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DAVID8538
07-21-10, 09:37 AM
I NEED DRIVER SUPPORT FOR MICROSOFT'S WINDOWS SERVER 2008 R2.
CURRENTLY USING GEFORCE 8400 GS VIDEO CARDS

ViN86
07-21-10, 10:31 AM
Caps lock doesn't get you a faster response. Please don't write in all caps.

Found this in Google:
http://www.win2008workstation.com/win2008/drivers-in-windows-server-2008

Says that Vista drivers should work. Have you tried them yet? If the executable doesn't work, try extracting the drivers and manually installing them via Device Manager.

nekrosoft13
07-21-10, 12:35 PM
Caps lock doesn't get you a faster response. Please don't write in all caps.

Found this in Google:
http://www.win2008workstation.com/win2008/drivers-in-windows-server-2008

Says that Vista drivers should work. Have you tried them yet? If the executable doesn't work, try extracting the drivers and manually installing them via Device Manager.

while they should, but that is for Server 2008

Server 2008 is based on NT 6.0 aka Vista
Server 2008 R2 is based on NT 6.1 aka Windows 7

So while technically most Vista drivers can work on windows 7, you will be better off downloading Windows 7 driver for all your devices.

And thats why I keep saying that change from Vista to 7 was rather tiny, for the server part of business they didn't even bother to change the name of the product just added R2 (release 2).

for consumer they had to change it from Vista to 7 because of bad press vista got.

ViN86
07-21-10, 12:49 PM
while they should, but that is for Server 2008

Server 2008 is based on NT 6.0 aka Vista
Server 2008 R2 is based on NT 6.1 aka Windows 7

So while technically most Vista drivers can work on windows 7, you will be better off downloading Windows 7 driver for all your devices.

And thats why I keep saying that change from Vista to 7 was rather tiny, for the server part of business they didn't even bother to change the name of the product just added R2 (release 2).

for consumer they had to change it from Vista to 7 because of bad press vista got.

Ahh ok, gotcha.

Try Win7 drivers then, as nekro said.