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Windows 7: backed up 7 drivers

19 Feb 2010   #1
firmin

windows 7 32 bit and windows vista 64 bit
 
 
backed up 7 drivers

i installed 7 on a partition on my drive and am ready to do a clean install and put vista in my past. however due to problems in locating my drivers i backed up my current drivers. i am just wondering if i can use my back ups of my drivers o perform a clean install. i really need help and i know this might not be the place but please im tired of vista!


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19 Feb 2010   #2
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hi firmin,

Not sure what you meam by backup drivers, but no, you'll need to find drivers specific to Windows 7.
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19 Feb 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Firmin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure how you backed up your drivers, but normally you will need to reinstall them instead.

I found this link at Gateway that may help.

Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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19 Feb 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Windows 7 will have most if not all of the drivers that you will need, however, in the event that some are missed, you can use the vista drivers ... just use vista compatibility mode...
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19 Feb 2010   #5
firmin

windows 7 32 bit and windows vista 64 bit
 
 

@tews you mean it installs its own drivers from a clean install? and i used a program to back up the drivers i have on my pc currently, and i am running 7 ultimate and brink i tried that already having so many issues.
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19 Feb 2010   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Again, you will need to install Windows 7 drivers for your components, as Brink is right when he says you will need to "reinstall" drivers.

In short simply copying drivers from one OS to a completely different one won't work!

When Tews says Windows will have most of the drivers, he's talking generic, and these WILL NOT include the sound, video, and other drivers needed for full functionality of the components. Again, you will have to find the specific drivers needed for these components to work under Windows 7

Sorry.
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19 Feb 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Firmin, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm not sure how you backed up your drivers, but normally you will need to reinstall them instead.

I found this link at Gateway that may help.

Gateway Support Drivers & Downloads

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Go to Shawn's link, & use the UpDate link.


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19 Feb 2010   #8
firmin

windows 7 32 bit and windows vista 64 bit
 
 

thanks to all.....

just one more thing i am running 7 on a partition and these are the drivers i backed up. i just need to have one OS! but thanks again to all i guess i should start getting drivers
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19 Feb 2010   #9
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by firmin View Post
thanks to all.....

just one more thing i am running 7 on a partition and these are the drivers i backed up. i just need to have one OS! but thanks again to all i guess i should start getting drivers
Use the drivers guide in my sig.
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