Is D-Link's WUA-1340 Network Adaptor truly compatible with Windows7 even though D-Link does not provide a Windows7 specific driver for this model? I.E., is there a driver embedded in Windows7 for this adaptor?

I have purchased a 32 Bit version of Windows 7 Professional.  I am currently running XP Pro and using a D-Link Wireless USB Network Adaptor (Model No. WUA-1340).  There is no D-Link Windows7 driver for this adaptorHOWEVER, According to Microsoft's compatibility site, the product is "Compatible" with "No action required".  I simply want to know whetger or not the adaptor will function properly under Windows7 and whether or not I can use the XP Driver for it, the Vista Driver for it, or alternatively, if there is a driver for the product embedded in the Windows7 product.
 

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Last updated July 16, 2018 Views 2,524 Applies to:
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Hi Chilepepper,

 

Welcome to Microsoft Answers!

 

 

As it says that there is no action required for the wireless adapter that you are using you may go ahead and install Windows 7 on your computer. Once you have installed Windows 7 and when you connect the adapter for the first time it would try to load the drivers automatically. If at all there is any issue you will get errors in Device Manager. If at all it asks for any updated drivers at that time you will need to contact D-Link for that matter as they are responsible for the updated drivers.

http://www.dlink.com/support/

 

 

If the adapter does not work in Windows 7 you may try installing the older version driver in compatibility mode.

To run the Program Compatibility troubleshooter

  1. Open the Program Compatibility troubleshooter by clicking the Start button, and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. Under Programs, click Run programs made for previous versions of Windows.
  2. Follow the instructions in the troubleshooter.

If you cannot install a program, insert the installation disc for the program and, using the troubleshooter, browse to the program's setup file, usually called Setup.exe, Install.exe, or something similar. The troubleshooter is not designed to work on programs that have an .msi file name extension.


For more details follow the link given below.

Make older programs run in this version of Windows

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Make-older-programs-run-in-this-version-of-Windows

 

 

 

Hope this information is helpful.

Amrita M

Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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