03-18-2013 03:59 PM
My older sis gave me her old Notebook which she upgraded to Windows 7, but as a result of upgrading the computer has became slow as well as the buttons on the side of the screen not working
My sister had to replace the hard drive due to water damage
She has also lost the Vista CD
So i am wondering if there is anyway to downgrade the software back to Vista
I do still have the Vista Product Key attached to the Notebook
PS. i don't mind if i lose any files
NoteBook: Pavilion tx1215nr
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03-18-2013 04:37 PM
Yes it can be done. You will have to find a Vista disk and use the Key Code on your laptop. How did your sister upgrade to Windows 7? If there is a useable license for Windows 7 I would strongly recommend you install Windows 7. I am betting it was slow becasue it was not installed properly. If there is another reason for it's being slow like hardware it will still be slow when you try to reinstall Vista.
03-18-2013 04:54 PM
When i went the hp website, to download the drivers for the screen buttons, it only gave me a Vista option. So im wondering would those drivers work on Windows 7 if i install them?
Could you tell me how to reinstall Windows 7, sorry if im being awkward but i have never done it before
also thanks for the quick reply
03-19-2013 06:48 AM
Yes Vista drivers will generally work on Windows 7. To install Vista or Windows 7 you will need a disk or some other media. With Windows 7 I can point you to a place to download a generic image of a disk you can burn into a DVD for installation but you need a legal key code for Windows 7. I need to know the version of Windows 7 you have (e.g. Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate, 32 or 64 bit, etc.) and I can point you to a download location. You will need a computer with a working DVD burner and a program to make a DVD from a disk image (.iso) file.
03-19-2013 11:45 AM
I already have a windows 7 disc and code
Driver dowbloads for this laptop are on the hp websit, however when it tells me to select the version of windows i have ut only allows me to select vista
Can you tell me step-by-step how to install windows 7 64 bit
if possible could you also Point me out the location to download Windows Vista Home Premium
03-21-2013 07:16 AM - edited 03-21-2013 07:26 AM
There is no place I can find right now to download Vista, but trust me if you have a choice you want Windows 7. And you want 64 bit, not 32 bit. Here is the download page for Vista 64 bit drivers:
But if you already have Windows 7 64 bit on it, I am not sure we need to reinstall. The tx1215nr is known to have some hardware issues. Does it seem to run hot? Have you tried blowing out the fan grilles? Please describe the problem in a bit more detail and maybe we can just fix the Windows 64 bit install you already have.
If the button drivers are not working you can try installing the Vista 64 bit drivers in Vista compatibility mode. Post back for more help.
03-21-2013 07:45 AM
Thank you for all your help, I have installed the Windows 7 32bit Home premuim.
If you could help me on the latest problem i am having that would be great. It is about the drivers for the screen, tx1000.
Here's the link if you decide to help me again
Many Thanks for all your help