You can just do a manual install of the driver. You need to find an .inf thats close enough then just do a manual driver install through device manager (you can use most windows 8 and some windows 10 drivers in windows 7). Normally if it fails the device will just stop working and you can go into safe mode and remove the driver.Very interesting.
I know the article made reference to "great lengths" to which the overclocker would go to install older OS's and that they consider it almost a trade secret.
This must include the methods by which they are able to "fudge" the older drivers to work on the newest hardware. I would love to know just how they do that.
If I knew I would gladly keep my Windows 7 forever.
MOST hardware from the last two years or so don't HAVE Windows 7 or 8/8.1 drivers. Going forward, there will be practically zero hardware manufacturers offering drivers for these obsolete operating systems because Windows 7 is now EOL and Windows 8.1 has a MUCH smaller user footprint than Windows 7 did. Most users who WERE on Windows 8 have already migrated to Windows 10. Hardware manufacturers don't want to have to develop drivers for multiple platforms any more than what they absolutely have to, because that costs money and resources in man hours, so if they don't have to, they won't.you can use most windows 8 and some windows 10 drivers in windows 7