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HP ProBook 450 G2 drivers

I recently changed my old laptop for a new HP ProBook 450 G2. The drivers installation on my Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) were pretty straight forward, except for the following two devices which were shown as not supported in the Device Manager:

  1. Other devices -> Unknown device:
    Hardware Ids: ACPI\HPQ6007
    Device Instance Path: ACPI\HPQ6007\3&33FD14CA&0
    Parent: ACPI\PNP0A08\2&daba3ff&1
    
  2. Other devices -> PCI Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Controller:
    Hardware Ids:
    	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C24&SUBSYS_2248103C&REV_04
    	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C24&SUBSYS_2248103C
    	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C24&CC_118000
    	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C24&CC_1180
    Compatible Ids:
    	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C24&REV_04
    	PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C24
    	PCI\VEN_8086&CC_118000
    	PCI\VEN_8086&CC_1180
    	PCI\VEN_8086
    	PCI\CC_118000
    	PCI\CC_1180
    Physical Device Object name: \Device\NTPNP_PCI0014
    Device Instance Path: PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_9C24&SUBSYS_2248103C&REV_04\3&33FD14CA&0&FE
    Parent: ACPI\PNP0A08\2&daba3ff&1
    

The first one turned out to be the driver for “HP 3D DriveGuard 6” which I didn’t install because my SSD drive won’t benefit from such a feature.

The second one was a more interesting case. It turns out that not all HP drivers were listed when I selected my operating system “Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit)” at the HP drivers website. I had to change the OS to “Microsoft Windows 7 Home Professional (64-bit)”, so that I get the option to download the “Intel Chipset Installation Utility” which resolved the missing drivers.

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Auto screenshot on Windows

I recently migrated my desktop back to Windows, and while I’m at work I need to have regular screenshots of my monitor, for investigation and other purposes. I easily found a solution to record desktop activity by making regular screenshots on Ubuntu, and I thought that Windows solutions will be even more. It turned out to be the opposite — they were all either paid or not working/lacking features.

Here is how “Auto Screen Capture FV” was born. Two screenshots of the interface follow:

It has the following features:

  • Runs on Windows
  • Free as speech; open-source, developed with Microsoft Visual C# 2010 Express
  • Captures a screenshot automatically without disrupting user activity
  • Saves the snapshot images as compressed JPEG files, in order to save disk space
  • The destination directory where the images are saved is selected by the user
  • Rotates too old image files by deleting them, in order to save disk space
  • All settings are permanently saved in the registry, so next program starts remember what you configured
  • Auto screen capture can be easily temporarily suspended
  • Program can run in background; it minimizes to system tray

Old image files are actually moved to “Recycle bin” by default, in order to be on the safe side — if we have a bug, no files are lost. Auto Screen Capture FV has been tested on Windows 7.

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