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SVE15123CDS - From Windows 8 to Windows 7

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December 25, 2012 1:05:34 PM

I want to put Windows 7 on a Sony Vaio SVE15123CDS laptop that came with Windows 8. I have a valid key for Windows 7. Can you point me in the right direction for drivers? Thanks.

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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
a c 249 D Laptop
December 25, 2012 1:08:45 PM

sony support for drivers....
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December 25, 2012 1:14:22 PM

They just list the drivers for Windows 8.
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a b $ Windows 7
a b * Windows 8
a c 249 D Laptop
December 25, 2012 1:19:22 PM

Hi :) 

Then you are out of luck unless you TRY it and see if the 8 or Vista drivers MAY work...

All the best Brett :) 
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January 4, 2013 10:04:24 AM

I put Windows 7 on the laptop successfully. I'll post how I did it shortly.
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January 5, 2013 6:27:00 PM

Okay. First, what I did after installing Windows 7 on the Sony Vaio SVE15123CDS laptop is I downloaded the network card driver for Windows 7 and then ran Windows Update. Windows Update found all but four drivers. Next, I downloaded and installed a program called DriverEasy. I ran a scan for drivers, and it successfully downloaded and installed three of those missing drivers. It also downloaded and installed the driver for the wireless, but it wasn't the correct one. I actually went to the Sony driver download page for this laptop, and used the Windows 8 wireless driver. It actually worked. Problem solved. Goodbye Windows 8, hello Windows 7.
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