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Why doesnt my XP hardware drivers work on windows 7

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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 :bounce:  ?
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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.
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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.
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October 21, 2010 1:27:05 AM

Are you using Windows 7 64-bit or 32-bit?
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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.
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