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Installed Win7 on a win8 laptop, now has no device drivers

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February 2, 2014 12:43:11 PM

I installed win7 on a new laptop i purchased and it wouldn't connect to the internet, i checked in network and sharing center and it said that there were no network adapters installed. I then went to device manager and saw that there were no drivers installed for the ethernet controller,the wireless,the bluetooth, or usb controller, so i can't just download and install the drivers through a flash drive. How can i find and install the drivers? Hp's Webstie only shows to have drivers for this laptop in win8.

February 2, 2014 1:02:46 PM

Go to the manafacturer of the laptop's website and download them manually. Try using the windows 8 drivers for them, or you could search the driver names on the internet and get them from the actual maker of the devices.
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February 2, 2014 1:19:59 PM

vlxedits said:
Go to the manafacturer of the laptop's website and download them manually. Try using the windows 8 drivers for them, or you could search the driver names on the internet and get them from the actual maker of the devices.

the laptop can't connect to the internet either wirelessly or through lan port, and it wont read anything from the usb ports,so i cant download them onto a flash drive
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February 2, 2014 1:26:48 PM

Wow. Theres no other option than restoring your computer or something.
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February 10, 2014 11:15:15 PM

Im like vlxedits...use another computer and download the win8 drivers from HP support site onto a rewritable CD or a blank CD...bring up Win7 computer and insert the CD with drivers on it, then thru My Computer drill down to the CD and view files and click on each driver and see if they will install. Good Luck!
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