01-13-2013 06:14 AM
I bought a laptop HP Envy dv7-7255er. Very happy with it. But unhappy with the operating system Windows 8.
I want to install the operating system Windows 7.
But, I can not find drivers for Windows 7.
Please help me.
01-13-2013 06:48 AM
You won't find Win7 driver unless this series of NB is released with Win7 OS. And as far as I have checked, it is only released with Win8 in the market.
The day this series of NB is release with Win7 OS then you will find the drivers at www.hp.com
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03-06-2013 03:28 PM
Hopefully this will help those of you trying to configure and load Windows 7 on the HP dv7-7212nr. This is a really beautifully performing laptop for the money. These instructions will result in no "!" or problems in the Device Manager and will have all keyboard functions working as they should - including the f12 Wireless On/Off button and light indicator.
My current configuration consists of the following:
- Windows 7 Pro 64bit
- Stock 7200 RPM 750GB Scorpio Black drive moved to bay 2 (requires $35.00 kit from www.newmodeus.com)
- Intel 240GB SSD installed in first drive bay.
- 16GB Kingston Hyper-X Memory
- 32GB dedicated cache - caching the 750GB Hard Drive
First - Update the Bios to the latest version.
Wipe the 750 Drive and delete all partitions. It is already setup as a GPT drive with NTFS File System. I use Paragon's Disk Manager Boot disc for this. Setup your partitions on this drive as you want them. I use two partitions - Drive D for data / Drive E to hold all Temp files (change environmental tables) and all internet temp files.
1. Go into Bios (Escape and then F10 while booting) and turn on Legacy support.
2. Boot from Windows install disc and proceed with installation to your C drive (in my case, the Intel SSD).
3. Reboot - and select Windows Update to download and install all available Windows updates. Keep rebooting and updating until there are no more available. Hard wired network connection advised to speed this up. This could take a couple of hours.
3. After the Windows Updates complete, you can boot and begin installing the HP software packs below (I would have these ready to go - downloaded to a CD).
- Intel Chipset Install Utility-sp56156: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Essential System Updates-sp57063: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- HP UEFI Support-sp58404: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Intel Management Engine-sp56158: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Intel Rapid Storage Technology-sp56163: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Intel HD Graphics-sp56808: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- USB 3.0 Controller Driver-sp56164: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Realtek Lan Driver-sp56167: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Raylink BlueTooth-sp59632: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Realtek Card Reader-sp59653: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- HD Audio Driver-sp57966: Driver:http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Synaptics Touch Pad-sp56168: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Go to Synaptics web site and download latest driver.
- nVidea HD Graphics-sp59787: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Go to nVidea web site and download the latest graphics driver.
- HP Connection Manager-sp54945: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- HP Support Assistant-sp58915: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- Validity FingerPrint Reader-sp58900:
- HP Simple Pass-sp59664: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
- HP ProtectSmart HD Protetion-sp57232: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
After all of the above have been installed, open the device manager and "uninstall" the Raylink Wireless Network Driver. The proceed with the following:
- HP Software Framework-sp58776: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/S
Re-Boot... and all should be operating. You can then search for upgrades to the drivers if you desire. Just be sure that before you upgrade any of the drivers used above, you run a backup using the restore feature so you can go back if you need to.
This system has been running flawlessly for me... hope it helps you out.
11-18-2013 02:00 PM
Will these drivers work with the Envy DV6-7302eo?
I have the original HDD in the optic bay, and a Samsung 240Gb SSD as system drive, and just installed Win 7 64 home pro.
...but not all the HP Win 8 drivers are working as they should.
11-20-2013 06:25 PM
I can understand your frustration in downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7 as it is not an easy thing to do. First, I am posting an important link for you to read here about downgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8 that I recommend you read.
Next, if you still desire to downgrade I would ask that you post the missing PCI Adapters in your Device Manager.
Although, these are not from your system I am posting them as an example for you so you know what I am asking for.
PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_5390="Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
PCI\VEN_1814&DEV_539F="Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter"
Lastly, what is the Windows Version on My Computer 32-bit or 64-bit?
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