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Windows 7: Motherboard drivers work for Vista but not for 7

21 Oct 2011   #1
Wowdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Motherboard drivers work for Vista but not for 7

Ok, so as far as i'm aware all Vista drivers should also work with windows 7.

After installing Windows 7 over Vista i've come to realise that the drivers for the MB chipset and onboard audio won't intall on windows 7.

Any advice?

Thank

Ben

P.s my MB is an ASUS M2N-MX


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21 Oct 2011   #2
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

I'd expect that Windows 7 can find audio drivers on its own. As for chipset drivers, I've actually looked at Asus' website and see none listed for Vista - just drivers for audio and RAID.

Unless you have any unknown or non-working devices listed in Device Manager, you probably needn't worry about it at all.

EDIT: I found a driver package at nVidia for the nForce 430/GeForce 6100 chipset that your motherboard uses. The latest available version is 15.49 dated October 2009.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/nforce_...bit_15.49.html
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21 Oct 2011   #3
pebbly

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Hi Wowdude, there are drivers listed for vista ASUSTeK Computer Inc. -Support- Drivers and Download M2N-MX install in compatibility mode if required
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21 Oct 2011   #4
Wowdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Well I have let windows 7 fully update now.

Thanks for the advice peoples! Gold stars for all of you =)

I will give the install in compatability mode a tryout thanks.

I'll let you know how it all goes
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21 Oct 2011   #5
Corazon

Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
 
 

Please do - if you experience any other issues we'll be glad to help you further.
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21 Oct 2011   #6
Wowdude

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, Windows 10 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Tried and tested.
Amazingly enough the compatability idea worked with the audio drivers but not with the Chipset drivers.

However windows 7 is running smoothly so i guess until it does something unusual it's case solved.

Thanks pebbly and Corazon!!
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