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Lucas22
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Trying to find a compatible WLAN driver for a windows 10 laptop that i downgraded to windows 8

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HP Pavilion Gaming Laptop 15-ec0xxx
Microsoft Windows 8.1 (64-bit)

Hello, sooo im trying to solve a thingy here you see i downgraded my hp pavilion gaming 15 (which is pretty new in the release date) and i didnt like windows 10 (mainly beacuse of the privacy grubbing hands of microsoft (basiccly the manditory data collecting) and since i love windows 8 (dont ask) i love its simplified windows 7 look and mainly the start menu (again dont ask) and its also such a nostalgia os (played alot of minecraft on it with my best friend) ANYWAY thats not the point the main thing is that the WLAN chip that is installed on the motherboard doesnt work with the windows 8 drivers only windows 10 and i really need help i geniunlly want to use windows 8 i really like it but i cantr since i need wifi working and im typing this from upstairs (ethernet) and my room is downstairs. So please if anyone could find compatible WLAN drivers that work please send them 😞 i really really wanna use windows 8 but cant 😞

 

BTW the driver just says Network controller, here are the compatible drivers (again only problem is they only work on windows 10:

PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_C822&SUBSYS_85F7103C&REV_00

PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_C822&SUBSYS_85F7103C

PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_C822&CC_028000

PCI\VEN_10EC&DEV_C822&CC_0280 

so pleaase help 😞

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Paul_Tikkanen
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Hi:

 

Realtek did not develop any other drivers for the RTL8822CE wifi adapter except for W10.

 

So you have two options...

 

Reinstall W10, or purchase a USB wifi adapter that has W8.1 driver support.

 

 

 

 

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