Run Windows 7 Drivers On Windows 8 In Compatibility Mode

Windows 8 has become too effective OS of Microsoft , its GUI and performance features are also quite good but a small issue of drivers compatibility creates a problem and due to that we can't use our basic needs like bluetooth and webcam. I'm going to share a method by which you can install windows 7 drivers in windows 8 in compatibility mode and check..

Follow the steps to run in compatibility mode:

Method 1:

a) Enter the Start screen


b) Press Windows key + C on your keyboard to show the Charms bar (If you have a touch screen: Touch the right edge of your screen and slide your finger to the center of the screen to show the Charms bar)



c) Search for Troubleshooting, Click Settings in the right column.

d) Click Troubleshooting. Click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows

e) Click next, select Not Listed. Click Next


f) Click Browse and select the Driver file that you downloaded.



g) Click next, click Troubleshoot program

h) Check The program worked in earlier versions of Windows but won't install or run now box

i) Click next, select the last known working operating system for this driver (probably Window 7

j) Click Next

I would also suggest you to refer the links w

Method 2:

Which are provided below:

Why isn't Windows finding my device?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/why-isnt-windows-finding-device#section_4

Also refer:

What if a device isn't installed properly?:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/what-device-isnt-installed-properly

  • Hope it helps. If the issue still persists, please feel free to reply. I would be glad to assist you further.

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Himanshu is a young engineer living in India. Currently working at LiveCareer as a software engineer. He is an ethical hacker & blogger too, doing lots of crazy stuff... If you seem interesting, go through his portfolio: www.himstar.info : "Open Source. Millions of open minds can't be wrong!"

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