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Optimal graphics drivers for HP Pavilion g7-1070us

I bought an SSD for my laptop and did a clean install of Windows 7 Enterprise on the new drive.  I had a hard time installing graphics drivers.  The drivers on HP's website would seem to install without any errors, but... nothing would change -- I was still seeing the generic VGA drivers.  Finally, I changed the setting in Windows 7 so that it would automatically detect and install drivers and updates.  After that, the computer automatically installed Intel HD graphics drivers.

So... everything works now, but I did notice a drop in the graphics scores under the Windows Experience Index, as compared to what they were under the old hard drive.  The Graphics score dropped from 4.5 to 4.2, and the Gaming Graphics dropped from 5.3 to 5.1.  Unfortunately, I did not make a note of which graphics drivers were installed on the computer under the old drive.

Yeah, those are small decreases, but still... I'd like to squeeze as much performance out of this machine as possible, especially given that I just invested in a new SSD drive.  Any advice on how to proceed?

Thanks.
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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
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Yeah, I did install the chipset drivers first.  But many of the other drivers that I tried to install generated an error message at the end of the install process:

This program might not have installed correctly
Reinstall using recommended settings
This program installed correctly

And, as I said, I couldn't get the graphics drivers to install at all.  Or, rather, they did seem to install, but there was no effect on the machine.
rindi

Maybe you got bad downloads. Also, sometimes installing the OS's latest SP and updates also help.
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Sandeep

What Operating system you have? Windows 7 Entp 32 bit or 64 bit? Have you installed the right set of drivers?

Here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=5078513

You can get the correct set of drivers. Simply download it, extract the contents to one folder and then from Device Manager try to update the drivers for this Adapter.
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chernavsky

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Thank you.
Sandeep

Could you please advise exactly what resolved your problem??
chernavsky

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Well, nothing really resolved it, exactly, as I haven't had a chance to look at the laptop since I posted the question. But Experts Exchange was reminding me to take care of the open question.  And the driver utility seemed promising.  (I was already aware of the link you posted.)
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it works well