I just got my new HP dv4t in the mail from costco. I was wondering are there anyways to do a clean install and get all the bloatware/junkware out of the system?it didn't come with a CD for vista or any OS.
I just did a fresh install of Vista Home Premium 64 Bit following Orev's guide. I backed up the SWSetup folder and everything went fine except a couple of things:
1.) Quickplay. I don't have the QPW & HPQPDP folders in the SWSetup folder. Does quickplay still come with DV4T's or is HP using something new? Do I need to install some other program or driver from SWSetup to get quickplay to work? Should I not even worry about it and just another player?
2.) Recovery Partition. I followed a link in another post, here at NBR, to HP's site telling me how to add quickplay from the recovery partition of the hdd. I can see the recovery partition but when I try to access it, it says it's empty. Is it possible to access it through explorer or do I have to boot from it? When I did the fresh install, I just reformated partition 1, the one with vista on it already and did nothing to the recovery partition. Is this correct?
3.) Bluetooth. After I installed bluetooth and only after the internet connection is established, the icon pops up on the system tray even though I disabled it in the startup menu and told it in the bluetooth program itself not to display the icon. Also, when the computer first boots up, it tells me bluetooth couldn't connect because of a .dll file that is missing?
4.) Scroll Slider on Touchpad. I disabled alot of things in the startup menu and now the scroll slider doesn't work. Obviously it's because of the things I disabled, but why would disabling it from startup cause it not to work? The touchpad still works fine. I followed some things in this thread and everything here. Could any of this affect the scroll slider?
5.) Recovery Manager. What happened to the recovery manager that came factory installed? Is that in the SWSetup folder?
6.) Drivers. Should I follow this thread and update all the drivers since they are all new compared to what is in my SWSetup folder?
i recently tried to do a clean install of windows vista home premium on my hp laptop, but didn't notice that the windows anytime upgrade disc i had was from my other laptop, which is 32 bit, not the 64 bit i need. Fortunately I burned system recovery discs, but I cannot get them to work. What am I doing wrong here? Ideally I'd like to avoid having to order the disc I need from microsoft if at all possible, but I cannot think of any other options.
The laptop I bought back in August came with Vista Home Premium 64-bit, so later this month I will be receiving the free Windows 7 "upgrade" disc from HP... My main question is, will I or won't I be able to do a clean install with just this disc?
I have a dv5-1235dx that i wiped clean and installed Windows 7 Professional. My first round of updates took care of most drivers like scrolling and sound. My laptop has the touch sensitive button up top for volume, mute, play, pause etc.
The volume buttons work but the volume bar no longer displays on screen and it doesnt "click" as you change the volume.
I have the HP page for drivers [url] but dont know what i need. I installed HP quick launch buttons but that didnt do it.
Does anyone know which driver it is? Also which ones should i get and is there a specific way to install them or just run them?
how to do a clean install and to backup the swsetup folder and to create a set of restore disks just for the hell of it and all of that...so that's not really what I need assistance with.
I was wondering if someone wouldn't mind listing all of the drivers & software that I need to reinstall after the clean OS install is done so I don't miss anything and also the order in which they are to be installed. Why am I asking this? Because this is my first HP, I've always had Dell's before and I realize HP has some other software for like the hard drive protection and stuff so I'm not very familiar with it.
I wasn't able to order my system with a blu-ray drive as their is a global shortage and it was only being offered on the DV8T...which is just way to big for me. HP says they put comments in my file/account that state when they get blu-ray drives in that they will either swap the drive out for me or give me a new computer because of the inconvienence. Now I'm not holding my breath on that but in case that doesn't pan out...is there anyway I can buy the HP blu-ray drive myself from somewhere online and then get it swapped out on my own? I would of course want it to match my machine, I wouldn't want to just get any drive. Also my video card is the GeForce 320M but from what I've read this supports blu-ray as well, yes?
Where is the WAU, Windows Anytime Upgrade folder located in dv5t? Or there isn't any and I have to get an Anytime Upgrade disk elsewhere. For those of you who did a clean install, where did you get the installation disk?
I recently performed a clean install of Vista, all the appropriate drivers have been installed (Nothing is unaccounted for in Device Manager).
HP Quickplay and Windows Media Center both recognize the TV Tuner itself, and there is static snow whenever I select the TV viewing function.
Before the clean install, the TV function worked fine. I could pick up a few channels using the included antenna, and the cable TV adapter worked as well. Now, after the clean install, I pick up no channels. I was hoping it was just poor reception, but it no longer detects cable channels through the adapter as well.
I have been running my dv6700t notebook with clean install and without installing HP quicklaunch and quicktouch for almost a yr now. My blue buttons (volume, mute, media play back) are working just fine even without these installed (I have not installed quickplay, so I dont need buttons for quickplay to be working anyway). I dont care about display or sound feedback that comes up while increasing volume. So is there any other reason for these to be installed?
