HP 15-d035dx OS/Software :: Downgrade From 8.1 To W7 - Driver Install Failures (system Requirements Not Met)
Mar 13, 2014
I have just purchased a brand new HP 15-d035dx laptop as a Bundle from BestBuy. Pre-installed with Windows8.1 OS (my first time using it) and i immediately rejected it and decided to install my copy of Windows 7 Pro. I took all the necessary steps into successfully installing Windows 7. Disabling Secure Boot and Enabling Legacy Mode. I cleaned my partitions through Clean Diskpart. I had all the drivers i needed for Windows 7 saved onto a CD knowing my USB and WiFI drives won't work. I have only been able to install the Drivers for the sound, mouse and internet. Everything else fails, so I entered BIOS and I have very limited options to mess around with and I noticed something. It shows default OS is Win8.1 and my heart dropped. This meant that everything I just did was for absolutely nothing. But I am not taking no for an answer. There must be a way to override this issue and get Windows 7 working perfectly with no problems.
What would one need to install one or two 1.8" drives into an Envy that came with a 2.5" drive origionally. I'm a bit confused since 2.5" drives are regular SATA connections, however, 1.8" drives are microSATA. That seems to be the 1.8" drives bracket must also include microsata adapter(s)? Or are there just 3 ports in the drive bay?
What bracket is need and where to purchase? Or does it come with the laptop (it should, IMO.) or is no bracket needed?
I found this at HP: [url]
is that the right bracket, or is it the bracket that comes with the 160gb SSD replacement part? "160GB 1.8" SSD with bracket"
I'm want to downgrade my XPS 12 to windows 7. I hate windows 8 and no it will not grow on me. I've been using it for a couple of months now and I hate it. Everything I have tried to to make w8 palatable fails. How can I downgrade and get this crap OS off my computer?
I wanted to downgrade my new Lenovo U330 Touch from Windows 8.1 to Windows 7 (x64 Home Premium).URL...I accidentally deleted the partition with Windows 8.1 on it by mistake.
Now, when I try to install Windows 7 from the boot sequence, I get the message saying that "Windows cannot be installed to this disk. The selected disk is of the GPT partition style".How do I install Windows 7?
One of the most troublesome consequences of downgrading your VAIO to Windows XP is not being able to adjust the screen brightness using the F5/F6 keys.
This tutorial aims to (i) resolve that issue, and (ii) retain the ability to adjust brightness when you update to the latest LaptopVideo2Go drivers. The below methods have been tested on VAIO FZ, FW, and NS laptops with NVIDIA GeForce 8X00M cards, and they are working flawlessly with the LV2G 190.15 driver.
Part 1: Enabling Fn Brightness Control
Skip this step if your brightness control is already working
In order to be able to use the brightness control on a XP-Downgraded machine, you need:
1. VAIO Event Service Hotfix (Which updates the VESConfig.ini file for the VAIO Event Service) -> You can get this at[url]. -> If you have an FZ, you can use the VESConfig.ini I have attached
2. NVIDIA Driver with Customised nv4_disp.inf (Refer to Part 2)............
Lately I've been having issues with the sound, which I believe to be temperature related and I wasn't sure whether to put this in the audio or hardware board.
Anyway, at least once a day I have to restart because any sound output-- videos, skype calls, music-- beging to stutter severely and sound how I can only describe as "robotic." After restarting, it goes back to normal. There are no error messages, the system just begins to lag and affected programs become unresponsive.
Usually when this happens, I notice that my device is unusually hot. Ever since I purchased it, I have never heard or felt air moving in the vents so I'm not sure if the fan is functional. I'm afraid to take it apart to make sure in case that voids the warranty, but I suspect excessive heat might be damaging the components related to this issue.
The default sound device is Realtek High Definition Audio
when I turn on my Z, the screen glitches two or three times upon hitting the login screen. Does this happen for anyone else?
Sometimes, (it's happened once or twice) my graphics card even failed upon logging in and had to be reloaded, and even, on one occassion, completely shut down my computer (Straight to black, green light turned red) in the middle of casual browsing.
Are these causes for concern? Should I return my laptop?
My laptop constantly loses connection to my wireless router and I'm forced to use the windows troubleshooting tool to hook up again. This can happen over and over again multiple times over the course of an hour or so. I'm using an Xfinity wireless router and have several other devices hooked up to it wirelessly that do not drop connection. These include iPhones, iPod touch, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Mac notebook. And no, they are not all accessing the wireless at the same time. I've reinstalled/updated the drivers, adjusted my power saving settings, restored the system to its factory settings -- basically everything on the troubleshooting list.
I'm having a problem in installing Graphic driver on win 7 64.When I tried to install intel HD graphic driver, I got the following message: "the computer does not meet the minimum requirements for installing the software." and when am trying to install nvidia driver, it say that I have to install intel driver first.
I downgraded from win 8 to win 7 with a clean install and although I have the sound workling I cant find the correct driver in other forum posts to get beats audio installed. Link to the correct download :
Also I would like to get the on screen volume indicator back.
Doing a clean install of Vista and keep getting prompted to locate and install driver for "Coprocessor". Have looked in device manager (yellow mark) but I just don't know what it is. Windows says it can't locate software for it.
Don't know what I am looking for on Acers site under drivers, installed all other stuff OK, Realtek, NVidia etc. Could it be a modem driver. Properties in device manager give no clues, it's listed as "other devices" along with the webcam which I have to sort drivers out for too.
I had to replace a failed HD on an Inspiron 1525. I followed the recommended install procedure in a previous thread[Dell Vista Laptop Reformat and Bloatware Removal Guide].
Thanks to those that made this thread possible! I had to reinstall all drivers[dell.com] but I'm not sure whether I should install the one labeled "Dell System Software" it is a 40.1MB file that may contain much of Dell's bloatware.
I tried to install the Dell System Detect application but I couldn't because of this error;Unable to install or run this application. This application requires Version 4.0 Full or other compatible .NET Framework..Where do I get this framework version?
I have a thinkpad W500 and I'm reinstalling Windows 7 after years of running linux (I got tired of my video drivers being unsupported due to the age of the card). However, when I attempt to install system update, I get the message "an error occured while gathering user information" and I cannot continue. How can I get the switchable graphics, power, and keyboard drivers properly installed? I don't really care about the rest of the software, it just that system update is the only way I know of to get it.
Today I upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and all of my drivers were found without me needing to install anything except for one. In the device manager I have an exclamation by 'Base System Device
I have a dv6 7010 US I used to have Windows 7 with x64. I tried to install a dual-boot Ubuntu, but if it worked i wouldn't be writing this.
I tried to install Ubuntu with a live CD. I was in Ubuntu I thought it was finished installing and I rebooted the computer. When it came back on it said 'Missing Operating System.' The live CD wasn't in when it did that, then I put it back in and restarted and it went back to Ubuntu and offered to install it again. I didn't install it and i just restarted again (mistake). Again it came up with 'Missing Operating System'.
I restarted again but hit the Escape button and went to the start menu. I navigated around, trying to do a recovery boot and trying to do a system restore, but none of them worked. Now when i put the Ubuntu CD in i don't get Ubuntu, but the same Missing Operating System screen I have tried to get a download of Windows 7 and reinstall it on another disc but I didn't do it right and don't want to risk it again. I can get into a Command Window and can do stuff with that, but what to do at this point.