Can you use XP drivers on Vista?


G

Guest

I'm sorry if this question is already answered somewhere, which it probably
is, but if it is I didn't find it.

I was thinking of trying Vista, but since I play a lot of games and so, I
want to know that there are drivers out there and working for Vista. Since
there are no drivers on the manufacturers homepages (nVidia for example...),
I was wondering if it's possible to use Windows XP drivers on Windows Vista.
If not, how do you find drivers for Windows Vista? I'm using dual GeForct
GT-6600 SLI, is there drivers out for that yet?

Thanks in advance!
/Per
 
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J

JW

There are Vista drivers on the NVIDIA Website, The 96.33 Vista drivers are
for Viata RC1 and later. Some users have reported that there are even
later NVIDIA Vista drivers that get installed as part of the RC2
installation.
 
D

DCR

nVidia web drivers S U C K big time.


JW said:
There are Vista drivers on the NVIDIA Website, The 96.33 Vista drivers
are for Viata RC1 and later. Some users have reported that there are
even later NVIDIA Vista drivers that get installed as part of the RC2
installation.
 
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M

MICHAEL

SunDay said:
I'm sorry if this question is already answered somewhere, which it probably
is, but if it is I didn't find it.

I was thinking of trying Vista, but since I play a lot of games and so, I
want to know that there are drivers out there and working for Vista. Since
there are no drivers on the manufacturers homepages (nVidia for example...),
I was wondering if it's possible to use Windows XP drivers on Windows Vista.
If not, how do you find drivers for Windows Vista? I'm using dual GeForct
GT-6600 SLI, is there drivers out for that yet?

I'm not aware of any XP drivers that work in Vista for video
cards. As far as video cards are concerned, things are quite
a bit different in Vista.

However, many other XP drivers work in Vista. Either straight up,
or by using "WinXP Compatibility Mode". Wireless devices, sound cards,
printers, and other devices have been made to work using XP drivers.
It's really hit or miss. Similar to some XP programs working in Vista
and others don't.


-Michael
 

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