06-25-2013 02:44 PM
I have the Envy 700-010xt coming. I however, am debating about slapping in my Windows 7 DVD and just using that over Windows 8. I have toyed with Windows 8 since it was Beta, I cannot get used to it.
Has anyone done the same thing with no issues running windows 7 instead of 8?
06-25-2013 03:21 PM - last edited on 02-23-2017 08:00 PM by OscarFuentes
Many people on this forum have installed Windows 7 on their HP computer that use the same IPMMB-FM (Formosa) motherboard as your HP ENVY 700-010xt CTO Desktop Computer. There are, however, no Windows 7 drivers are listed on HP Software and Driver Downloads page for your computer.
HP doesn't recommend the installation of Windows 7 nor will it support the installation of Windows 7 on a computer shipped with Windows 8. HP will not provide Windows 7 drivers and suitable drivers may not be available for the hardware in the computer. Also, Windows 7 may not support some of the hardware or software features designed for the computer.
Make sure you create your HP Recovery Discs or USB Flash Recovery media before modifying or changing ANYTHING.
You will need to DISABLE "Secure Boot" and maybe ENABLE "Legacy Support" in the "BIOS Secure Boot cofiguration" on the settings page shown below before you can attempt to install Windows 7;
Additionally, as the hard drive is partitioned as GPT, you must boot the computer using the "UEFI - CD/DVD drive" in the "F9" boot menu. If "UEFI - CD/DVD drive" or something to that effect doesn't exist in the boot menu, please post a screen shot and descibe the listed options.
Please use a Windows 7 SP1 disc for the best intallation experience. If you need a Windows SP1, please see "How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc" to download and create your own. If the DVD refuse to boot as UEFI, you may need to use a USB Flash drive as the installation media. Please download the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create a Windows 7 USB Flash drive.
Once Windows 7 is fully installed, we will need to locate drivers from a similar pre-Windows 8 model.
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