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 Post subject: Back-up Vista drivers to be installed in Windows7
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:41 am 
Sharptooth
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Hey guys,
A buddy just dropped off a couple of custom home theatre computers' (Rainer Niveus). They came with Vista and he wants Windows 7 on them. He had mentioned he attempted to do this before but had many problems finding win7 drivers for everything (a lot of custom drivers). I was wondering if there was a way to backup the vista drivers and re install them on a win7 install?

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Phad


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 Post subject: Re: Back-up Vista drivers to be installed in Windows7
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:14 pm 
Smithfield
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If you go to Control Panel -> Device Manager, right click on the hardware in question you know you can't get drivers for and go to Properties. Then in the Drivers tab, click on "Driver Details". This will tell you where all the driver files the hardware uses are located. You should group each driver set in its own folder. If the driver exists online for Vista, you can use it in Windows 7, usually.

When installing drivers, DO NOT PUT THEM BACK IN THE FOLDER YOU FOUND THEM IN. Use Device Manager to do an "update" and point it to the location of the backed up drivers.


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 Post subject: Re: Back-up Vista drivers to be installed in Windows7
PostPosted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 5:46 pm 
Thunderbird
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Driver Detective

http://forum.scottmueller.com/viewtopic.php?t=1308

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2089404/ ... ndows.html


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