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Are Windows 8 drivers compatible with the ones from Win7 ?

Q: Are Windows 8 drivers compatible with the ones from Win7 ?

Assume I have drivers for a certain device/motherboard for only Window7.
Can I use them in Windows 8?

And conversly: Can I use Windows 8 drivers in an Windows 7 installation as well?

Are both driver models compatible?

Peter

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Preferred Solution: Are Windows 8 drivers compatible with the ones from Win7 ?

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Are Windows 8 drivers compatible with the ones from Win7 ?

All the Windows 7 drivers for my gigabyte GAZ77X UD5H motherboard and the ASUS drivers for an ASUS Z77 chipset motherboard work with Windows 8. I haven't come across any problems with several installations.

I've also checked/updated the Intel devices on the motherboard at Intel and the drivers that they have for my hardware are for both Win 7 64 bit and Win 8 64 bit.

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I plan to buy a new notebook with pre-installed Windows 8

I don't want to use Windows 8 but use Windows 7 instead.

Can I remove Windows 8, then install Windows 7 and use the drivers from Windows 8?

Peter

A:Are Win7 drivers compatible with those of Win 8 ?

Maybe, if they list windows 7 drivers I would use them. I've installed Windows 7 and Windows 8 on my two desktop PC's that have ASUS motherboards and a lot of the drivers are the same for Windows 7 and 8. They will say compatible with Windows 7 x64 and Windows 8 x64 in the description and you will get the exact same download regardless of which OS you select. My new laptop came with Windows 8 but also lists Windows 7 drivers in its downloads. Before you buy just go to the support page for the one you plan to buy and see if there are Windows 7 drivers available for it. If they are dedicated Windows 8 drivers they may not install, you'll get a this OS not supported or something similar message. You could also Google that model to see if anyone tried the OS swap and ran into problems.

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Hi! My computer is an older Asus notebook. Because of that the drivers are old too and i cant find any. Even if i use windows update utilitys and so on, for searching for drivers, it will find just a few.

But other important drivers, like audio drivers and so on, are hard to find.

I used a free trial of "Driver Whiz" but will not find any new drivers for my computer too.

Does that mean that my computer will not work properly on Win7? Does that mean that it would be better to install XP again?

My computer is a Asus A5e.
Thanks for any insights on this.

A:Drivers not compatible with Win7 (Asus A5e)

The Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor is a tool designed to remove uncertainties about Win 7 and an existing system.You might give that a shot.Louis

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Hi, After having so many problems with Win 8.1  I decided to downgrade my OS into to Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit).   unfortunately HP driver support does not have any Windows 7 drivers for this particular model (Pavilion TouchSmart 15-b129wm) .So Can someone please help me in finding any or all the device drivers?  The ones I desparately need are: (((SM Bus Controller - Ethernet Controller - Network Controller - Universal Serial Bus"USB" Controller ))) Thank you very much for your help! 

A:Compatible Drivers for Win7 64bit

meshkov wrote:Hi, After having so many problems with Win 8.1  I decided to downgrade my OS into to Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit).   unfortunately HP driver support does not have any Windows 7 drivers for this particular model (Pavilion TouchSmart 15-b129wm) .So Can someone please help me in finding any or all the device drivers?  The ones I desparately need are: (((SM Bus Controller - Ethernet Controller - Network Controller - Universal Serial Bus"USB" Controller ))) Thank you very much for your help! There is no HP drivers for Win7 version but you need to ask one of the MOD to see if they can locate a matching driver for it from a different HP model that might work.

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I am using a win7 x32 Ultimate on my Acer Aspire E1-510 laptop but i am not able to find any compatible graphic driver for it.

Can someone please recommend me one..?

A:Help! Need win7 x32 compatible graphic drivers for acer aspire e1-510

Hello Bradlee12.. I found this on Intel site for you. : https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sea...ng&ProdId=3656

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I installed the new Nvidia Drivers gor my gt 610 from the 301 version to 306 version,when I installed theme it says the windows 7 aero theme is not compatible with these drivers. Is there any way I can revert back to the previous drivers to resolve this problem?
 

A:New Nvidia drivers not compatible with Win7 Aero theme

You should be able to roll back the driver to the previous driver by right clicking on Computer and going to Manage. When there, go to Device Manager and highlight the Nvidia component, which should be the display adapter. Right click and click on properties. You should be able to roll it back from here.
 

