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I've bought an HP Envy 15 laptop, used, from Amazon. It had Windows 8 installed, so I tried installing Windows 7 instead. There were a lot of problems with that installation (the screen flickered, wireless wouldn't work regardless of what drivers I used, etc), so I installed Windows 8.1 instead. However, a lot of the drivers that came pre-installed on my laptop appear to be gone now.

For example, although there's a sticker on my laptop that says Nvidia GeForce, and I remember seeing GeForce as my graphics adapter in the dxdiag when I ran it on the original Windows installation, right now it says Intel HD 4600 for the graphics adapter. A downloaded Nvidia graphical driver doesn't install, because it says it doesn't recognize my video card. How can I find out what my graphics card is without opening my laptop up?

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Speccy, HWInfo, Belarc, etc., etc., etc., blah, blah, blah... –  joeqwerty Feb 7 at 2:06
    
You need to find out the exact model. Then go to the official HP support page, look for your laptop, and download the required drivers. –  and31415 Feb 7 at 13:06

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There are various programs out there which can give you this information in a nice package. One I have personally used is found here

You can also find a lot of this information through:

Computer > Right Click > Properties

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Another great alternative I use frequently for this is cpu-z –  root Feb 6 at 21:22
    
@root | I've also used that work. Work very well. –  Matthew Williams Feb 6 at 21:30
    
Both dxdiag and speccy list my device as Intel HD 4600. Do these methods look at the hardware itself, or just the driver running on it? –  sg.cc Feb 6 at 21:50

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