1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

Where to find drivers for windows 7(hp laptop)

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Vimnaldo, Jan 21, 2013.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. Vimnaldo

    Vimnaldo Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2013
    Messages:
    1
    Greetings
    I m using hp envy dv4-5205tx running windows 8(came with it when i bought the laptop)

    I m having trouble running games in windows 8 and prefer running windows 7

    So, before doing anything, i tried to find all the drivers needed for my laptop in the official hp site, and I saw that only drivers for windows 8 available for my model since its a new model.

    I tried to find the drivers manually, but scared that it might be incompatible with my laptop model. But i seriously want to reformat to windows 7.


    Hope you guys will give me some solution to overcome my situation.


    Thanks
     
  2. Elvandil

    Elvandil

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Messages:
    51,988
    If the machine was not sold with Windows 7, then drivers for Windows 7 were most likely never written. If not available on the HP site, they may not be found anywhere, though you could try the manufacturer of each component. Some compionents branded as HP may not list any other manufacturer, or the HP drivers may be modified versions and the manufacturer's won't work, either.

    "Format" means to create a file system. You can install Windows 7, but you cannot "format" to it. You will need a new copy of Windows 7 that has a new or unused license.
     
  3. SUEOHIO

    SUEOHIO

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2007
    Messages:
    3,754
    First Name:
    SUE
    A big problem with a lot of the brand new computers now is there arent even windows 7 drivers available for some of them and some wont even let you go back to windows 7 even if there is drivers listed if you wanted to because theres something in the bios that makes it impossible to do so.
     
  4. dai

    dai

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2003
    Messages:
    11,198
  5. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

    Joined:
    May 12, 2002
    Messages:
    79,469
    First Name:
    Frank
    Vimnaldo:

    What's the product number(P/N) and model number(M/N) that's on the sticker?

    ----------------------------------------------------------------

    All the HP ENVY dv4 series laptops at the HP support site only list Windows 8(64-bit) drivers.

    The dv4-5205tx isn't in the list.

    ---------------------------------------------------------------
     
  6. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/1086193

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice