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Windows 7: windows xp driver for windows 7

10 Nov 2010   #1
rtech69

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windows xp driver for windows 7

is it compatible if i have a windows xp driver,and then i reformat my pc to windows 7!?then i will use my cd driver to windows 7?please help,i know many people here can help me!thanks in advance!


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10 Nov 2010   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi rtech69, and welcome to the forums.. Unfortunately, XP drivers are not compatible with Windows 7, however 9 times out of 10, Windows 7 will install the correct driver for your machine ... The best thing to do is to go to your computers support site, and download the windows 7 drivers before hand and store them on a flash drive... If no drivers for windows 7 are listed, you can use the Vista drivers and install them in Vista compatibility mode...

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10 Nov 2010   #3
rtech69

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thanks tews for helping me,i will do what you said!thanks again!
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10 Nov 2010   #4
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

You're welcome.. let us know how everything comes out!
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