How to add drivers to the Windows Defender Offline Tool

Back in January I wrote a post about how the Windows Defender Offline Beta Tool works and mentioned that the preparation wizard does not have an option to inject drivers. This can be a problem when WinPE does not recognize the disk or when you wish to have network connectivity. I had promised to explain how to add drivers to the Windows Defender Offline Beta tool, but actually forgot about writing a follow up post Read More …

Windows 7 support for HP desktops, notebooks and workstations

HP has started publishing device drivers and software for Windows 7 for their desktops, notebooks and workstations. A complete overview of Windows 7 eligible models can be found here Business Desktops HP Compaq dc7900 HP Compaq dc7800 HP Compaq dc7700 HP Compaq dc5800 Business Workstations HP Z400 Workstation HP Z600 Workstation HP Z800 Workstation HP xw8600 Workstation HP xw6600 Workstation HP xw4600 Workstation Business Notebooks HP EliteBook 2730p Notebook PC HP EliteBook 6930p Notebook PC Read More …

Windows 7 Mobile Broadband

Windows 7’s Mobile Broadband enhancements give people a more reliable way to connect to the Internet using a wireless modem. Taking advantage of this feature is just like connecting to any other wireless network, and is done using the View Available Networks feature. This week there have been some questions around the use of mobile broadband with Windows 7, so I’ve started searching the web for information.  and came across the Mobile Broadband Team Blog. Read More …

Nice article about Win7 and devices

Captured this article on Twitter “Will my device work on Windows7 ?” It’s worth reading as it gives a good insight on the device related changes.

The need for installing the Intel Chipset update

Within one of the projects I’m working on, there was a debate about installing the Intel Chipset software. It was requested not to install it. I could not agree with that, as it is a common known best practice to install the Intel Chipset update software unless the operating system can configure the Intel chipset natively. A detailed table about when the Intel chipset software installation is needed can be found here: http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/inf/sb/CS-009270.htm So what Read More …

Looking for HP Drivers ?

Usually when you would need a specific driver you go up to the vendors website and search for the driver download area. Since a while, HP provides a more convenient way to find latest drivers for your HP hardware. It’s called the HP Softpaq download manager. The HP Softpaq download manager allows you to easilly navigate to your device and get a list of all availabble drivers and related software, view the release note, and Read More …