How to get older drivers to work in Windows 10

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  1. Posts : 29
    Win 10
       #1

    How to get older drivers to work in Windows 10


    Hello,

    I hope you can help me. We at school recently purchased a new computer, and installed Win 10. But unfortunately our microscope which has a digital camera Olympus DP25 does not work.

    to be more precise, when installing the driver for the camera, it simply nothing happens after the installation.

    therefore we can assume that the driver is not compatible with Win 10.

    So my question is how to get older drivers to work in Windows 10 ?

    i did a little research, and i found this: Getting older drivers to work in Windows 8 | Alphr

    YouTube

    but regardless, do you know of any other solution we can try ?

    We are going to try this on monday.

    if unfortunately nothing works, then we will install dual boot, first we will install windows xp, and then win 10.

    and if you can give me an example of how we can install dual boot.

    Thank you
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  2. Posts : 34,922
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #2

    Dual boot with '7, '8
    Dual Boot Windows 10 with Windows 7 or Windows 8

    Older drivers may or may not work with Win 10 - it depends. 16 bit drivers- software- are incompatible with a 64 bit O/S.

    Software Downloads | Olympus IMS
    It seems there is 32 bit and 64 bit software- I can't see which is a critical driver there.

    Otherwise you can try installing the driver in compatibility mode. (Rt click, troubleshoot compatibility).

    Also consider using a virtual machine- e.g. free VirtualBox- install and run e.g. XP in that (imaging installing, booting up and shutting down XP within a Win 10 window).

    You may learn more about what happened when your camera software ran by inspecting the event log at the relevant time or possibly by inspecting Reliability History, or possibly this; Resplendence Software - WhoCrashed, automatic crash dump analyzer
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  3. Posts : 29
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    But if I install virtual box, will camera be detected as is using FireWire ?

    It is dp2 series, dp25.

    Thank you
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  4. Posts : 913
    CP/M
       #4

    do you know of any other solution we can try ?
    Maybe yes but much more info needed:

    - exact link to driver package you already installed (or upload it somewhere)
    - in Device Manager, rightclick the Olympus device & select Properties, tab Driver, button Driver Details
    ...write down all the files with red sign (see the example picture).

    Perhaps then I will be able to make much simpler solution than dualboot.

    How to get older drivers to work in Windows 10-4.png
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  5. Posts : 4,437
    Win 11 Pro 22000.652
       #5

    Are you able to verify the operation of the FireWire (IEEE 1394) port?

    (I haven't used FireWire in years.)
    Last edited by bobkn; 18 Oct 2019 at 22:47.
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  6. Posts : 8,623
    Mac OS Catalina
       #6

    Since that camera works with Windows 10, see this about running a XP VM. How to add an XP Mode Virtual Machine to Windows 10 (or 8) using Hyper-V The Answer in this post gives you info on a Hyper-V XP VM. Get official Windows XP virtual machine for Hyper-V - Super User

    XP SP3 can be downloaded from the Internet Archive along with other elder software. archive.org
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  7. Posts : 34,922
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #7

    Note: Hyper-V is only available with Win 10 Pro upwards. For Home use e.g. Virtualbox (downloadable, free).
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  8. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #8

    Install the old driver from an admin account. Run the installer file as administrator with compatibility mode settings for the OS it was designed for.

    You could also try the Open Inside option in 7-Zip to copy the files in the installer's .exe file, copy them to a temporary folder and the setup.exe program (or similar file) from there using the options as above.
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  9. Posts : 29
    Win 10
    Thread Starter
       #9

    muchomurka said:
    Maybe yes but much more info needed:

    - exact link to driver package you already installed (or upload it somewhere)
    - in Device Manager, rightclick the Olympus device & select Properties, tab Driver, button Driver Details
    ...write down all the files with red sign (see the example picture).

    Perhaps then I will be able to make much simpler solution than dualboot.

    How to get older drivers to work in Windows 10-4.png
    Hi,

    here is some information:

    Screenshots:



    one file for download of camera: https://gofile.io/?c=jxHbUA

    Also if you need more information, i can on Monday provide you more. also if you need i can zip the complete driver from cd, and upload it online and give you link here.

    I hope you can help me :)

    bobkn said:
    Are you able to verify the operation of the FireWire (IEEE 1394) port?

    (I haven't used FireWire in years.)
    Yes, camera is using FireWire.

    bro67 said:
    Since that camera works with Windows 10, see this about running a XP VM. How to add an XP Mode Virtual Machine to Windows 10 (or 8) using Hyper-V The Answer in this post gives you info on a Hyper-V XP VM. Get official Windows XP virtual machine for Hyper-V - Super User

    XP SP3 can be downloaded from the Internet Archive along with other elder software. archive.org
    No, camera works on Windows Xp, but at this moment it is not working on Win 10, and i need to get working on win 10 or do something similiar.

    dalchina said:
    Note: Hyper-V is only available with Win 10 Pro upwards. For Home use e.g. Virtualbox (downloadable, free).
    But does Virtualbox supports FireWire connection ?

    Steve C said:
    Install the old driver from an admin account. Run the installer file as administrator with compatibility mode settings for the OS it was designed for.

    You could also try the Open Inside option in 7-Zip to copy the files in the installer's .exe file, copy them to a temporary folder and the setup.exe program (or similar file) from there using the options as above.
    How to do that ?

    Thanks all :)
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  10. Posts : 7,086
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #10

    Install the old driver from an admin account
    • Log on to an admin account
    • Right click the installer's .exe file, select the compatibility tab and set the options for the OS e.g. Windows 7, Windows XP etc
    • Right click the installer .exe file and choose Run as administrator


    Use 7-Zip to extract installer .exe file contents
    • Install 7-Zip 7-Zip
    • Open 7-Zip and navigate to the installer's .exe file
    • Select File / Open Inside. Select all the files shown and copy to a folder of your choice
    • Run the installation file (setup.exe or similar) from the folder you created above
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