View Full Version : Best practice? Can I install Windows 8 updated Drivers/Apps on Windows 7?

Matrix Leader
03-18-2013, 03:59 PM
I noticed that the Windows 8 section of the G75VW drivers is more updated than the Windows 7 one.

For example the Intel Chipset Drivers and Intel Rapid Storage Technology are newer in the Windows 8 portion of the drivers for the G75VW

is it safe to use those updated drivers on my Windows 7 installation?

that's question 1

question 2...what about the other drivers?

I know for sure that the Bluetooth Driver from Windows 8 does not work on Windows 7 as I have tried it

also, what about the Virtual Camera? There is a newer on for Windows 8 than the Windows 7

what about Life Frame Utility?

Please advice what's the best thing to do

shall I just stick to the Windows 7 drivers all the way long with the exception of the Audio/Video drivers or use the Win8 Drivers on my Windows 7?

03-18-2013, 04:18 PM
1. yes, for intel chipset and rst drivers, you can.
2. not sure. i only installed atk package from asus. the version i used was for another laptop from asus, not meant for my g55. however, it worked just fine when i was running w7.

Matrix Leader
03-18-2013, 05:08 PM
Yeah they all worked fine for me with the exception for the Bluetooth Driver

What I did was to go to each and every notebook on the ASUS site and download the latest drivers

but I feel paranoid now and am sticking to the drivers which are meant for my specific notebook as I don't want any surprises