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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Windows 7 Drivers Huge List

If you are on Windows 7, the following information will help you select the correct software for your PC hardware. Below is an the list of Windows 7 driver download links for 20 major hardware manufacturers, from Acer to Toshiba. So this will help you to update your Windows 7 Drivers. Here is the list of 20 manufacturers:-

ASUS has made available Windows 7 drivers for many of their motherboard lines including those based on AMD, Intel Socket 775, Intel Socket 1366, and more. I did a quick spot check on several of ASUS’s motherboards and all of them showed both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 drivers. ASUS also manufactures servers, workstations, notebooks, and other computer peripherals but they are most known for their motherboards. You can look for Windows 7 drivers for your non-motherboard ASUS product on their website.

Windows 7 drivers available for Acer desktops or notebooks can be downloaded via Acer’s Service and Support site. Acer provides many custom Windows 7 drivers for their PCs and laptops but much of the hardware will be installed using the default drivers in Windows 7.

If any Windows 7 drivers are available for Compaq computers, they can be downloaded via HP’s standard support site. Compaq is now part of HP. Compaq’s newer computers typically come with Windows 7 installed and of course have Windows 7 drivers available. HP’s site may have Windows 7 drivers listed for older Compaq computers as well.

This Windows 7 driver from AMD/ATI contains the entire Catalyst suite including the ATI Radeon display driver, ATI WDM driver, and the Catalyst Control Center. This Windows 7 driver is compatible with ATI Radeon HD series GPUs.
5. BIOSTAR Drivers (Motherboards)
BIOSTAR lists many of their motherboard lines as passing WHQL testing with Microsoft, including those based on socket 1366, 1156, 775, AM3, and AM2+ designs.


Creative has made available Windows 7 drivers for many of their popular Sound Blaster products including their X-Fi, Sound Blaster Live, Audigy, and more. Some Windows 7 drivers by Creative may be in beta. Please be aware that beta drivers may not always work properly and you should update as soon as final versions become available.

Windows 7 drivers for Dell desktop and laptop computers can be downloaded via Dell’s standard support site. Dell also keeps an updated list of their computer systems that they have successfully tested with Windows 7.

Any available Windows 7 drivers for eMachines desktop or notebook computers can be downloaded via eMachines’ support site.

Windows 7 drivers for Gateway desktops and notebooks will be available via Gateway’s support site. Gateway doesn’t seem to have any Windows 7 drivers available at this time. I also did not find any list of Gateway computers that were otherwise compatible with Windows 7 but chances are that the more recent models are.

Any available Windows 7 drivers for HP desktop, laptop, and tablet computers can be downloaded via HP’s standard support site. Many of HP’s desktop and laptop PCs have Windows 7 drivers available.

The most current information on Windows 7 drivers for individual HP printers and scanners is available from the HP Imaging and Printing Software and Driver Information for Windows 7. This is a very well put together resource for Windows 7 driver information for your HP Deskjet, Officejet, Photosmart, LaserJet, Designjet, or Scanjet imaging device.

Windows 7 drivers for Intel motherboards can be downloaded via Intel’s Microsoft Windows 7 page. Intel lists the various motherboards that have passed WHQL testing and also links to the various motherboard models where Windows 7 drivers are available.
A quick check showed 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7 drivers. The few motherboard driver download pages I looked at showed Windows 7 drivers for Intel’s integrated video, audio, ethernet controller, and more.
13. Intel Chipset Drivers (Intel Motherboards)
The latest Intel Chipset Windows 7 driver is version 9.1.1.1020 (Released 2009-09-17). This Windows 7driver download contains both 32-bit and 64-bit driver versions for Windows 7.
Windows 7 drivers for Lenovo desktop and laptop computers can be downloaded via Lenovo’s support site. Lenovo has a very nice page with Windows 7 information pertaining to their computers with links to beta drivers, Lenovo specific upgrade guides.

In addition to creating operating systems like Windows 7, Microsoft also produces hardware like keyboards, mice, game controllers, webcams, and more. Microsoft hardware products with Windows 7 drivers are listed on on their Microsoft Hardware Support for Windows 7 page. Some of the most up to date Windows 7 drivers for Microsoft hardware may be still be in beta. Please be aware that beta drivers may not always work properly and you should update as soon as final versions become available.

The latest NVIDIA GeForce/ION Windows 7 driver is version 195.55 (Released 2009-11-17). This Windows 7 driver is compatible with NVIDIA GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200 series GPUs and also NVIDIA ION GPUs. Important: This link is to the Windows 7 32-bit driver. There is also a 64-bit version of this Windows 7 driver available on NVIDIA’s website.

The latest NVIDIA 3D Vision Windows 7 driver is version 195.55 Beta (Released 2009-11-18). This Windows 7 driver download supports both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 7.

The latest Realtek High Definition Windows 7 driver is version R2.36 (Released 2009-11-02). This download contains both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of this Windows 7 driver.

Any Windows 7 drivers for Sony desktop or notebook computers can be downloaded via Sony’s eSupport site. Sony has a Windows 7 Upgrade page with information about Sony PCs and Windows 7, including a handy tool to see what Windows 7 drivers and other information is available for your specific Sony computer.

Windows 7 drivers for Toshiba laptop laptop computers can be downloaded via Toshiba’s standard support site.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Santosh, thanks for the links shared. but i feel entering into HP chat support is very difficult. As filling down all the info is really tough. This was very much helpful as http://event.asus.com/mb/Windows_7/ helped me locate my drivers!! Thanks once again!

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