Windows 8 64-bit compatibility..

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My external hardware devices..


D-Link DWL G-132 wireless 108G USB adapter is identified, installs without the need for any additional drivers and connects to the wireless network at 54mb, just as it did on Windows 7. The surprise is that it still works. It was earmarked for the chop quite a while ago, pre Windows 7, by D-Link.


Ultra USB 2.0 Fax Modem, bought last year for use with Windows 7 is identified, installs without the need for any additional driver, and It sends and receives fax. No surprises..


Creative MuVo 128mb mp3 player is identified, installs without the need for any additional driver, and appears as a removable drive..


HP Deskjet 5150 printer is identified, installs without the need for any additional driver,and prints just like it always did.


Canon Lide 30 scanner. It still works courtesy of Vuescan which provides the necessary drivers..


Saitek ST90 Joystick is identified, installs without the need for any additional driver, and tests as working well.


Microsoft LX-3000 headset is still sealed in it’s original packaging, there are no Windows 8 drivers, but it is still usable on a Windows 8 system.


Microsoft VX-6000 webcam is identified but no drivers are installed or available from Microsoft. The webcam was bought for another system which was originally running XP but now runs Windows 7. Drivers are still available for use in Windows 7.


There is only one internal device that has lost full support, namely the ATI HD 4250 integrated video card It does support all Windows 8 UI features, but is not so good for games.I will consider a 3rd party card if a new game grabs my attention in the future..


I am not unhappy with the results.

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