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Downgrade Windows 8 HP Pavilion G6-2205AX

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G'day guys,

 

I have a HP Pavillion G6-2205AX notebook which came pre-installed with Windows 8. However I have just recently purchased a software package which was worth $500 3 months ago to find out that it doesn't run on Windows 8 only Windows 7.

 

So I need for the interim to downgrade to Windows 7. Now this is apparently fully covered under the HP warranty policy =

 

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-Systems-e-g-Windows-8-and-Software/Windows-8-FAQ-Can...

 

My issue is that I can't find any of the Windows 7 drivers for this notebook, and the ones that I do don't work.

 

I have tried the HP Australian site for downloads for Windows 7 but the only drivers that work are the Bluetooth ones. The rest do not!

 

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?os=4132&lc=en&cc=au&dlc=en&sw_lang=&product=5321...

 

Please could someone direct me to the right drivers please. Basically just need network, cabled and wireless.

 

Cheers in anticipation :smileyhappy:

 

Regards,

Steve

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Re: Downgrade Windows 8 HP Pavilion G6-2205AX

G'day, Steve:

 

I don't see any specs on your model.  I will assume you have an AMD processor and chipset, as I didn't see any Intel drivers listed on your notebook's support and driver page.

 

If that is so, then you need to first install the AMD chipset driver which will reduce a chunk of the missing devices.

 

First file listed is what you want.

 

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/windows/Pages/raid_windows.aspx#2

 

Then, see if the drivers from this related model work for you.

 

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=5257478&...

 

If you don't get 100% success, please post the hardware ID's for any drivers you still need.

 

If you don't know where to find the hardware ID, please read the info at the link below.

 

http://www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/device-drivers/how-to-check-the-hardware-id-for-a-windows-dev...

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Re: Downgrade Windows 8 HP Pavilion G6-2205AX

Brilliant thank you for your help it was the first link for me.

AMD SM Bus

Brilliant help thank you.
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You're very welcome.

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