Upgrade from vista to 8 and no usb drivers

Terri42527 Posts 1 Registration date Thursday March 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 20, 2014 - Mar 20, 2014 at 02:18 PM
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Hi hope someone can help. I've upgraded my hp pavilion dv9429us from vista to 8, my problem is, HP doesn't have drivers to support the upgrade. When i try to see the make it is only showing universal usb hub and ports. The sd card reader works just fine. I've uninstalled, rebooted and scanned for hardware and same thing. I've even flashed the bios nothing seems to help. On top of that it's also saying my coprocessor needs driver updates and can't find anything on that either
Any help would be appreciated

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Hazzaj199 Posts 5 Registration date Thursday March 20, 2014 Status Member Last seen March 22, 2014
Mar 20, 2014 at 03:01 PM
Hi, not sure about your usb drivers but when i looked up your laptop there was a battery recall.
Here's the link to see if you have a faulty battery: http://bpr.hpordercenter.com/hbpr/
Thanks I've checked no recall on my battery
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Mar 20, 2014 at 05:46 PM
Did you install 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows 8?

Have you tried installing the Windows Vista CHIPSET drivers from the HP support website?

If you still cannot get it to work then your laptop simply isn't compatible with Windows 8.

Have you tried running Windows Updates as some drivers may come from there?


running 32bit and yes tried the chipset. According to the compatibility thingy it was so not sure
carminabigue Posts 620 Registration date Tuesday March 19, 2013 Status Member Last seen June 10, 2015 125
Mar 20, 2014 at 06:15 PM
Here is a guide on how can you install the drivers for windows 8 for that specific machine: https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Printers-Archive-Read-Only/Windows-7-Upgrade-Guide-for-dv6000-dv9000-models/td-p/179816
While there was alot of helpful things there. Alas noting to fix my usb problem
Thank you tho
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Mar 21, 2014 at 09:07 AM

on the left it says "Scan Now" - Try that.
tried that says 0 products where found I'm thinking I'm going to have to take this thing back to vista

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Mar 21, 2014 at 12:27 PM
Yes unfortunately.

If they haven't released the drivers for Windows 8 and you cannot get them via Windows Update then it is not compatible.