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Windows 7: Gateway 400SD4 to use updated drivers in Windows 7?


10 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit version
 
 
Gateway 400SD4 to use updated drivers in Windows 7?

Hello everyone,

I have just installed Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit on my old Gateway 400SD4, but there are problems with updating the drivers for it? Is there anything that I can do? I tried to download specific drivers, and I tried to install them under Windows XP SP 3 and 2 Compatibility Modes, but it still says that they are "not valid as a win-32 application." Is there anything that I can do to update the drivers? I have no sound, my video driver won't update so that I can move away from the Standard VGA Driver, and I have other drivers which have only become base and standard. I am not sure what to do.

Thank you very much, everyone. I would be entirely grateful for your input.

God bless,

Vince Lupe

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10 Apr 2010   #2

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

hi vince and welcome to the forums , here is a link to the drivers Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads as you can see they are all for XP , you say you tried to run them in compat mode but did you run them as administrator ?
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10 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit version
 
 

Yeah, I tried to run them in compat mode and as administrator, but with no headway... what do you think might be the problem?
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10 Apr 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit version
 
 

EDIT: I am able to run one so far in compat with administrator mode, but I haven't tried the others yet. What should I do when it comes to using Device Manager to update those drivers?
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10 Apr 2010   #5

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

in device manager do you have any triangles with exclamation marks against any devices? ,if so right click on them and click on "update driver" see if that helps
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10 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit version
 
 

I tried that It just says that it cannot find updated drivers
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10 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit version
 
 

EDIT: I just got my video chipset drivers updated (haven't re-started the ocmputer yet, though)...
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10 Apr 2010   #8

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vlupe View Post
EDIT: I just got my video chipset drivers updated (haven't re-started the ocmputer yet, though)...

good for you, keep on doing what it is you're doing, you will get there in the end , some devices you will not find any drivers for im afraid, it is a very old laptop
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10 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit version
 
 

Regardless, I could not tell you how much I appreciate your help So far, things are working well. I think I can manage with the base updates that are posted on the Gateway site. I'll let you know if I could use your advice again Thank you, very much
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10 Apr 2010   #10

win 7 ultimate32bit, Win8.1pro wmc 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by vlupe View Post
Regardless, I could not tell you how much I appreciate your help So far, things are working well. I think I can manage with the base updates that are posted on the Gateway site. I'll let you know if I could use your advice again Thank you, very much
you're very welcome , hope all goes well for you
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