Why doesnt my XP hardware drivers work on windows 7 Tags: Drivers Hardware Windows 7 Windows XP Last response: October 21, 2010 1:32 AM in Windows 7 Share jim18026443 October 20, 2010 8:49:49 PM Why doesnt my diagnostic hardware that works perfectly on XPsp2 work on windows 7? And is it fixable ? More about : doesnt hardware drivers work windows saint19 a b \ Driver a b $ Windows 7 October 20, 2010 8:53:00 PM Hi jim18026443 and welcome to Tom's forum. Easy answer? Different OS maybe u need the lasted software version or run it in compatibility mode. Jonmor68 a b \ Driver a b $ Windows 7 October 20, 2010 10:07:21 PM Unless your diagnostic hardware came with a crystal ball, it has no knowledge of an OS that came out years afterwards. Related resources Windows Vista on Notebooks: Why and What Hardware ? - Forum My wifi network card (dlink dwl-520+) doesn't work in windows 7 - Forum Why doesnt my fallout 3 work on my computer - Forum Why won't Windows 7 work on my Setup! - Forum XP Install w/ SATA - F6 DOESN'T WORK - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ko888 a b \ Driver a b $ Windows 7 October 21, 2010 1:27:05 AM Are you using Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit? sminlal a b \ Driver a c 209 $ Windows 7 October 21, 2010 1:32:20 AM No, it's not fixable - Vista and Windows 7 use a different type of driver from XP. You'll have to try to find Vista- or Windows 7-specific drivers for your hardware. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumW 7 Loads Really Really Fast, Why Reviews say it doesnt ? Yours ok? ForumWhy doesnt realtek work on windows xp ? ForumAdd Hardware Doesn't Work ForumGA- 7 DXR+Athlon xp 1700++dual mouseman= doesnt work ForumWindows XP SP2: Windows Update Doesn't Work ForumWindows XP Bootup Screen doesnt hang, but Windows doesnt load ForumDoes Double Install On Fresh Hardware For Windows 7 Still Work ? Help! ForumWindows 7 doesn't recognize SATA hard drive ForumWindow 7 this copy is not genuine ForumMsi k9n neo v3 network drivers ForumHp pavilion dv6500 drivers for windows 7 ForumWindows 7 64 bit on a netbook? ForumBluetooth on Windows 7 ForumIassdo.dll.mui corrupted in Windows 7? sfc /scannow ForumHow to open email excel files in windows 7 excel More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !