Windows 7 Professional

I bought Windows 7 Professional and Deleted Windows 10 on a new laptop. Now the usb nor the network card will not work. They all give code 28 (the driver can't be found). THE CD/DVD drive works. Do I need to find drivers and burn them to a CD? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Mark BudkaElectronics Technician Asked:
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nobusCommented:
Windows 7
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if you have  unknown devices in device manager, you can use this procedure to identify them :

1- visit the motherboard manufacturers support site, for downloading drivers
2- use windows update >optional updates to find them

3- Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Information.
Now select  "Components" and highlight "Problem Devices".
All hardware devices with a driver problem will be listed here.
Make a note of the first line of the PNP Device ID line of the entry. It will show a Vendor number and a Device number (VENxxxxDEVxxxx) both four digits long.
Look up those numbers here:    pcilookup.com
This will tell you the manufacturer and the chip number.  
Check the manufacturer's website first or google them - or post them here

4- If your LAN is running, you can also use windows update> optional drivers, or  use a driver update software
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If the new laptop came with Windows 10, check the manufacturer's site for Windows 7 drivers. If there are none, you cannot load Windows 7. Microsoft has said new machines cannot go back.
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dbruntonCommented:
Make and model of laptop please.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
If you want to downgrade, the first thing you should do is CHECK if the new laptop supports Windows 7.  If it doesn't you'll have to reload 10 or accept that certain things will not work - if it works at all.
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
identify the exact make and model of the usb and nic and start googling...maybe you will find a driver from another vendor
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als315Commented:
There are many driverpack solutions. I use this one:
https://sdi-tool.org/download/
It is large (15Gb), but there are drivers for most existing devices.
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masnrockCommented:
Do I need to find drivers and burn them to a CD?
Yes.

Did you check the website of the manufacturers of the hardware in question for driver support? Computer makers won't offer drivers for operating systems older than what they offered on the machine in the first place, so you have to seek the actual maker of the hardware.
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Rajat SehgalFounder Enhance TechnologyCommented:
If you share part no. and model no. of laptop and version of windows then will provide you Drivers download link from there you can download & install drivers for both USB & NIC.
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Mark BudkaElectronics Technician Author Commented:
It's an Hp 250 G6. I need to run Windows 7 Pro. because none of my security programs (ip cameras, card access, burg/fire alarms) are not update to date to function with Windows 10 yet.
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nobusCommented:
look if this helps :  https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/drivers-windows-7-for-HP-250-G6/td-p/6461305
but it also says windows 7 = not supported
you could run it in a VM
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dbruntonCommented:
Try this thread  https://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Software-and-How-To-Questions/drivers-windows-7-for-HP-250-G6/td-p/6461305

Note that you need to identify what processor you have in the machine (the thread discusses this).
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can try two things:

1. Return the unit and look for a used or older model stock that comes with Windows 7,  OR,
2. Run Windows 7 in a virtual machine. I do that to support Windows 7 users.
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
explore the win 10 disk if it came with one, or download windows 10 from Microsoft burn it to a cd, explore its content look under drivers install the drivers fro what you need from the win 10 CD and choose to run in compatibility mode
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Mark BudkaElectronics Technician Author Commented:
Way to go bro. It took alittle patience, but your idea worked. I have about fifty thousand extra driver files, but who cares(lol) . Alot of people said that it couldn't be done with a new machine. This forum thinks that people jump right on the solutions that day or else they abandon the question. I work for a living. Thanks a million.
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nobusCommented:
you make my day - with such a comment !
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