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Install Windows® 7 compatible drivers on HP Pavilion® dv2000 notebook
Drivers are very necessary for the proper functioning of a notebook; they are software that run, operate, and control the particular hardware that is connected to a PC. In this sense, drivers act as an interface between the hardware and the operating system. The Windows 7 operating system installed in your HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook also needs particular drivers for it to understand the hardware devices and help them function properly.
There are different ways in which you can install Windows 7 compatible drivers on HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook. You could use the driver CD that came along when you purchased the notebook for installing the drivers. Alternatively, you could visit the manufacturer’s website and download and run the set-up file from there. It is important that you install updated drivers for the device; an outdated version may give rise to conflict between the hardware and the software and thereby hamper your work.
The various drivers that you may need to install on your HP Pavilion dv2000 PC include printer drivers, audio drivers, video drivers, driver for the keyboard, scanner, etc.
The actual process of installation of drivers involves just a few simple steps. This includes:
- Ensuring that you have an active Internet connection
- Visiting the manufacturers website (HP official website)
- Entering the correct model number of your PC
- Looking for the specific device driver
- Downloading the set up file and saving it locally on your PC
- Running the .exe set up file and following the screen prompts to complete the task
After installing the particular drivers, restart the computer for the changes (new installations) to apply. This entire process of installation shouldn’t ideally take you more than just a few minutes.
However, the installation process isn’t just the complete thing; there is much more to it than just this. Here, we are also highlighting for you the common issues that are related to drivers for HP Pavilion dv2000 notebook; do not miss to read the simple tips to fix the issues, mentioned here too:
- Corrupted drivers
Drivers need to be installed properly in the computer. If the installation process wasn’t completed, the driver won’t function correctly and will also prevent the respective device from performing well. In order to resolve this conflict issue, you will need to fix driver issues.
- Outdated drivers
Outdated drivers are another issue that can affect the performance of the installed drivers. Drivers, like other programs, become outdated and therefore regular updates are needed to ensure that they continue to perform at their optimum. You may have an outdated driver issue when you may change a device and forget to change the installed drivers for it. When this happens, you will not be able to use the connected device properly. In order to resolve this issue, you will need to update the driver. This can be done by visiting the official website of the manufacturer and navigating to the download section and thereafter installing the updates.
- Driver conflicts
Naturally, drivers start when you start the Windows OS. There can be various drivers running simultaneously during the start up process. As a result, drivers might enter into conflict with one another. In order to resolve this issue, you will have to check the Device Manager. If the Device Manager is highlighting some symbols like a question mark (?), understand that there can be issues with the particular driver. To resolve it, you will have to uninstall the problematic driver and reboot the computer for the changes to take effect. Depending on your requirement, you can re-install the respective driver later and carry on with your computing tasks.
This should ideally have enriched you on the ways you could install drivers and how you could troubleshoot a driver issue, if at all you faced one. However, if you find a driver conflict problem too complex for you to tackle, you can easily call us on our toll free number and let iYogi tech experts handle the issue for you. Keep our number handy and call us as per your convenience.