Vista Drivers Compatible With 7


D

Don

Are chipset drivers (lan, audio, raid, etc.) originally developed for
Windows Vista compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks
 
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Bill Yanaire

Quite a few of them are but I would check with the manufacturer to see if
they have specific drivers for Windows 7. For instance, a motherboard by
ASUS that came with a Vista drivers CD, may have updated drivers for same
MOBO on their site.
 
D

Don

This is an Intel D945 series board. Intel has posted all of the Vista
drivers for my board, but only the RAID driver specific to Windows 7. I
may go to a reputable white box dealer I know and ask.
 
B

Bob

Are chipset drivers (lan, audio, raid, etc.) originally developed for
Windows Vista compatible with Windows 7?

Thanks
Sometimes, but not always. It's more likely that a 32-bit driver will
be compatible. Less so for 64-bit.
 
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LouB

Bob said:
Therefore you think all the drivers are compatible, eh?
No, but there is a reasonable chance. I would certainly try the drivers
you have now, after I visited the mfg'x website in case they have issued
newer drivers.
 
S

Shoe

This is an Intel D945 series board. Intel has posted all of the Vista
drivers for my board, but only the RAID driver specific to Windows 7. I
may go to a reputable white box dealer I know and ask.
I had the same problem with an Intel mobo. I emailed Intel and the
answer from Intel was to use the Vista driver for the management
engine. Before running setup, they told me to right click on the
setup.exe file and set it to run in Vista compatibility mode. This
worked for me and eliminated the error shown in device manager.
 
J

Joe Morris

No, but there is a reasonable chance. I would certainly try the drivers
you have now, after I visited the mfg'x website in case they have issued
newer drivers.
As a data point, Dell explicitly documents that users wanting to run Windows
7 on the later (and long since end-of-lifed) D-series Latitude laptops
should use the Vista drivers, although no guarantees are offered. I've
successfully run both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 on D630 and D830 systems
with no problems using the Vista kits.

Joe Morris
 
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Jack

Joe Morris said:
As a data point, Dell explicitly documents that users wanting to run
Windows 7 on the later (and long since end-of-lifed) D-series Latitude
laptops should use the Vista drivers, although no guarantees are offered.
I've successfully run both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 7 on D630 and D830
systems with no problems using the Vista kits.
Back to what the OP wanted, see the link in relic's post. Windows 7 drivers
for the Intel motherboards _ARE_ there.
 
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