04-30-2013 01:59 PM
Hi, my wife and I just cant get used to Windows 8 on the laptop. I would like to replace it with Windows 7, but Im concerned about driver issues, on the HP site, there are only drivers available for Win 8 64 bit.
Is there any way to get rid on Win 8 on the laptop?
Thanks in advance.
04-30-2013 02:08 PM
Here are the specs for your Compaq CQ58-255SA Notebook Computer. HP doesn't recommend the installation of Windows 7 nor will it support the installation of Windows 7 on a Windows 8 computer. HP will not provide drivers and Windows 7 drivers may not be available for the hardware in the computer. Additionally, Windows 7 may not support some of the hardware or software features for the computer.
You may wish to try "Start8" or other programs desgned to make Windows 8 look and feel more like Windows 7.
However, if you absolutely feel you must install Windows 7 on your computer, please post a list or photo of all the device in the Windows "Device Manager", including "HardwareID" infomation for our review. Before embarking on this journey, please create your personal set of HP Recovery Discs.
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