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    Driver Update (Home Premium)

    Recent Bluescreens (so called) suggest that its a Windows problem and driver update is available. But it ain't! I have triple checked and have set the Update Setting at 'Automatic' to do another recheck. Still nothing shown as available.
    My HP Laptop seems to still be functioning OK but it would be nice to resolve this issue
    Any ideas of what to do next?
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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    I never rely on Windws Update to provide driver updates. In the past, the drivers in Windows Update were often older than what was currently available from the vendor. I'd to go the HP support site and check there. Notebook PCs can be tricky with drivers and it is best to start at the OEM site.

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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    Thanks for your reply Joe.
    Had a look at HP Update and again nothing to download. Guess that I will have to 'leave it for a while' and see what happens ... unless other HP users have some offerings?
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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    The HP update may not disclose all updates and "Software". You need to go to the HP support then the model number and then check the listing of ALL of the drivers and "Software" that is available for that model.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    Thanks Dave. Had a look at the HP list for my model (Pavilion dv6525ea) and it seems that may be a track to follow down. However the list does not say which ones I should update (eg which ones do I have presently installed) so how do I sort this out?
    Is it common practice for pc vendors to not fully inform about 'updates'? Maybe they only inform about 'important/critical' ones and leave the rest up to us to sort out ... if we know what we are doing!
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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    I use Sony computers, so what I do is I print out the list. I install all of the and then when I check back I print out the list again a can see what has changed including files dates, any new one I install them. I do this for EACH machine and have hard copy records. These Drivers and software may NEVER appear on any "Updating" method from the computer. This is just what I have learned from used computer over the years.

    I have found that if I have already install a update, it will either tell me as such or just do it again.

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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    It is unclear to me whether this is an internal driver or a driver for an HP (or other) peripheral. HP has an optional program for its own peripherals which will check once a month (or whatever schedule you prefer) to see if there are updates to its own products, and it will notify you or update them for you.

    On the other hand, there was a recent update to the driver for the ATI Radeon HD 2400 video card in my HP computer, and I found that the driver from ATI would not work, where the driver for the same device from Windows update, posted somewhat later, would. To find drivers from Windows (or Microsoft) Update, remember that Express Update includes no drivers.

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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    Hei
    The driver that I am trying to update is the audio from Realtek. My first attempt failed and the pc reloaded a driver that was older than the one that I started with! This is unfamiliar territory to me as I'm no tech expert so I have been in contact with HP who are trying to help me solve.
    Maybe you know the answer to this question:
    Should I uninstall the presently installed driver before I attempt to install the latest driver? And if the update fails will the pc automatically install a driver (even an older version) so that I retain the audio facility? And do I have to do anything with BIOS ... whatever this is!

    HP does have a programme in my pc that does check for updates but they have confirmed that not all the various kinds of updates are checked and advised. So the update that I am seeking is one that's 'off the 'normal' HP list of automatic updating.
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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    Have a look here and see if any of these updates will be of help!

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    Thanks Dave ... a useful site.
    Do you have an answer to my above request:
    'should I uninstall the presently installed driver before I attempt to install the latest driver? And if the update fails will the pc automatically install a driver (even an older version) so that I retain the audio facility? And do I have to do anything with BIOS ... whatever this is!'
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    Re: Driver Update (Home Premium)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by DaveA on 22-Feb-08 11:41. )</P>I have always just installed the new one and have not had any issues.

    Edit:
    But you ALWAYS need to read the OEM instructions

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