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Apparently, this issue has been mentioned here previously. See,

Asus EEE PC1000H + Card Reader Driver

Generally, I am not concerned with my SD card reader as the OP of the above thread was yet, I am concerned regarding the need for appropriate drivers. So far, the Win7 install behaves well with the lone exception of an odd display of two rows of four tabs of Chrome when I attempted to return to my browsers home page yesterday following the install. Every use of Chrome since this lone bad example has been fine. The Intel 945 (?) chipset driver was upgraded after the install was completed.

I did not activate my Win7 during install so, I have 30 days to do so. My WEI is 2.2 in view of the Atom N270 but, the response of the OS is good because, I coupled the Win7 with a Samsung 840 PRO 256 Gb SSD.

I contacted ASUS regarding use and compatibility of the XP drivers that remain available for the 1000H but, this sounds like a lost cause.

Any advise?

A:Win7 32-bit Clean Install: Compatible ASUS Eee PC 1000H Drivers?

Did you complete all Window 7 Updates?

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I want to format my laptop and I thought that windows7 would be a nice solution.
However in the acer website it seems that my laptop is not compatible with Windows 7.
What shall I do?
Is there any trick?
I am almost ignorant so if it sounds stupid I apologise

Friwise

A:Non compatible drivers with Windows 7

What's the model of your laptop.

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hello there,

i really need to know if there are available drivers for hp compaq nx9110 that are compatible with windows 7? i've tried a couple of things to no avail.

A:can my laptop run windows 7 (i need compatible drivers)

Does HP's/Compaq's website have downloads for Windows 7 or have you tried vista drivers?

Try 7 drivers before vista's

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Hello, KQ437AA-ABA IQ506Windows 10, 64 BitsBIOS 5.03 Questions: 1. Need a BIOS 5.10 that can be run on Windows 10 Home, the screen is flicking every 10 seconds. The BIOS driver on the HP Support site is for Windows 8 and it does not run on Windows 10. 2. Need a AverMedia TV Tuner Windows 10 driver, or compatible. 3. Once I have the TV Tuner, what free application can I use to watch TV? Thanks. 

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OK so i had been through the whole beta driver scenario with amd's latest windows 8 drivers and it resulted in bsod's...which led me to download and install the stable but old drivers which led to my games having fps drops ,which i think is related to the drivers because with the beta drivers i was getting good fps's , not so much with the stable one's , anyways the question is should i go back to windows 7 because many people including myself are having compatibility issues with windows 8,windows 8.1 when it comes to amd's beta drivers( or just their drivers in general), while the vast majority are having no problems with their windows 7.
 
 

A:Is windows 8 really compatible with latest AMD drivers

What device are you looking for drivers for?

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Hi all,

I recently upgraded to Windows 7 (32 bit), but now my Lexmark All-In-One X74-X75 printer drivers aren't compatible... well, kind of.

When I first reinstalled the drivers after the upgrade, I was able to use the scan facility of the printer, and print jobs could queue up for printing, but they would not print. When I attempted to update drivers, uninstall/reinstall, etc, I was told the installation was unsuccessful.

I could not find any drivers for my model printer on the Lexmark site, but I was hoping someone out there may have some tips on how I can get around this problem.

Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Cheers,

MelbMuso73
 

A:Printer drivers compatible with Windows 7

That is an old printer, there are no W7 drivers available for it, time for an upgrade.

http://support.lexmark.com/index?lo...ALLINONE.LEXMARK_X75&searchid=1271172125835#2

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Hi!

I downgraded the Windows OS from Vista to XP for my friend since the Vista was too hard for him to figure out. However, after downgrading the
OS, I also 'lost' the sound drivers. I tried to download the Realtek AC'97
sound drivers, but got the message that Realtek's drivers were not compliant with Microsoft's 'vendor' policies, so I wasn't able to complete
the download. Anyway, now I need to download another sound driver that is compliant with Microsoft's vendor policies. Does anyone know of such drivers? I'm meeting my friend again on Thursday of this week, and I'd like to have the computer working for him by then. Thanks!
 

A:How do I download compatible sound drivers for Windows XP?

