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I have a user with  a fairly new Pavilion 23-b034.  She would like me to downgrade this machine to Windows 7.  Obviously, this would require wiping the the HD and starting over.  My concern/question - will I have trouble finding Windows 7 drivers for this machine.  They certainly are listed in the Downloads & Drivers page for this product.

 

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I looked on the drivers page for that PC: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/softwareCategory?cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=5296710&task=&

And there are no drivers listed for Windows 7.  I would wait until the drivers are found and verified before running down this road.  Maybe Paul or Dave will jump in with some good info on the drivers.

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You will most likely have to DISABLE "Secure Boot" and ENABLE "Legacy Support" in the BIOS before attepting to install Windows 7. You may have to acknowledge these changes after a reboot, if a RED screen appears. You may also need to install Windows 7 from the UEFI CD/DVD drive.

 

Here are the specs for the HP Pavilion 23-b034 All-in-One Desktop Computer. According the specs, this model uses an AMD A75 FCH chipset, AMD A6-5400K APU w/Radeon HD 7540D, Realtek ALC269Q-VC audio codec, Realtek RTL8171FH-CG gigabit ethernet controller, Ralink 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz wireless network controller, and a Realtek card reader. The following drivers should do the trick;

 

AMD Chipset Drivers (SMBus, USB 3.0, etc.)

AMD Graphics Driver (Radeon HD 7540D)

Realtek ALC269 HD Audio CODEC (Sound - check "Accept", click "Next", select download location for 2nd item down list)

Realtek RTL8171FH-CG LAN Driver (select download location for 5th item down list)

Ralink RT2860/RT2760/RT2890/RT2790/RT306X/RT309X/RT35X2/RT539X Driver (802.11 wireless LAN driver)

Realtek PCIe RTS5229 Card Reader Driver (select download location for 2nd item down list) THIS SHOULD BE THE CORRECT DRIVER

 

If any of the above drivers doesn't work or you have "Unknown Devices" left in the device manager, please post the hardware IDs.

 

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If we go down that path, I'll try your suggestions - especially the BIOS.

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Hi can you post a direct link to the A75 FCH drivers for win7 32 bit? I have looked all over the AMD site and could not find them there or anywhere else on the web for that matter.

 

thanks in advance!

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I found them somewhere else but the link took me to the wrong site, so try THIS

Look for the Windows 7 32bit and then pick the click on chipset title, then download.  Disregard that the site is for a different motherboard but DO NOT use anything else from that site.

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Thanks so much! that did the trick..

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