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11-24-2013 06:05 PM
Error while installing windows 7
There was win 8 already in my notebook and i tried install win 7 and started installing process and a trouble occured when i reached to (where do you want to install?) option. I couln't find a installable drive. Please help me to install an operating system. Now i am in a trouble because i can't start my notebook because when i try to start my notebook it is showing that Boot Device Not Found Please install an operating system on your hard disk.
11-24-2013 08:36 PM - last edited on 02-24-2017 12:19 PM by OscarFuentes
HP doesn't recommend the installation of Windows 7 on a computer shipped with Windows 8, nor will it support the installation of Windows 7. HP will not provide Windows 7 drivers and suitable drivers may not be available for the hardware in the computer. Also, Windows 7 may not support some of the hardware or software features designed for the computer.
Make sure you create your HP Recovery Discs or USB Flash Recovery media before modifying or changing ANYTHING.
You will need to DISABLE "Secure Boot" and maybe ENABLE "Legacy Support" in the "BIOS Secure Boot cofiguration" on the settings page shown below, before you can attempt to install Windows 7;
Additionally, as the hard drive is partitioned as GPT, you must boot the computer using the "UEFI - CD/DVD drive" or "UEFI USB Flash drive" options in the "F9" boot menu. If "UEFI - CD/DVD drive", "UEFI USB Flash drive" or something to that effect doesn't exist in the boot menu, please post a screen shot and/or descibe the listed boot options.
I suggest using Windows 7 SP1 for the best intallation experience. If you need Windows SP1, please see "How to Install Windows 7 Without the Disc" to download and create your own. If the DVD refuses to boot as UEFI, you may need to use a USB Flash drive (may require DISABLING "Fast Boot" in the BIOS) as the installation media. Please download the Windows 7 USB/DVD download tool to create a Windows 7 SP1 USB Flash drive. Some computers may not recognize a valid UEFI enabled USB Flash drive if it is formated as NTFS.
It appears HP is only providing drivers for Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 for your HP Pavilion Sleekbook 15-b001ee Computer. Please see Windows 7 drivers for hp envy 17 j020ss for instructions on downloading and installing drivers for Windows 7 on your computer. Please post the Windows Device Manager's "Hardware Ids" for any remaining missing and/or unknown devices, as shown in the example below;
If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
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