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  1. #111


    Either way, here is a screen shot of my ATA controller (I think that is what you were looking for) from Windows 7: imgur: the simple image sharer

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  2. #112


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    The ATA-driver is the one I've been unable to take from Windows 7 and successfully install on Windows 8! When installation started, it gave me a very strange reason for not installing the driver (something about requiring an "interactive console" or something)...
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  3. #113


    Manchester CT
    Posts : 693
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit GA


    GMan is entirely correct. One of the things that MS cannot possibly do is to test the hundreds of thousands of combinations of hardware and drivers that are out there. Laptop manufacturers are terrible at updating their drivers or supporting anything but what came with the laptop. The margin of profit is so small that there is no reason at all to support the latest equipment or operating systems. Put the laptop back into Win7 and leave it there. When you are ready to run Win8, buy a laptop that supports it.
    In the meantime, you are at the mercy of the laptop manufacturer to provide you with the proper drivers to support Win8. My friend Leo is an astrophotographer and had nothing but troubles getting his 4 year old cameras to work on anything above WinXP (we finally did get it running on a Win7 laptop but with very little help from the manufacturer).

    Heh, done with my rant, I hope fussing about with the laptop gets it to run for you. Me, I would just use Win7 rather than waste my time on trying to get an already obsolete piece of equipment to run on a spanking new OS.

    EDIT Dang, I thought I deleted this post! Sorry if it offends...
    Last edited by johnpombrio; 30 Mar 2012 at 09:06.
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  4. #114


    Posts : 1,851
    8250 x86 + 7 SP1 x86 + Ubuntu 12.04 LTS x86


    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    No, I'm a afraid that you misunderstand. I am having problems with my Dell Studio XPS 1340 laptop.
    Yep, during that one post I did get confused, but before making that and the others (the previous days), I knew the correct deal.

    Alright. Since we've tried so many things, it can not hurt to try to install this latest MCP79 x64 driver that I can find on Dell's site. Should auto install without any hoops:

    https://www.dell.com/support/drivers...iverId=R263965

    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    It is a custom build and runs flawlessly on Windows 8. I have been typing most of my posts here from it.
    Hah! So you do know first hand that Windows 8 is perfectly stable as I claim.
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  5. #115


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    Either way, here is a screen shot of my ATA controller (I think that is what you were looking for) from Windows 7: imgur: the simple image sharer
    Long time no see! :O
    Any news on the W8-front or have you given up?
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  6. #116


    Well, ever since applying that driver in GMan's last post, I haven't had any freezes, but then I have been overly optimistic before.
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  7. #117


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    Well, ever since applying that driver in GMan's last post, I haven't had any freezes, but then I have been overly optimistic before.
    Hmm... The chipset driver from 2010?
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  8. #118


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    Damn. Didn't work for me
    You must be doing something I'm not! I hope it works out for you! You're using W8 all the time, these days?
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  9. #119


    Posts : 37
    Windows 7


    Quote Originally Posted by freelancer91 View Post
    Well, ever since applying that driver in GMan's last post, I haven't had any freezes, but then I have been overly optimistic before.
    Still going strong?!
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  10. #120


    I haven't been using my laptop much over the past few days, but I haven't had another freezing issue.
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