Convert XP drives to Vista/Windows7 drivers

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  1. allmythy

    allmythy MDL Novice

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    #1 allmythy, Mar 20, 2011
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    hi guys,
    i need absolutely to convert xp drivers of my pci audio card CS4281-CQ EP (read on the chipset) to windows7 because it is old and no new drivers has been released for vista or windows7.
    this is a cirrus logic with CS4281-CQ EP chipset, and win7 don't able to install drivers.
    i've searched on web but no success instlling pseudo-win7 drivers.
    please help me!!!:worthy:

    p.s.
    i need this cirrus logic work because it is related to a particular audio system.
     
  2. allmythy

    allmythy MDL Novice

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    i've done all search possible, but nothing
     
  3. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    It maybe that your audio card is not compatable with Windows 7. You could try a driver update software package to see if they pick up any for you.. ?
     
  4. allmythy

    allmythy MDL Novice

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    nothing....
     
  5. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    Lots of good information on the Windows 7 compatibility site.
     
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  6. allmythy

    allmythy MDL Novice

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    i need to Convert XP drives to Vista/Windows7 drivers only
     
  7. U-Fig

    U-Fig MDL Member

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    ehrm,.... what architecture of 7 are you using? x86 or x64?

    in x86 it is still possible to unpack the XP driver and add it via device manager,.... you have a 50-50 chance that the driver will work correct or totally screw ur windows

    if ur on X64 it is NOT POSSIBLE, even when using XP64 drivers..........

    coverting XP drivers to Win7?,... that one is to my knowledge(and i stress TO MY KNOWLEDGE) NOT POSSIBLE at all
     
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  8. allmythy

    allmythy MDL Novice

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    i'm using win7 x64
    i have xp x86 drivers, and i would convert them to win7 x86....better x64 version
    then....you are saing me that it not possible anyway ?
    is there a doftware to di this ?

    thank you
     
  9. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    I think your English usage is giving the wrong impression of what you want to do. You don't "convert" drivers, you uninstall old ones and install updated ones. Or do an in situ update from an old version to a new version. But if you need Windows 7 drivers and they aren't supplied by the device's maker or a third party, you either have to stay with your current configuration or get a new Windows 7 compatible hardware that comes with Windows 7 drivers.
     
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  10. allmythy

    allmythy MDL Novice

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    ...so is not possible to "modify" xp driver for full compatibility with win7 ?
     
  11. zahnoo

    zahnoo MDL Senior Member

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    It seems to me that's what various posts have been saying all along.
     
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  12. allmythy

    allmythy MDL Novice

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    ohhhhhh noooooo
    :(
     
  13. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    Use onboard audio or get another cheap card.
     
  14. nightdelight

    nightdelight MDL Novice

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    Converting Windows XP drivers to Windows Vista / Windows7 drivers:

    Converting Windows XP drivers to Windows Vista / Windows7 drivers:

    I have done some research into converting XP drivers into Vista, 7, and 8 drivers. It is not impossible to convert drivers, as some have purported, from XP to Vista, 7, or 8. Not just installing/reinstalling, but by actually converting through a file conversion process or as developers, creating it through the WDK or Windows Driver Kit which is an SDK for Windows drivers. Here are a couple sources which I have found to help with that process. I am looking into converting existing Windows XP drivers into Vista, 7, or 8, and as well as Windows 95, 98, and Me and converting those to XP, Vista, 7, or 8, and 9 when it becomes available even old MSDOS drivers from DOS 1.1 to DOS 6.22 and Windows 1.0-Windows 3.11 drivers as well. You can modify XP drivers so they work in Vista, 7, and 8, and in 64-bit mode also.

    Some sources have quoted wrong or incorrect answers:
    in.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100718180006AAbvQ9x

    Even most, if not all of the answers previous to my post, are incorrect. Here is the truth of drivers conversion for Windows and DOS drivers conversion from Microsoft: 32-bit & 64-bit drivers:

    msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/hh454827(v=vs.85).aspx
    social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wdk/thread/199c7dbf-0ec1-47e3-9910-2901ad5d9b07/
    msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg454503.aspx

    Night Delight