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Windows 7: Can I Clean Install 7 On An HP Pavilion Laptop That Has 10?

25 Sep 2017   #11
Calliope

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
If it the new laptop only have USB 3.x ports, you may not have mouse / touch pad and keyboard (they can use USB) to install from a DVD. And you may not see the disk if a new SATA driver is required.
Thank you for the warning!

I just checked the specs of the one I have an interest in right now, and luckily it has two USB 2.0 ports. There is only one USB 3.0 port. I'll find out about the driver.


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25 Sep 2017   #12
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Calliope View Post
Thank you for the warning!

I just checked the specs of the one I have an interest in right now, and luckily it has two USB 2.0 ports. There is only one USB 3.0 port. I'll find out about the driver.
What is the brand and model of the one you have an interest?
I want to find out the chipset it has.

Before you buy, you can talk to the seller and ask if you can boot from the win 7 installation DVD. Once booted, go to install and see if you have mouse and if you can see the disk. Also pay attention if it says it has to load a driver from a cd/dvd. Then abort the installation.
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25 Sep 2017   #13
Calliope

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
What is the brand and model of the one you have an interest?
I want to find out the chipset it has.

Before you buy, you can talk to the seller and ask if you can boot from the win 7 installation DVD. Once booted, go to install and see if you have mouse and if you can see the disk. Also pay attention if it says it has to load a driver from a cd/dvd. Then abort the installation.
Thank you for the tip. It's the HP Pavilion 17-y006cy, with touch screen capability. The one I'm looking at has 2 TB of hard drive space, and 12 GB of RAM. It is "2.5GHz seventh-generation AMD A12-9700P quad-core accelerated processor with 2MB cache, up to 3.4GHz," if that helps with the chipset.

I'm starting to wonder if it might very well be easier all around (and fewer potential drivers being missing unexpectedly) if I simply created a dual boot between 10 and 7 after a purchase of the laptop, and then simply primarily used 7. I just don't know if that would cause any conflicts, since 10 would be the Home version, and 7 would be Professional. However, both would be 64 bit.
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25 Sep 2017   #14
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

My suggestion: Buy a SSD. See if the laptop has a second HDD doc.
If it has, buy a small SSD (128G or 256G). If it doesn't, buy one to your needs. Buy a USB 3.0 case to put the original HDD.
With the SSD, replace the HDD and try to install win 7 on it. If you find out you can't run Win 7 on the laptop, clone and resize the original HDD into the SSD and use the HDD on the USB case for backups.

This site Notebook APU Drivers
says that you can install win 7 64 with the AMD A12-9700P

Touch screen probably won't work on Win 7
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26 Sep 2017   #15
Calliope

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
My suggestion: Buy a SSD. See if the laptop has a second HDD doc.
If it has, buy a small SSD (128G or 256G). If it doesn't, buy one to your needs. Buy a USB 3.0 case to put the original HDD.
With the SSD, replace the HDD and try to install win 7 on it. If you find out you can't run Win 7 on the laptop, clone and resize the original HDD into the SSD and use the HDD on the USB case for backups.

This site Notebook APU Drivers

says that you can install win 7 64 with the AMD A12-9700P

Touch screen probably won't work on Win 7
That's fine by me, since I didn't particularly need the touch screen feature. It was just the best selection I found. I just needed an upgrade from my older desktop that was almost a decade old at this point, and was nearing the end.

Thank you for the link, as well! I'll see about finding out if it does have a second HDD doc, and get an SSD to do a test run.
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04 Oct 2017   #16
Calliope

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

I have successfully done a clean install on the laptop to change it to Windows 7 Professional 64 bit, and activated it. I have reinstalled almost all of the drivers that would be necessary for it, and regained access to the internet. However, there is one driver in particular that I can't find anything for right now. It’s the Network Controller, according to Device Manager.

(There are also two others that don't seem as vital since nothing huge was broken. I have found them to also be listed under Other Devices in Device Manager, beneath Network Controller. One is Unknown, but its location is on the PCI Bus, giving a code 28. The other is also listed as Unknown, also has a code 28, but has its location as "on Microsoft ACPI Compliant System." Any suggestions for where to start? Thank you beforehand.)
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04 Oct 2017   #17
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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05 Oct 2017   #18
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Open device manager, right click on one of them - Properties - Details tab - Hardware ID
Select the fist ID right click and copy.
Paste it here. It's something like HID\VID_046D&PID_C52B&REV_1203&MI_02&Qid_101A&WI_01&Class_0000000
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05 Oct 2017   #19
Calliope

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Open device manager, right click on one of them - Properties - Details tab - Hardware ID
Select the fist ID right click and copy.
Paste it here. It's something like HID\VID_046D&PID_C52B&REV_1203&MI_02&Qid_101A&WI_01&Class_0000000
The first unknown device isn't that long for the Hardware ID, strangely. It is this: ACPI\SMB0001

As for the second unknown device, it says this: ACPI\MSFT0101

While I was there, if it helps to narrow things down I also checked out the Network Controller. That says:
PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3165&SUBSYS_40108086&REV_81
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05 Oct 2017   #20
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

The Vendor ID (for the Network Controller) is 8086 (that's Intel), and the Device ID is 3165.

Go to www.pcidatabase.com and do a Device search on 3165. It will return some listings. At least one of those listings will have both 8086 as the Vendor ID and 3165 as the Device ID. If you will click on the hyperlink on each of the listings which have a match on both numbers, you will be directed to where you can get the driver for this device.
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