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TheWackyTaxi
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Windows 7 driver

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Pavilion 20-b313w
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

So I installed Windows 7 on my computer because I was stuck in an automatic repair loop (It once had Windows 10) When I installed the OS it didn't install any Network Drivers. I bought the disk on eBay to primarily fix an old laptop, but I had the idea to install it on my pc. The disk didn't come with any product key. Now I'm stuck in the Windows 7 desktop with a Network driver that isn't installed or corrupted. I 've tried troubleshooting, netsh commands, everything. I don't know what else to do.

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Prométhée
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Hello
this computer, was it not under windows 8 of origin?
There are only w8 drivers here, you can always try

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-20-b300-all-in-one-desktop-pc-series/53...

If not, can't you reinstall w8 or w10 instead?
Windows 7 has become obsolete!

 


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Hi, @TheWackyTaxi 

 

The parts list for your PC indicates that it comes with an Atheros wifi adapter.

 

https://partsurfer.hp.com/Search.aspx?searchText=H6U05AA

 

This would be the W7 wifi driver you need for that model wifi adapter...

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp70501-71000/sp70859.exe

 

Now, what I suggest you do since you don't have a product key to activate W7 with, would be to clean install W8.1 by using the W8 product key in your PC's BIOS as follows...

 

Install W8.1 by creating the Microsoft installation media, using another Windows PC, if yours is not working...You want W8.1 64 bit.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows8ISO

If you are asked to enter a product key during the installation process, use this generic key.

 

This is the generic key for W8.1 'Standard.'

 

334NH-RXG76-64THK-C7CKG-D3VPT

When you get to the screen that asks 'Where do you want to install Windows,' delete every partition on the hard drive, leaving just one partition of unallocated space. Click Next, and W8.1 should begin to install.

 

If you had to enter the generic key, manually change the generic product key to the W8 key in your PC's BIOS in the PC settings menu.

 

After you get W8.1 installed, and you had to manually enter the W8.1 generic product key, you will need to run the free utility I zipped up and attached below, that will show you show the W8 product key in your PC's BIOS.

 

I have also zipped up and attached below, the Microsoft tool which hopefully will transfer the ISO file to a DVD or USB flash drive so it is bootable.

 

Then you can install the available drivers and software from your PC's support page.

 

https://support.hp.com/us-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-20-b300-all-in-one-desktop-pc-series/53...

 

After you get the PC up and running on W8.1, if you want to try and upgrade back to W10, you can do so for free by clicking on the blue Update Now button at the link below.

 

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

 

 

 

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Okay, I'll try that. Thank you so much, Paul!

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You're very welcome.

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