Showing posts with label Windows 10. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Windows 10. Show all posts

Mar 5, 2017

Dell Inspiron 5520 (15R) Windows 10 Drivers

Dell stated that they did not test this machine for Windows 10 and you will not be able to get the right drivers form Dell website. Actually the drivers is available on dell website but they did not test it for 5520, and the compatible driver is available and listed for other model. Furthermore, there are lots of users tested Windows 10 on this notebook and here is the driver that worked:

Intel HM77 Chipset Driver (direct from dell)
Download  (32/64-bit)

(The original Windows 8.1 drivers form dell website).
Conexant CX20672-21Z Driver : Download(32/64-bit)
(filename: Audio_Driver_Y1116_WN_8.54.40.0_A00.EXE )

If failed:
1. This driver package contain the drivers for Windows 7,8 and 8.1. Sometimes it installs the wrong drivers.
2. So first download and install uniextract software.
3. Extract the driver we've downloaded earlier, and we will have all the folders : win7 x86, win7 x64m win8 x86 and win8.1 x64.

For windows 10 64-bit, open win8.1 x64 folder and run setup64.exe
For Windows 10 32-bit open win8.1 x86 folder and run setup.exe

Graphic - Intel:
Intel HD Graphic 4000 drivers
You can also get the latest drivers form Intel download center website.
Version :, A02    Download

Graphic - AMD:
AMD Radeon HD 7670M/8730M

Other drivers should be installed using Windows automatic updates. If you have problems leave your comments below.

Feb 12, 2016

HP Pavilion 17 Drivers for Windows 7/8/10

HP Pavilion 17 design to use with Windows 8 and 8.1, that is why only Windows 8/8.1 Drivers available on Official HP Download driver and software. If you want to downgrade into windows 7 or upgrade into Windows 10, here is the drivers you will need.

Before Download:
  • All drivers are for 64-bit version of windows, although some compatible with 32-bit but it is strongly recommended to use and install 64-bit version of Windows.
  • Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 are the same architecture, when I say it is for Windows 8 it also means windows 8.1 regardless of the version such as Home edition or Pro edition. 

Realtek High Definition Audio Device
Windows 7 64-bit : Download
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10  : Download (SP63346)

Installation Notes : It is 210mb in size and the original driver file for his model. Even though HP listed SP63346 for Windows 8.1 64-bit. When you download the driver, you will notice the readme file shows that this package is for Windows 8/8.1 and Windows 10.

Intel Chipset Installation Utility
Intel 7 Series/C216 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 - 1E10
Intel 8 Series/C220 Series PCI Express Root Port #1 - 8C10
Windows 7 (for 7 series chipset) : Download
Windows 7 (For 8 series chipset): Download
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10: Download (SP63343)

Installation Notes : SP63343 is the original drivers, Since HP listed both 7 and 8 series, chipset should not be a problem because you can easily get the latest drivers from automatic updates or Intel download center.

Intel Management Interface (Parts of Intel Chipset Component)
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download (SP63344)

Intel Rapid Storage Controller
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Cared Reader
Realtek Card Reader Driver
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download 

This are utilities Given by HP, normally it is compatible with Windows 7 and above
Cyberlink Youcam (webcam) : Download

Important: If your HP pavilion 17 have 2 graphics (Switchable Graphic) please install AMD graphic and do not install Intel graphic because this packages will install both drivers for both graphic adapter. Not all model have the switchable graphic feature, an easy way to identify is by looking at your laptop specification on HP website or look at device manager and under graphic adapter you will see 2 graphic device listed (Intel and AMD).

Important : Windows 7 Users, If you have switchable graphic. You need to install Intel HD4000 first then Install AMD driver. 

AMD Graphic Drivers
AMD 8000M series
(plus 8650G Switchable) up to 4GB Memory With A10 AMD Chipset
Please install Netframework 4 or Netframework 4.5 First
Windows 7  : Download (guru3d server)
Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Notes: The best thing to do is to get the latest drivers from ATI. Let them auto-detect the drivers for you.

Intel Graphic
Intel HD Graphic Drivers (4000)
Version , 147MBx86 153MBx64
I strongly recommend to get the latest Intel driver to increase stability. Use Intel Tools to get it.
Windows 7 32-bit : Download
Windows 7 64-bit : Download

 For non-switch-able Model

Intel HD Graphic 
(4000 series, especially for 4400 and 4600)
Normally Windows will automatically install the drivers, or automatic updates should find the right drivers. The easy way is to use Intel Automatic Detection.
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8/8.1 : Download
Windows 10 : Download from Intel 
Notes: In case the link expired, just search Intel HD Graphic for Windows 10

Synaptic Touchpad Drivers
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download (original)
Windows 10 : Download (Latest for Windows 10) - Official from Synaptic

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Windows 7 , Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download
Windows 8 : Download - Original Driver

Wireless Drivers 
Notes : There are more than one Wireless applicable due to HP Pavilion 15 variant. Choose base on your specs. If your wireless is working properly do not download and install this drivers since you already have a stable drivers.

