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Can i install windows 7 on a Pavilion x2 - 10-n203np ( made in late 2015 )

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Product Name: Pavilion x2 10-n203np
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

Hello i have bought a Pavilion x2 10-n203np just to find out that the software i need doesnt run on windows 8 or 10.
I need to install windows 7. I have found this thread at this forum:

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Operating-System-and-Recovery/Can-you-install-Windows-7-pro-on...


wich explains how to do it, but my x2 was built in 12/16/2015 and the bios (F.05) doesnt have a legacy mode to enable. it does have secure boot option wich i already turned off but i can't seem to install windows 7 sucefully. i can install windows 7 using a a windows 7 uefi ready image, but when the x2 reboots after the instalation, the system tells me there is no bootable os. Im using rufus in gpt partition scheme for uefi and fat32.

i've thought about downgrading the bios to see if i get a legacy mode option. any ideias on this?

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Re: Can i install windows 7 on a Pavilion x2 - 10-n203np ( made in late 2015 )

Your system has no Official Win7 driver support from HP.

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Re: Can i install windows 7 on a Pavilion x2 - 10-n203np ( made in late 2015 )

im aware of that. that didnt helped at all  :/

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Re: Can i install windows 7 on a Pavilion x2 - 10-n203np ( made in late 2015 )

Hugo_Vinagre

 

Laptops especially contain specialized hardware for which, for full functionality, specialized drivers are required -- and these come ONLY from the OEM, in this case, HP. Your PC came preinstalled with Windows 10. If you remove or overwrite the original Win10 on your PC with Win 7, you are going to encounter serious problems as there are no HP Win7 drivers for the new hardware that comes with new machines.  

MS supplies drivers that provide only basic functionality.  This means that some of the hardware functionality is likely NOT to work if you force a downgrade.  That includes functions like the touchpad, WiFi, swtichable graphics, USB ports -- to name the functions commonly reported here.

If you want full functionality for the machine, you need to retain its original preinstalled OS version.

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Re: Can i install windows 7 on a Pavilion x2 - 10-n203np ( made in late 2015 )

thank you for your reply, but all i want to know is if it is possible to install windows 7 and how.

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