Ways to install Windows Vista SP1 drivers on Windows 7

August 9th, 2009 | Tags:

Mark Minasi’s latest newsletter illustrates two workarounds that in most cases with get you out of jail

1. Run the installation in Windows Vista SP1 compatibility mode, right-click properties -> compatibility tab and run in Vista SP1 mode.

2. Extract the driver, in an elevated command prompt type pnputil -i -a name-of-folder\*.inf, like “pnputil -i -a c:\newdriver\*.inf.”  The system will think about it for a moment or two and report that you’ve properly installed the driver. Then you can go ahead and install manually.

Great work Mark – like most this is a major concern for pre-retail adoption!

Source: here