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Do drivers for windows 10 work on windows 8.1? RRS feed

  • Question

  • My device is model am-002-ne in hp, the drivers for it are for windows 10, so will these drivers work for windows 8.1? And may any windows 10 driver work for windows 8.1?
    Sunday, January 22, 2017 4:44 PM

Answers

  • Download the win8.1 drivers from HP web site. There's no need to guess, just get the proper drivers.

    -- pa

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 5:05 PM
  • In general you can assume forwards compatibility of drivers, i.e. a driver built for 8.1 will work on 10, but you should never assume backwards compatibility i.e. a driver built for Windows 10 working on a previous version.   Of course in this case the drivers are being distributed for Windows 10, that doesn't say what they were built for.


    Don Burn Windows Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com

    Monday, January 23, 2017 12:12 AM

All replies

  • Download the win8.1 drivers from HP web site. There's no need to guess, just get the proper drivers.

    -- pa

    Sunday, January 22, 2017 5:05 PM
  • In general you can assume forwards compatibility of drivers, i.e. a driver built for 8.1 will work on 10, but you should never assume backwards compatibility i.e. a driver built for Windows 10 working on a previous version.   Of course in this case the drivers are being distributed for Windows 10, that doesn't say what they were built for.


    Don Burn Windows Driver Consulting Website: http://www.windrvr.com

    Monday, January 23, 2017 12:12 AM