Going from 8 back to 7

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by jmille92, Nov 6, 2014.

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    I have a new laptop and i want to load windows 7 onto it. Its an HP 15 d069wm. I got the BIOS settings changed to boot from the windows 7 disk but i cant seem to find the right drivers anywhere. Anyone know where i can find them? thanks
     
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    I tried there and i dont thin thats what i need. i think i need a ram or hard drive driver
     
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    What exactly are y0u attempting to do?
    What state is your computer currently in?
    What are you seeing that makes you think
     
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    I am trying to change from Win 8 to Win 7. I got as far as booting the computer from the Win 7 disk and it told me i need system drivers. I assume that means the RAM/hard drive so it can install Win 7 on the computer. I went back and booted from the normal OS (Win 8) for now because im trying to find the drivers.
     
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    If I can assume that your computer came pre-installed with Windows 7?
    AND you haven't done anything too drastic since that time.....
    You can always use the built in Recovery partition to put it back to its' factory state if that's a viable option for you.
    SOURCE: Page 68 of your user guide.
     
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    It came with Win 8.1. I am trying to switch to Win 7.
     
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    OK... not sure why, but I don't suppose that's any of my business.
    My guess is that your installation media is too old and your system BIOS is too new (meaning like UEFI) and quite possibly you have a GPT hard drive.
    To overcome these issues I would suggest grabbing the correct ISO for Windows 7 from here http://techdows.com/2011/07/download-windows-7-integrated-with-sp1-iso-official-direct-download-links.html
    That matches your Windows 7 license / product key (version and bit architecture)
    And then use Rufus from here http://rufus.akeo.ie/
    set it up like this
    Rufus.PNG
    And point it at your freshly downloaded ISO file and use that to create a bootable USB thumb drive. You'll need one with 4 gigs of size or larger.
     
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    I have also reformatted my Computer from Windows 8.1 to Windows 8. What you will also have to do is enable legacy boot in your computer bios if you have not done so yet.
     
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    Downgrading is an issue with serious problems. The IT mentality is to go forward and upward. If you want to go the other way, I would suggest you clean your disk, and make a new installation of Windows 7.
     

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