Windows 7 Driver - No major changes from Vista  


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    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
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    Windows 7 Driver - No major changes from Vista


    Driver Compatability - Mobius 2008 conference

    "When it comes to compatibility, if it works with Windows Vista, it should work with Windows 7. There are no major API changes, which is a critical point: that means that if there's a Vista driver for your hardware, that should work under Windows 7 without issue. That's great news, because driver issues were one of the top frustrations for people moving to Windows Vista with XP-era hardware. Windows 7 will be more reliable as well - there are some improvements in reliability and self-diagnosis. There will be fewer prompts for user account control for instance, and in fact the default will be at a lower threshold than it was for Vista. There will be more controls for the user regarding account approvals, and it will be more discoverable than it was in the past."

    Interesting burb on Windows 7 | The Tinnus Group
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  2. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
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    Seems to be the case. The Vista drivers I've installed in Seven all seem to be working fine.

    Gary

    Oops. Spoke too soon. Just tried to install Nvidia's 180.84 geforce driver and it said this driver was for Vista. Installation will be terminated. Hope they fix that soon. Compatability mode didn't help.

    Update: Found a W7 driver (7.15.11.8084) here. http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/

    Thanks to Baarod for posting this URL here. Source of up-to-date drivers

    Gary
    Last edited by garysgold; 28 Dec 2008 at 19:49.
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    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
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    garysgold said:
    Seems to be the case. The Vista drivers I've installed in Seven all seem to be working fine.

    Gary

    Oops. Spoke too soon. Just tried to install Nvidia's 180.84 geforce driver and it said this driver was for Vista. Installation will be terminated. Hope they fix that soon.
    using 64 or 32???
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  4. Posts : 576
    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
    Thread Starter
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    garysgold said:
    Seems to be the case. The Vista drivers I've installed in Seven all seem to be working fine.

    Gary

    Oops. Spoke too soon. Just tried to install Nvidia's 180.84 geforce driver and it said this driver was for Vista. Installation will be terminated. Hope they fix that soon. Compatability mode didn't help.

    Update: Found a W7 driver (7.15.11.8084) here. Microsoft Update Catalog

    Thanks to Baarod for posting this URL here. Source of up-to-date drivers

    Gary
    Thanks for the Driver post mate
    Norm
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  5. Posts : 576
    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
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    darkassain said:
    using 64 or 32???
    I don't think there are any X64 drivers yet DA.
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    Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
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    because i found two links...
    Grand Theft Auto IV by Rockstar Games
    there is the win vista32 and 64...
    i meant what architecture is he running on...

    oh he found it already....
    it dosent matter then...
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  7. Posts : 3,141
    Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64
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    I was having problems with 6936 x64 so wiped the partition and installed build 7000 instead. All 32 bit at the moment. Hope to change that soon.

    Gary
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