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post #1 of 11
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Hello everyone,

So, I am going to format my pc and replace the os with windows 7 x64. My only concern is that I am using the asus p5k motherboard and on the asus website there are no drivers for "windows 7" (at least not for my motherboard). I did see vista x64 but I am unsure if I can just download vista drivers for windows 7.
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post #2 of 11
I believe Vista drivers work with windows 7. For the most part though you should be safe with the drivers windows loads automatically. Might want to wait for someone else to confirm this though.
    
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post #3 of 11
Most things Windows 7 will already have drivers for, but you can certainly get by with Vista X64 as Windows 7 is basically an evolved Vista.
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post #4 of 11
P5K is P35 based, you can pull down the latest intel .inf installer for the chipset. Audio is Realtek, Windows will load a driver automatically, and probably have an updated one with the control panel, or go to Realtek's site and get it.
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post #5 of 11
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thanks for all the responses guys..just a questions about the intel .inf installer..what is that exactly? I haven't really updated that before

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post #6 of 11
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Originally Posted by Waleh View Post
just a questions about the intel .inf installer..what is that exactly? I haven't really updated that before
"An INF is a text file that provides the operating system with information about a piece of hardware on the system. In the case of the current Intel Chipset Device Software, that information is primarily the product name for the piece of hardware. This allows the operating system to show the correct name for that piece of hardware in Device Manager."


From Intel INF Update Utility page.
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post #7 of 11
I used P5KE-WIFI AP board with windows 7 with no issues.

Cant exactly remember the drivers etc i used/needed but i remember i had no probs apart from a pci sound card i tried to used but that was down to the cards manufacturer having no Windows 7 64 bit support.

Like th guy said above"you can pull down the latest intel .inf installer for the chipset
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post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 
I can't find the .inf for the p35 chipset..can anyone give me a direct download link from intel please?
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post #9 of 11
It's the top link on this page: http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Sear...27&FamilyId=40 (the one dated 4-21-2011) The first is an installer, while the second is a zip file. The installer would be the easier option.

While you're there, get the Rapid Storage Technology driver (first one listed). This is a driver for the SATA controller that may improve performance of the SSD.

I suggest bookmarking the Intel Download Center (http://downloadcenter.intel.com/default.aspx) so you can search again in the future for their drivers.
post #10 of 11
Generally, Windows 7 will have the software/inf required to make that board run. With the newer versions of Windows, they're making setup/configuration much easier. To get a system working normally, rarely do you need to install stuff manually; especially with an active internet connection.
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