I have just installed windows 7 64bit on my new pc but it seems that ASUS haven't made drivers compatible with windows 7 for my motherboard (P6T) and don't plan on doing so till after the retal releace of windows 7. Now as far as i can work out i should be able to just install the 64bit vista drivers but this does not seem to work for half of them ... any ideas?
As far as I know no MoBo manufacturer has released Win 7 drivers yet for any of the already sold or advertised MoBos and I believe, like me, most are using VISTA drivers in compatibility mode for the devices. So, generally speaking, if your system is fit to have or already has VISTA 64 Bit OS your hardware should not normally cause any problem for on-board devices. For peripherals like Printers, Scanners, Webcams etc you must check the Support/Download site of their manufacturers for updated Win Vista 64 Bit Drivers.
Sometimes Windows including Win 7 "behaves strangely" toward those drivers during install and that process can be frustrating . But many of us have our own "little tricks" to cross those hurdles. With some patience and different approaches you can install and make the devices work in almost all cases. In some instances you can install the driver using the Setup files [Setup.exe]
from manufacturer's software in CD or downloads and following the wizards but other times the Device Manger
has to be led all the way to the .INF file
to accept the driver. This is from my personal experience as I have some devices that are like 3-4 yrs old which in computer world is like "senior citizens"! Anything 18 months or older becomes geriatric devices waiting for their final exits :-(
If I can be of help please, post your specific problems
with any of the devices
. Please include the EXACT make and Model
of your MoBO
& the devices
so that we can try and figure out why the problem and how to overcome the issue.
Thank you for patience in reading through to the end