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    Unknown devices?

    OK, I got Windows 7 installed and most all drivers are in and updated

    I'm not sure though what the ones showing as "Other Devices" are, if they are necessary, and how I can fix them. I have run Windows update, and no answers there.

    Can/should I just ignore them? Could they maybe be hardware that I am not using?

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    Hi Chuck

    Is it your laptop.
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Those will be devices, like wireless, bluetooth, etc.
    Go over your laptops documentation, take stock of what you currently have on the computer as opposed
    to what features are listed in your documentation.

    Go to the HP site and search for a fuller listing of all the drivers and software for your computer and it's operating system.
    You don't need to install anything per say, just take stock of what is there. Definately download and store the important
    things like chipset drivers, audio, graphics, LAN, and BIOS.

    Some of the drivers from the recovery partition you had saved will have been outdated and newer ones will be posted
    by HP on their site.

    Device Manager - Finding Unknown Devices

    How to Identify Unknown Devices in Windows
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    Go to Start, then Run, type: msinfo32 and click OK.

    Expand the "Components" tree and then click "Problem Devices". It should tell you in there what the unknowns are.

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