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Windows 7: Is it actually possible to install W7 on HP Envy 15???

19 Sep 2017   #11
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Well done. You're almost there.
Just for your information, when you boot from the installation disk, the Windows PE that runs the installation wizard runs on disk X:
Now that you're running Win 7, open device manager and right click on a missing driver. When it ask where to look for, point to the folder with the chipset drivers and see if it finds it.


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19 Sep 2017   #12
Hogweed

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks. I tried that with Device Manager (screenshot attached), but disappointingly, it refused to find anything.

When I tried to run the chipset install, it always crashed - then I applied SP1 etc and it worked, so now I have SATA, and... finally... USB!!!

Still not finding drivers for the other devices though, except the Radeon graphics chip - think I've located that one, but it takes forever...
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19 Sep 2017   #13
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

What brand of Win 7 you have (home, HP, Pro or Ultimate)? I can send you a iso (with sp1) link (from M$) so you can download it.
Did you install the LAN or WiFi driver?
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19 Sep 2017   #14
Hogweed

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Thanks, it's Pro 64. That'd be useful... still looking for those damn drivers though, especially the one which lights up the keyboard - it's dark in here!
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19 Sep 2017   #15
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Have a look Solved: Windows 7 on HP Pavilion 15 n038sa - HP Support Forum - 3719776

Is for a HP with same chipset.

The link for Win 7 Pro 64. The link is valid for 24 hours
https://software-download.microsoft....fe34c7ba5587ba
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19 Sep 2017   #16
Hogweed

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Yeah... I found that link when I first started all this.

Unfortunately, the first item he refers to (the chipset) isn't on the target website any more...
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19 Sep 2017   #17
enxio27

Win7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

For future reference, do yourself a favor and make sure you are installing using Win7 with SP1 (Megahertz' link above). That has the USB3 drivers built into it. I found that one out the hard way, after beating my head against a brick wall for several weeks of trying to install Win7 on my mother's laptop that came with Win8. I finally found my answer in one of the threads here. Installation was a breeze after that (although I had to add SP1 to the install disks myself at that time).
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19 Sep 2017   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

To find a driver:
- Open device manager and right click on the missing driver - Properties = Details tab - Harware Id's
Put the mouse on the bigest string and copy it. It's something like PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2822&SUBSYS_B0051458&REV_31
Serch the web for the driver.
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19 Sep 2017   #19
Hogweed

W7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by enxio27 View Post
For future reference, do yourself a favor and make sure you are installing using Win7 with SP1 (Megahertz' link above). That has the USB3 drivers built into it. I found that one out the hard way, after beating my head against a brick wall for several weeks of trying to install Win7 on my mother's laptop that came with Win8. I finally found my answer in one of the threads here. Installation was a breeze after that (although I had to add SP1 to the install disks myself at that time).
Thanks, will do :)
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19 Sep 2017   #20
Hogweed

W7 Pro 64
 
 

OK time for bed - 00:53 here in the UK, and I've been working on this solidly for 2 days now. Still have a few left... can NOT get the graphics working properly, despite having tried every version I can find on the AMD website, and Googling the hardware ID etc.

Maybe tomorrow... sigh...


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