Should you be considering to upgrade your PC with Windows 7 IDT drivers and do not know just what drivers you need?
For many people one of the greatest headaches for Windows Vista was its incompatibility in regard to the many existing device drivers. This sure became a big problem for any IDT sound card or video adapters where many of them had no drivers that were compatible with windows vista.
Now for the many new computers users the so called inability to be able to get any new video adapters or even IDT audio/sound cards that will work under windows Vista has created such a demand for Microsoft to continue with Windows XP, which did have good driver support. And Microsoft and its device manufacturers (such as IDT) were able to catch up on this support and now most sound and video devices do have the Windows Vista compatible versions.
Soon after the Vista debacle good news came out from this speculation and its concern on whether the new Windows 7 users would face the same problems with the device drivers. It turned out to not be a problem at all as Microsoft along with the makers of other various audio and video cards- did learn their lesson with the new Windows Vista release. Now this time the IDT driver support for most of the hardware now appears to be much more mature and robust, which is because of two factors.
One, Windows 7 now builds on the Vista framework. The MS engineers went through and did keep that which does work while discarding or reworking the large problems that was involved with Vista. Now the result is some new and improved operating system which retains the good things and then advances of Vista while all along correcting all of the problems which did turn the users off. Microsoft kept its compatibility with Windows Vista IDT audio drivers which did grow during the life for the Vista operating systems.
Second, and this is the most important part, the major video and audio card manufacturers learned their lesson. Instead of just assuming that the Microsoft people ensured some backward compatibility with their device drivers, which has made video adapters and the cards work more closely with the Microsoft Windows 7 development team which then ensured their product to be supported under this new operating system.
So the end result has been that now almost all the audio and video and the other devices are now considered to be well supported under Windows 7. The many devices will now run much better with the older XP IDT drivers even with Windows 7 and the Vista drivers shall support most of the hardware that is under Windows 7.
So should you consider upgrading your computer to Windows 7 and should you have some problems with the device, then go to the Windows Update site and the chances are you shall find non-generic drivers which you shall need for your IDT audio devices on the site.