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Windows 7: windows 8 drivers work in windows 7 ?

12 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
windows 8 drivers work in windows 7 ?

my laptop (hp pavilion g6-2305tx) came with windows 8, but i switched back to 7, but i want to use updated drivers from hp for windows 8, will it work? thanks advance.

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12 Jul 2013   #2

 

I wouldn't try it. I recommend looking for the Windows 7 drivers on HP's site.
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12 Jul 2013   #3

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there .... Having checked the HP website ... HP only supports Windows 8 for your Laptop ... Are you having any problems with Drivers ? I suggest if you are not having any issues .. You leave every thing as it is ..
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12 Jul 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thanks, as hp is providing drivers for win 8 only, so i have confussions about my current drivers, if these are correct or not. now i am using drivers of hp pavilion g4 & these are working fine but i want to use drivers of this laptop, if you can help ........
thank you again.
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12 Jul 2013   #5

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... If every thing is working fine .. Why would you even consider changing things ... Doing so could cause problems We sure don't want that ... If is not broke does not require fixing
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12 Jul 2013   #6

 

Yeah, I wouldn't mess with it if it's not broken. I mean, you would have to go into Device Manager and then use Google (and us) to help you find the correct driver for things such as:
  • Display adapter
  • IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers
  • Keyboards
  • Mice and other pointing device (usually, laptops have special software for the keyboard and especially the touchpad)
  • Network adapters
  • Sound, video and game controllers
  • Universal Serial Bus controllers (maybe)
  • Any "Unknown" devices
  • The chipset, which isn't listed as just "chipset" in Device Manager

So if everything is working to your satisfaction right now, then it might not be worth the possible hassle that it might end up being. I mean, not only do you need to download the setup files, but you have to know where they downloaded to and then you have to run these setup files in order to install the drivers. Then you need to reboot after you're done installing all of them, except you will be bothered by each installer to reboot after each installation - but you don't have to do that until they're all done. Still, it sounds to me like everything is working to your satisfaction right now, so I don't know if it's worth it.

Besides, if you happen to have Windows Update set to automatically download and install updates without ever bothering you, then it might have already installed some halfway decent proper drivers for many of these devices.
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13 Jul 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

as i m not using proper drivers right now i think everything is not working perfect, such as my display driver is showing as 'AMD radeon HD 7600 series' but my laptop specification is telling its 'AMD Radeon HD 7670M', & hd games r not working smooth right now .......
thanks again.
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13 Jul 2013   #8

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Hi there ... As long as you are certain that your Graphics Driver is not working proper ... I would try the Windows 8 Driver
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13 Jul 2013   #9

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yasin hasan View Post
as i m not using proper drivers right now i think everything is not working perfect, such as my display driver is showing as 'AMD radeon HD 7600 series' but my laptop specification is telling its 'AMD Radeon HD 7670M', & hd games r not working smooth right now .......
thanks again.
It's very likely the correct driver, but you can still make sure by downloading and installing the latest one from AMD's website:

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/AMD...lity_Beta2.exe

Source: AMD Catalyst
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13 Jul 2013   #10

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by yasin hasan View Post
as i m not using proper drivers right now i think everything is not working perfect, such as my display driver is showing as 'AMD radeon HD 7600 series' but my laptop specification is telling its 'AMD Radeon HD 7670M', & hd games r not working smooth right now .......
thanks again.
It's very likely the correct driver, but you can still make sure by downloading and installing the latest one from AMD's website:

http://www2.ati.com/drivers/beta/AMD_Catalyst_13.6_Mobility_Beta2.exe

Source: AMD Catalyst
That is a Beta driver, you can get a WHQL driver here,

AMD Graphics Drivers & Software

We also have a sticky thread with updated driver info on it,

Latest AMD Catalyst Video Driver for Windows 7
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