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I recently spent about 100 dollars on something that requires drivers to be used, and it does not support Windows 8. It only allows Windows 7 and Windows XP, so i need to know how to get past this and install them anyway. I have tried running it in compatibility mode, but this doesn't install the drivers properly. I am willing to install emulators for running XP or 7, if needed. Please help. 

A:Need to install drivers that aren't compatible with Windows 8

Set up dual boot?? 

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Hello.
Yesterday I purchased a new laptop - HP Pavilion 17-f150nm. It came without an OS so I installed Windows 7 32bit. The problem is that I have a few drivers missing:
Ethernet Controller
Network Controller
PCI Device
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller
Unknown Device
Unknown Device
I did not get a CD with my laptop and HP offers on their website only drivers for Windows 8 for my laptop. I've been downloading drivers using another computer and burning them to CDs since my USB ports are not working, but none of the drivers seem to be working.. I've been at this for 24hours now and don't know what to do..

A:No compatible drivers for Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Hi Welcome to Seven Forums ... One of the reasons the Drivers on the HP Website will not work is cause they are 64 Bit Drivers ...

If you click on some of the Drivers there they state they will work with Windows 7 64 Bit ...
The problem is really with the Chipset it controls most of the Devices that you have with missing Drivers ..
The Intel Chipset Utility is your only hope ... I doubt it will not Help though ..
Chipset Software — Utility to Identify Your Intel? Chipset

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I have just upgraded to Windows 8 Pro from the Consumer Preview. I am using a Virgin Media supplied Netgear WNDA3200 network adapter to connect to a Virign Media Superhub, but the drivers for the adapter don't seem to work with the release version of Win8. I had the same issue with the CP of Win8, but was able to resolve it by downloading the 1.2 version of the WNDA3100 driver from the Netgear website. I have tried this and all the other WNDA drivers including the windows 8 beta ones, but the adapter still isn't working.

It seems odd to me that it would work in the CP, but not in the full release version of Windows 8.

If anyone has any ideas as how to go about solving this issue, they would be much appreciated.

EDIT:

After much frustration, I figured out the issue. It turns out that the adapter had defaulted to running one of microsoft's drivers, which was not working correctly. To get around this, you need to make sure you already have the driver installed, then search for "Device Manager" in settings (without quotes), and open Device Manager. Once it's open, sroll down to Network Adapters, and expand that. Then double click on the adapter. It should open a small window. Navigate to the 'Driver' tab, and select 'Update driver'.

From there, go to 'Browse my computer for driver software', click 'Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer', and click the 'Have Disk' option. Browse to where the driver is installed (usually under ProgramFiles(x86)\Ne... Read more

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I have a Lenovo Ideapad U530 natively with Windows 8.1, now that the time has come and Windows 10 just launched some 2 days ago, I was wondering if this model was 100% drivers compatible and updated for Windoes 10.I have checked the Lenovo Drivers Download page (http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-u-series-laptops/ideapad-u530-... and there are some Windos 10 compatible drivers.Should I wait for more drivers? Or can I just use the ones already are available and download the Windows 8.1 drivers?

A:Lenovo Ideapad U530 Windows 10 Compatible Drivers

Did you try it?





~ Crispy

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Hi, I have just purchased a HP Pro desk 400  g3 computer that i need for windows server 2008 to be running on. However after install i culdnt find drivers for windows server 2008. So far i managed to just the lan drivers which i downloaded form realtek. can anyone tell me were can i get compatible drivers for windows server 2008 64 bit for this computer. thanks

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Hey all, I recently installed an SSD in my old y580 laptop and reinstalled windows 10 but windows is registering the touchpad as a mouse plugged into the PS/2 port. As such, the touchpad inputs are far from optimized and no multi-finger gestures are being recognized (including scrolling  ). The previous HDD recently died but definitely used elan/synaptics drivers. I've had this problem occur on other Lenovo laptops and I've seen others posting about it on here, but never for the y580 and I've never been able to solve it. I've downloaded all of the touchpad drivers on the support page for my serial number but none of them go up to windows 10 and all of them result in an error message that reads that the Realtek Bluetooth Suite isn't compatible with this version of windows. I've also downloaded 15-20 different drivers for windows 10 elan/synaptics touchpads from varying newer lenovo laptops but none of them recognize my touchpad either. Any help would be super appreciated.

