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Windows 7: Location of Drivers in WIN7 DVD

06 Nov 2010   #1

 
Location of Drivers in WIN7 DVD

Despite extensive searching on the Internet to find out the exact location of the bundled Drivers that Microsoft has included on the Windows 7 32 Bit Installation DVD is, the correct info has not been found.
And yes, I have tried several searches on the Microsoft Website as well.
I need this info so that I can find out if the suitable Chipset Drivers for an 'old' Intel Socket 478 Motherboard are included on the DVD, and therefore it would be worthwhile for a Friend to purchase a Windows 7 License to install on his 'old' PC.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated, Thank You.
The Chipset on this Motherboard is an "Intel 845".

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06 Nov 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Quixotic View Post
Despite extensive searching on the Internet to find out the exact location of the bundled Drivers that Microsoft has included on the Windows 7 Installation DVD is, the correct info has not been found.
And yes, I have tried several searches on the Microsoft Website as well.
I need this info so that I can find out if the suitable Chipset Drivers for an 'old' Intel Socket 478 Motherboard are included on the DVD, and therefore it would be worthwhile for a Friend to purchase a Windows 7 License to install on his 'old' PC.
Any assistance will be greatly appreciated, Thank You.
You tell us the chipset we can find out
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26 Nov 2010   #3

 
Location of Drivers in WIN7 DVD

I did include the Chipset via a later Edit, but perhaps I should have included it via a "Reply"? There have been no further responses.
The Chipset on this Motherboard is an "Intel 845".
However, I was needing the Location of the Drivers that the "Windows 7 Installer" 'uses' to Install, relevant to the Hardware encountered, whilst Installing the OS (?)
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26 Nov 2010   #4

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Looks like some users have installed Windows 7 on it.

MS Bing intel 845 drivers windows 7 - Bing
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27 Nov 2010   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

At the bottom left of this page you can download the windows 7 upgrade adviser.
Windows 7 Compatibility: Software Programs & Hardware Devices: Find Updates, Drivers, & Downloads
If there is hardware that is not supported and or needs drivers this will tell you.
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27 Nov 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

It is always better to download the latest drivers rather than use older ones from a cd. A quick google came up with Intel 845 Chipset Family — Chipset information and downloads
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27 Nov 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Seeing as Intel dropped support for the 800 series chipsets about 5 years ago, short of using (or trying to) the last XP driver it will have to work with whatever Windows installs by default.
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