Need Driver for LSI 9440-8i controller installable form for Windows 8.1

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New Dell Precision 7820 Tower.  It came with the LSI 9440-8i Raid Controller.  I need to downgrade the operating system on this computer to Windows 8.1 Pro to accommodate a software package.  Since Windows does not recognize the controller card, I am struggling to find the driver in the format which the Window 8.1 will install.  Dell has the appropriate driver, but even "unpacked" it consists of .exe files.  

Does anyone have a way around this issue.

Thanks for your help in advance.
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dbruntonQuid, Me Anxius Sum?  Illegitimi non carborundum.

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Try uncompressing the executable.  I use 7-Zip for that purpose.

I've just done that on the file from https://www.dell.com/support/home/nz/en/nzdhs1/drivers/driversdetails?driverid=5w02n  .   In this case I just used 7-Zip to view the files contents.  There's a drivers folder inside the executable plus text documentation.
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Is it possible to run the application as a VM on the current machine setup?

If not, then the driver is here (.ZIP download from Broadcom's site). Extract it and put it on your Windows 8.1 flash drive being used to install the OS with.

When it comes time to install the OS click the Load Driver link where the drives should be listed and browse to the flash drive. There are various drivers in there for either RAID or JBOD mode. Select the right one and the drives should show up.

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Thank you both.   The drivers provided by Phillip Elder got me where I needed to be.  I had to step away from this project for a few days, which is why my answer was delayed.

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