1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Vista drivers' compatibility with Windows 7

Discussion in 'General Software' started by btarunr, May 9, 2009.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    29,611 (10.71/day)
    Thanks Received:
    14,096
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    I'm installing Windows 7 RC 64-bit soon. I'd like to know to what extant Windows Vista drivers are compatible with Windows 7.

    I've not been able to find Win7 x64 drivers for my SB700 RAID controller, can I pull through with the Windows Vista driver?
     
  2. DaMulta

    DaMulta My stars went supernova

    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2006
    Messages:
    16,135 (5.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,458
    Location:
    Oklahoma T-Town
    I have used nt 4.0 drivers, 2k drivers, 2k server drivers, XP, 2003(sometimes 2003 works better), and vista drivers with 7/


    Unpack the EXE with winrar if you don't see the driver install file.

    Device manager, update driver, let me chose, have disc. Vista files should just install(most of the time at least.

    You should be A OK :)
     
    btarunr says thanks.
  3. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    42,923 (11.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10,214
    any driver that doesnt work via the installer, almost always works when installed via device manager.
     
    btarunr says thanks.
  4. alexp999

    alexp999 Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,045 (2.83/day)
    Thanks Received:
    862
    Location:
    Dorset, UK
    I have installed XP drivers in Vista and Windows 7. As long as its correct for X86 or X64, it should work.

    But TBH, Windows 7 will almost certainly have built in drivers for the Raid Controller. In the event it doesnt use the vista ones.
     
    btarunr says thanks.
  5. Mussels

    Mussels Moderprator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 6, 2004
    Messages:
    42,923 (11.11/day)
    Thanks Received:
    10,214
    i have SB700 in my media PC and had no issues. you can get standalones for vista, they work fine (i couldnt use the one bundled with the IGP driver, it lacked port multiplier support)
     
    btarunr says thanks.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page