Installing a driver in Compatibility mode in Windows 7

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You may come across in finding difficulty to find a drive for Windows 7. In such cases you can try installing the drivers that are compatible for Windows XP.

Follow the below steps

1) Open that particular driver folder (For example, if your want to install the audio driver that manually open the audio driver folder) and find the setup.exe file in folder and right-click on it.
2) Select the option "Troubleshoot compatibilty"

3) Select the option "Troubleshoot program"

4) Check the check boxes for the 1st and the 3rd options as shown in the below image and click on the "Next" button.

5) Select the option "Windows XP (Service Pack 2)"

6) Click on "Start the program". Installation process will be started.

Note : After successful installation it may prompt you to restart the PC with the Options "Yes" or "No". Select the option "No" so that you can restart your PC later.
7) Select the option "Yes, save these settings for this program.
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