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What drivers for Window 7 Pro on HP ENVY ep1000 [UEFI, GPT] ???

dq7730
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What drivers for Window 7 Pro on HP ENVY ep1000 ???

 

For Windows 11, this is the URL for the setup drivers:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/download/19512/intel-rapid-storage-technology-driver-installation-software-with-intel-optane-memory-10th-and-11th-gen-platforms.html?wapkw=intel%20rst%20vmd%20controller%209a0b

 

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However, for Windows 7, those ^ drivers do not work.

This is the closest URL I could find per the equipment:
https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/sku/205316/intel-optane-memory-h20-with-solid-state-storage-32-gb-512-gb-m-2-80mm-pcie-3-0-3d-xpoint-qlc/downloads.html

 

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 but alas, it still does not work.

 

Is it even possible for me to install Windows 7 on this machine?

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n_scott_pearson
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Windows 7 is not supported on 7th gen and later systems. No formal driver support is provided. There are folks that say drivers can be hacked to work, but I personally don't think it is worth the hassle.
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n_scott_pearson
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Windows 7 is not supported on 7th gen and later systems. No formal driver support is provided. There are folks that say drivers can be hacked to work, but I personally don't think it is worth the hassle.
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dq7730
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I personally do.

How/where may I acquire the informal drivers?

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n_scott_pearson
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You can search for versions of these drivers in the Intel Download Center, but you are on your own after that.

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