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Can I install Win 7 on this notebook?

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Hi:

 

Microsoft refuses to support any other OS but W10 on PC's with the Kaby Lake chipsets.

 

Installing W10 on that platform requires that you use this tool to put the USB 3 drivers into your W7 installation flash drive.

 

https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/25476/NUCs-Windows-7-USB-3-0-Creator-Utility

 

A standard W7 DVD may work too.

 

There is no Intel graphics driver for any other operating system but W10.

 

You can try to mod the W10 Intel driver from a similarly equipped business notebook, but no guarantees it will work.

 

See the last post on this link...

 

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

 

Make your W10 recovery media before attempting to install W7 in case the experiment is unsuccessful, or if you want to return to W10 at a later date.

 

 

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