Windows 7 drivers question

Discussion in 'Computer Games and General Discussion' started by Harsky, Nov 3, 2009.

  1. Harsky
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    Harsky Madmin

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    My dad is now asking me to upgrade the PC to Windows 7 after seeing the adverts and the hype over how it's "ALL THE GOOD PARTS OF VISTA".

    But the problem is that the PC that he wants Windows 7 on is 3 years old and as such, the drivers for everything on it is old, old old. I was wonderinf if Windows 7 has problems installing drivers that are meant for XP only or is there any other alternatives?
     
  2. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    If it's old hardware it should detect all of it out of the box. And IIRC, XP drivers should work, if Vista drivers aren't really available.
     
  3. Astral_

    Astral_ GBAtemp elder

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    3 years old is not THAT old. Plus the drivers on Windows 7 are mostly the same that came with Vista (ala 2000/XP).

    The upgrade should be alright (still, backuping is always a good idea [​IMG])
     
  4. Raki

    Raki GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    yeah my desktop PC is now 4 years old and all drivers were found by windows 7 (and there are a lot of OEM custom things in it) ...even the sdhc enabled drivers for my card reader were found
     
  5. Satangel

    Satangel BEAST

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    If it doesn't work, 7 will say he has detected a problem, and will ask if you want to search a solution on the internet.
    I clicked yes on that, and he automatically went to the producer of my videocard (NVIDIA) and to the right pair of drivers, just released for compatibility with 7.
    Amazing, it found it by itself, first time Windows Helpcenter actually did something good for me!
     
  6. Joe88

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    http://www.informationweek.com/news/softwa...cleID=221400147
     
  7. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    use driver genius pro (pirated).
    it will find all your necessary drivers, download em all, and install em for you,
     
  8. Lodis

    Lodis GBAtemp Regular

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    Make sure you are connected to the internet during installation so it can download any missing drivers.
     
  9. triassic911

    triassic911 Burst Mode

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    If it is 3 years old, it really shouldn't have a problem with drivers. Besides, windows 7 will download the drivers for any hardware it cannot properly detect and configure from the start.