Problems Re-Installing Drivers on HP dv7t Laptop after Win 7 Upgrade
Posted on 2011-10-20
I purchased a new HP dv7t laptop but wanted to upgrade Win 7 from home to ultimate. Before doing the upgrade, I did install my wireless mouse and the USB plug and play automatically installed the drivers and the mouse started working. I also used a USB thumb drive to install Acronis backup and was able to take an image to another USB hard drive with no problems.
I want a clean install so I booted to my upgrade DVD and deleted/recreated the partition that windows was on. I then installed Windows 7 Ultimate on that partition. When everything was done, I thought I'd be able to install my drivers and be back in business. First of all, the laptop came back next to useless. There were no network drivers to get me on the internet (or my local network). The USB was dead. While I can live without my mouse, I am unable to copy SW to the laptop without burning a disc. Thumb drives don't work. The recovery discs for drivers didn't have an obvious install program so I went to the HP site and found the drivers for my system but I can't get them on the machine.
While I *can* do a system recovery back to square 1, I need to get a way to install the drivers once I finish my Win7 upgrade. I can't be the first one to run into this. How do I get past this problem?