Missing drivers on the HP dc7800p with Windows 7
NOTE: I’ve recently moved this page from another domain and, previously, it had a lot of comments – i will try to migrate comments to this new page…
For reasons none of us will ever understand, though HP offers drivers for the dc7800p and Windows 7, there are a few drivers missing from the HP download page. Specifically, the HECI and LMS_SOL devices appear, after installation, with yellow check marks (no drivers installed). If the names of these rascals don’t ring a bell, they are identified in the Device Manager – as I recall – as ”Unknown Serial Port“, and, “Unkown Device“. It’s something like that – and a problem for pretty much everyone.
A few people have also reported that they could not find the proper audio driver, as well. While I don’t recall having a problem with the audio driver, it’s been a long time since I performed that particular installation. So, just to be on the safe side, I’ll post a link to the audio driver as well.
Since I posted a link on the HP site, a lot of people have visited and left positive comments. As I said at the top, I will try to get those comments moved to this new domain. I’m glad so many people found these useful.
Here are the drivers for the two most commonly elusive device drivers:
I mentioned that I didn’t recall having a problem with the audio driver, but one visitor (thank you, Jeff) left a comment and said that he couldn’t find the right audio driver on the HP site. If you’re having problems with the audio driver, here’s the file provided by Jeff:
HP also offers some driver updates, which I performed. I put these things on the web to help others, and to make things faster for myself. Optionally, you might want to do these updates:
Thanks for visiting, and, I hope you found this helpful….
What if you decide to go retro and install XP on a dc7800p? Well, the HP site is a confusing mess when it comes to downloading the correct drivers…. Here’s a guide, and download, to get ‘er done quick!