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Installing window xp driver on windows 7

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June 17, 2011 9:16:01 PM

HOW TO INSTALL WINDOWS XP DRIVER ON WINDOWS 7 AND SHOULK
June 17, 2011 10:29:06 PM

If you can get a Windows Vista driver, use it. XP drivers may work with 32-bit Windows 7, but they will NOT work with 64-bit.
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June 18, 2011 12:46:07 AM

Welcome to Tom's Hardware,

Livebriand gave you excellent pointers about old version Win-XP drivers in the new version Windows Vista/7.

If you are trying to get an old favorite program that ran on Win-XP to do the same in Windows7, and it's not cooperating, on the executable file right click to bring up the properties dialog box and try to run it in Win-XP mode. That 'might' get you an older program to run in the newer OS.
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October 28, 2011 2:59:16 PM

Hello Friend!! :bounce: 

You only need the certificate for 64 bit drivers. Your older XP drivers "should" work under Win 7. That's not a 100% guarantee, but generally existing drivers do work on newer OS versions, Otherwise if you are not plug and play for a PCI board it will not work for Win7. It was extremely risky on XP, where depending on the system and the board a non-PNP driver may or may not work. Don't even friends trying this with Win7 or 64-bit, just throw out the driver and start over again.

Thanks.
Jon Franklin
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