Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: backed up 7 drivers


19 Feb 2010   #1

windows 7 32 bit and windows vista 64 bit
 
 
backed up 7 drivers

i installed 7 on a partition on my drive and am ready to do a clean install and put vista in my past. however due to problems in locating my drivers i backed up my current drivers. i am just wondering if i can use my back ups of my drivers o perform a clean install. i really need help and i know this might not be the place but please im tired of vista!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi firmin,

Not sure what you meam by backup drivers, but no, you'll need to find drivers specific to Windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Firmin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure how you backed up your drivers, but normally you will need to reinstall them instead.

I found this link at Gateway that may help.

Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


19 Feb 2010   #4

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Windows 7 will have most if not all of the drivers that you will need, however, in the event that some are missed, you can use the vista drivers ... just use vista compatibility mode...
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #5

windows 7 32 bit and windows vista 64 bit
 
 

@tews you mean it installs its own drivers from a clean install? and i used a program to back up the drivers i have on my pc currently, and i am running 7 ultimate and brink i tried that already having so many issues.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Again, you will need to install Windows 7 drivers for your components, as Brink is right when he says you will need to "reinstall" drivers.

In short simply copying drivers from one OS to a completely different one won't work!

When Tews says Windows will have most of the drivers, he's talking generic, and these WILL NOT include the sound, video, and other drivers needed for full functionality of the components. Again, you will have to find the specific drivers needed for these components to work under Windows 7

Sorry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Firmin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure how you backed up your drivers, but normally you will need to reinstall them instead.

I found this link at Gateway that may help.

Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Go to Shawn's link, & use the UpDate link.


Attached Thumbnails
backed up 7 drivers-capture.jpg  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #8

windows 7 32 bit and windows vista 64 bit
 
 

thanks to all.....

just one more thing i am running 7 on a partition and these are the drivers i backed up. i just need to have one OS! but thanks again to all i guess i should start getting drivers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
19 Feb 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by firmin View Post
thanks to all.....

just one more thing i am running 7 on a partition and these are the drivers i backed up. i just need to have one OS! but thanks again to all i guess i should start getting drivers
Use the drivers guide in my sig.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 backed up 7 drivers




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: backed up 7 drivers
Thread Forum
Looking at files backed up to a USB Backup and Restore
OneNote - where is it backed-up to? Microsoft Office
Solved Cannot delete backed up files Backup and Restore
Anything in AppData that needs to be backed up? General Discussion
PC does not recognize that i have backed up files Backup and Restore
Memristor revolution backed by HP News
I think I backed everything up, lets find out! Chillout Room

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:37 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33