EVERYTHING WORKS GREAT THANKS...only problem im encountering now is When restarting my PC itcannot load windows 7, the only way I can make this happen is If I press F10 and select the hard drive . most likely it has something to do with BIOS (I tried all the different settings to no avail) can you help me out ... or anyone pls..thanks in advance
Hey sorry dude, I never got an email from this site about your response, hopefully I'm not too late or you had fixed it yourself.
Things to make sure you have set in your BIOS:
- Under BOOT
- - secure boot is disabled
- - OS Mode Selection is UEFI OS
- - Under Boot Device Priority you have moved the correct hard drive (the one you select when you press F10) at the top.
If however you flashed the entire HDD I'd have to imagine that OS Mode Selection would be CSM OS instead. There shouldn't be too much else to fiddle with. If you are still having problems (even after this super late response) could you give me more information about what you've done?
I noticed some of the FN+Fxx keys don't work, specifically F1, F2, F3, F11, F12. Any ideas as to how we could get this to work in windows 7?
Your Fn+ F2 and F3 (brightness adjusters) should be working. The only ones I don't have are the Fn+F1, which was just some samsung options menu (not very useful to have), and the Fn+ F11 and Fn+ F12 which I suppose is a little unfortunate they aren't working, but fan control isn't very necessary and wireless can be turned off/on manually. Sure it will require more work but it's still less than the work required in Windows 8.
I still looked around though, considering the NP300E5C-A01UB is also a series 3 Samsung with Windows 7, I figured maybe they would have a driver for the function keys... but alas I found none. I searched around more but it feels a little hopeless. I'd love to help you and I'm sorry I can't, but my main concern with this guide was to get everything essential to work and I currently don't have much time to fiddle with drivers. If anyone has a solution you are more than welcome to.
In order to get function keys working you need to install the Easy Settings software.
I am not sure if its relevant here after all this time, but just wanted to mention. I have the NP365E5C-S02UB running Windows 8.1 x64 ... and its Synaptics Drivers also weren't working. So ...
- I used Samsung's software "SWUpdate" & searched my Laptop manually by choosing Win7 as the OS (Win8.1 would only show TWO updates, AMD Catalyst & Bluetooth Drivers)
- Chose the "Touchpad Driver" (saved on my HDD) and it came out as "Synaptics Touchpad Driver_184.108.40.206".
Previously i tried downloading the latest Synaptics from their official website *synaptics.com" but the latest version v17.0.19 didn't work)
That being said, my Functional Keys are also not working. I might find a Win7 driver which could help me enable those keys (none of the functional keys are working), and i'll definitely post here if i find anything.
Just mentioning it here, if it helps anyone
Thanks for reading
EDIT: A little update. I downloaded & used Win8's Synaptics Touchpad Drivers (from SWUpdate) which were v16.2.2 (later than the Win7's version) and it fixed my "Laggy pointer" problem and also brought back some missing features from the touchpad (it was missing multi-touch on previous Win7 Drivers).
Still haven't been able to find any drivers which would make my "Functional Keys" work again :S
Went through a lot of trouble of finding drivers for my new Samsung laptop in the Windows 7 OS. Samsung doesn't support downgrading as of right now and can be pretty difficult to gather everything you need, so I figured I'd write a guide on how I went about it. Since I saw this place come up in my search results multiple times I figured this would be ample location to drop it off.
Here is my guide to downgrading from Windows 8 to Windows 7 on the Samsung Series 3 laptop (NP365E5C-S01US)