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After initially working fine on Windows 7 64-bit for several months my old HP Laserjet 1100 stopped working all of a sudden 3 months ago for good. Since then I have been trying various methods to get it up and running again & getting nowhere. It seems to be a common theme that people's old 1100 seems to work fine for the first few months & then it stops being able to print for no apparent reason.

Then earlier today I found a lone thread from a very old forum where someone with the same issue figured out that his 1100 stopped working just after a particular Windows Update (he didn't specify the offending update). Apparently he deleted all the updates from that day & behold! He got his printer to work again!!

This is the only person I have found out there who seems to have genuinely solved this problem. My issue is that because so much time has elapsed since my 1100 stopped working I have had literally 100's of Windows Updates since then & have no way of knowing which update caused the HP1100 driver to crash. So now I know what has caused the problem but I am still left with a non-working printer and it seems many others out there have the same problem.

Additionally, since the printer stopped working when I unplug & plug its USB from the computer there is now no familiar "ding" noise. In my search to fix the problem I uninstalled (removed) the HP1100 from my computer & now I cannot reinstall it because it won't recogn... Read more

A:HP Laserjet 1100 drivers & Windows 7 update not compatible!?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Marascus


After initially working fine on Windows 7 64-bit for several months my old HP Laserjet 1100 stopped working all of a sudden 3 months ago for good. Since then I have been trying various methods to get it up and running again & getting nowhere. It seems to be a common theme that people's old 1100 seems to work fine for the first few months & then it stops being able to print for no apparent reason.

Then earlier today I found a lone thread from a very old forum where someone with the same issue figured out that his 1100 stopped working just after a particular Windows Update (he didn't specify the offending update). Apparently he deleted all the updates from that day & behold! He got his printer to work again!!

This is the only person I have found out there who seems to have genuinely solved this problem. My issue is that because so much time has elapsed since my 1100 stopped working I have had literally 100's of Windows Updates since then & have no way of knowing which update caused the HP1100 driver to crash. So now I know what has caused the problem but I am still left with a non-working printer and it seems many others out there have the same problem.

Additionally, since the printer stopped working when I unplug & plug its USB from the computer there is now no familiar "ding" noise. In my search to fix the problem I uninstalled (removed) the HP1100... Read more

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So i just clean installed windows 7 so obviously the drivers need to be install manually., however as i install LAN and networking drivers i download from acer's site., it gives me error and failed to install.The LAn realtek gives me error 39 while wireless driver cant be installed (i have downloaded every wireless drivers from acer's site from windows 10 to windows 8.1 and non of them works. Any help? I pretty like windows 7 over 10 and 8.1. And i'm a noob in terms of hardwares.

A:Are drivers of windows 8.1 laptop compatible with windows 7?

Every Windows version has its own drivers.. I mean win8.1 drivers are different from win7 drivers.

Try Windows update inside Windows 7,
Maybe you are lucky and Os finds the right drivers.


Inviato da mio iPad utilizzando Tapatalk

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Okay so today I've decided to pull out an old PC and throw Windows 7 on it. All is well until I realized I cannot get any drivers for the PC because the manufacture(Gigabyte) doesn't have drivers that support Windows 7. Is there any solution to this? All I really need is the LAN Driver.

Motherboard: ga-8s661fxm-775
Drivers Page: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-8S661FXM-775 (rev. 2.0)
Chipset: SiS661FX Rev 11

Again is there any way to get Windows 7 Drivers for this motherboard?

Thanks in advanced. I will provide anymore information if needed.

A:Windows 7 on a Windows XP Machine. Need Win7 Drivers

Welcome Austinayers1337

If you have an empty PCI slot, buy an inexpensive 10/100 ethernet add in card. Install that with the correct drivers for it and see if you can get on the internet that way. Also have you tried any Vista drivers to see if they will work ?

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Hey everyone I really need some help with this:
I just burnt my Win7 install .iso to a DVD and rebooted my computer ready for the installation. I wait for the windows files to load, then when the bar is full, the screen goes to a blue screen with this message:

"...The BIOS in this system is not fully ACPI compliant. Please contact your system vendor for an updated BIOS.
Technical information:
*** STOP: 0x0000000A5 (0x0000000000001000, 0x0000000000000000, 0x00000000FFFFFFFF, 0x0000000000002040)"

Please help me sort this out, I have a fairly new computer that has been running XP SP3 without error thus far, and I am very keen to make the leap to Win7. Any and all help is most appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

A:Win7 setup ACPI not compatible?

