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Windows 7: Are Vista drivers compatible with 7?

08 Jul 2009   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Are Vista drivers compatible with 7?

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.


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08 Jul 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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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08 Jul 2009   #3

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit
 
 

I would think that those drivers are rather outdated, especially your display drivers. In most cases, the drivers shipped with a machine are outdated before you even buy it.

I haven't found anything, in my machine anyway, besides my display drivers that aren't installed by Windows 7 and WinUpdate.
If this is an OEM machine, go to their web site support and driver d'loads section and see if they have newer driver versions for your stuff. If it's a home build then you have to go to the device makers sites and check.
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08 Jul 2009   #4

Windows 7
 
 

I have tried, and almost all the drivers for Vista are compatible with Windows 7. Windows 7 are basically "Vista SP3".
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09 Jul 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xieqiao View Post
I have tried, and almost all the drivers for Vista are compatible with Windows 7. Windows 7 are basically "Vista SP3".
agree with xieqiao... i tried almost 80% of my vista x64 driver work on my 7
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09 Jul 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Im using all vista drivers for 7 and its working fine.
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