Windows XP drivers in Windows 10 (Is there possibility to use)

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  1. jul12

    jul12 MDL Member

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    Hello!

    Hello! Is there any possibility to run XP drivers on Windows 10? Any possibility? Link? Want to install 915GM video drivers.
     
  2. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    You can try to extract the driver and point the device installer from device manager to it (.inf) but most likely it won't work (i have done it with vista drivers and up but not xp > 10)
     
  3. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    Do you mean this:

    • XP => it means, if to replace
    • X => 10
    • P => Pro
    • XP = 10Pro and then is ok. :clap:
     
  4. SpeedDream

    SpeedDream MDL Addicted

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    I tried and only 7 drivers or newer work, otherwise you may get "Device cannot start", BSOD or signature errors
     
  5. rpo

    rpo MDL Addicted

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    There is no final answer. Just try. I have a scanner whose last driver was available for Windows XP 32 bits. But it still works with Windows 10 32 or 64 bits.
     
  6. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Some XP drivers will work, Video drivers aren't among them. Anyway the basic MS driver works pretty well on many VGA adapters since win 8
     
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  7. Full inu

    Full inu MDL Senior Member

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    Yeah, standard drivers in Windows 10 probably can function properly in many situations.
    915GM... well, first try clean install, after that (if no success) i recommend to use Snappy Driver Installer program to search driver.
    Please report your success/nosuccess in this thread :rolleyes:
     
  8. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    simply answer no....but if u want to experience BSOD knock yourself out.;)
     
  9. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    How would snappy driver find a non existing driver?
     
  10. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Simply answer is enough. Not possible to BSOD given isn't possible to install the drivers. Simple as that.
     
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  11. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    XPDDM (XP Display Driver Model) is not supported since Windows 8.x. Only the newer WDDM (Windows Display Driver Model) works now.
     
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  12. WindowsGeek

    WindowsGeek MDL Senior Member

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    thats right win10 wont even see the xp driver:D
     
  13. jul12

    jul12 MDL Member

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    Maybe possible to avoid problems by modifying .inf file?
     
  14. eemuler

    eemuler MDL Member

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    You can try at laptopvideo2go.com They have a great archive of modded drivers. If they can't help, you're pretty much doomed.
     
  15. Ricardo41

    Ricardo41 MDL Junior Member

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    I have had success in installing with the compatibility set to whatever to install drivers, one can also restart in digitally unsigned driver mode to ajust
     
  16. Katzenfreund

    Katzenfreund MDL Expert

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    What do you want XP for? If for running XP apps that don't run well under W10, you may be able to fix that very easily thru Compatibility mode, that's what it's for.

    Right-click the shortcut of the app > Properties > Compatibility tab > Tick the box in the Compatibility Mode section and select XP
     
  17. WaltC

    WaltC MDL Addicted

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    The d3d driver model for GPU support changed dramatically in Vista--and the Vista model more or less has been with us ever since. Lots of things changed in Vista--and especially in 64-bit Vista and for every 64-bit device driver version since (but many current devices are still < 64-bits, etc.) It's why, for instance, you cannot install dx10 into XP--the GPU driver model significantly changed for Vista/W7/8/.1/10. You can, however, run d3d9-level gpus inside Vista/8.1/10 all day long without a problem, because Microsoft didn't end < d3d10 backwards compatibility. You can also easily install the latest d3d9 runtime from Microsoft (June 2010) alongside the native d3d 10/11/12 in Win10 without any conflict--which is fully supported on your d3d12 device, etc. I run it always.

    In you specific case, like others have said, you can try it but do not expect it to work...;)
     
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