You have two major issues if you attempt a Win7 "downgrade".
First, the new hardware present in Win10 PCs does not have WIn7 drivers, and HP is not writing such drivers for the new PCs. This means you will be stuck with the generic drivers that Microsoft installs, and not only do these provide only the most basic functions, if you have any specialized hardware on your PC (which is often the case with video and audio chipsets),the drivers that MS installs will not work. This means you run the risk of being left without fully functional video and audio -- which pretty much renders the laptop useless!
Second, you have no "downgrade rights" from win10 to Win7, and that means you will have to PURCHASE a license from MS to use Win7. If you do not do that, after 30 days, your Win7 laptop will start to lock up, rendering it useless.
Sorry ... but if you wanted a Win7 laptop, you should have purchased a Win7 laptop.
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