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Windows 7 Drivers Download Roundup

With some of you running Windows 7 RC now, we’re going to be keeping a list of the latest driver releases for reference.

ATI/AMD Radeon (NEW!)

Nvidia GeForce

Nvidia GeForce 3D Vision

Creative

Mind you, many of these drivers are still in beta, so don’t be surprised if things aren’t completely stable yet. Don’t forget that Windows Vista drivers are supposed to work just fine.

Of course, to take advantage of some of the new performance tweaks to the way Windows 7 handles desktop video memory, you’ll want to try some of the WDDM 1.1 drivers. As for chipset and SATA drivers, current WDM drivers supplied by your motherboard manufacturer for Vista works well in Windows 7.

  • ispyamoose
    Speaking of drivers, I'm not able to install the Windows 7 RC on my laptop because of a "missing" CD/DVDrom driver. How dumb is that? I was able to install an earlier build of Windows 7 without any problems.
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  • I'm surprised I still find an audigy2 ZS driver!
    That card is 7 or 8 years old!
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  • eklipz330
    why are so many people hating on windows 7 rc? I NEED TO KNOW WHY THERE IS SO MUCH HATE!

    i mean alot of people say its better than vista, but not xp, but than again, people need to understand that to move forward, you need more resources. i mean how much is 4gb of ram anyway now? $45?

    btw all this hate is coming from other forums, not TOMS.
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  • curnel_D
    eklipz330why are so many people hating on windows 7 rc? I NEED TO KNOW WHY THERE IS SO MUCH HATE!i mean alot of people say its better than vista, but not xp, but than again, people need to understand that to move forward, you need more resources. i mean how much is 4gb of ram anyway now? $45? btw all this hate is coming from other forums, not TOMS.Because it's the easy/fun/cool thing to do now days. Micro$oft is evil, apple is holy, and twitter is the new learning suite for social acceptance. Get with the times! :P
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  • truehighroller
    ATI just released an early Windows 7 version driver today actualy. I was able to reach 16909 with 3DMark Vantage on my Crossfired Quad core setup(check sig for all specs). Where as I was only able to reach 16781 before. Very nice set of drivers.

    The updated version still comes with CCC 9.4 though but, the drivers are 8.612xxx though so, and Hydravision comes with them as well which aparently it has been awhile for that one. I would link those drivers if, your not.
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  • hikayu
    curnel_dBecause it's the easy/fun/cool thing to do now days. Micro$oft is evil, apple is holy, and twitter is the new learning suite for social acceptance. Get with the times!
    well screw the time . i do what i do best and i work with what i like . windows 7 is good and xp is old . xp doesnt even work as good as vista or 7 on my new comp anymore . 3 way sli and core i7 is a waste on xp . if i want something easy to play and light , i'll go with linux .
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  • eklipz330
    hikayu, you've taken the words right out of my mouth. time to upgrade to RC. hopefully retail copy isn't overpriced. if it is, im pretty sure prices will come down fast, demand for the OS is high right now, and a lot of people i know are willing to cough up the cash for release date.. hopefully we'll be finding better deals of win 7, cause frankly, ive never seen a good OS deal on vista ever
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  • TheZander
    Grrr ..... FINE I'm installing RC1 tonight! You guys plus Anand has me SOLD. I've used it on other people's computers, but haven't taken the plunge on my main rig. I've seen enough. The support for Windows 7 is excellent at this stage of the game, and I think I'll be just fine! Thanks, everyone for all the feedback and reviews.
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  • shotgunpadre
    I'm thinking of installing win7 on my netbook. But sometimes I'd like to play good old games. I just wonder if win7 rc runs dungeon keeper 2, kabuto etc. with no problems. If ati resolves issues with drivers on win7, more radeon will be sold with ease.
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  • eddieroolz
    I like the logo, if that's even the real one :)
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