N3700/Braswell SD card driver for Win 7

January 6, 2017 at 01:48:11
Specs: Windows XP
A long shot but here goes anyway.

I have an Acer R3-131T-P73t 2 in 1 laptop which came with Windows 10.

Having no time whatsoever for POS OS I pulled the HD and fitted an SSD and installed Windows 7 to it.

After a few false starts with drivers everything is working with the exception of the SD card slot for which I've which completely failed to find any working drivers at all, I've tried any number of them some of which have resulted in BSOD's so my question is has anybody succeeded in getting an SD slot working in Win 7 with the N3700/Braswell platform ?

FWIW I have two 'Unknown devices' in Device Manager the Hardware ID's of which are:



Also it works fine with Linux so it's definitely a Win 7 driver problem.

Thanks for any help.

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January 6, 2017 at 03:04:08
If that laptop came with Windows 10 pre-installed, Acer may not have released any Windows 7 drivers for it, that is often the case when Windows 10 is pre-installed on on a laptop or a factory-built desktop PC.

You can't just downgrade the OS without first checking the manufacturer's support website to see which Windows versions are supported on that model.

All references I've seen regarding the Acer R3 series (including the official Acer forum) refer to Windows 10, no mention of anyone downgrading it's OS to Windows 7.

Buy an external card reader if reverting to Windows 10 is not acceptable to you (which I can quite understand, I don't like it either. Windows 7 is way better in terms of usability & intuitive interface).

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January 6, 2017 at 08:11:10
IMO getting used to Win 10 would have been much quicker than attempting to put Win 7 on hardware which is unsuitable. It doesn't appear to have done you much good.

To my mind the only Windows system that might have proved tricky (for some) is Windows 8 because of its lack of a start menu. In most other respects using Windows computers haven't really changed an awful lot since Windows 95. Just a matter of learning a few new locations.

It still might be quicker to try and put Win 10 back on it.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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