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: Windows 7 drivers work on Windows 8?

15 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows 7 drivers work on Windows 8?

HI, everyone. My name is Steven. I'm using Lenovo Y450 with OS Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

I have a question here, my laptop model drivers is support until Windows 7 x64.
And now I want to change my Windows from 7 to Windows 8, its possible that Windows 7 drivers can using in Windows 8?
Thank You.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
15 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate and numerous virtual machines

Hi StevenLow and welcome to the Seven Forums.
The answer to your question is yes except in vary rare circumstances. You should go to the Lenovo web site and see if they make updated drivers for your machine.
You may want to ask for help on how to upgrade to Windows 8 in our sister forum Windows 8 Forums
The guys over there will help you out with setting up Windows 8.
Good Luck.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2013   #3


Most of them will work, but some may not, especially bluetooth, graphics card ones. I'm saying so cuz I have already suffered with these devices and Windows 8 a lot. In such a case, you can easily get an updated driver from the manufacturer's website specifically designed for Windows 8.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Windows 7 drivers work on Windows 8?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
do 64 bit drivers work for 32 bit windows
i have a hp laptop which had windows 7 64 BIT , then i planned to reinstall windows so i used two different driver backup programs (driver magician and driver genius) , and i completely backed up the drivers then i formatted the system partition and performed a clean windows installation , but...
General Discussion
Will Vista Drivers work fine on Windows 7?
Hi, I have a Sony VAIO vgn-cr35s and I changed my hard drive since the previous one broke. And now my new hard drive is running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit version 6.1 (build 7600) I just wanted to know if the drivers of Windows Vista will work on 7? Because I'm about to download the Ati Radeon X2300...
General Discussion
Will drivers work in Windows 8?
I have a Toshiba Satellite C655-S5061. It is running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I just downloaded the ISO for Windows 8 Developer Preview (without developer tools) and I want to install it over Windows 7 without erasing ANYTHING. If I install this, will my Wireless drivers and other things like...
Drivers do not work properly after install of Windows 7
First let me give a bit of a backstory. I have an Acer laptop that I got recently that came with Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. I bought a Windows 7 Upgrade CD before that to upgrade the computer I'm using right now from Vista to Windows 7. Anyway, I'm planning to sell the laptop. Windows...
Realtek drivers don't work in windows 7 rtm
I was a succesful tester of Windows 7 RC, where the realtek audio drivers worked flawlessly. Recently i purchased and installed windows RTM Home Premium. If you have the following symptoms when reinstalling windows 7 RTM with the realtek audio: - No Realtek icon in the taskbar - Cannot active...
Sound & Audio

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 22:56.
Twitter Facebook Google+