Hello & Welcome Simonsiknasty,

Thanks for filling in you specs


Check in your Bios setup where you can turn ACPI "On" or "Off"

Also a lot of us have found win7 installs best the first time with 2 gb ram, then the other 2gb can be added later when it is running smoothly & all needed drivers have been installed. There are a lot of great members here to help you with problems.
Just keep asking questions & giving us the best details for the situation.

" Doc "

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So I'm needing to know whether a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop with a Core 2 Duo processor is likely to support win7 64 bit or not? From what I've read it sounds like it will..

..but, the laptop currently won't boot (hence the need for a windows reinstall) ? is there any way to tell for sure without booting it up?

A:Win7 compatible? can't boot to check..

Check the Dell support website.
If they don't have Windows 7 64-bit drivers for that model, you should not install that OS.

I just checked on your behalf on both the US & UK websites. Dell do not have any Windows 7 drivers for the Inspiron 1525, in fact they don't have any 64-bit drivers at all for that model. They support only 32-bit Windows XP & Windows Vista.

Since Dell laptops require drivers supplied only by Dell, it would be most unwise to install any version of Windows 7 on your laptop. Several components would most likely not work properly if at all.

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I have just installed Windows 8.1 and installed latest version of intel 4000 Hd driver (for Windows 8.1) which causes black screen on next restart.
So when i use old driver(old version that worked in Windows 7)it pops a message saying your driver does not meet system requirements. So i was guessing how to make my old driver compatible with Windows 8.1?
Thanks

A:How to make win7 driver compatible with Win 8.1?

Hi ... You will not be able to Install the Driver from Samsung as it has been specially modified for Windows 7 .. So your best Option is to let Windows Update your Driver for the Graphics ...

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I saw the link in this forum recommend to use RegistryBooster 2009 to fix erros on Window 7 and RegistryBooster 2009 is a part of PowerSuite 2009.So I want to ask Does PowerSuite 2009 compatible with Window7!?

Free Software Downloads > RegistryBooster, SpeedUpMyPC, etc > Uniblue

A:PowerSuite 2009 compatible with Win7?

I will ask my contact at uniblue and find out for you


Edit

PowerSuite is win7 compatible

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Hey guys, so yesterday I bought a brand new TP link TL-WN353GD PCI wifi card, installed it, (it auto installed) and it always says windows could not connect to _____ and whatever. I did that diagnostics it suggested and it told me there was a problem with the router, but after that, all the other diagnostics said that there was no detected problem. I have the drivers disk, etc. tried installing using other drivers, nothing. My router is fine though, it works on my $12 ralink wifi card from a china internet store, so I know it works. Im stuck using it now. Thanks in advance guys.

A:TP-Link TL-WN353D not compatible w/ win7?

It doesn't show up on the Windows 7 compatiblity list so it may or may not work correctly for you, it's hard to say for sure.
Supports Windows 98, ME, 2000, 2003, XP, XP64, Vista
Antenna detachable(RP-SMA Connector)

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(A large portion of my issue and what led up to it resides here)

I know barely anything about boot managers and whatnot. This is a part of a long series regarding other problems I've had that I posted previously here a while ago, but no one seemed to know anything about it (although the above link is to another forum).

Well I had gotten past that original problem by forcing the "UEFI DVD drive" to be booted instead of the "BIOS DVD drive" version, as I have the option to pick either type (as to utilize a GPT format instead of an MBR format, I do have a UEFI motherboard by the way). As I try to install Win7 x64, it creates the GPT disk and MSR and EFI partitions correctly, but when the setup restarts for the first time, inbetween the "Installing Updates" phase and "Completing Installation" phase, it gives me this error:






Quote:
Windows could not finish configuring the system. To attempt to resume configuration, restart the computer.


I tried to manually create the GPT disk and EFI, MSR and primary partitions but no change. I tried different permutations of boot orders and nothing changed. Now, I can successfully install Win7 via the "BIOS DVD drive" and use a MBR style disk instead, and it installs fine. The only caveat is I can only boot up Windows in MBR format if I have the installation disc in the DVD drive, which is silly, and refuse to settle for.

