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Video drivers on HP Pavilion® dm3t
About video driver installation on HP Pavilion dm3t
HP Pavilion dm3t is an attractive laptop with a glossy high resolution LCD screen to produce bright colors and reproduce HD content to complement its brushed metallic accents. The screen needs a properly installed video driver to function though. You must have a display driver installed in order for your display adapter to do anything other than the most basic operations.
In this article, we will be discussing about the video driver installation in the HP Pavilion dm3t under the following heads.
- Installing driver via the Internet
- Installing driver from a CD
Installing driver via the Internet
The installation procedure is the same whether you are using a video card or an integrated graphics solution. Though Windows has a default display driver that will work for most display adapters, but, it would offer limited functionality. To use features like three-dimensional graphics you must procure and install the proper display driver that was specifically designed for the display adapter on your HP Pavilion dm3t laptop. It is usually not a good practice to install the drivers from the driver CD because the drivers are almost always out of date by the time you purchase the computer. You should download the latest drivers from the manufacturer’s web site.
Just log on to the official website or the OEM (original equipment manufacturer’s) website. Simply execute a search and download the required drivers. However, whenever you are installing a video driver from the Internet onto your HP Pavilion dm3t laptop, make sure that you do not source the driver from sources other than those mentioned above. You will find that video specific drivers on these sources are safe and authenticated for the smooth functioning of your HP Pavilion dm3t and are guaranteed to be compatible with the video hardware configuration of the HP Pavilion dm3t. Once the driver executable file is downloaded, double click the icon on your HP Pavilion dm3t and the program will run automatically and install the video driver. You should see you screen flash. Finally reboot your system so that the changes you made will take its effect successfully.
Installing driver from a CD
The HP Pavilion dm3t laptop uses an external CD drive. Generally the company that originally manufactured the display adapter on your HP Pavilion dm3t laptop does not supply the display drivers. The drivers are usually available on the manufacturer’s web site. However, of you do not have access to the Internet you may use the bundled driver CD.
When you want to install the video driver into your HP Pavilion dm3t through a CD you must make sure that the driver software is authenticated by HP or the original equipment manufacturer and compatible with the video specifications of the laptop. To install a video driver onto the HP Pavilion dm3t from a CD, first of all you need to make sure that the CD drive is functional and then you need insert the driver CD into the disk drive. Alternatively, you can use another computer to get the driver files from the CD onto a flash drive. After the disk runs, a window should pop-up with instructions for the video driver installation. Follow the instructions. After the installation is complete, restart the HP Pavilion dm3t laptop to allow the changes to take effect.