Only thing that I wish from these would be if they would let me increase/decrease volume quicker using blue vol. buttons. Right now it takes about 14 seconds to go from zero volume to full volume or viceversa if I constantly keep touching blue-lit vol. buttons. I like how my friends dv4t's volume zips to full from zero when he touches the same buttons. Is there any current version of these softwares that would let me do that on my dv6700t?
Is it possible to do a clean install of Windows 7 on a dv6000 laptop that currently has Vista Home Premium? I know it is possible to do an in-place upgrade but I will want to do a clean install. From everything I have read, it sounds like Win 7 will require you to have a set of original Vista install disks as verification. No actual preinstalled disk came with my HP laptop. There was a partition with a copy of the backup files but that was deleted when I created my HP backup disks. I would not be surprised if the backup disk was rejected by Windows 7 if I tried to use it for verification.
Anyways, I have just about every hardware set except for this one device windows can't figure out. I have a Pavillion Dv7t-2000 series and I did a clean install of Windows 7 Home premium 32 bit. I have just about done every driver install from the driver page that pertains to my config....
So far I have downloaded:
Broadcom Wireless LAN Driver for Microsoft Windows 7 Intel PRO/Wireless Drivers for Microsoft Windows 7 IDT High Definition Audio CODEC Driver Intel Chipset Installation Utility ATI Mobility Radeon Video Driver Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad Driver HP Quick Launch Buttons JMicron Card Reader Driver HP MediaSmart MVP Software HP MediaSmart SmartMenu HP MediaSmart Webcam Software HP ProtectSmart Hard Drive Protection Lightscribe System Software...........
why is my installation of vista freezing on the last step? its either freezing or taking a very long time. its been at the last step for about 20 minutes so far. It did this last time i tried to do a clean install with a dell disc without knowing about installing vista on hp machine with a dell disc. but now i have used vlite and made a anytime upgrade disc and took out the tell stuff according to this tut. the green progress bar isn't moving either. at the bottom of the screen where it says the upgrade may take several hours to complete, my screen doesn't have that.
I got my laptop but did not do a clean install. I just removed all the bloatware I could think of. Is there a guide to do just that though, get rid of all the stuff that shouldn't be there so that you essentially have a clean install without all the bloat or footprints of it?
I just finished doing a clean install with the help of velocity's clean install guide.
Everything is normal, but I have "unkown devices" in my device manager. Also, the touch sensitive volume control above my keyboard works, but the graphics that pop up on the screen while adjusting the volume are not there anymore.
I have a brand new DV6T 1300 CTO, and here is the HP driver webpage. [url]
Does anyone know which drivers I probably need to update? Has anyone experienced this?
Here is a Screen shot of my device manager:
I called HP support thinking they wouldn't care if I did a clean install. The rep was sort of a jerk. He told me I need to buy a $30 recovery disk from them. I told the rep all I needed to fix was 2 little things, which arn't worth $30 in the first place. I mentioned the HP drivers webpage and asked if he would point out which drivers I probably needed to download to fix my problems, but he wouldn't tell me. He kept giving me the run around.
I did create both a backup disc and a recovery set before I did a clean install.
Doing a clean install of Vista and keep getting prompted to locate and install driver for "Coprocessor". Have looked in device manager (yellow mark) but I just don't know what it is. Windows says it can't locate software for it.
Don't know what I am looking for on Acers site under drivers, installed all other stuff OK, Realtek, NVidia etc. Could it be a modem driver. Properties in device manager give no clues, it's listed as "other devices" along with the webcam which I have to sort drivers out for too.
I have a spare 500GB external drive sitting around. I have never really considered using Time Machine until recently.
For the backup images that they create, do you create an image of the entire hard drive? If so, does the program compress the backup?
I am looking to do a clean install of Mac OSX. When I do a restore of my old files, I'm only looking to restore docs, pics, music, etc.. I don't want to restore previously installed program or settings. Is it possible to do that with Time Machine?
I recently received my Hp dv4t. Its cool but has below mentioned problems.
1) Wireless connectivity disappears after 1 min. I have to manually restart network connection.
2) CPU fan always remains on. HP has by default set it to "always on" in BIOS. I know they had some issues earlier with heating so as work around they introduced this Hack. Is same issue with this laptop too?
3) HDD is getting very hot. Much hotter compared to my dell studio laptop. Is this normal or shall I ask for some specific manufacturer harddisk in replacement?
4) display is not fitting in screen. Display leaves 4cm space on bottom and right edge. Is there any way to manually adjust display like the one monitor or other laptop manufacturers provide? I have asked for replacement of whole laptop at present
Im running vista 64 home premium and want to use my upgrade discs to get to win 7.
If i want to delete the recovery partition when do i do it? Is the best process to back up my files and then do a recovery back to vistas original state when i first got the machine and them delete the recovery partition?
Then put in the win7 upgrade dvd? Can i merge the recovery partition with the main one in vista after to delete it?