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Windows 7: Will drivers work in Windows 8?

11 Oct 2011   #1
rosser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Will drivers work in Windows 8?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5061. It is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I just downloaded the ISO for Windows 8 Developer Preview (without developer tools) and I want to install it over Windows 7 without erasing ANYTHING. If I install this, will my Wireless drivers and other things like that still work? I NEED Wifi drivers for school.


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11 Oct 2011   #2
theog

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Most Windows 7 drivers will work with Windows 8.
For better help with Windows 8, take a look at:
Windows 8 Forums
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11 Oct 2011   #3
rosser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Most Windows 7 drivers will work with Windows 8.
For better help with Windows 8, take a look at:
Windows 8 Forums
Thanks! Will they just work when I boot or will i have to install them?
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11 Oct 2011   #4
theog

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You will need to install the drivers.

Have you made your Toshiba Recovery Disks?

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How to use Toshiba Recovery.
How to use the Toshiba HDD Recovery Utility

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12 Oct 2011   #5
Mark Phelps

Win7 Pro 32-bit, Win8 Pro 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rosser View Post
I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5061. It is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I just downloaded the ISO for Windows 8 Developer Preview (without developer tools) and I want to install it over Windows 7 without erasing ANYTHING.
Personal view -- BAD idea! I spent the weekend wrestling with Win8Dp 32-bit and gave up after three days of the worst instability I have ever seen.

This is an ALPHA -- not even a Beta yet. Things don't work. Things crash.

And, when you run the Refresh to restore a working system, it wipes out EVERYTHING you installed -- including any drivers and ALL the apps; that's right, ALL of them.

A much better solution, with such an early version, is to dual-boot with Win8DP. That way, you will still have Win7 to use.
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12 Oct 2011   #6
rosser

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

How do I dualboot it? I can't figure it out.
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12 Oct 2011   #7
theog

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