Do Vista Drivers work on 7

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by DVD+R, May 10, 2009.

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  1. DVD+R

    DVD+R Registered Member

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    Bassically all I neeed to know if whether the drivers I have for my Inspiron with Vista will run Windows 7 o_O i.e Ethernet controller, Graphics etc...:doubt:
     
  2. GlobalForce

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    You mean you haven't come across any "compatibility mode" articles yet? TechSpot's got one. PCTipsBox info on "Vista certified."
     
  3. Kerodo

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    All of mine did, just make sure you have the appropriate x64 or x32 etc....
     
  4. lodore

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    yes they do.
    for windows 7 beta i used all my vista drivers.
    May as well get the windows 7 drivers if there is any.
    nvidia and ati have windows 7 drivers.
    if the installers wont work and say OS not support do the following: right click the installer and use compatiblity mode for vista.
     
  5. Osaban

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    Perfect upgrade here from Vista Ultimate32 to Win7. There's 'Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor beta' which can help in predicting problems. Although I think the best way to know is to do it.
     
  6. renegade08

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    Yes indeed, Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor will give you recommendation on what drivers of current setup can be used (and suggest download of some newer).

    Same with all the programs installed.

    Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor

    http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/upgrade-advisor.aspx

    Note: You will need .NET 2.0 Framework or higher if running on Windows XP
     
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