12-08-2013 09:24 AM
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.
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12-08-2013 10:12 AM - edited 12-08-2013 05:36 PM
You can use the ethernet and USB 3.0 drivers from the HP 450G1 business notebook.
HP does provide support and drivers for other Windows operating systems, but only for their business desktops and notebooks.
12-08-2013 05:15 PM
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.
12-08-2013 05:39 PM
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.