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March 29, 2013 7:44:03 AM

i just don't want stay with windows 8 and want to install windows 7....the problem is that my model HP Pavillion G6 2301AX have only windows 8 drivers ....i check on their hp support site but i getting only geting the windows 8 driver for windows 7 i am not getting any drivers for my model ....plz help me
March 29, 2013 7:46:56 AM

You will have to go through your hardware piece by piece and find drivers from the individual manufacturers of the product. I have done something like this recently and I would really simply advise against it. If you don't like the look of windows 8 use one of those programs that makes it look just like windows 7. That will be a much easier way to solve your problem. Otherwise, happy hunting for device drivers
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a b $ Windows 7
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March 29, 2013 7:47:56 AM

Install classicshell on Windows 8, it gives you back your start button, makes your pc boot right to the desktop, gets rid of the charm corners and it's free and you'll never see anything that looks like windows 8 again.
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March 29, 2013 7:48:22 AM

It is best that you notify your desire to HP, Im sure HP tech support will provide you the windows downgrade solution and necessary driver components. Thanks
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March 29, 2013 7:52:05 AM

As far as I know, many of the drivers based on Win8 do work just fine on W7.
More often than not I've seen driver downloads that group the same file under vista/7/8 compatibility.

I agree with imomun, however, but if you want to go the rough way, then I think you will be just fine.
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a b $ Windows 7
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March 29, 2013 7:52:07 AM

Look at the driver downloads for a similar laptop that came with windows 7. It might have been last year's model.
Or, you could try to install the windows 8 drivers, they should generally be built to be used on either 7 or 8.

And... it might be a good time to do the install on a SSD. You will be amazed at how much better your laptop will run.
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March 29, 2013 10:39:22 PM

getochkn said:
Install classicshell on Windows 8, it gives you back your start button, makes your pc boot right to the desktop, gets rid of the charm corners and it's free and you'll never see anything that looks like windows 8 again.


geofelt said:
Look at the driver downloads for a similar laptop that came with windows 7. It might have been last year's model.
Or, you could try to install the windows 8 drivers, they should generally be built to be used on either 7 or 8.

classichell software will not help me out because windows 8 not support lots of games and software which is easily supported by win 7

And... it might be a good time to do the install on a SSD. You will be amazed at how much better your laptop will run.


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