Using drivers from Vista distributive

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by MrGalaxy, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. MrGalaxy

    MrGalaxy MDL Junior Member

    Sep 29, 2007
    Such problem can arise, if there is the ancient device which support by the manufacturer is stopped (for example, printer HP LaseJet 6L), but, nevertheless, Vista puts for it the necessary drivers and does not ask an additional software.
    A necessary condition - already installed Vista. It is necessary to find it on the other computer or temporarily to install it to the "technological" part of a disk specially allocated for this purpose.
    1) Search for a folder /Windows/system32/DriverStore.
    2) Copy it (without folder Temp) to the computer with Windows 7.
    3) Install driver, specifying a way to this folder.
    * - after installation of the driver it is deleted from this selfcreated repositary automatically, therefore if system is being restored to previous points of restoration it should be considered.

    Dear specialists!
    Is it the simplest way to use Vista drivers in W-7 or one can extract them from the Vista distributive directly?

    Sorry for my curve English. :)