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  1. Posts : 646
    NT4
       #1

    Window 7 Drivers


    Will Windows7 use the same drivers as vista? or will we have to wait months/years again until the product manufacturers catch up.
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  2. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #2

    Hello loopyloo, welcome to Seven Forums!

    We're all just going to have to wait and see together.















    Later Ted
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  3. Posts : 9
    Windows Vista Ultimate
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    Depends on the system config. but I sure it wont be like vista.

    And we havent had to wait "years" for drivers. Just some are to sturborn to make drivers
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  4. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
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    We'll just have to play the waiting game.
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  5. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
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    I don't believe that there will be many problems with drivers as they are basically building on the Vista kernel. Not to mention MS can't afford another fiasco like they had with Vista and the software developers.











    Later Ted
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  6. Posts : 576
    Vista X32. Windows 7 32bit
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    Given the speed of technological development and huge spectrum of harware and accessories that an operating system has to cater for we are always going to have some driver problems. But as Ted says, Vista has certainly lessened the inpact and given Microsoft a gentle nudge towards maximising compatability.
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  7. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
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    I believe MS knew full well what they were doing when they released Vista. They knew to improve security they would have to completely re-vamp the OS as people understood it. They knew that there would be problems. But they had no choice.

    That's why they've done it in installments, to lessen the impact.
    I believe they knew that Vista would be the first installment of "Windows 7", heck they were talking about "Windows 7" not long after they released Vista.

    Just my two cents!





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  8. Posts : 71,270
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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    loopyloo said:
    Will Windows7 use the same drivers as vista? or will we have to wait months/years again until the product manufacturers catch up.
    Hello Loopyloo,

    I'm sure there will be some differences in them and eventually not work in Windows 7, but for now I'm not having any problems installing my Vista drivers in Windows 7.

    Shawn
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  9. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
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    Brink said:
    but for now I'm not having any problems installing my Vista drivers in Windows 7.

    Shawn
    Wish I could say the same. I can't get sound out of my amp... anyone would think it's a beta release or something

    Now I can, just before I'm about to remove 7 too
    Last edited by smarteyeball; 04 Nov 2008 at 03:35.
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  10. Posts : 71,270
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
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    Smartey,

    You might see if installing the Vista audio driver using Compatibility Mode set to Vista RTM mode may allow it to install and run better. I'll be creating a tutorial on this later today, but it's the same as for Vista, but just Vista has been added to the list in Windows 7.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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