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Windows 7: Upgrading from xp to windows 7

21 Jul 2009   #1
mechanicforme

Ubuntu 9.04 Dual boot debian 5.0 lenny running xen
 
 
Upgrading from xp to windows 7

Hello all ok so simply put how can u force install drivers, i have a toshiba sat L25-s1194 and everything works but the sound and graphics drivers i have the xp drivers for both of those and was wondering if i can force install them, i have a Radoen x200m graphics card in here, im up to any ideas at this point


Ps. I dont want to start a forum battle at all ,i just have a simple question and if someone can answer me that would rock Ok so microsoft has been around for awhile yet everytime they come out with a new operating system it always disappoints me, so i have been using all forms of linux operating systems for awhile now ubuntu,redhat,debian and one thing they all have in common is when u install them u can just know that everything will work and that all the drivers are just there the first time you boot up, so my question is if linux can do it why the HELL does windows make you install drivers am i not getting something here or is it that everyone has grown accustomed to microsoft being shoved up their ass and gosh how about the ones that like that , and are you to caught up on oh praise bill gates and the mighty microsoft to stop and think and demand that we get better!!!!!

Sincerely S.B.


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21 Jul 2009   #2
Orbital Shark

 
 

First thing you can try is the Windows Upgrade advisor Here. This will give you a complete rundown of your system & any issues that may occur & ways to resolve them.

After installation I would (always) advise thay you download the latest driver for sound/GFX from the manufacturers website.
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21 Jul 2009   #3
Snives

Windows 7 Professional x64 (MSDN)
 
 

Even with Linux you should still go grab the latest drivers from the manufacturer to be safe. As for forcing XP drivers to install on Windows 7, no... that is a bad idea. However, if you can find Windows Vista drivers they work perfectly in many cases. ATI/nVidia/Intel have all released Windows 7 graphics drivers already. I'm still waiting on new chipset drivers myself as the Vista ones caused some problems :P
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21 Jul 2009   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mechanicforme View Post
Hello all ok so simply put how can u force install drivers, i have a toshiba sat L25-s1194 and everything works but the sound and graphics drivers i have the xp drivers for both of those and was wondering if i can force install them, i have a Radoen x200m graphics card in here, im up to any ideas at this point


Ps. I dont want to start a forum battle at all ,i just have a simple question and if someone can answer me that would rock Ok so microsoft has been around for awhile yet everytime they come out with a new operating system it always disappoints me, so i have been using all forms of linux operating systems for awhile now ubuntu,redhat,debian and one thing they all have in common is when u install them u can just know that everything will work and that all the drivers are just there the first time you boot up, so my question is if linux can do it why the HELL does windows make you install drivers am i not getting something here or is it that everyone has grown accustomed to microsoft being shoved up their ass and gosh how about the ones that like that , and are you to caught up on oh praise bill gates and the mighty microsoft to stop and think and demand that we get better!!!!!

Sincerely S.B.
Hey SB

Well lets see, forcing the xp driver will not work. You can force an unsigned driver, but it needs to communicate between the hardware, and os, so no.

Linux just works, um, no. its either works or never will. Many ppl find they have no wifi and cant get any no matter what. I happen to like ubuntu myself but i think both os'es need some better written drivers

Ken
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21 Jul 2009   #5
savageinjun

Windowz 7
 
 

hey there ..well, i can tell you that you will be able to install the drivers as my second machine is a dell dimension3000(crap). i installed W7 first then had to buy a PCI gfx card(nvidia geforcefx 5500) so that aero was able to work. i installed drivers for it thru safe mode. that is what i was told to do if there were installation problems thru normal install of drivers. i didnt upgrade drivers...only used what is on install disc. no problems at all. i ran it at first with 512 ram onboard graphics and a 20 gig hdd....ran perfectly...no problems. so i upped the graphics so i can get aero...still no problems...upped ram to 1 gig...no problems...ran ok .now faster with upgrades.
install in safe mode with uac off. worked for me.
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21 Jul 2009   #6
mechanicforme

Ubuntu 9.04 Dual boot debian 5.0 lenny running xen
 
 

Ok well my graphics card from what toshiba says is an ati radeon x200m and unfortunatly i can only find the xp drivers i even tried the ati catalyst but no go so i tried downloading the xp drivers unzipping them to my desktop and then going to device manager and manualy pointing the computer to the inf file so i did so and now atleast its showing th name of the hardware i just cant run aero so any other advice would be helpful
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21 Jul 2009   #7
Snives

Windows 7 Professional x64 (MSDN)
 
 

Try using a modified driver. They expand the inf for more cards.

You can start your search at these two places

Mobility Radeon Drivers and Support
TWeaKFoRCe.CoM your source for the latest Video Drivers

I've used the ones from Tweakforce on my fiance's laptop, but that was under XP. I haven't actually verified that either of these sites have W7 drivers for you, I'm just saying I know these are both reputable mod sites :P
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21 Jul 2009   #8
savageinjun

Windowz 7
 
 

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22 Jul 2009   #9
mechanicforme

Ubuntu 9.04 Dual boot debian 5.0 lenny running xen
 
 

still no luck fellas
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23 Aug 2009   #10
savageinjun

Windowz 7
 
 
update drivers

i found this...it may be too little too late but better late than never.

“Windows 7 Client” drivers now available - istartedsomething

its the windows driver catalogue....
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