x64 drivers for the smartcard reader in HP laptops!

Sweet, I just heard, tested, and confirmed that the drivers HP has posted for the TI smartcard reader work for 64-bit even though they are only listed in the category for 32-bit versions of Vista.  I am only able to test this on my nc8430 and my nx6125, beyond those two models I have no idea whether this is still the case.  This nearly completes my driver set.  I still have one item listed as an “unknown device” but I don’t know what it could be.  Even my fingerprint scanner is working, though I don’t use it.

From the site:

This package contains the driver for the Texas Instruments PCI (TI-PCI) 6×12/7×12 Cardbus (Media Card Reader) for the supported notebook models and operating systems.

Source: HP Compaq nc8430 Notebook PC –  Texas Instruments Media Card Driver – HP Business Support Center

On a side note, I’ll be the first to admit I have some kind of weird fascination with HP.  Especially now that they carry the old Compaq form factors.  I’m dying to get my hands on their new tablet.

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Comments (3)

  1. George J. Capnias says:

    Thanks for the link!

    I have trying to locate the x64 drivers since the start of the year. It is very unthoughtful of HP not to update/add the link for this driver in other laptop models too.

    The drivers work for the nc6320 on Vista Ultimate x64.

  2. kemal says:

    Thanks for the great great advise! At last my card reader works… I’m happy! Dank je wel!!!

  3. Yogesh says:

    Thanks for the advise!

    The driver work for the M2254AU on Vista X64.