Downgrading an HP Laptop from Windows 8 to Windows 7
Posted on 2013-11-06
I have an HP Envy Ultrabook 4-1015DX laptop that came w/ Windows 8 pre-installed. I would like to downgrade it to Windows 7 Pro.
What are the steps involved? I know I'll need the Windows 7 Pro installation files. Since this laptop has no built-in DVD, I'll have to create a bootable USB flash drive.
This laptop has a TouchSmart screen. Will that pose any driver problem or issue if I downgrade to Windows 7? Not that I really care if the touchscreen works under Windows 7. I just don't want to go through all the trouble of downgrading and then have there be major driver issues with anything on this laptop, touchscreen or otherwise.