000/sp55910.exe

    Version 5.2.0.233
    OS: Windows 7 x64
    Date Posted: 16 Dec 2011
    Documentation: CVA, HTML
    Download Link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp55501-56000/sp55909.exe

    HP Mobile Protection Sensor

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    • This driver is equivalently known as HP ProtectSmart for consumer notebooks and HP 3D DriveGuard for business notebooks.
    • Drivers provided by the Microsoft Update Catalog must be installed using the Device Manager - Update Driver wizard. These releases do not include the additional software or control panel.
    • Make sure you have Intel Matrix Storage Manager or Intel Rapid Storage Technology installed first before you install this.

    CURRENT RELEASES
    Version: 4.2.9.1
    OS: Windows 7 x86/x64, Windows 8 x86/x64, Windows 8.1 x86/x64
    Date Posted: 15 Feb 2014
    Documentation: CVA, HTML
    Download Link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp64001-64500/sp64144.exe

    BIOS

    IMPORTANT INFORMATION
    • The BIOS images released must be flashed in a Windows environment.
    • Only use the BIOS release that is applicable to your particular notebook model. Do NOT attempt to flash a BIOS image that is not supported or designated for your model. Doing so will render your system unusable!
    • Be sure to carefully read the guidelines displayed by the BIOS update utility to ensure a successful flash.

    CURRENT RELEASES

    dv6-2XXX / dv7-3XXX
    Version: F.1D
    Date Posted: 28 Oct 2010
    Documentation: CVA, HTML
    Download Link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp50501-51000/sp50586.exe

    dv8-1XXX
    Version: F.25
    Date Posted: 23 Jun 2010
    Documentation: CVA, HTML
    Download Link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp49001-49500/sp49106.exe

    HDX 16 / HDX 18
    Version: F.34
    Date Posted: 27 Mar 2011
    Documentation: CVA, HTML
    Download Link: http://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp51501-52000/sp51618.exe

    HP NOTEBOOK SOFTWARE
    For access to recommended software such as MediaSmart, LightScribe System Software, and UEFI utilities: visit the Popular HP Notebook Software thread.

    RECENT EDITS
    05 Mar 2015
    • Began reconstruction due to XenForo transition.
    06 Mar 2015
    • Added spoilers for each driver / BIOS / software item.
    • Formatted subheaders for each driver / BIOS / software item so that they are more distinguishable.
    • FTP links are now being identified as clickable links.
    • Formatted section headers so that they are more distinguishable.
    • Updated: Realtek PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Family Controller driver, version 7.091 for Windows 7 and version 8.037 for Windows 8 / 8.1.
    • Updated: Intel WiFi Link software package, version 14.3.2.1 (legacy driver) / 16.7.0 (package).
    • Updated: Intel HD Graphics software package, version 8.15.10.2993 (driver) / 6.14.0.3086 (HDMI Audio) / 15.22.58[.64].2993 (package).
    11 Mar 2015
    • Updated: Download links to IDT High Definition Audio Codec, version 6.10.6498.0.
    06 Jul 2015
    • Began reconstruction of table formatting.
    • Updated: Intel WiFi Link software package, version 16.7.0 (package).

    Another quick note, the original post has been updated with new Ethernet/LAN drivers.

    08/23/2009
    • Updated Realtek Ethernet/LAN driver to version 5.736 for Windows XP and version 6.226 for Windows Vista.

    A new card reader driver is available and is up on the original post.

    08/25/2009
    • Updated JMicron JMB38X Card Reader driver to version 1.0.33.2.
     
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    Wow, Thanks a lot man!
     
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    Awesome work man! Now I feel confident on installing Vista Ultimate (purchased) and/or Windows 7 from scratch. Thanks!
     
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    Looks good, but you should put up all the media smart stuff too since those aren't included in the dv5 page.
     
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    Word up G!
     
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    Yeah, very nice thread!
     
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    This info is a GOLD MINE to me. Getting my new 16-1370us next week and planning to install XP. Thanks a bunch
     
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    I'll be putting the MediaSmart utilities up shortly. Thanks everyone for the feedback so far!

    Edit: MediaSmart utilities are now up! See the original post.

    Edit 2: Added HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection driver version 1.10.5.1 for Windows XP.
     
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    justinkw1, anyway you could clone this thread over at hphdx.net's forums? :)
     
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    I do not have an account at the hphdx.net forums, but I could probably clone this thread to it (or, maybe I should make it exclusive to NBR and you can just link it from there to here -- this is actually more preferable so that I don't have to keep updating both threads :D).
     
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