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Upgrading To Windows 8

Windows 8 drivers

Windows 8 driver compatibility

With the introduction of Windows 8 operating system, Microsoft has once again proved that there is no limit of innovation in technology. Though the latest platform is the best partner for devices with touch screen input, every Windows user is looking forward to upgrade their computer to Windows 8, the latest one in the Windows OS series. But there is an issue regarding performance of the hardware and its drivers, when upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8, which may not be as good as it was with Window 7. While upgrading, you may face an issue with the compatibility of the device drivers, which may result in further problems. A new app called Driver Detective, in Windows 8 OS, helps to recover from these issues.

A humble adjustment by Microsoft

Microsoft has tried its best to make Windows 8 flexible. Users with Windows 7 operating system needed to install drivers for the devices that are compatible with it. With regard to this, Microsoft has adjusted the driver protocol for Windows 8 operating system for the ease of users. Microsoft states that, Windows 8 is an updated version of Windows 7 and likely, all the apps and devices for Windows 7 will be compatible with the upgraded version.

But still, there will be issues with the compatibility, and you need to replace the Windows 7 drivers by Windows 8 drivers along with updating the Operating System.

Driver Detective

    Windows 8 Driver detective app


The devices which worked without any issues in Windows 7 will fail to perform even with the beta version of Windows 8. The only solution to this problem is to download updated drivers and get it installed. Be careful to perform the installation through the Troubleshoot Compatibility wizard. It is the best way, but sometimes though, the Troubleshoot Compatibility may not work fine. That’s where the new Driver Detective app plays a great role.

With the help of an user friendly interface and access to a broad database, the program searches and finds out the most recent Windows 8 drivers which are compatible with your computer. The software installs the updated drivers in the genuine state as provided by the manufacturers, to guarantee the credibility of the drivers.

The best part of being in a Microsoft family is that it understands the issues, and gives a solution. Driver detective helps you out with easy upgrading of drivers, saves you a lot of time and effort; and your computer works fine with the new updated looks of Windows 8.

Compatibility of Windows 8 drivers and the Driver Detective app

Windows 8 drivers

Windows 8 driver compatibility

The biggest problems faced by computer users are the issues between device drivers and operating systems. Mostly, when the operating system is updated or upgraded, or when the program is updated, the device associated may show compatibility issues. These may end up in serious trouble, if not taken care of. Until Windows 7 operating system, users were bound to have compatible drivers for each device that is compatible with the operating system. Understanding the issues caused to the users by this rule, Microsoft changed the driver protocol for Windows 8 operating system.

According to Microsoft, Windows 8 is a reconstruction product of Windows 7. Also, the IT giant assured that all the apps and devices of Windows 7 will be compatible with the new OS. However, in reality, the idea does not fuse well. If you upgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, you will have to upgrade your existing drivers to Windows 8 drivers as well. Devices that were working fine in Windows 7 will fail to perform in the beta editions of the new operating system. One good thing about Microsoft products are that there are ways for getting out of trouble- whether it be by hook or crook. The updated drivers can be downloaded and run the Troubleshoot Compatibility wizard and install them. This will work fine for almost all of the drivers and devices.

Driver detection by Driver Detective app

Troubleshoot Compatibility, though it’s a good option, may not be always feasible. Here comes the importance of a new app called Driver Detective. This is free beta version software of Windows 8. This app will search for compatible drivers that can help in the smooth and fast functioning of the system. The company offers only the beta version for free; otherwise it is a paid product.

Driver detective app

Windows 8 driver compatibility

The beta version of Driver Detective is fully functional and all peripheral devices can be tested for compatibility with the operating system. The app will search for compatible drivers for network devices, printers and other devices and will install them. They will be installing the drivers in the original form- as the manufacturers are giving them. Thus, the integrity and functionality of the drivers are ensured.

Since the program is in the beta form, it may display some unexpected issues. The final paid version, however will be perfect.