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Windows 7: Vista or XP Drivers?

18 Jan 2009   #1
homer09001

Windows 7 Pro
 
 
Vista or XP Drivers?

Can someone confirm whether i should use XP or vista drivers for my devices in Windows 7, i have used XP where i can so far and have had no problems?


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18 Jan 2009   #2
HikerRemastered

Windows 7 build 7000 x86
 
 

As far as I know, Vista drivers is the best choice.

But then again, I have never tried to use XP drivers on Vista so I have no idea if it makes a big difference, although I suspect it does.
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18 Jan 2009   #3
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by homer09001 View Post
Can someone confirm whether i should use XP or vista drivers for my devices in Windows 7, i have used XP where i can so far and have had no problems?
Vista drivers are the best, because Windows 7 is based around vista.
Windows update should sort most of the driver problems out.
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18 Jan 2009   #4
Airbot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Why not use the Vista ones, as it's more closely related to 7 then XP is, 7 is based on the Vista Kernel. But if you say you have no problem with it then there's no problem, right?
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18 Jan 2009   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

As others have mentioned, Vista is much more closely related to Seven than XP is, so if given the choice choose Vista drivers.

EDIT:

@ Romulinx2

Nice sig. It looks familiar though...
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31 Jan 2009   #6
wtftuck

Windows 7
 
 

I would suggest Windows Vista drivers but...

I have had luck with Windows XP drivers.

Play around with it. Its a beta. Have fun.
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31 Jan 2009   #7
Romulinx2

Win7 Ultimate x64 on Desktop / Win7 Ultimate x86 on laptop / Win7 x86 Starter on Netbook
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
As others have mentioned, Vista is much more closely related to Seven than XP is, so if given the choice choose Vista drivers.

EDIT:

@ Romulinx2

Nice sig. It looks familiar though...
I found it somewhere, and modified it slighty.
Hey, i just noticed it looks like yours?
Do you want me to find you one.......LOL
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24 Jan 2010   #8
fenomena6909

Windows 7 / Windows XP - dual boot
 
 

hi, I have motherboard ASUS PE pro sis 645 and I don't find a seven drivers. Can I try to install my old for XP?
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