Freshly downgraded from w8.1 to w7 some driver problems  

  1. Posts : 3
    windows 7

    Freshly downgraded from w8.1 to w7 some driver problems


    I just freshly installed W7

    let me get straight to the point.

    There are a few devices i cant find the drivers for( Also tried update with internet with device manager no resulst)


    Bluetooth controller
    PCI device
    SM bus controller
    universal serial bus(usb) controller
    universal serial bus(usb) controller

    and my graphics card also wont work
    Under display adapters it says:

    Standard vga grahics card.

    Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 770M

    laptop: HP Pavilion G7-2301ED - Laptop

    tried nvidia installer but gave me error: NVIDIA installer cannot continue
    this graphics driver could not find compatible graphics hardware.

    thanks in advance.
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  2. Posts : 3
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    fireberd said:
    All the drivers you need are on the HP download site.

    From what is missing, the first thing to download is the motherboard chipset drivers. Although Windows 7 will install many drivers, some are not the best drivers. The HP supplied drivers are the preferred. For example, Windows will install the generic, basic function, sound driver "HD Audio Codec" but the best and full function driver is the HP supplied sound driver.
    I tried all of the drivers non of them worked... they all say. Your computer does not meet the minimum req. I think you got the wrong laptop.
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  3. Posts : 8,137
    Windows 10 64 bit

    I saw the wrong PC and deleted the post. However, Win 7/Win 8 drivers, in almost all cases are the same. I'm using Win 7 drivers from my motherboard vendor for Win 8 and they all work OK, on two different PC's with different motherboard vendors.

    However, some PC vendors have made their driver installs so they will only install on what they support. Since HP does not support Win7 on this PC you are stuck with whatever you can find.
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  4. Posts : 3
    windows 7
    Thread Starter

    hmm weird... I got all the drivers installed but still the graphics adapter wont work....
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  5. Posts : 8,137
    Windows 10 64 bit

    Here is the NVIDIA driver, have you tried this?
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  6. Posts : 6,741
    W7 Pro x64 SP1 | W10 Pro IP x64 | W8.1 Pro x64 VM | Linux Mint VM

    Your nVidia card won't kick in until it's required, the laptop will use integrated graphics up until that point.
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