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Windows 7: need some consoling, downgraded frm windows 8 to 7 drivers wont work

15 Sep 2016   #1
hatewindows8

windows 7 64bit professional
 
 
need some consoling, downgraded frm windows 8 to 7 drivers wont work

i absolutely hate the windows 8 interface so i downgraded to windows 7... now drivers won't work. optical drive and wifi won't work. i used a bootable usb to downgrade

have dell inspiron 15-3537 i3-4010u 1.7ghz. PLS help.. just about ready to chuck this outta the window


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15 Sep 2016   #2
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

You need to go to the dell inspiron 15-3537 i3-4010u support page and download the right drivers for Windows 7 if they are available, If not your probably out of luck.
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15 Sep 2016   #3
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi are you sure it is a desktop I find it as a laptop and if so can get drivers here. Product Support | Dell US
optical drive should come with windows.
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17 Sep 2016   #4
TechnoMage2016

Windows 7 Ultimate, SP1, x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hatewindows8 View Post
i absolutely hate the windows 8 interface so i downgraded to windows 7... now drivers won't work. optical drive and wifi won't work. i used a bootable usb to downgrade

have dell inspiron 15-3537 i3-4010u 1.7ghz. PLS help.. just about ready to chuck this outta the window
As long as you had a legal license for Windows 8 (I'm hoping you meant 8.1) downgrading to 7 was a huge mistake. You (or I) can make Windows 8 look and work like Windows 7, but just installing the Classic Shell.

Windows 8.1 had one GREAT driver package, and will install on almost any PC, but Windows 7 had a very limited driver pack with very limited compatibility.

Even with Windows 10, the hardware driver package is The Best Ever. I've loaded it on 10 yr old PC's and have had everything come up working after the install. Windows 10 also, can be made to look and act pretty much like Windows 7, with the install of the Classic Shell.

I have to do that all the time for my customers, who get a new PC with Windows 10 on it.

Good Luck!
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