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Windows 7: No USB driver for Win7 on an HP Envy h8-1414

03 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 
No USB driver for Win7 on an HP Envy h8-1414

I clean installed Windows 7 on a HP Envy Hp-1414 that came with Window 8 installed. Everything went well by following the guides offered by Teog and Brink.
That is until I tried to use the front USB ports. They would not recognize any sort of USB device I plugged into them.

I looked at Computer Management/Devices and found the Universal USB Driver was not installed. No Driver is what I remember the message to be. So I looked all over the web and could not find a Windows 7 or Vista driver that would work. Of course HP did not have a driver to either Windows 7 or Vista. I even spent some money and got what was supposed to be a Universal USB driver from Driver Update. At least, it was the one they recommended when the said mine was out of date. It would not install. I got a message from the installer that said the driver didn't meet minimum requirements. Go figure!

When Win8 was on the machine the front ports worked just fine.

Has anyone any idea how I can solve the driver problem?

Thank you.

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03 Dec 2012   #2

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

It seems that HP only supply drivers for W8.

Have you tried these?

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport...=135&swLang=13

Might find they work.
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03 Dec 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Nigsy View Post
It seems that HP only supply drivers for W8.

Have you tried these?

HP ENVY h8-1400 Desktop PC series*-* Download drivers and software - HP Business Support Center

Might find they work.
Thank you.

Good try but no success unfortunately.
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03 Dec 2012   #4

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Try here:
HP and Windows® 7
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03 Dec 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Thank you very much Theog.

That sure seemed logical but unfortunately did not produce anything useful.

It is sad that my complete downgrade seems to hang up on this point. I don't really want to do without my from panel USB's.
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03 Dec 2012   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsquareg View Post
I clean installed Windows 7 on a HP Envy Hp-1414 that came with Window 8 installed. Everything went well by following the guides offered by Teog and Brink.
That is until I tried to use the front USB ports. They would not recognize any sort of USB device I plugged into them.

I looked at Computer Management/Devices and found the Universal USB Driver was not installed. No Driver is what I remember the message to be. So I looked all over the web and could not find a Windows 7 or Vista driver that would work. Of course HP did not have a driver to either Windows 7 or Vista. I even spent some money and got what was supposed to be a Universal USB driver from Driver Update. At least, it was the one they recommended when the said mine was out of date. It would not install. I got a message from the installer that said the driver didn't meet minimum requirements. Go figure!

An update on original post.

I think the problem is the front ports are USB 3.0 and the system has no drivers for that. I say that because if I plug either of my two external hard disks into one of the rear ports everything is fine. Now you might say the problem is a hardware one with respect to the front ports but I don't think so on account of how they work just fine under Windows 8.

So that leads me to ask where can I fine drivers for USB 3.0 under Windows 7 on an HP. At HP? No that is not the case as far as I can determine. Nor anywhere else either.

Thanks again.

Hope this helps someone come up with a solution.

When Win8 was on the machine the front ports worked just fine.

Has anyone any idea how I can solve the driver problem?

Thank you.[/QUOTE]
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03 Dec 2012   #7

win8pro 32 bit win 7Ulitmate 32 bit
 
 

did you try installing win8 drivers as is or in Windows 7 compatibility mode
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03 Dec 2012   #8

Windows 7 Home Premium (Retail) Full version - With SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by caperjack View Post
did you try installing win8 drivers as is or in Windows 7 compatibility mode
Thank you Caperjack

No, I haven't tried the Win 8 drivers yet. I wasn't aware they could be installed in a Windows 7 compatibility mode. How do I go about that?

Will go to HP's driver site and download what I can find.

Thanks again.
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04 Dec 2012   #9

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

The windows 8 drivers are in the 1st link I posted in reply to your post and also in post #4 from Theog (If you search).
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04 Dec 2012   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi you have the M3970AM-HP motherboard(angelica 2) with the AMD 970 chipset please use the link below to download the chipset drivers is what you need i think and may just do the trick for you the first link is what you want and USB3.0 is backward compatible with USB2.0.

AMD Chipset Drivers

Please let us know if this helps you.
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