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Windows 7: Windows 7 on a Windows XP Machine. Need Win7 Drivers

29 Aug 2014   #1
Austinayers1337

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 on a Windows XP Machine. Need Win7 Drivers

Okay so today I've decided to pull out an old PC and throw Windows 7 on it. All is well until I realized I cannot get any drivers for the PC because the manufacture(Gigabyte) doesn't have drivers that support Windows 7. Is there any solution to this? All I really need is the LAN Driver.

Motherboard: ga-8s661fxm-775
Drivers Page: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-8S661FXM-775 (rev. 2.0)
Chipset: SiS661FX Rev 11

Again is there any way to get Windows 7 Drivers for this motherboard?

Thanks in advanced. I will provide anymore information if needed.


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29 Aug 2014   #2
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Welcome Austinayers1337

If you have an empty PCI slot, buy an inexpensive 10/100 ethernet add in card. Install that with the correct drivers for it and see if you can get on the internet that way. Also have you tried any Vista drivers to see if they will work ?
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29 Aug 2014   #3
Austinayers1337

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thank you for the reply! I thought about doing that. However, I am looking for any way to avoid that at this time. I was wondering if anyone is good at editing .inf files. Maybe make it to where the XP Lan Drivers could be compatible for Windows 7?
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29 Aug 2014   #4
Austinayers1337

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The only drivers Gigabyte offers are for these OS: WinXP, Windows Server 2003, Win98, Win98se, Windows Me, Windows 2000
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29 Aug 2014   #5
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Austinayers1337 View Post
Thank you for the reply! I thought about doing that. However, I am looking for any way to avoid that at this time. I was wondering if anyone is good at editing .inf files. Maybe make it to where the XP Lan Drivers could be compatible for Windows 7?
It is highly doubtful that anything done in an inf file would make an XP driver compatible with Windows 7.
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29 Aug 2014   #6
Austinayers1337

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm alright. Good to know.
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29 Aug 2014   #7
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
It is highly doubtful that anything done in an inf file would make an XP driver compatible with Windows 7.
The .inf files are only instructions for the install routine, not the drivers themselves.
Overview of INF Files (Windows Drivers)
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