Topic: Driver compatibility

Disregard this post. Read my post below.

I'd like to clear up some things for myself.
There is a list of my assertions. Some of them are correct, other are wrong, and some are incomplete.
I'll be updating the list (this first post)with correct information as I'll be getting your feedback. If you're a moderator, you can go ahead and correct the information right away.


Driverpack compatibility:
1. Driverpacks for XP x86
Drivers are usable on Windows 2000/XP.

2. Driverpacks for XP x86 (3rd party)
Drivers are usable on Windows 2000/XP.

3. Driverpacks for Vista x86
Drivers are usable on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

4. Driverpacks for Vista x64
Drivers are usable on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

5. Driverpacks for Vista x86 (3rd party)
Drivers are usable on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

6. Driverpacks for Vista x64 (3rd party)
Drivers are usable on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

7. Driverpacks for Windows 7 x86
Drivers are usable on Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7


1. It's impossible to install x64 drivers on x86 Windows.
2. XP/Vista/7 x64 accepts x86 drivers.
3. It's impossible to install XP drivers on Vista/7.
4. DriveerPacks don't have any drivers for Windows 98 because they were stripped.


64-bit support:
1. Windows 2000 has few x64 drivers.
2. Windows XP has x64 drivers for basic hardware.
3. Windows Vista has x64 drivers for most new drivers but x86 drivers are still needed for old hardware.
4. Windows 7 has [how much?] x64 drivers.
5. x64 drivers are always superior to x86 drivers when available.

Last edited by BadPointer (2009-07-18 03:19:54)

Re: Driver compatibility

well you totaly ommitted win 2k3... and 2k8

What is the point of this thread? this info is provided on the home page.


Why have you asserted that the x-86 drivers are for XP...
Incorrect they are for NT5.x x-86 as stated. IE 2k 5.0, xp 5.1, 2k3 5.2.

It is unknown if the vista drivers will work on NT5
( Who cares we have packs just for NT5 and do not recomend the Vista packs for anything but Vista )


Please try and make a point... please read the already posted info.

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Re: Driver compatibility

I was going to edit it, but what's the point.  Like OverFlow pointed out, it's all on the DriverPacks description.

Re: Driver compatibility

I just noticed I missed some information like "DriverPack Chipset 9.02 for Windows 2000/XP/2003 (x86)". But such information is availble only for the main driverpacks so it doesn't answer all the questions.
The reason I'm interested in this information is I have Windows XP x64 and it appears there is no driverpack for this system yet.

However I was able to update my drivers from Vista x64 driverpack. I though this pack had only Vista drivers so i was surprised to know it wasn't the case. It appears Vista driverpacks have some drivers for older Windows and that made me wonder if this pack has all drivers for older Windows or it has limited collection of such drivers.
If it's so, the question is:
Are Vista/7 driverpacks going to replace NT5 driverpack at some point or they will stay separated?

As for Vista/7 and x64 related questions. This is mostly out of curiosity as I'm still considering switching to Windows 7 and wondering if I'll be having problems with old hardware.

It looks "the assertion list" was a bad way to get the answers and it may confuse visitors of this forum so I'm putting a notice.

Re: Driver compatibility

BadPointer wrote:

I have Windows XP x64 and it appears there is no driverpack for this system yet.

Oh please for the love of God do NOT bring up that old chestnut again! sad
I'll refer you to this post, specifically the last page.
http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic. … 51&p=4

Short version= zero support for x64 XP.

Re: Driver compatibility

Sorry for bringing such a topic. While having XP x64 driverpacks would be nice I understand this XP x64 isn't likely to become widespread enough to support x64 driverpacks. I just wanted to know the status(I do know it now). Besides some drivers can be found in Vista x64 driverpacks, so it isn't so bad.

I think businesses are going to stick to Windows XP x86 for older hardware and Windows 7 for newer hardware anyway.
As long the driverpack team support Windows 7 x64, most users will be satisfied.

Thanks for the answers and all the hard work on the driverpacks.

Re: Driver compatibility

It is good info that you were able to use the Vista drivers for XP-x64...

that feedback may prove useful to many of our readers.

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