Any more information you need please ask... Read more

A:UEFI-compatible Win7 installation

There are special steps to install using the EFI BIOS: UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) - Install Windows 7 with - Windows 7 Forums

When installing to an MBR HD if it requires having the disk in the drive in the drive to boot it, post back a screenshot of your maximized Disk Management drive map with listings. You may still need to write the System boot files to the 100mb System Reserved or Win7 partition by marking it Active, running Startup Repair up to 3 separate times with reboots until Win7 starts on its own.

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Hi folks!

Just installed Win7 yesterday and am lovin it! Save for the fact that I cant get one of my favourite games to work becuase its in MDS/MDF format.

Yup! and since SPTD [the driver used by ALcohol 120%, Alcohol 52%, DT,etc] craps out in Win7, I cant use any of those programs!

I tried an old setup of MagicDisc. Got it installed even but thats it. It froze my system and had to manually uninstall it.

Is there any free/paid utility which mounts MDF/MDS images as well as others?

On a side note, I wonder what will happen if we actually take the already installed SPTD driver from another OS [say XPSP3 dualboot] and try to install it? The only reason Alcohol 120% 's setup loops indefinitely is because it fails to DETECT the SPTD driver.

So, if we manage to literally hammer the driver in to place somehow, maybe we can start using our favourite image mounting/burning tools?

A:MDS/MDF Image mounting software compatible with Win7

OK I got PowerISO to work after reading another forum post. But still, I would like to know if we can forcefully install the SPTD driver so that all our favourite virtual CD/DVD tools can work again!

Thanks!

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How to find out if these printers are compatible with Win7?

HP LaserJet 2100TN
HP Business inkjet 2250
HP LaserJet 2200dn
HP LaserJet 2100
Kyocera Ecosys FS-920
HP Laserjet 2100
Kyokera Ecosys FS-1920
HP Color LaserJet CP3525dn
HP Color LaserJet 6p
HP Color LaserJet CP3505n
HP LaserJet 1150
OfficeJet G85
HP LaserJet 1150
HP LaserJet 1200 Series
HP Laserjet 2100
HP LaserJet 1150
HP LasetJet 2100TN
HP LaserJet 1150
HP LaserJet 1000 series
HP LaserJet 1200 Series

A:Are these printers compatible with Win7 (and Microsoft Office)?

you could try this website
Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads
for windows 7 compatibility

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I'm working on a friend's old computer whose hard drive gave out. It was running win XP but I installed win7 because she can't see well and would like to use voice recognition. It is an old intel D845GRG mobo, the drivers only go to XP, intel discontinue support for the board.

Can I get a sound driver for the board from a 3rd party? Can anyone provide a link? Or will I have to use a PCI sound card that is compatible with win 7?

Thank you for reading my post.
 

A:Need Win7 Compatible Sound Driver For Old Mobo

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I have spent hours googling to find a 16GB 2.0 USB flash drive that will work. The sellers' and manufacturers' descriptions are incomplete. Researching user comments have been some help in pointing out when they found not compatible with Win7 or not 64-bit version of Win7. Most comments had to do with other issues. Found NOTHING saying one works with Win7 64-bit.
Hopefully someone through their experience knows of some that will definitely work.
 

A:Solved: Win7, 64-bit, Compatible flash drive?

I've used a half dozen different drives on Windows 7 64-bit computers. Every one of them works. You shouldn't have a problem with whatever you buy.
 

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Hello all,

I was wondering if you could help me out here. I'm currently hunting for a software program that I can add all of my music in, correct the filenames, obtain album art, and catalog in a folder hierarchy of my choosing. I know things like WinAmp can do this in their music player, and I know that iTunes tries to as well; I guess what I'm really asking for is a program that doesn't have to play the files, but that exists solely for the purpose of organizing my music? Oh, and if it's natively 64-bit, that doesn't hurt either. (If it's not 64 bit native, I'll live...probably. )

Thanks in advance!

A:Good Win7 Compatible Music Organizer?

