Installing Windows 7 on non-compatible hardware  


  1. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
       #1

    Installing Windows 7 on non-compatible hardware


    Hello. I heard that if i want to install Windows 7 on my laptop, which has driver only for Windows 10, according to manufacturer's information, i need to insert hardware-compatile drivers into Windows 7, so Windows 7 can become compatible with the hardware of my laptop.

    Here is the hardware of my laptop:

    Processor:
    Name: AMD A4 (AMD A4-9120e)
    Code Name: Stoney Ridge
    Package: Socket FT4
    Specification: AMD A409120e RADEON R3, 4 COMPUTE CORES 2C+2G
    Instructions: MMX(+), SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSE4, SSE4.1, SSE4.2, SSE4A, X86-64, AMD-V, AES, AVX, AVX2, XOP, FMA3, FMA4

    Motherboard:

    Manufacturer: SR
    Model: Rose_SR V1.09
    Chipset: AMD K15 IMC

    BIOS:

    Brand: Phoenix Technologies Ltd.
    Version: V1.09 - AMD AGESA StoneyPI V1.3.0.G

    Graphics:

    AMD Radeon R3 Graphics

    So, can someone tell me where in Windows 7 do i have to put the drivers, so the OS can become compatible with y hardware?
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  2. Posts : 598
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #2

    What is the brand name and model name and model number and serial/service tag number of your laptop?
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  3. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    flavallee said:
    What is the brand name and model name and model number and serial/service tag number of your laptop?
    The laptop is Acer Aspire A315-22
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  4. Posts : 598
    Windows 7 Pro 64-bit / Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (dual boot)
       #4

    Min4ove4e said:
    The laptop is Acer Aspire A315-22
    What is the exact SNID number on yours?
    Product Support | Acer Indonesia

    What country was it purchased in?

    According to the default support site for the A315-22, it came with Windows 10 64-bit.

    It has no downloadable driver files for Windows 7, but that doesn't mean it can't run Windows 7.
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  5. Posts : 442
    Windows 7 SP1 Home Premium 64bit [x64]
       #5

    flavallee said:
    It has no downloadable driver files for Windows 7, but that doesn't mean it can't run Windows 7.
    only if the OP disables the "secure boot" option in UEFI setup (if Acer provided that option to either turn on or off secure boot)
    otherwise, secure boot prevents loading Win7
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  6. Posts : 15
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    flavallee said:
    What is the exact SNID number on yours?
    Product Support | Acer Indonesia

    What country was it purchased in?

    According to the default support site for the A315-22, it came with Windows 10 64-bit.

    It has no downloadable driver files for Windows 7, but that doesn't mean it can't run Windows 7.
    What is SNID number?

    I purchased in Bulgaria.

    Yes, it came with Windows 10 Pro (64bit)

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    erpster4 said:
    only if the OP disables the "secure boot" option in UEFI setup (if Acer provided that option to either turn on or off secure boot)
    otherwise, secure boot prevents loading Win7
    Yes, it has the Secure Boot option available. And, yes, the option is disabled by me.
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  7. Posts : 16
    Windows 7 Home Premium x64
       #7

    Installing Windows 7 on a modern laptop will be harder than a modern desktop but I suppose you can try installing windows 7 through a USB 2.0 port and using the UEFI Seven method
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