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HP Pavilion Desktop 550-a14 Windows 7 Network Controller Driver?

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Pavilion Desktop 550-a14
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Does a Network Controller driver exist for Windows 7 64bit?  I am having a heck of time trying to get the wireless adapter to work with this computer.  I would really appreciate any  help anyone could give.  Thanks!

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Thank you for the update on your situation.  You definitely made the correct choice.  I have Win 10, 1709, on a HP notebook and HP Omen X.  They both run great.  I have never had a problem with either.



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@jjundt, welcome to the forum.

 

Here is the Software and Driver Download page for the computer.  You can go into the section titled "Driver -  Network" for the wireless driver.

 

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Thanks for the welcome.  

 

I've tried that page, but it says it is unable to bring up drivers for my desktop for Windows 7 64-bit.  Everything else on my PC works, but wireless.  When I try to have windows update the driver itself, it can't find a driver either.  Is my HP PC from only a few years ago really not supported at all?  Am I going to be "out of luck" and unable to use wireless with Windows 7 on this desktop?

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Thank you for the additional information, @jjundt.

 

The link that I provided for you is for Win 7 Software and Drivers.  Click on the Software and Driver Download in my original post if you haven't done so.  It will take you to the drivers for Win 7.



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I did that.   It doesn't let you choose it in the dropdown and when the site automatically detects I am running Windows 7 64 bit, it says there are no drivers available.  I ended up buying Windows 10 and upgrading and now everything is working perfectly.  To anyone else that has the same problem as I did, I think your only option is to upgrade windows.

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Thank you for the update on your situation.  You definitely made the correct choice.  I have Win 10, 1709, on a HP notebook and HP Omen X.  They both run great.  I have never had a problem with either.



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