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WIndows 8 Drivers

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#1 haig11


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Posted 04 October 2012 - 01:26 PM

I am Installing windows 8 preview on my laptop today. Lets just say I don't like the fact it has no start menu. But Im sure I will get use to it. I just need to know would drivers that are made for windows 7 work on windows 8. ? The manufacture only has the drivers for windows 7 on there website. for my acer 5251 system.

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 02:43 PM

When testing Windows 8 I have been using Windows 7 drivers on it. Works fine.

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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:33 PM

I have had no problems with drivers. I even dug up an old Win7 driver for a 6 year old sound card and it worked great.

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Posted 07 October 2012 - 08:53 PM

The start menu was a major drawback for me. Sooner or later I'll have to come to terms and get used to it, but it's hard after 17 years of having it right there.
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Posted 08 October 2012 - 06:27 AM

The start menu was a major drawback for me. Sooner or later I'll have to come to terms and get used to it, but it's hard after 17 years of having it right there.

didn't like it at first either ,at first I just put the icons of all the program I used on the desktop,or pined some to the toolbar and just quickly hit the desktop icon on the metro start screen, but recently I found a RUN command[ shell:startup ] for the startup folder ,I then copied a shortcut to [My]Computer in it, and rebooted the computer and not it stays at the metro start foe a few seconds before switching to the desktop with m[y]Computer opened,I tried using a few programs .like windows mail. IExplorer and ITunes at first in the start-up ,but they error on start-up .so I tried Computer shortcut and it worked .

Edited by caperjac, 08 October 2012 - 06:32 AM.

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