Installing Windows 7 on HP Pavilion G6-2210SA
I've just bought this laptop from Curry's (bit of a bargain I thought) and naturally tried to wipe it and install 7 pro when I got home, only to find that it just won't take it at all. Apparently, Windows 7 and older is now a legacy OS, and isn't supported by the BIOS. There is an option to load legacy OSs in the BIOS, but then when you get the install Windows 7 screen it can't detect the CD drive, even though it's spinning away quite happily.
I'm guessing this is a restriction put on by the manufacturers/Microsoft to stop people doing what I'm trying to do... Has anyone managed to get Windows 7 onto a Windows 8 OEM laptop?
Be careful as there are no Win7 drivers on the hp site
Originally Posted by kirchie
I am having a nighmare with a customers Hp G6-2210sa
Have managed to install win7 fine, but half the devices are not installing in the device manager, and there are NO win 7 drivers available for them...Arrrr
I also can not now access their hidden partition to be able to restore the machine to win 8.!
If anyone has any ideas, they would be very welcome.,!