View Full Version : Win 7 to 8 to 8.1

03-01-2014, 08:31 AM
I am trying to remember what I did with drivers going from one OS to the other.

I think I had to install Win 7 d rivers.

But with Win 8 and 8.1 I think the drivers came installed with the OS dvd [I may have had to refine them].

Please advise me about this.

03-01-2014, 08:49 AM
As a retired Computer tech, I do a lot of experimenting, with different OS's on different PC's of way different ages.

I never worry about drivers for 7, 8 or 8.1 on any brand-name PC of less than six years old.

This is especially true for windows 8.1, that seems to have an exceptional Driver Pack included on the Install DVD.

But when I want to upgrade from one OS to another, I just reformat the HD I'm using at the time and run the install for the new OS. Works every time.

Good Luck!
TM :cool:

03-01-2014, 11:21 AM
Your information is very helpful, especially about formatting and the explanation about drivers. I have a drivers disc for Win 7 but none for 8 or 8.1 and you explained that.
I have images of each of the OS's and it is quick to go from one to the other when necessary.