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Windows 7: Microsoft Windows 8.2 Scheduled For January 2014

24 Nov 2013   #11
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try compatibility mode for the driver's installer. The driver itself most likely would work as is, because the kernel is exactly the same (Vista, 7, 8, 2008 and 2012 all are Windows 6.X after all).
I've done that for installing drivers for Win7 into Win8 beta when testing it, no problem beyond the installer complaining about wrong version, after compatibility mode it worked as it should.


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24 Nov 2013   #12
gulls777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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Windows 8 drivers aren't working on 8.1, same's gonna happen again???
Until happens - it's hard to say. It all depends on what they change this time.
Earlier once you get the drivers, you knew that you are set for 3 years till the next major OS version come along.
I got my XPS in 2011 with windows 7. Then next year 8 came out and Dell provided full support for 8. But now 8 drivers aren't working with 8.1 and i don't think Dell is gonna bother with this old laptop now. They have long list of currently being sold laptops to provide support to.
If it would have been Windows 8 SP1, i didn't have to worry about anything.
Releasing 8.1 so quick means all the software development done for 8 is useless now?? what a waste.

Have also bought an Inspiron 5520 in 2012 and a 5521 in 2013 for home use. Both got drivers for 8.1. But if 8.2 again required new drivers, i am sure 5520 will be left behind and only 5521 will get official support.
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24 Nov 2013   #13
gulls777

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Alejandro85 View Post
Try compatibility mode for the driver's installer. The driver itself most likely would work as is, because the kernel is exactly the same (Vista, 7, 8, 2008 and 2012 all are Windows 6.X after all).
I've done that for installing drivers for Win7 into Win8 beta when testing it, no problem beyond the installer complaining about wrong version, after compatibility mode it worked as it should.
have tried that. Some are working, while some drivers i got from Intel/Nvidia websites, still few drivers having hiccups.

Well i am a Windows 7 user anyway, just trying to point out the situation microsoft is putting its customers into.
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24 Nov 2013   #14
TanyaC

Linux Mint 17 Cinnamon | Win 7 Ult x64
 
 

They really need to stop calling it "Windows". Since the advent of of version 8, it really is "blocks" or "Panels". Microsoft blocks 8.2... hmmm.. Sounds more like it

<sigh> Couldn't resist.
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24 Nov 2013   #15
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
This type of thread is also running on the W8 Forums -- obviously some updates need to be done - but a NEW version so soon after W8 and W8.1 -- businesses can never move this quick - stuff needs to be tested etc and this can take YEARS so I'd expect that if this IS true W7 just got itself another LONG lease of life - especially in the corporate sector.

Cheers
jimbo
And my sector. I committed to Win 7 until just before 2020 after I first saw Win 8. Whatever M$ does after this is too little, too late.
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25 Nov 2013   #16
Indianatone

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
They really need to stop calling it "Windows". Since the advent of of version 8, it really is "blocks" or "Panels". Microsoft blocks 8.2... hmmm.. Sounds more like it

<sigh> Couldn't resist.
Window Bricks is a better name. Or Window Wall, we used to have Windows but we bricked them up.....
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25 Nov 2013   #17
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
They really need to stop calling it "Windows". Since the advent of of version 8, it really is "blocks" or "Panels". Microsoft blocks 8.2... hmmm.. Sounds more like it

<sigh> Couldn't resist.
Window Bricks is a better name. Or Window Wall, we used o have Windows but we bricked them up.....
Window Tax might be a better name then maybe?
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25 Nov 2013   #18
scr

1. Windows 7 Home Premium sp1 - 64bit 2. Windows 7 Pro sp1 - 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Indianatone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TanyaC View Post
They really need to stop calling it "Windows". Since the advent of of version 8, it really is "blocks" or "Panels". Microsoft blocks 8.2... hmmm.. Sounds more like it

<sigh> Couldn't resist.
Window Bricks is a better name. Or Window Wall, we used o have Windows but we bricked them up.....
Window Tax might be a better name then maybe?

Windowless.. maybe
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26 Nov 2013   #19
techtitan100

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
 
 

so if they are going to release Windows 8.2, does that also mean that us Windows 7 users will get IE12 as well
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26 Nov 2013   #20
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by techtitan100 View Post
so if they are going to release Windows 8.2, does that also mean that us Windows 7 users will get IE12 as well
They need to finish fixing IE11 first.
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