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Aspire VN7-792G Windows 7 Driver

holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

Is there any way to get Windows 7 drivers for this computer? I had to install Windows 7 on it for work, but cannot find drivers for the graphics card (960m) or the audio card. Any idea?

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  • finluxfinlux Posts: 1,834ACE Pathfinder

    Hi holmern

     

    Go to the nvidia site. Select "GeForce 900m Series" from the Product Series dropdown menu. Now select "GeForce GTX 960m" from the Product menu. Next, make sure the OS selected is for Windows 7. Now click "search".

     

    I'd suggest to click the latest driver shown, to download (& save) to your computer.

     

    Remember to do a restore point before you start, just in case things go wrong!

  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    That was the first thing I tried. It just says that it cant find compatible hardware. Also having issues with the audio drivers and touchpad. Is it common having driver issues with Acer?

  • finluxfinlux Posts: 1,834ACE Pathfinder

    No, it's not common to have driver issues with Acer.

     

    If your laptop is saying it can't find compatible hardware, after you installed the correct driver, then I'm afraid that your graphics chip may have an issue.

     

    As you're having problems too, with audio & the touchpad, I think you have an issue with your mobo in general.

  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    I thought about that, but the weird thing is that everything works just fine if I install Windows 10. 

  • finluxfinlux Posts: 1,834ACE Pathfinder

    Strange!

     

    Have you installed Windows 10 since you've had these issues?

     

    I'll have a chat with someone else, to see if they can assist.....

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer
    Windows 7 installed on UEFI or Legacy BIOS setting?
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    Ok so I manually installed the graphics driver for Skylake/intel 530 graphics and that let me install an older Nvidia driver. Only remaining issue now is the audio driver and touchpad. Not really worried about the touchpad but audio would definitely be nice

  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    Had to install under Legacy. Wouldn't install under UEFI

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer
    Under Legacy there can be some issues installing drivers and also some hardware problems.
    Like touchpad not working correctly or corrupted graphic.
    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    I would install under UEFI if I could, but Windows 7 install would freeze every time. If I can just get the audio to work now I'll be fine.

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer

    Have you already tried using Relatek 2.79 drivers?

     

    http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsCheck.aspx?Langid=1&PNid=24&PFid=24&Level=4&Conn=3&DownTypeID=3&GetDown=false#High Definition Audio Codecs

     

    tick accept and click on next, then download the correct package.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    It doesn't say that anything is wrong during install, but it doesn't fix the audio driver issue. Still doesn't work.

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer

    do you have the speaker icon near clock and date?

    if so, right click it and choose Playback devices

     

    check if Speakers or Realtek audio speaker are set as default.

     

    if the list is empty, right click on the empty space and choose Show disabled devices and Show disconnected devices.

     

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    It just still says that no Audio device is installed

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer

    nothing on device manager too?

    windows logo key + x

    device manager

    click on View tab and choose Show hidden devices

    check under Sound, video .....

    if any Sound hardware is listed

     

    check also for other Yellow exclamation mark

     

    just asking....using windows 7 on a virtual machine is a no option?

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    Nvidia Virtual Audio device is listed and there is still a mutlimedia audio controller listed under unknown devices.

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer

    double click the unknow device
    choose "Details" tab
    from dropdown menu, select HardwareIDs
    click on the first value and copy/paste it here

    I'm not an Acer employee.
  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_A170&SUBSYS_103B1025&REV_31

  • holmernholmern Posts: 13Member

    When using this as a search term earlier it took me to a german post on Acer forums talking about the same audio driver isse.

  • IronFlyIronFly Posts: 18,415ACE Trailblazer

    it looks an Intel audio SST (8086 is Intel ID).

    have a check with Intel drivers update if it can find something:

    http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/detect.html

     

    EDIT: yes, as far as i read on some russian forum, SST audio drivers are not supported on windows 7.

    I'm not an Acer employee.
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