I like the free AIMP2 (latest release candidate). It's a player like Winamp, (also recorder, if download the extra AIMP2 "tools"), but it does the organization/playlist thing very well and intuitively. Can use winamp plugins too after just copying the right .dll from winamp into the AIMP2 folder. I like it a lot more than Winamp due to its quality, features, ease of use and looks.

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I am hearing that ms has stopped support for xp. So i am planning to switch to server 2003, which has an extended support for upto 2010. I downloaded a trial version of the server 2003 r2 enterprise edition with service pack 2, installed it as second os and updated the os to latest fixies. The very first stumbling blok came as i was installing the drivers.

it says the drivers are not compatible for the os. the only driver that was installed was the chipset driver and the ethernet card. i have one extra d-link ethernet card installed in the pci slots. the graphics drivers are also the default drivers that came with the os.

other devices is also showing a yellow question mark(pic included)

i probed for the high definition audio drivers for my motherboard and server 2003 the one that came did not install.

then somebody suggested to change the property of the install file and make it compatible to xp. i did that too. but during installation it said that the xp installed is not service pack 2. so that option too failed.

i am giving all the details of my system. thanks in advance:
[Computer:]

Operating System-------Microsoft Windows Server 2003 R2, Enterprise Edition
OS Service Pack---------Service Pack 2
DirectX -----------------------4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)

Motherboard:
CPU Type-------------------------DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo E4500, 2200 MHz (11 x 200)
Motherboard Name------------DG33FB (3 PCI, 3 PCI-E x1, 1 PCI-E x16, 4 DDR2 DIMM, Audio, Video, Gigabit LAN, IEE... Read more

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Hi, I recently downgraded my computer to Windows XP because I prefer that OS over windows 7, But now I need to install my drivers included in my laptop, But when I do The device will not start or will not install.. Someone please help (Also, Please do not tell me to upgrade back to 7 as I do not have the disks or the money to do so.).

A:Drivers Not Compatible

your best bet is to go to the acer website for that model to get the drivers, my acer is an even earlier model that was originally recorded as vista/W7, so i doubt if your going to be successfull.

note if your PC was originally W7 you can use the factory restore option no cost involved

Roy

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I just got a message in the action center of this computer today saying that my Video Card drivers are not compatible with Windows 7, yet I'm having no problems with them, any idea what is going on?

Video card: Intel 845G

A:Non-compatible drivers?

Hi,
have a look on here Intel Integrated 845g Chipset Drivers

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hey i got ASUS M3A motherboard atm, with Windows Vista OS. I am about to reformat my computer because too much junk etc. but my question is: my motherboard came with a driver and it says "vista driver inside" on the label and my pc screen says "confertifed for windows vista"

the problem is can i use my motherboard driver once i installed windows 7? i tried looking at the manu site, but there is no driver for my mobo for windows 7 :/ . also what other driver would i need to install after installing windows?

A:compatible drivers?

Welcome!

The answer is almost certainly yes, you can run Windows 7. Be sure to run the upgrade adviser, first, just to make 100% sure.

http://www.microsoft.com/Windows/win...e-advisor.aspx

~JK

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So I have an interesting situation here. A client of mine uses an old dos based database program that can't print to any printer that uses a USB connection, but it works fine with parallel. I've just upgraded them to Windows 7, and some of their printers (which I didn't know at the time, I wish I did), don't have compatible Win7 drivers. Does anybody here know of a new model printer that still can use a parallel port and works with windows 7? I know HP Laserjet 1300 works, because they have several of those, but I'm hoping I can find actual new machines (it's a longshot, I know).

A:Need a Win7 Compatible Parallel Port Laser Printer

What model printer are they using now, and can you get it to work with any of the inbox (and generic) HP Laserjet drivers?

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I am new to the forum. I have the Win7 RC 7100 build right now. I have installed most of what I need to run and everything is great so far. The only question I have is would all the programs I am running now run in Win7 Home Premium since it will not include the Windows XP mode? I never ran Vista so this mode is new to me. I am assuming that if I need to go in and tell it to run in XP mode that that software would not run in Home Premium. Therefore I am also assuming that if I can install software and it runs without me telling it to run in XP mode, then it should be fine in Home Premium. Please correct me if I am wrong or if I am on the right track here. Thanks a lot!

A:XP/Vista software compatible in Win7 Home Premium?

You might find Download details: Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor Beta and Windows Vista Compatibility Center useful in determining compatibility.

