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Windows 7: Need a Intel SD Host Controller to get my Windows 7 Installer to work.

01 Aug 2019   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64/Windows 10 Home x64
Need a Intel SD Host Controller to get my Windows 7 Installer to work.

Hi. So recently I got a HP Stream, but it is really slow with Windows 10 installed, so I wanted to downgrade to Windows 7. First I tried formatting the drive, and booted off my Windows 7 USB to find that it would not find my device. Fast forward two weeks later and I figured a way to get it working, or so I thought. What I needed to do was install a lighter version of Windows 10 (Windows 10 LTSC 2019), Install the Wi-Fi Driver, and install Windows 7 using the setup.exe installer. It says I need a Intel SD Host Controller driver to get it to work. All I found was A) Random virus download links that give you their own scareware, Reimage, or PC Optimizer Pro, and B), a russian download site that only had languages in Eastern European countries and it also asked for my phone number. The model of my laptop is the HP Stream 13-c110ca (Energy Star) and the link to its support page is Access Denied. Help would be greatly appreciated.

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01 Aug 2019   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64


Allegedly it is possible to :
upgrading this laptop's SSD is not actually that difficult- it does however mean that you give up your internal WiFi card. My current setup includes a 250GB SSD and an external WiFi card. ... Make sure that you order an *PCIe* mini half-width or full-width (buy or make an extension bracket) and you have the current BIOS (HP sometimes whitelists cards).
Be forewarned- Not all mSATA cards will play nice with this slot. I personally recommend the Samsung PM830 128GB SSD HDD Mini PCIe from Amazon for only $40. Word of wisdom, you may have to reconnect the battery for Windows to recognize it.

Kevin Fessler

HP Stream 13 Disassembly for Upgrading the PCIe mini SSD - iFixit Repair Guide

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