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Windows 7 drivers for an old mobo

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Garyj881, 6 Mar 2010.

  1. Garyj881

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    My friend has has a Gigabyte P965-DS3P motherboard.

    At the moment he's running Vista but wants to upgrade to Windows 7, I looked the the Gigabyte web site to see if drivers were available for Windows 7 with it being an old board but there are only audio drivers available.

    He needs still are LAN and Chipset.

    Can he use the vista drivers?
     
    Last edited: 6 Mar 2010
  2. Dougsnake

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    Try running windows 7 upgrade advisor from ms site
     
  3. PCZ

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    W7 will have drivers for the chipset and LAN.
    You will get basic HD audio also out of the box with W7

    The audio driver on GB's site will enable enhanced features.
     
  4. thingemajib

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    ive mentioned this elsewhere, but my general rule of thumb:
    if it works with vista, then it should work with 7
     
  5. Swordfish

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    To quote Ira Gershwin it aint necessarily so

    My Cannon scanner works in XP and Vista x86 & x64 but only in x86 Win 7 not Win 7 x64 !! :mad:


    OP grab the Vista driver pakcs here http://driverpacks.net/ and use them. Works on the vast majority of driver queries I've had.
     
  6. GeezerButler

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    I installed 7 on an old AMD / NForce4 machine and needed no drivers at all. Everything worked out of the box.
     
  7. Diggsy

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    With regards to Canon drivers, they are apparently working on X64 drivers for Windows 7. I contacted them last week about my Laser printer and they confirmed the driver should be ready by the end of March.

    I think they were pretty much caught with their pants down when it comes to driver releases for decent hardware that people don't want to chuck just yet ;)
     
  8. sWiZzLe

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    Which scanner is it?

    A friend gave me his Canoscan LiDe 35 because he couldn't get it working on Vista x64. But i found a way and its now also working perfectly on Win 7 x64 :p
     
    Last edited: 10 Mar 2010
  9. PatZ1989

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    Windows 7 should pick up these drivers all by itself
     
  10. Swordfish

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    Same scanner mate.

    How did you do it ?

    I'm using it on my laptop at mo (x86) but would like to use on main machine as well.
     
  11. Swordfish

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    Still trying to get this scanner to work in win 7 x64.

    Any ideas?
     
  12. Swordfish

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    This is not happening :

    Sent an email to them asking for drivers as was told this :

    Pretty poor games in this day when 64 bit is becoming much more popular.