No drivers for windows 10


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       #1

    No drivers for windows 10


    I have a old laptop (HP 2000-2128TU) & i want to install windows 10 in it, but hp don't have any drivers for windows 10 for thin model. So if i use it without any drivers what issues i will face? Or any suggestions what should i do. I intend to use the laptop for coding, browsing & media consumption.
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  2. Posts : 35,410
    Win 10 Pro (21H2) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    You will be aware of this (from HP)- your laptop is older than 2013:

    HP PCs manufactured before August of 2013 might not have a complete set of hardware and/or drivers required to use all of the features in Windows 10.


    • HP is not testing or developing Windows 10 drivers for these PC products.
    • If you choose to use Windows 10 some features, applications, and connected devices might not work as expected.
    • If you still wish to proceed with using Windows 10 on an untested system, please visit the Windows support site (in English) for information and support.

    Already running Windows 10 on an untested device? To find available drivers for these products, see Where Do I Find Windows 10 Drivers and Software for My Model?
    That said, probably millions of people are effectively running Windows 10 on a device never designed for it or proven to do so- out of specification.

    Unless you can find an example showing others' experience of this device running Win 10, and I couldn't after searching for a limited time. you install Win 10 at your own risk.

    See:
    Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware

    If you wish to do so, and you have a working OS on it at present, first create a disk image of what you have so you can restore it should things go horribly wrong.

    Or simply replace the disk if you have a spare one.

    What could go wrong?
    It could be unbootable, suffer audio gitches (latency), run hot in safe or normal mode, exhibit graphics problems, have no compatible driver for some significant piece of hardware...

    You may need to use an older version of a particular driver than MS provides via Windows Update.
    You may need to find a driver yourself- if it's possible, that is.

    Your experience may differ depending on your choice of 32 bit or 64 bit Windows.

    The quickest thing to try - if you have a Windows-based live boot to hand- is to see what happens if you boot from that.
    Otherwise, simply try it.

    Make sure the BIOS is updated to the latest available version.
    Last edited by dalchina; 08 Sep 2019 at 06:45.
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  3. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #3

    Can you look locate HP driver installation exe files for Win7?

    I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 on a Dell laptop from 2008. I had the same challenge with several drivers not being available for Windows 10. I had the old driver installation files and was able to run them with Windows 10 using a Windows 7 Compatibility mode.
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    dalchina said:
    You will be aware of this (from HP)- your laptop is older than 2013:



    That said, probably millions of people are effectively running Windows 10 on a device never designed for it or proven to do so- out of specification.

    Unless you can find an example showing others' experience of this device running Win 10, and I couldn't after searching for a limited time. you install Win 10 at your own risk.

    See:
    Let's run Win10 on really really old hardware

    If you wish to do so, and you have a working OS on it at present, first create a disk image of what you have so you can restore it should things go horribly wrong.

    Or simply replace the disk if you have a spare one.

    What could go wrong?
    It could be unbootable, suffer audio gitches (latency), run hot in safe or normal mode, exhibit graphics problems, have no compatible driver for some significant piece of hardware...

    Your experience may differ depending on your choice of 32 bit or 64 bit Windows.

    The quickest thing to try - if you have a Windows-based live boot to hand- is to see what happens if you boot from that.
    Otherwise, simply try it.

    Make sure the BIOS is updated to the latest available version.
    Thanks for the info. I'll keep this in mind
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #5

    W10 Tweaker said:
    Can you look locate HP driver installation exe files for Win7?

    I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 on a Dell laptop from 2008. I had the same challenge with several drivers not being available for Windows 10. I had the old driver installation files and was able to run them with Windows 10 using a Windows 7 Compatibility mode.
    I have drivers for win 7 & 8. Bt can things go wrong by trying to run drivers in compatibility mode?
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  6. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #6

    mrKD said:
    I have drivers for win 7 & 8. Bt can things go wrong by trying to run drivers in compatibility mode?
    The drivers installation executable file is run in compatibility mode. Once they're successfully loaded, they will run in your current OS as far as I understand. It seems to work fine and no more exclamation on the device while looking at the device manager.

    When I loaded drivers on my Dell laptop, there wasn't anything available for a Windows 10 version of drivers. What other options are available?

    As with any windows full installations, make an image of the disk in its current state so you always have the ability to roll back.
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