Intel PRO Wireless Adapter
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Automatically Installed, if not  use Intel Automatic Detection.

Mediatek Wireless Drivers 
(mainly for MT7630E and other RT version)
Windows 7: Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

Atheros QCA9000 Wireless Drivers
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

Realtek RT8188EE Wireless Adapter
Windows 7 : Download
Windows 8 : Download
Windows 10 : Download

HP 3D Drive Guard (Also known as HP Smart Drive Hard Drive Protection)
Windows 7.Windows 8, Windows 10 : Download

Qualcomm QCA9000 Atheros Bluetooth 4.0 + HS
Windows 7, Windows 8 : Download - Original
Windows 10 : Download

Jan 31, 2016

How to Fix Acer Touchpad after Windows 10 Updates

Newest updates on Jan 31, which upgrade my current Windows 10 build has ruined my Touchpad functionality. It does not work at all, so first of all without USB Mouse I need to use my touchpad firt. What I did was press F2 upon power on to enter BIOS. Now I just set touchpad to basic so that I can use it with simple functionality without 2 finger gesture.
Now after checking device manager, the Elan touchpad finally show up, however I still want back the 2 finger gesture. After few research and few tweaks, the touchpad shows up after I change it back to advance in BIOS but I must tick View Hidden Device to see it on device manager. Next thing is my printer detected but not working. Now I know what I should do to fix this - Revert to previous Build.

I know what I exactly need to do, system restore. Sadly I did not set my C drive any restore point. So I left with one more options which is reset my Windows to previous Build.

Simply type reset this pc in your search bar, now on the next screen select second option which allows you to reset your pc into previous build.

Now just plug in power chord, the process takes about 30 minutes (for my laptop). When it restart the touchpad still does not work, but actually you just need to press Fn + F7 keys to re-activate your Touchpad, and I did get my 2 finger scrolling function.

Here is another guide I collected during my research to fix this problems, hope it will help you out too without having to revert to previous build:

Jan 28, 2016

Touchpad Not Working in Windows 10

Most of our  drivers automatically installed in Windows 10 and Windows Automatic updates. But sometimes the most compatible and newest version provided by Windows does not work as it should, such as you can't use the 2 finger scrolling.

Of course not all of us are tech savvy and have the knowledge to get the right and latest drivers. To put things simple, here is a simple guide to fix it.

1. Download the latest drivers
Most common laptop nowadays uses either synaptic (popular on Acer and HP) or Elantech.

For Synaptic just download the latest version from synaptic:

For elantech you need to download this version:
Elantech_Touchpad_11.8.24.6 : Download link (for toshiba)
for other model just google YOURLAPTOPMODEL, example : ASUS

2. Uninstall driver and reboot

This simple steps proven worked on cetain model such as ASUS.
Go to Device manager (right click on windows icon and select device manager) - mice and other pointing devices - Right click on your pointing device displayed and reboot. (You may need to reboot twice).

If you have comments, feedback and suggestion do let me know in the comment section below.

Oct 23, 2015

Clean Installation of Windows 10 on Acer Aspire

I've decided to install Windows 10 on my Acer Aspire E15, and I did it today, and I notice great difference in terms of performance over Windows 8.1. (I will point out what I did to make a clean installation on my Acer Aspire Notebook

1. Activation.
It will took 24-48 hours to activate if you make a clean installation. So, upgrading from your previous version is recommended. There are lots of complaints on various forum saying they could not activate windows after clean installation. Microsoft also mentioned that you need to upgrade first before make a clean installation. However recently I found that after the installation, you need to log in to your Microsoft account (live account) and it will activated within 1 or 2 days.

2. Windows Version
Check your windows version so that you can upgrade for free, for example I am using Windows 8.1 Single Language so I can only install Windows 10 Home. If you install Windows 10 Pro Over Windows 8 (basic edition) you will need to purchase the activation key.

3. Create a bootable USB
You will have no problems if you are using DVD to install windows 10. If you are using USB, most current Notebook uses UEFI, it means using Windows USB/DVD released by Microsoft will not work. What what I did was download and install rufus, run the program and create a bootable USB. It has a feature where you can select to format it as GPT for UEFI because MBR only works for notebook tat using BIOS (not UEFI). You also need to select fat32 and not NTFS for the file system.

4. Installation
Upon power on your laptop, press F12 (other model might need to press other keys) to enter the boot selection, select your USB device to start install windows 10. . Remove your USB upon reboot so that it will not boot from the USB and restart the whole installation process again. If you familiar with BIOS/UEFI you can change the setting in the BOOT menu and set your USB as 2nd boot device and your HDD as the first boot device.

