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I wanted to know how to change to IDE mode. In Bios is not possible because it does not have advanced mode
The computer currently has no operating system
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Hi

 

You have a HDD without an operating system installed?

 

Older Windows versions would use the MBR and newer UEFI/GPT.

 

Sometimes shown as Legacy and Safe Boot.

 

So can you say what OS you would like to install on your HP ....?????

 

This may help

https://www.disk-partition.com/windows-10/convert-mbr-gpt-windows-10-0528.html

 

There are Lo-Cost/No-Cost operating systems you could try.

https://lubuntu.me/downloads/

 

If in doubt please ask.

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Hi

 

You have a HDD without an operating system installed?

 

Older Windows versions would use the MBR and newer UEFI/GPT.

 

Sometimes shown as Legacy and Safe Boot.

 

So can you say what OS you would like to install on your HP ....?????

 

This may help

https://www.disk-partition.com/windows-10/convert-mbr-gpt-windows-10-0528.html

 

There are Lo-Cost/No-Cost operating systems you could try.

https://lubuntu.me/downloads/

 

If in doubt please ask.


Thanks for the quick reply.
Currently there is no HDD operating system. I want to install windows 7 pro.
During the installation I received an error that probably stems from having to change to IDE mode



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I'm sorry I accidentally pressed the button.
The problem is still not resolved

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Hi, @Avil

 

It is not possible to change the storage controller settings in HP consumer notebook PC's such as your model.

 

There should be no reason why any version of W7 won't install in RAID or AHCI mode.

 

If you provide the full model number or product number of your notebook, I will see if I can help you get W7 installed with the drive controller at its default settings.

 

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You're very welcome.

 

I see that your PC has an Intel processor and chipset.

 

W7 should be installing with no issues on the platform.

 

What I have done is zipped up and attached the AHCI and RAID drivers for your model below.

 

You didn't mention if you are installing W7 x64 or W7 32 bit, so I attached them both.

 

Some dv7 models have the controller set to AHCI and some have it set to RAID.  Yours is probably set to AHCI.

 

No matter...Here is the way to make sure you install the correct storage driver for your model.

 

Unzip the file you need (32 or 64 bit) to its folder and copy the file contents of that folder to a USB flash drive.

 

Plug the flash drive into the PC, and boot from your W7 installation media.

 

After W7 loads files, and when you click on the Install Now button, a couple of screens later, when you get to the screen as pictured below, click on the Load Driver option.

 

 

You should now see the storage driver files listed.

 

If you check the box, it will only include the compatible driver.

 

Follow the prompts and hopefully, W7 will install completely.

 

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Thank you
This solution helped me and I was able to install the operating system

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You're very welcome.

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i have the same problem. my model is HP Envy 17-ce0xx

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