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Windows 7: Windows 7 drivers work on Windows 8?

15 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 drivers work on Windows 8?

HI, everyone. My name is Steven. I'm using Lenovo Y450 with OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I have a question here, my laptop model drivers is support until Windows 7 x64.
And now I want to change my Windows from 7 to Windows 8, its possible that Windows 7 drivers can using in Windows 8?
Thank You.

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15 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 and numerous virtual machines

Hi StevenLow and welcome to the Seven Forums.
The answer to your question is yes except in vary rare circumstances. You should go to the Lenovo web site and see if they make updated drivers for your machine.
You may want to ask for help on how to upgrade to Windows 8 in our sister forum Windows 8 Forums
The guys over there will help you out with setting up Windows 8.
Good Luck.
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22 Mar 2013   #3


Most of them will work, but some may not, especially bluetooth, graphics card ones. I'm saying so cuz I have already suffered with these devices and Windows 8 a lot. In such a case, you can easily get an updated driver from the manufacturer's website specifically designed for Windows 8.
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