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install windows 7 intel graphic driver on windows 8.1

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May 23, 2014 4:10:13 AM

I upgraded my friend's pc from windows xp to windows 7. But the screen usually flash and popup a message on the taskbar. So i tell him to upgrade to windows 8.1 for better experience. So my question is can i install windows 7 graphic driver on windows 8.1 (the pc have onboard graphic intel g41 express chipset), because another friend of mine also upgrade to windows 8.1 but cannot install the windows xp drivers because there is an error while installing. Can i install the latest version of graphic driver and run windows 7 compatibility and install it. i can install windows vista driver on my laptop windows 8.1
May 23, 2014 5:24:43 AM

No you can't. Well, technically you can, but expect the hardware to be glitchy and buggy.

The driver is specific to the hardware and OS.

Install the proper driver for the hardware and OS being used.
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May 23, 2014 5:34:09 AM

don't sound like a good idea to me unless theres no driver for 8 and then your stuck trying the 7 driver to got going ..
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May 28, 2014 12:45:38 PM

Well since the PC came with XP it probably doesn't have a driver for Windows 8 and may not have one for Windows 7.
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May 31, 2014 6:12:06 AM

orlbuckeye said:
Well since the PC came with XP it probably doesn't have a driver for Windows 8 and may not have one for Windows 7.


no. the pc came with windows xp, with a graphic for windows xp, but intel make an update for windows vista, 7 if the driver support wddm. in windows 8.1 i solved the problem by installing it through device manager with folder contains driver files (not setup files). also my friends pc have a very large screen resolution: about 1650x1400, and it is very bright so hardly to see small line like in excel
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