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 PostPost subject: Driversystem - Question        Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:41 am 
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Well, I changed to a 64-Bit Version of 7, its good but my Scanner had no driver for x64. Whatever, now im wondering about one question:

Microsoft knows how 32-Bit versions "interpreted" drivers, also how 9x and whatever does it, why dont they just include that into modern Versions of Windows?

I mean, for example I have a 7 x64, if I install a 16-Bit Windows 95 driver, why dont they include the algorythm to interpret it and use it correctly?

I dont really understand that, may someone knows what I mean and can explain it to me.


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 PostPost subject: Re: Driversystem - Question        Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2009 10:53 am 
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Well, that would cause a lot of BSOD's because the chance of a poorly written driver is very high, one thing that microsoft just want to prevent in the x64 versions of NT (look at the requirement of having a signed driver for your devices, okay you can disable it with some steps but microsoft hasnt maked that funcion to annoy people)it is to prevent bad drivers to be installed on x64. Also rootkits wont work on x64 (to my knowlege) if driver signing isn't disabled.


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