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    Ignorant question here. In obtaining drivers and software for my new computer, does "Windows 7 x64" simply mean a Windows 7 64 bit computer, which is what I now have

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcohn View Post
    Ignorant question here. In obtaining drivers and software for my new computer, does "Windows 7 x64" simply mean a Windows 7 64 bit computer, which is what I now have

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    kdoc
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    Absolutely, and dont worry we all were new at this at some point. BTW, if you cant find a win 7 drover for some device, you can use a vista driver by installing it in compatibility mode.

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    Yes that's right. But you should not be getting drivers for a new computer unless you added new hardware. Contact the manufacturer if you are having problems. Your computer should be good to go right out of the box.

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    It's for a Brother 8440 MFC All in One Printer its. I went online, but didn't turn out with anything that worked. I'll try calling them tomorrow unless you can find it. I've also a Wacom Tablet which doesn't seem to be recognized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kcohn View Post
    It's for a Brother 8440 MFC All in One Printer its. I went online, but didn't turn out with anything that worked. I'll try calling them tomorrow unless you can find it. I've also a Wacom Tablet which doesn't seem to be recognized.

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    Just look here on the Brothers support site for the MFC-8440.
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    Hey K,

    Were you able to get the Win 7 64 Bit drivers from the link I posted? Did they work OK? Please post back so we know if your problem is solved. Thanks.
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    I have an old Promise Ultra66 IDE controller card. I'd like to use it with Windows 7 64, but there are only windows XP drivers for it. Any chance I could use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Glasner View Post
    I have an old Promise Ultra66 IDE controller card. I'd like to use it with Windows 7 64, but there are only windows XP drivers for it. Any chance I could use it?
    Not really. You need at least Vista x64 drivers to have a chance for it to work.

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    I had an old HP printer that only had default drivers available from windows when I loaded Win 7. HP had only XP drivers. The printer would print but had none of the extra features I had come to rely on with XP. I suspect the same will happen with your controller. If it does work somewhat it's functionality will be severely limited, although you will probably be lucky to get any functionality without proper drivers.
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