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.
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Dell Inspiron 15 (5547) Windows 7 x64 Drivers (64-bit)

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Laptop

Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) Drivers, Applications, Manual / User Guides and BIOS for Dell Inspiron 15 (5547):

Drivers:

Realtek Audio ALC3234 Driver Version 6.0.1.7167,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Chipset Driver Version 9.4.0.1026,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Management Engine Interface Driver Version 9.5.22.1760,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver Version 3.0.0.16,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Realtek RTS5179 Card Reader Driver Version 6.2.9600.39054,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Touchpad Driver Version 18.0.5.9,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 5547 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Inspiron 11 (3147) Windows 8.1 x64 Drivers (64-bit)

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Laptop

Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit) Drivers, Applications, Manual / User Guides and BIOS for Dell Inspiron 11 (3147):

Drivers:

Realtek Audio ALC3234 Driver Version 6.0.1.7283,A01

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Celeron & Pentium Processor I2C Controller Driver Version 603.9600.1948.29470,A01

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Chipset Driver Version 9.4.4.1006,A00

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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IntelĀ® Trusted Execution Engine Driver Version 1.1.0.1064,A00

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Touchpad Driver Version 18.1.2.9,A01

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Wireless 1707 Wi-Fi + Bluetooth Driver Version 10.0.0.297,A02

Dell Inspiron 11 3147 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Inspiron 15 (3542) Windows 8.1 x64 Drivers (64-bit)

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Laptop

Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit) Drivers, Applications, Manual / User Guides and BIOS for Dell Inspiron 15 (3542):

Drivers:

Realtek ALC3223 High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver Version 6.0.1.7288,A01

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Realtek Card Reader Driver Version 6.2.9600.39054,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Chipset Driver Version 9.4.0.1026,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Management Engine Interface Driver Version 9.5.24.1790,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Touchpad Driver Version 18.0.7.1,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Wireless 1704 WiFi + Bluetooth Driver Version 6.30.223.245,A01

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Airplane Mode Switch Driver Version 1.4.1.0,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 8.1 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Inspiron 15 (3542) Windows 7 x64 Drivers (64-bit)

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Laptop

Windows 7 x64 (64-bit) Drivers, Applications, Manual / User Guides and BIOS for Dell Inspiron 15 (3542):

Drivers:

Realtek ALC3223 High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver Version 6.0.1.7288,A01

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Realtek Card Reader Driver Version 6.2.9600.39054,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Chipset Driver Version 9.4.0.1026,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Management Engine Interface Driver Version 9.5.24.1790,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver Version 2.5.3.34,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Touchpad Driver Version 18.0.7.1,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Realtek RTL8106E-US & RTL8111G-US Ethernet Controller Driver Version 7.88.617.2014,A01

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Wireless 1704 WiFi + Bluetooth Driver Version 6.5.1,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Wireless 1705 WiFi + Bluetooth Driver Version 10.0.0.303,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel Rapid Storage Technology Driver Version 12.8.2.1000,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Intel HD Graphics Driver Version 10.18.10.3945,A02

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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nVIDIA GT840M/GT820M Graphics Driver Version 9.18.13.3311,A02

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Applications:

Dell Update Application Version 1.3,A06

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Digital Delivery Application Version 2.8.5,2.8.5

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Dell Quickset Application Version 11.1.18,A00

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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BIOS:

Upgrading your system BIOS incorrectly could harm your Dell Product. Please proceed with caution.

Dell Inspiron 3442,3542,5748 System BIOS Version A05,A05

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Windows 7 x64 (64-bit)
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Documents:

Inspiron 15 3542 Owner’s Manual PDF (8427 KB)

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Series
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Inspiron 15 3542 Specifications PDF (3032 KB)

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Series
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Inspiron 15 3542 Quick Start Guide – Windows 8 PDF (748 KB)

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Series
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Inspiron 15 3542 Quick Start Guide – Windows 7 PDF (1442 KB)

Dell Inspiron 15 3542 Series
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