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gregrocker
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HP Pavilion 17-e019dx Notebook PC

Why is there no support for Windows 7 on recent HP notebooks?  Windows 7 is 100% choice of business making the final move off of XP which ends support soon.  It is wildly popular with consumers.  Windows 8 by contrast is a failed OS which has little consumer support and is being completely avoided by business.  Surely HP would want to please customers who are sticking with MS's only successful OS.

 

I am trying  a Dual Boot on this PC to see if I want to keep it.  So far Win7 has delivered most drivers.  My problems are in finding a WIn7 compatible Ethernet and USB3 driver. 

 

What are your opinions on adding back the Coolsense, Energy Star and AC Power control programs.


Thank you.

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

You can use the ethernet and USB 3.0 drivers from the HP 450G1 business notebook.

 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=5405424&sp...

 

http://h20566.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/template.PAGE/public/psi/swdDetails/?sp4ts.oid=5405424&sp...

 

HP does provide support and drivers for other Windows operating systems, but only for their business desktops and notebooks.

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gregrocker
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Thanks for the driver. Great help.

One other question: The two USB 3 ports don't allow USB 2 plugs to fit. I see no adapter available via search. Will these fit all USB 3 plugs? Strange.
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Paul_Tikkanen
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You're very welcome.

 

That I do not know.

 

I thought the only difference between a USB3 port and a USB 2 port is the USB3 ports are colored blue.

 

I have a USB3 portable hard drive, and it only came with one cable that plugs into my USB 2 port with no problem.

 

Since I do not own any PC equipment with USB 3.0 ports, I can't compare the two.

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