Abe20171116
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Windows 7 SATA Driver for Inspiron 15 5565

I am having problems installing Windows 7 Pro on a  separate partition on my laptop that came with Windows 10 Home Edition.  All the drivers at the Dell website are only for Windows 10.  Could someone please suggest any solutions.  Thanks in advance for your help.

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RE: Windows 7 SATA Driver for Inspiron 15 5565

ABE20171116 ,

Unfortunately, you would need to search the internet for drivers for the hardware or go to the manufacturer of the devices website.


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Abe20171116
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RE: Windows 7 SATA Driver for Inspiron 15 5565

DEll-Jesse L,

The manufacturer is Dell and they don't have the driver on their website.  Only Windows 10 drivers are available not Windows 7 as per the link below.  Any other suggestions please.

www.dell.com/.../drivers

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RE: Windows 7 SATA Driver for Inspiron 15 5565

AMD does not have full support for Windows 7 on most of its newer systems - you can try AMD for drivers, but expect there to be hardware for which there is not much Windows 7 support.

The other option is to run 7 under a virtual machine (vmware, etc.).

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Abe20171116
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RE: Windows 7 SATA Driver for Inspiron 15 5565

Thanks ein63, I will explore your suggestions and provide feedback.

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