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Drivers for usb modem exist?

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  • On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:20:32 +0000, Sheng Jiang ?? [MVP] wrote:

    This is an open-ended question. The answer depends on whether the hardware?manufacturer?of the hardware released a driver for Windows 8. Most?likely?not, the developer preview is the first version they get which means they can only spend a few days at most on driver development, if they started at all.

    It doesn't have to be a Windows 8 driver. The vast majority of Windows 7
    drivers should continue to work on Windows 8.


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    Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:23 PM
  • This is an open-ended question. The answer depends on whether the hardware manufacturer of the hardware released a driver for Windows 8. Most likely not, the developer preview is the first version they get which means they can only spend a few days at most on driver development, if they started at all.

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  • This is an open-ended question. The answer depends on whether the hardware manufacturer of the hardware released a driver for Windows 8. Most likely not, the developer preview is the first version they get which means they can only spend a few days at most on driver development, if they started at all.

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  • On Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:20:32 +0000, Sheng Jiang ?? [MVP] wrote:

    This is an open-ended question. The answer depends on whether the hardware?manufacturer?of the hardware released a driver for Windows 8. Most?likely?not, the developer preview is the first version they get which means they can only spend a few days at most on driver development, if they started at all.

    It doesn't have to be a Windows 8 driver. The vast majority of Windows 7
    drivers should continue to work on Windows 8.


    Paul Adare
    MVP - Identity Lifecycle Manager
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    Overflow on /dev/null; please empty the bit bucket.

    Saturday, September 17, 2011 7:23 PM
  • Windows 7 is 2 years old. Many device have only Vista or even XP drivers, like the one I am using right now.

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    Sunday, September 18, 2011 12:07 AM
  • On Sun, 18 Sep 2011 00:07:04 +0000, Sheng Jiang ?? [MVP] wrote:

    Windows 7 is 2 years old. Many device have only Vista or even XP drivers, like the one I am using right now.

    So? This still doesn't mean that there won't be Windows 7 drivers for the
    device, and your comment that the OP will need to wait for Windows 8
    drivers is still not necessarily true.


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    Sunday, September 18, 2011 6:22 AM
  • If Microsoft's compatibility layer or generic driver works then the user won't have this question.

    My machine never got Vista drivers, let alone 7 or 8. 



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