11-26-2013 11:28 AM
my mother bought my laptop in Kuwait last september 2013 and she brought it here in the philippines last october. last night, while i was trying to install an update of my bluetooth driver, i encountered an error which caused my laptop to restart and restart continuously. i tried to reset my laptop via the reset option but it encountered an error during the process and the next error that prompted was "boot device not found. please install an operating system" or something.. by then i started to panic already and i thought of simply replacing the windows 8 with a windows 7. so i went ahead and installed windows 7 on my laptop. after successfully installing it, i noticed that my drivers are not installed, even my wireless and wired lan.. my problem is this: during the installation of windows 7, i was prompted to format ALL my partitions. so long story short, the system recovery partition was deleted in order for me to install windows 7. when i tried to look for drivers for my hardwares that are compatible with windows 7, i couldnt find any. i mean, i found a few but they didnt install correctly. so i have 2 questions..
1: are there drivers available in windows 7 that are compatible with the specs of my laptop(HP Pavilion 15-e054se )? and;
2: if there are no drivers available, what are my options if i want to revert back to windows 8 if i accidentally deleted my system recovery partition? i havent made a system recovery disk yet so i dont know where to get one..
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11-26-2013 12:31 PM - edited 11-26-2013 12:32 PM
1. Yes there are.
You can use all of the W7 x64 drivers and software from this model except the audio.
DO NOT USE ANY BIOS OR FIRMWARE DOWNLOADS FROM THIS LINK
Audio: Accept the agreement. Download and install the second file on the list (W7 x64)
2. You can no longer make a W8 recovery disk, since you deleted the recovery partition.
If you want to reinstall W8, you can try this...
Download this W8 OEM ISO file from the link below.
Then use this tool to make the ISO file you downloaded bootable onto a 4 GB USB flash drive or DVD.
The W8 product key encrypted in the BIOS should populate the W8 installation and automatically activate.
11-26-2013 08:55 PM
first of all thank you so much for referring that link. you just saved me thousands of pesos.
so far i have downloaded the graphics driver for my amd hd driver but i have a problem.. the AMD radeon 8670 does not show on my device manager. what do i do? here is a screenie of my device manager..
11-27-2013 07:37 AM - edited 11-27-2013 07:39 AM
You're very welcome.
I didn't know that your notebook came with the AMD Radeon switchable graphics
That could be a problem because there is no W7 driver for it.
The Video Controller device you see listed with the ! mark is your AMD graphics adapter.
Please read this tread below and follow the steps to see if you can get the driver to work. It used to, but then it doesn't, then the last guy who posted said it did. So I don't know what to think anymore!
Basically you first need to install the Intel HD graphics driver (which you have done already).
Then you need to install MS Net framework 4.0 (which you may or may have not done yet).
Then this is the AMD beta driver to install (Latest Beta Driver).
The ethernet device you see listed with ! mark, need this driver.
Please let me know what model wireless card your notebook has, and I will post the link to the bluetooth driver it needs.
If you can't get the graphics driver to work, you will have to resort to "Plan B," reinstall W8, then get the free upgrade to W8.1.
11-27-2013 05:29 PM
i have already installed the .net framework because i play league of legends coz it is needed to play LoL.
and i also have installed the bluetooth driver via hp support assistant.
i will now install the graphics and ethernet driver that you gave me. will update you as soon as i download them.. ^_^