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Hp Envy Phoenix 860-010 runing win7

Q: Hp Envy Phoenix 860-010 runing win7

Hello I am considering an Hp Envy Phoenix 860-010 And would like to run Windows 7 ultimate and Linux mint on it and can't seem to find out if this is possible.
I would appreciate any input.

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A: Hp Envy Phoenix 860-010 runing win7

Well I answered my own Question. I went on the HP web site and found win 7 drivers for this machine.
How do I close this thread?
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A:Almost got my old scanner working w/Win7 64bit

That Microtek ScanMaker E3 scsi flatbed scanner ... didn't even work well with Windows XP... and the cost in time and components to attempt to make it work are much higher than a decent Canon or Epson scanner which can be had fof $40... Less if used...

On what system are you runny SCSI ?
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A:New hardware + Win7 installation = headaches

Update: Wired connection issue is fixed. I have to (sheepishly) admit that I completely forgot to install the router via the CD that came with it. The lousy wireless performance is still a problem, though, as well as the hard drive/partition issues.
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@Moirax . I can't answer your question, but your mention of Homegroup makes me ask what is it for? To avoid hijacking this thread,I'll PM you.
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A:Win7 on Compaq6710b does not recognize external hdd

Have you tried your Ext Hard drive to be connected to any other PC or Laptop. If the drive is still not recognized consult an expert for this.
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A:Video Stuttering with 7870 in Win7 64

In-game Vsync sucks for many games, the problem being some games tend to be biased towards one company and that causes the other company Graphics card to run poorly in it.

Try downloading Radeon Pro, its a custom tool that helps for games like that on AMD cards that run into issues with Vsync. Once installed, all you do is add the games your having problems with, go to the options surrounding the games sync, and set it to use dynamic Vsync with the refresh rate of your monitor (You can also add your monitors refresh in).
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O/S error

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OK~ I haven't given up on my own search and it dawned on me to just go to the asus site! genious ain't I? LOL

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EyeSore said:

And removed and replaced all my USB2 and USB3 drivers and programsClick to expand...

What did you do to "replace" the drivers?? I don't think a code 10 would cause the issue described HERE but check the files are present anyway

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A:BSOD Win7 memory issues or power supply?

CLFS.sys is flagging in the minidumps...
Check your memory and hard drive for errors:
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A:VAIO PCG-7184L, freezing at Win7 logo, safe mode freezes on hal.dll

So I just ran the windows repair disc again and this is the Startup Repair problem details:

Problem Signature:
Problem Event Name: StartupRepairOffline
Problem Signature 01: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 02: 6.1.7600.16385
Problem Signature 03: unknown
Problem Signature 04: 886
Problem Signature 05: ExternalMedia
Problem Signature 06: 1
Problem Signature 07: FailureDuringSetup
OS Version: 6.1.7600.
Locale ID: 1033

This is the Diagnosis and Repair details, I have to type all this up by hand so I excluded everything that was successfully tested:

Number of repair attempts: 1

Session Details
System Disk = \Device\Harddisk0
Windows Directory = D:\Windows
AutoChk Run = 0
Number of root causes = 1

Root cause found:
Failure while setup is in progress.


These are the tests that were successful all with an error code of 0x0:
Check for Updates
System disk test
Disk failure diagnosis
Disk metadata test
Target OS test
Volume content check
Boot manager diagnosis
System boot log diagnosis
Event log diagnosis
Internal state check
Boot status test
Setup state check
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A:Can I install WinXP 32-bit on my PC instead of Win7 64-bit?

M Pincott-Brown said:

The answer I hope to get is: "yeah, you can fresh install Windows XP SP2 32bit but you'll not be able to use USB3 and the increase in memory will not be fully utilised" or something along those lines.Click to expand...

Windows XP drivers for your motherboard includes USB 3.0

To answer your question, if you can purchase a new license (or have one thats transferable) for XP, I see no other reason why you could not install Windows XP.