11-03-2012 03:41 PM
Just bought Pavilion g6 with Widows 8 pre-installed.
All I want to do is wipe it out and install Windows 7.
I have tried several different approaches, but nothing works ... Help!!!
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11-03-2012 04:11 PM
I do have a valid W7 disk with product key etc. but still falls over when I reboot.
Why don't I like W8? .... It was NOT designed for PC's really. I also need to run VPN which I can't in W8.
Apart from that the UI is terrible and I can't get shot of it quickly enough.
11-04-2012 10:32 AM
It will be difficult and expensive, HP does not have many drivers for W7 and that model, and you would also have to buy a full license for windows 7.
Not a good idea uless your are very skilled at this type of downgrade.
11-04-2012 01:15 PM
I do have a full license for W7. ... but if drivers are the issue, I guess I will have to grin and bear it for now.
11-04-2012 01:33 PM
here is your support page, have a look, not much in the way of drivers for W7
Not sure if W8 drivers will work in W7, would be an interesting experiment!
If you have not made your HP Recovery discs-usb flash drive, you might consider doing it now.
04-17-2013 07:38 AM
I too just got a new HP laptop with windows 8 and find it useless to use and will be returning it to the store if I cant get it with windows 7. I will shop else where. I cant understand why they would use a cell phone app on a laptop computer with out the option of having the classic look. Sorry to say that there are no drivers for windows 7 in the support tab only 8 so back to the vender it will go. This is my 3rd computer I have gotten from HP and with this opperating system the last.
04-17-2013 09:05 AM
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