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Windows 7: Does XP mode supports old hardware drivers too?

04 May 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 build 7600
Does XP mode supports old hardware drivers too?

I have a old creative Live value sound card which only worked in XP the vista drivers were never released, so can I connect that card & install the XP drivers in XP mode & make the card usable under windows7 XP mode?

That Card does not have windows 7 drivers either.

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04 May 2009   #2


If you ever do find a way to get this to work, let me know. A friend of mine inherited my old Live! card and I'd let to get it working for him.

Though, I think he said he got some drivers for it installed but sound was wonky. I'll need to ask him more about this later.
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04 May 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)

currently it (VPC) emulates all the hardware except the CPU and USB (although it is emulated somewhat....)
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