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Windows 7: Compatibility Issue

29 Jun 2009   #1
Hatterasman

xp pro
 
 
Compatibility Issue

I want to install the Windows 7 RC, but upon scanning my system everything was compatible except this: "Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller - Not Compatible". How can I fix this in a Gateway laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHZ, 2GB Ram? Thanks!


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29 Jun 2009   #2
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

I have a Gateway FX 7026 desktop and the compatibility check told me the same thing, but once loaded up there was no problem. Now, if after setting up 7 you still have the same problem then attempt to fix it by using the drivers disk that came with the laptop. Then attempt to install the Vista driver. If that doesn't work check with the Gateway web site to see if they have come up with drivers for your specific laptop.

Last but not least if you can setup the laptop to dual boot until the drivers are available for your laptop.
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29 Jun 2009   #3
Hatterasman

xp pro
 
 

Thank you Lee. I held off upgrading to Vista because of all of the negative press, but I have considered Windows 7, and have actually downloaded the RC version, although I have not installed it yet.
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29 Jun 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 
compat issue

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hatterasman View Post
I want to install the Windows 7 RC, but upon scanning my system everything was compatible except this: "Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Integrated FlashMedia Controller - Not Compatible". How can I fix this in a Gateway laptop with Intel Core 2 Duo, 2GHZ, 2GB Ram? Thanks!
You dont have the current driver . it can be obtained here Vista-Driver.ORG - FREE Windows Vista Drivers.

hope this helps

Ken
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29 Jun 2009   #5
Lee

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11
 
 

Win 7 is an outstanding O/S with just about everything you would want in an O/S. If you are running XP you can still dual boot. If you are able to do so ensure XP is loaded first, then 7. With the dual processor you will find that 7 will run much smoother than XP.
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29 Jun 2009   #6
Hatterasman

xp pro
 
 

Lee,

So... if I dual boot, does that mean that XP will also be running in the background? And to Ken, thanks for your reply. I am actually running XP Pro Media Edition, so I am not sure if that driver will help me.

Kim
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29 Jun 2009   #7
grouchpunk08

Windows 7 Ultimate retail // Windows 7 build 7264 x64, Vista Home Premium SP2 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hatterasman View Post
Lee,

So... if I dual boot, does that mean that XP will also be running in the background? And to Ken, thanks for your reply. I am actually running XP Pro Media Edition, so I am not sure if that driver will help me.

Kim
No, dual booting doesn't mean the other OS is running in the background, it simply means having two OS's installed on the same computer, and you choose which one you boot into when you turn on the computer. Only one OS is used at a time.
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29 Jun 2009   #8
Hatterasman

xp pro
 
 

Thanks.
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