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HP Notebook - 15-ra011nt
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

my laptop (hp 15-ra011nt) came with windows 10 , i downgraded to windows 7 64bit , all drivers work , wireless driver is installed but wireless radio is diasabled because i cant find a version of hp wireless button driver that is made for windows 7 , when i try to install it it says operating system is not adequate to run hp wireless button driver therefore i cant enable wireless radio through F12 airplane mode button , no option in bios either , why is there no hp wireless button driver for windows 7 when you can get all other drivers for the machine its so annoying can see wireless device in device manager wireless driver is installed but can turn wireless radio on.

How do we solve this problem? 

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Hi:

 

That is not the problem.

 

There is no such thing as a wireless button driver for any PC running W7--even those that came with W7.

 

The problem is for some crazy reason the card is turned off in W7 with no way to turn it back on unless you remove the Wi-Fi card and mask a couple of the contact pins.

 

If you want to give it a try, see this discussion Markk1979's post.

 

Re: wireless button radio driver - HP Support Community - 6819559

 

'Good news got the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth working , because it is a NGFF card you have to mask off pin 54 and 56 , they are right next to each other , so if you turn the card upside down and count from the edge furthest away from the 2 notches, count nine pins in and then mask off the next 2 pins that should be 54 and 56 at least it is for the rtl8723be card I have I assume on the intel card as long as it is also NGFF it will be exactly the same , I can't believe it worked those pins are so tiny it took some finessing but it worked!'

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Hi:

 

That is not the problem.

 

There is no such thing as a wireless button driver for any PC running W7--even those that came with W7.

 

The problem is for some crazy reason the card is turned off in W7 with no way to turn it back on unless you remove the Wi-Fi card and mask a couple of the contact pins.

 

If you want to give it a try, see this discussion Markk1979's post.

 

Re: wireless button radio driver - HP Support Community - 6819559

 

'Good news got the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth working , because it is a NGFF card you have to mask off pin 54 and 56 , they are right next to each other , so if you turn the card upside down and count from the edge furthest away from the 2 notches, count nine pins in and then mask off the next 2 pins that should be 54 and 56 at least it is for the rtl8723be card I have I assume on the intel card as long as it is also NGFF it will be exactly the same , I can't believe it worked those pins are so tiny it took some finessing but it worked!'

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This is my video for the benefit of all...🙏🏻

👉🏻 How to do pin masking? 

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Nice video!

 

I see you have a Intel Thermal Management Device having a driver issue in your video.

 

See if this W7 driver works for it.

 

Intel Dynamic Platform and Thermal Framework Client Driver - Braswell

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71262.exe 

 

This is the W7 Chipset driver for the notebooks with the Braswell processors...

 

Intel Chipset Installation Utility and Driver

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp71001-71500/sp71260.exe 

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Thanks!😍

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You're very welcome.

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I downloaded Wifi and Bluetooth Drivers from realtek site. Can you share HP links? Because Bluetooth cannot find any device. I realized now...

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Hi:

 

These are the last W7 drivers HP has for the Realtek Wi-Fi and Bluetooth:

 

Wi-Fi:  Release date:  Jun 13, 2019    Driver date as shown in the device manager will be slightly older.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp96501-97000/sp96873.exe 

 

BT:  Release date:  Jul 1, 2019    Driver date as shown in the device manager will be slightly older.

 

https://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp98001-98500/sp98266.exe 

 

 

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