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Friends,
Hello.
Since my lap top is quite 'old' with Windows XP reinstalled, there is confusion with regards to the display driver and the Ethernet adapter. I managed to get to some Websites which correctly identified these but d/l not possible?, maybe there is a equivalent driver avail now with a different name But b4 I install something thought it is best to get some expert help first

The lap top is Tundra 1557 MS 2141.
The display driver identified as
Mobility M10 version 6.14.10.6404, created on 11.13.2003
and
the Ethernet adapter is
Intel 8255x PCI 10/100 version 5.42.22.0 created on 7.1.2001

Kindly adv if any links avail for these and/or any updated equivalent are around now.

Thx a ton for all the help. Cheers
 

A:Solved: Compatible Drivers help pls

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I have an HP DV4-1147cl. There are no XP drivers on HP site yet and I'm just about fed up with Vista. MS needs to take it out back and put it out of its misery.

Anyone else have a similar model and discovered XP drivers that work?
 

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Whenever I try to install the newest video drivers from Nvidia (182.50) my computer will not detect the driver at all. There is no nvidia control panel or anything, almost as if I had never installed drivers. When I install previous drivers it runs normal. Only when I try to install the newest driver it borks on me. Here's what I have tried so far

downloading from the manufacturer
re-downloading from nvidia
removing old drivers first
reseating the card.
reformating the computer

Here are my current system specs
Mobo: P4M800PRO-M
CPU: Prescott P4 3.0 GHz
RAM 2048MB DDR1 400 GSkill ram x2
VGA: eVGA 7600GT AGP

Any and all help is appreciated :D

A:Graphics drivers not compatible?

Is there an important reson for updating?

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Okay. this is simple, im looking for drivers that will allow XP to upgrade to windows home premium, ive tried to nvidia forums but they act like i never even registered, ive been searching for hours. I need drivers that work with XP and will carry on into vista without a problem. Do these work? http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_96.85.html
 

A:Vista compatible drivers

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Hi, I've been reading some answers for my question, but i still havent find the right one.
Basically, Im runing windows vista and I want to format and install XP. Many people say "backup the drivers or download the drivers from your computers manufacture" but my question is: Are those drivers gonna be compatible with XP? Can I be sure that the motherboard will accept working with XP (its a new computer and it cames with Vista installed)
I really appreciate if you can answer my question.

Thanks.

Paul
 

A:Will drivers from vista be compatible in Xp?

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I have a Setup CD for Vista, and if i put it to compatibility mode it installs all the drivers. But how can i know if the Drivers are working correctly?

And, my PC has low framerate in Flash Games ( When intense ), but that isn't normal is it? The flash player version is 10.

Thanks,
Alex.

A:Are Vista drivers compatible with 7?

I'd say go into device manager and see if they are recognized.
Just type device manager into the start menu

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I'm just trying to get Aero working and it's saying my driver isn't compatible.

"The current video card may support Aero with a driver that is compliant with the Windows Display Driver Model (WDDM). Contact the manufacturer of your computer or video card for a WDDM-compatible driver."

I've got the Standard VGA Graphics Adapter and haven't really been able to find a solid answer if there is a compatible driver. If there is no driver can I just install a different graphics adapter or will I need a new card?

I'm just gonna paste the whole dxdiag since I'm not sure exactly what you would need.
Thanks for any help!


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System Information
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Time of this report: 11/12/2011, 23:15:02
Machine name: CHRIS-PC
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_rtm.090713-1255)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Acer
System Model: Aspire 5253
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version V1.02
Processor: AMD E-350 Processor (2 CPUs), ~1.6GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 3578MB RAM
Page File: 1063MB used, 6092MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7600.16385 32bit Unicode

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A:Are there any WDDM compatible drivers out there..

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If there is no driver can I just install a different graphics adapter or will I need a new card?


No you cannot install a new card as it is a laptop and the GPU is integrated into the CPU. As far as the driver goes the only one that will work with it at this time is the one available from Acer,

Acer Support: Downloads & Support Documents - Notebook / Aspire / Aspire 5253

as the Fusion CPU/GPU isn't supported in the reference AMD drivers.

P.S. While you're at it you haven't installed the audio driver yet either. Get it from the above link as well.

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