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HOW TO: Install a Hardware Device Driver using Compatibility Mode

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  • COMPATIBILITY HARDWARE DEVICE DRIVERS:

    1. Place the driver installation file on the Desktop.

    2. Right Click the driver installation file and select Properties/Compatibility Tab. Select the appropriate options in from the list in the following image.


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    3. Click Apply/OK.

    4. Right Click the file and select the Run As Administrator option to install.

    I also recommend that you contact the maker of that hardware device and inquire about future driver support for Windows 7.

    Thank You for testing Windows 7

    Ronnie Vernon MVP
    Wednesday, July 01, 2009 7:19 PM
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