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Need to install drivers that aren't compatible with Windows 8


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#1 k1117h3n0153

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Posted 19 May 2015 - 03:04 PM

I recently spent about 100 dollars on something that requires drivers to be used, and it does not support Windows 8. It only allows Windows 7 and Windows XP, so i need to know how to get past this and install them anyway. I have tried running it in compatibility mode, but this doesn't install the drivers properly. I am willing to install emulators for running XP or 7, if needed. Please help. 



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 05:47 AM

Set up dual boot?? 



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 06:49 AM

Several options:

- dual boot (as mentioned by md2lgyk above)

- install a virtual machine the runs Win7 and install it there.

- write a compatible driver (very, very expensive if you don't know how to do it - it'd be cheaper to buy another computer and install Win7 on it).

- contact the manufacturer for assistance.

- modfy the driver (depending on the driver there may be modifications that you can make to make it work) - this is way beyond the scope of this forum and is likely against the EULA for the program.  I'd suggest trying the support forums for the driver manufacturer for this also.


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 07:42 AM

If it doesn't support Windows 8 it doesn't support. The only thing you can do is install the driver fro Windows 7 and see if they work.


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Posted 20 May 2015 - 09:12 AM

i did run Win 7 on a virtual machine, it it did install just fine but the virtual machine wont run the necessary programs so i can use the drivers with the thing im trying to use thats hooked up to my USB. im not sure what dual boot means or how to use it, so if someone could explain what it means and how i could use it, that would be great



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Posted 20 May 2015 - 09:27 AM

nevermind i googled how to do a dual boot. i have a windows vista installers disk with the OS on it, so how would i go about installing that on my windows 8.1 using dual boot?



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Posted 21 May 2015 - 07:34 AM

Here's some links on how to do it with Windows 8:  https://www.google.com/search?q=add+dual+boot+to+windows+8&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8

 

And this was a specific search for Vista with Windows 8:  https://www.google.com/search?q=add+vista+dual+boot+to+windows+8&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8
 

EDIT:  You might get some more replies if you specify the program that you're trying to work with.


Edited by usasma, 21 May 2015 - 07:37 AM.

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