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Windows 7: Missing Driver when downgrading from W10 to W7Pro?

13 Oct 2018   #1
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Missing Driver when downgrading from W10 to W7Pro?

I paid to have the W10 hard drive in my laptop replaced with a SSD so I could install W7Pro.
I purchased a Microsoft W7Pro CD and installed it on my laptops new SSD.
After the install, the following Drivers are missing from the Device Manager:

Network ControllerPCI Data Acquisition and Signal Processing Controller

PCI Encryption/Decryption Controller
SM Bus ControllerUniversal Serial Bus (USB) ControllerUnknown DeviceUnknown DeviceUnknown DeviceUnknown Device

I guess that the reason I cannot get on the Internet to get updates is the missing Network Controller.

Can anyone help me get this Driver and / or the others?





















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13 Oct 2018   #2
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

You should be able to get win 7 drivers from the motherboard/ laptop manufacturer site.

Nobody can give any other advice, because you haven't told us the laptop machine and model.

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my laptop
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13 Oct 2018   #3
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It is an HP Laptop, Model # 17-bs032ds.
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13 Oct 2018   #4
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

HP only has Windows 10 drivers for this model. Some hardware may not have drivers, even drivers from some other source, available for Win 7 and thus not all devices/ports will work.


Best option is to leave it with Win 10 for full capability.
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13 Oct 2018   #5
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

For me, W10 just doesn't do it.
I am 74, used XP and W7 since they came out.
My mind and needs are not in tune with W8, W8.1 or 10.
I prefer a Flip Phone vs. a Smart Phone.
Any recommendations on 'potential' places or ways to get any Drivers would be appreciated.
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13 Oct 2018   #6
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

Drivers have to come from the manufacturer and any more they only go with 10. So unless you can write your own your best bet on new devices is to downgrade to 10.

You can go with Linux.
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13 Oct 2018   #7
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

I'm 81 but accepted Win 10. Managing "change" is required. But, I'm a retired Computer and electronics techie.

I seriously doubt that you will be able to find all the needed drivers.

I also work the Dell forums and have seen similar issues with users that wanted to install Win 7 on a new Dell so its not just a HP issue.
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13 Oct 2018   #8
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike Lynch View Post
For me, W10 just doesn't do it.
I am 74, used XP and W7 since they came out.
My mind and needs are not in tune with W8, W8.1 or 10.
I prefer a Flip Phone vs. a Smart Phone.
Any recommendations on 'potential' places or ways to get any Drivers would be appreciated.
You could try SDI, it is pretty good. Snappy Driver Installer - Install and Update Drivers for Free
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13 Oct 2018   #9
Mike Lynch

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I would like to try it but with the missing Drivers, I have no access to the Internet. Do you have any suggestions as to how I can overcome this issue?
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13 Oct 2018   #10
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Check in device manager or under msinfo32>components>problem devices to get the ID for your network device.

You can export the ID as a text file. Then on a working machine, search the net for that ID.

Example:

Missing Driver when downgrading from W10 to W7Pro?-msinfo32-.jpg

Missing Driver when downgrading from W10 to W7Pro?-msinfo32-b.jpg

Then search fot the pnp id on the net

e.g. the problem device in the screenshots above:

PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_1E22&SUBSYS_50011458&REV_04\3&11583659&0&FB


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