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Windows 7: Installing 7 on a windows 8 laptop. Do i need to worry about drivers?

07 Dec 2013   #11

7 home premium 64 bit

well windows 7 installed like a charm but like i was saying there are no drivers what so ever. Not even the lan driver so i can not connect to the internet. I tried the windows 8 drivers and i don't think they worked.

Ill keep working at it.

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07 Dec 2013   #12

7 home premium 64 bit

well i got windows 7 installed and working. Got the internet up and working and finally got the driver to work. Now i need to download all the other drivers so does anyone know a good program for downloading drivers lol

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07 Dec 2013   #13
Microsoft MVP


Stick with the same steps in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7
to get and keep a perfect install.

For drivers, first enable Automatically deliver drivers via Windows Update (Step 3) then Check for Updates, install all Important and Optional, restart when requested, then go back to check for Updates after each restart until there are no more.

Only then would I import any drivers still missing in Device Manager,, unless there are performance issues traced to drivers. If you need help ask back here in our Drivers forum where they can find any driver.
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08 Dec 2013   #14

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08 Dec 2013   #15

7 home premium 64 bit

Im going to go ahead and mark this as solved as windows 7 is up and running. Infact im using that laptop to type this message

The only problems left are a few illusive drivers but other than that im up and running.

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08 Dec 2013   #16
Microsoft MVP


If you cannot find drivers, ask in our Drivers forum as they can find any driver.
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09 Dec 2013   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 and Windows Vista 32bit
No not really

you do not need to worry about the drivers if that is a new computer because i was able to fully run both Windows 7 and Windows 8 dual-booted on a 7 year old laptop designed to run windows vista and has out-dated drivers :):):)

Hopes this helps
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 Installing 7 on a windows 8 laptop. Do i need to worry about drivers?

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