Is it possible to use Windows 7 drivers on Windows 8.1?


New Member
Hello there,

I want to install Windows 8.1 on my laptop (which already has Linux installed) for work purposes. So I discovered WIN7 and WIN10 drivers for my laptop model on the official Dell site, as well as Intel Graphics drivers. I looked for drivers for Windows 8.1. However, some drivers are missing, and Intel Graphics is not available for Windows 8.1. After installing Windows 8.1, I researched a lot for Windows 8.1 drivers for my laptop, but they either didn't function or were restricted by Windows. However, I did not attempt to obtain a WIN7 or WIN10 driver for Windows 8.1.

So, Windows 7 (intel graphics) drivers will function on Windows 8.1?


Application and Cloud Security Engineer
Staff member
In many cases Windows 7 drivers will work in Windows 8.1, but there is no guarantee.