11-02-2013 09:48 AM
I've just bought a Pavilion 14-N055TX notebook, pre-installed with Ubuntu. I want to install Win7 x64 on the machine, however I cannot find the link to download the driver on HP's website. Anyone have such experience? Any help is appreciated.
11-14-2013 07:36 AM
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11-17-2013 09:41 PM - edited 11-17-2013 09:43 PM
This is NOT official HP Customer Support and I, as most other persons on this forum, do not work for HP. This is a peer-to-peer user supported forum for HP consumer class products. HP maintains no official presence on this forum and it is unlikely that HP will respond in an official capacity. Any reply from a HP employee represents their own opinion and not that of HP's.
HP doesn't recommend the installation of Windows 7 on a computer shipped with Windows 8, nor will it support the installation of Windows 7. 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/or descibe the listed boot options.
I suggest using Windows 7 SP1 for the best intallation experience. If you need Windows SP1, please see "How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc" to download and create your own. If the DVD refuses to boot as UEFI, you may need to use a USB Flash drive (may require DISABLING "Fast Boot" in the BIOS) as the installation media. Please download the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create a Windows 7 SP1 USB Flash drive. Some computers may not recognize a valid UEFI enabled USB Flash drive if it is formated as NTFS.
Here are the specs for your HP Pavilion 14-n055tx Notebook Computer. Based on the "Drivers" tabs for other similar HP computers, when the "Drivers" tab is populated it may only have drivers for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 . For Windows 7 drivers, please post the Windows Device Manager's "Hardware Ids" for all missing and/or unknown devices as shown in the example below;
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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