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HP does not provide Windows 7 drivers for this PC. Does anyone know a work around?
HP does not have software or driver downloads available for your computer with Windows 7. HP provides software and driver updates for the operating system that originally came with the computer. Changing the operating system on your computer (upgrading or downgrading), puts the system into a configuration that might not work with the hardware design. If you you must change the operating system, get drivers from the manufacturer of the component you need. For example, if a computer has NVIDIA video hardware and was upgraded to a newer version of Windows, someone would go to NVIDIA's web site to download and install an updated driver.
Posted on May 04, 2014
From HP Support site, getting CQ60 to work with XP:
Intel Chipset (install and reboot before other drivers):
if you have Nvidia video graphics
NVIDIA GeForce 9200
Nvidia ForceWare X 177.98 for Windows XP/2K 32bit, here:
3-step process to install:
1. Download driver, double click and select extract,
2. Download modded INF and replace original INF in extracted folder,
3. Install & reboot.
MS-UAA (required with a reboot before intel Video and Audio driver)
if you have intel graphics
Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family Graphics
Conexant SmartAudio 221
Use this for audio. Unzip to a folder.
Run installer. if it errors use Device Manager.
From Device Manager,right click "Audio Device on HD",choose Update driver,
No to connect,
Install from a list or specific location,
Select Don't Search, I will choose the driver to install,
For the Hardware Type select 'Show All Devices'
Remove the check from "Show Compatible Hardware" and click on "Have Disk".
Next...browse to the unzipped folder and choose the "WiSVHe5.inf".
Ignore XP when it complains.
Conexant HDAUDIO Soft Data Fax Modem with SmartCP Driver
if you have Atheros Wireless driver
here (your VISTA driver):
or if it does not work try here:
if you have intel wireless
Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers
if you have Broadcom Wireless
Realtek usb 2.0 Card reader:
Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC Driver
.Net Framework(before Quick Launch):
HP Quick Launch Buttons
If you have Bluetooth,
The HP Integrated Module is your Bluetooth Wireless
If you had for 7 unknown devices (buttons drivers)here:
Installation --> right click machine.inf, choose install.
Posted on Mar 15, 2009
That computer doesnt come installed with XP you will need to find out who the original manufactuer of the devices are and download them. Intel makes it easy, they have a little tool that scans for their chipsets. You can use the vista drivers as a point of reference, for example, the Vista drivers section says it has a conexant PCI modem. If you find out the exact model number on your modem, you can go to conexant.com and download the proper driver. If they do not have it on their website, then you can find another computer that has the same hardware that was shipped out with XP and download the driver from that model. It should work without any problems. The hardest part will be finding all the model numbers for all of the devices.
Posted on Jul 17, 2009
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