5. Product Key/CD Key/Activation
During installation, it will ask for Product Key twice. First time you just need to select Skip and the second select do this later. After the installation finish, just connect to the internet and it will automatically  activated within 2 days . (If not you may need to contact Microsoft to sort it out, and of course someone did contact Microsoft using online chat and success, but he also mentioned how long he have to wait to resolve that matter.)

6. Drivers
Windows 8 or Windows 7 driver should work in Windows 10, but the first thing you need to do is to run automatic updates because it will install the latest drivers for you notebook. I noticed on my Acer there are 3 drivers missing which is (you can check this on device manager):

Video driver : Basic Display Adapater
I use Intel HD driver, I got 4 options to install driver which are download from Acer website, Download from Intel website, run automatic update or directly right click and select update driver from device manager. I use the last option because it does not matter what version it will install, It's low end graphic and the driver won't show any significant improvement. (right?)

TXE Driver : I forgot the name before I installed the driver (lol)
However this driver will not updated automatically, I need to download TXE driver from Acer to install this driver.

SMS message access
This device is some sort of bluetooth component, I just need to install bluetooth driver from acer website. Since I didn't use Bluetooth, I just ignore and leave it there.

So there you go, If you have problems, question or suggestion, leave your comments on the comments section below.

Nov 11, 2014

Latest Windows 10 TP Drivers Updates

Recently Windows 10 Technical Review is released and after installing the OS you will notice the basic drivers such as mouse, keyboard, Monitor and other basic input devices is automatically installed (In-Box Drivers). Basically if you are missing certain drivers such as Graphic, Wireless and Audio, try to install your Windows 8.1 drivers (Already tested on several notebooks and it works). For Windows 8/8.1 Base PC (notebook created for Windows 8 and 8.1), of course you will not have a problem to obtain the drivers from your manufacture site. But for older notebook which released for Windows 7 and below, you can get the Windows 8.1drivers from the devices manufacturer website such as if you have Nvidia graphic, you can get the Windows 8.1 graphic from Nvidia website since most of the time your computer manufacturer won't update or provide the driver for it. Next If Windows 8.1 drivers failed to install, try to install it in compatibility mode or run compatibility troubleshoot.

Another thing you can do is after the installation make sure you are connected to the internet so that Windows 10 will be able to search, download and install the latest compatible drivers available on Microsoft Updates.

Nvidia Control Panel Issue (NVCP)
If the NVCP is not working, you need to open device manager and look for nvxdsync.exe (or Nvidia control Panel Application) and kill the process. You can also restart the application instead of killing the process.

OpenGL Error
If you have switchable graphic and get the openGL error, try to switch the graphic (exe: switch Nvidia to Intel).

"You need to close PC setting or Store"
If you have this error you need to kill "Application Frame Host" process on task manager.

Downgrade Intel HD Graphic Drivers could help Stabilize your Nvidia Graphic
The latest not necessarily the best and compatible, such as for Intel HD graphic (tested on HD4600)  you need to downgrade the version by installing the older version (version This will solve your Switchable graphic issue such as unable to play games that you normally run without problems.

Display Link
Display Link takes one steps further by releasing Alpha drivers fro Windows 10 which you can obtain it here.

You can share your experience with Windows 10 TP or if you have question to ask feel free to drop your comment on the comment section below.

Oct 30, 2014

Dell Inspiron 1546 Drivers for Windows XP/Vista/7

Compatibility: All drivers compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit, unless separate download is provided.

AMD M880G+SB820M
No installation required, but if you see SMBUS driver in device manager marked with yellow download the latest chipset driver from AMD.
Windows XP: Download
Windows Vista : 32-bit | 64-bit
Windows 7/8/8.1 : 32-bit | 64-bit

AMD USB Chipset Driver
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

ATI Mobility radeon HD 530v (refresh brand name of M92-LP)
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download

ATI Mobility radeon HD 4330
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download

Audio and Sound 
IDT High Definition Audio Driver (IDT 92HD81B1, A00)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

Card Reader
Realtek RTS5159 Card Reader Driver
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

Alps Touchpad Drivers
Windows XP, Vista, 7 : Download
Windows Vista, Windows 7 : Download

LAN - Ethernet
Realtek RTL8103EL-GR
(Compatible for these cards : RTL8136, RTL8168 and RTL8169 Ethernet Adapter)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download 
Windows 7 : Download

There are 2 applicable/Variant for Wireless Drivers, choose one base on your specification. You can also test which work for you, installing wrong driver will not harm your system but remember to uninstall it later from the device manager.

Dell 1515 WLAN half-Mini card (Atheros AR5007)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download

Dell 1397 WLAN half-Mini card (Broadcom 4312/4322)
Windows XP : Download
Windows Vista : Download
Windows 7 : Download