There's a HP laptop that was downgraded to Windows 7 from Windows 10. I decided to do that because Windows 10 didn't work properly on such obsolete hardware. The system is much more responding after the downgrade.
However, a persistent problem emerged on Windows 7 that wasn't the case on Windows 10.
Whenever I try to connect to wireless network I get the following error:
On the very first boot (right after the downgrade) I installed networking drivers from the original HP website (choose Windows 7, 64bit), now driver manager looks like this:
Nevertheless, when I shut down the computer and unplug it from the socket on every start I'm faced with "No connections are available". In order to resolve the issue I have to do the following:
- Re-install the networking driver (from the original website)
- Reboot the computer (without unplugging it from the socket)
- Press F12 in order to turn the "wirelessness" on
And I have to do that on every start after I unplug it just to connect to the Internet. There's a severe hardware issue with the battery (I guess the computer can't operate without being plugged in) but there was no such problem when the computer was on Windows 10.
If I reboot OR shut down and start the computer with the computer being plugged in, there's no such networking issue.
What I also noticed is that Bluetooth hardware goes missing after I unplug and start the computer (this is the list of devices when wifi doesn't work).
What can I do to retain the networking drivers (?) after the computer unplugged?