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Confuse, if it's to install driver or not

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    City of Burj Khalifah
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    Confuse, if it's to install driver or not


    Now, I have installed the OS W8 but when I go to the site were the drivers that I need to install and start downloading then I got confuse. For a reason drivers are build in OS W7.
    Confuse for it might affect the OS W8, would that be possible?

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    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
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    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Anything is possible, especially with a Beta OS. If it worries you just download drivers for hardware that isn't working and create a restore point before you install them. The only drivers/hardware I've had a problem with is my onboard Via sound, I had to use compatibility mode to get the Windows 7 drivers to install.
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    Cardiff
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    Win7 Ult x64


    Thankfully all my drivers worked for my entire system which was a blessing. As far as I am aware, most of Windows 7 drivers will work with Windows 8, as you have pointed out some drivers will not work at all. It is confusing, but if you have been through this with Windows 7, then you should expect the same for Windows 8 as well.
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    City of Burj Khalifah
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    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    Anything is possible, especially with a Beta OS. If it worries you just download drivers for hardware that isn't working and create a restore point before you install them. The only drivers/hardware I've had a problem with is my onboard Via sound, I had to use compatibility mode to get the Windows 7 drivers to install.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jason Webb View Post
    Thankfully all my drivers worked for my entire system which was a blessing. As far as I am aware, most of Windows 7 drivers will work with Windows 8, as you have pointed out some drivers will not work at all. It is confusing, but if you have been through this with Windows 7, then you should expect the same for Windows 8 as well.
    Yes, I'm working it out to install them in a neat way to avoid error and reason is that I'm a home user not a tech in a way. It's better if not compatible than to have an error.
    The one thing that it is not compatible are those programs made by the manufacturer, try to install their Live Update but the OS reject with it were the built of the program is only for OS W7.

    Thanks for the head up! \m/
    Last edited by adamus; 30 Jun 2012 at 09:59.
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