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HP Pavilion - 15-cc504np
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

Hi there.

I had a big problem with my laptop and I'm fighiting with it in the last two days, so excuse me for the long exaplanation.

 

The notebook had Windows10 pre-installed in the last 6 months and worked without any problems. Until 2 days ago, when an update of directx froze the OS and I was forced to restart. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to open windows anymore. I got desperate because I need it to work, and tried all the possible combinations of repairing the windows boot throught the initial blue screen and restore points but to no avail. Windows 10 was dead. Since I had no system image or installation disk of any sort, I tried to download windows 10 directly from Microsoft and restore or reinstall from a bootable USB, but I tried 4 times and the installation stopped at the beginning with the famous error 8007025D.

After that, I decided I didn't want Windows 10 anymore and I used my old Windows 7 Professional and after some attemps (and changing partition scheme) I formated my disk and managed to install a clean windows 7.

Of course, I was far from imagining that I wouldn't be able to install the most common drivers, like ethernet, network and USB drivers. So, I can't do much now and I can't even try and see if I can update all the necessary drivers online.

So, the million dollar question: how do I know what the necessary drivers are and how can I install them?

Since I didn't know this notebook was for "windows 10 only", what should I do know?

 

Regards.

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Ok, after some search here at the community and google, I found out I would need Intel USB 3.0 extensible host controller driver, Raltek PCIe GBE Family Controller and Intel Dual Band Wireless AC3168, but I had to install version 18.40.0, the most recent ones didn't install, go figure...

Anyway, maybe this can help someone else.

 

Meanwhile, if someone can comment on this, I'll be much appreciated.


Regards.

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@AntMadeira

 

The following link shows specs of your machine

 

    https://support.hp.com/au-en/document/c05560527

 

It has Intel 7th genaration, you won't be able to find Windows 7 drivers for it. Intel won't write Windows 7 drivers for  Intel® HD Graphics 620 and other chipsets.

 

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Hi, @AntMadeira

 

I believe this W7 USB driver directly from Intel will work for your model...

 

Download, unzip and run the setup application...

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/22824/Intel-USB-3-0-eXtensible-Host-Controller-Driver-for-...

 

Actually, this clever person found a way to get the onboard 7th gen Intel graphics to work on W7 by modifying the W10 graphics driver.

 

See if the mod works on your model.  You may be able to use the exact same driver he did.  See Bruce BTS' post.

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Windows-7-VGA-drivers-Probook-450-G4/...

 

Are you saying that you got the Intel 3168 wifi adapter to work on W7 by using version 18.40.0???

 

If that is so, you have found the Holy Grail!  

 

Nobody thus far has been able to get that wifi adapter to work on W7.

 

 

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I didn't quite understand what you mean. Can you please elaborate?

Windows 7 is recognizing Intel® HD Graphics 620 correctly in the device window.

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@Paul_Tikkanenwrote:

 

See if the mod works on your model.  You may be able to use the exact same driver he did.  See Bruce BTS' post.

 

https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/Windows-7-VGA-drivers-Probook-450-G4/...

 

Are you saying that you got the Intel 3168 wifi adapter to work on W7 by using version 18.40.0???

 

 

 


 

@hi, @Paul.

I did. After searching and trying several versions, I managed to install that one. That's how I managed to connect to my modem.

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OK, thanks.

 

I didn't know you were able to get the graphics to work on W7, which is why I posted the mod.

 

If it works, great. 

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@Paul_Tikkanenwrote:

OK, thanks.

 

I didn't know you were able to get the graphics to work on W7, which is why I posted the mod.

 

If it works, great. 


 

That was a bad quote from me. I was referring to the wireless drivers you mentioned.

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Any suggestions about drivers for Elan and synaptics touch pad in Windows 7?

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Hi:

 

The touchpad/mouse manufacturers have traditionally included the W7/8/8.1 and W10 drivers in the W10 driver package on each model's support page.

 

So, unless that has changed very recently, you should be able to use the W10 driver from your notebook's support page.

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