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Windows 7: Transferring Adaptec AIC-7870 Driver from Vista x64 to 7 x64

04 Feb 2009   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate RC x86
Transferring Adaptec AIC-7870 Driver from Vista x64 to 7 x64

I installed Windows 7 Beta x64 a few days ago and I am really enjoying it. I would like to keep it as my main OS but the major problem is that I perform backups on a tape drive connected to an Adaptec AHA-2940U2W SCSI PCI Host Adaptor which is not recognised in Windows 7. Adaptec's website has only 32-bit drivers for Windows Vista. In Vista x64, the workaround was to install the "Adaptec AIC-7870 PCI SCSI Controller (Emulated)" driver, but this driver is not included with 7. I searched for this driver on the internet but could not find it. Is it possible to copy the driver from Vista x64 and install it on 7 x64? If it is, can someone please send me the files as I only have the 32-bit version of Vista.

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04 Feb 2009   #2

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64

Hi ACaD and welcome to the forum!

Maybe this could be the answer to your problem - Windows 7 Driver Solution
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05 Feb 2009   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate RC x86
Thanks for replying!

Thanks for the welcome and for the DriverMax suggestion.

I have downloaded it and created an account. Unfortunately, all it does is identify the card. I am unable to download any drivers for it.

Is there any other way to get the drivers without having Vista x64?
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10 Feb 2009   #4

Windows 7 Build 7000

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 Transferring Adaptec AIC-7870 Driver from Vista x64 to 7 x64

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