Posted 06 June 2012 - 05:32 PM
LiveBrianD, on 06 June 2012 - 05:23 PM, said:
waldojim, on 25 May 2012 - 09:20 PM, said:
Most of my older hardware "just worked" except for video cards. I did have to find Vista drivers for my 5700LE
When I ran Vista 32-bit on my P4 machine (Pentium 4 2.8GHz HT Northwood, Geforce 6200, Intel D875PBZ motherboard, 2GB DDR 400MHz), the networking (intel gigabit ethernet) was constantly having issues, refusing to work, etc. I had to replace it with a PCI card to get things to work properly. I had to manually load the audio driver to get any functionality btw. (Creative Sound Blaster Live) The video card worked just fine with the drivers though. Also, my Canon Imageclass D680 printer didn't work all that well (it worked, but the stupid driver utility forced Windows into the secure desktop).
I have no problems with network cards working (of course, I used only Nforce boards in those days, and have excellent driver support), and Creative caught a LOT of flack for refusing to support the Live cards in Vista. That changed quickly - now Vista/7 automatically download working drivers.
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