How to Make Windows 7 Drivers Work on Windows 8/8.1 (INF Modding)

Windows 8 has been officially launched and the most common problems that are encountered when you use a new OS are related to driver compatibility issues. Some drivers do not support Windows 8 and when you force to install the driver, Windows 8 will reject it. Different with previous versions of windows, the regulation of the drivers on Windows 8 is very tight, and you need more effort when you install a driver that does not officially support Windows 8. This time I will share my experience installing driver from a Prolink PCM100 USB Modem on Windows 8.

A few weeks ago I tried to install a driver from Prolink PCM100 on Windows 8 RTM x64. I used the “compatibility mode” on the setup.exe file and install it normally. After that I checked in the Device Manager and found the device status was “unknown device” then I tried to update the driver manually (still in the device manager) using the “.inf” file and the Windows 8 RTM accepted the “.inf” file, though the file is designed only for Windows 7.
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HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Drivers Windows 8 (32-bit)

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Windows 8 (32-bit) Drivers & Applications:

Driver-Product Installation Software:

Full Feature Software and Driver v1601 143.3 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 8 (32-bit)
(Download)

Hostbased Basic Driver Update 20120831 4.9 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 8 (32-bit)
(Download)

Firmware:

Firmware Update Utility 20120814 5.2 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 8 (32-bit)
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HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Drivers Windows 8 x64 (64-bit)

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Windows 8 x64 (64-bit) Drivers & Applications:

Driver-Product Installation Software:

Full Feature Software and Driver v1601 143.3 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 8 x64 (64-bit)
(Download)

Hostbased Basic Driver Update 20120831 4.9 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 8 x64 (64-bit)
(Download)
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HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Drivers Windows 7 (32-bit)

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Windows 7 (32-bit) Drivers & Applications:

Driver-Product Installation Software:

Full Feature Software and Driver v1601 143.3 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 7 (32-bit)
(Download)

Hostbased Basic Driver Update 20120831 4.1 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 7 (32-bit)
(Download)
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HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Drivers Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Printer Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) Drivers & Applications:

Driver-Product Installation Software:

Full Feature Software and Driver v1601 143.3 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 7 (64-bit)
(Download)

Hostbased Basic Driver Update 20120831 4.9 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 7 (64-bit)
(Download)

XPS Driver Update 20110429 5.1 MB

HP LaserJet Pro P1102 Windows 7 (64-bit)
(Download)
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