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What Vista SP1 breaks

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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 09:48 AM
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There are series of drivers that no longer work with Vista Sp1.

Audio drivers

Realtek AC'97
• For x86-based computers: Alcxwdm.sys - version 6.0.1.6242 or earlier
• For x64-based computers: Alcwdm64.sys - version 6.0.1.6242 or earlier
SigmaTel
• For x86-based computers: Sthda.sys - version 5.10.5762.0 or earlier
• For x64-based computers: Sthda64.sys - version 5.10.5762.0 or earlier
SigmaTel
• For x86-based computers: Stwrt.sys - version 6.10.5511.0 or earlier
• For x64-based computers: Stwrt64.sys - version 6.10.5511.0 or earlier
Creative Audigy
• For x86-based and x64-based computers: Ctaud2k.sys - version 6.0.1.1242 or earlier
• For x86-based computers: P17.sys – all versions (This was originally a Windows XP-based driver.)
Conexant HD Audio
• For x86-based computers: Chdart.sys - version 4.32.0.0 or earlier
• For x64-based computers: Chdart64.sys - version 4.32.0.0 or earlier
Biometric (Fingerprint) Sensors
• AuthenTec Fingerprint Sensor with the Atswpdrv.sys driver file – version 7.7.1.7 or earlier
• UPEK Fingerprint Sensor with the Tcusb.sys driver file – version 1.9.2.99 or earlier

Display drivers

Intel Display
• For x86-based computers: Igdkmd32.sys – versions between and including driver 7.14.10.1322 and 7.14.10.1403
• For x64-based computers: Igdkmd64.sys – versions between and including driver 7.14.10.1322 and 7.14.10.1403

Other drivers
• Texas Instruments Smart Card Controller with the GTIPCI21.sys driver file – version 1.0.1.19 or earlier
• Sierra Wireless AirCard 580 with the Watcher.exe application – version 3.4.0.9 or earlier (This application is located in the AirCard 580 Program Files folder.)

Symantec software driver for Symantec Endpoint Protection and for Symantec Network Access Control clients
• For x86-based computers: Wgx.sys – versions 11.0.1000.1091 or earlier
• For x64-based computers: Wgx64.sys – versions 11.0.1000.1091 or earlier
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posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 11:15 AM
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Somethings they 'break' because the tech is outmoded.

Others might be incompatible with another more prevalent tech.

However, it's well-documented that MS introduces 'incompatibilites' to hamstring competitors.

Think most people will stick with XP or V-SP1. I'd actually buy a copy of XP, but they want a $300+ US for it and that's at my student account PC store!


Thanks for the post!



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 07:54 PM
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Pff. Vista sucks. XP is probably the best Windows. But Microsoft makes money if someone buys a PC preloaded with Vista then gets a copy of XP for it. Who knows?
I saw somewhere that Ubuntu Linux is good and easy to use for non-geeks. Anyone know if this is true?



posted on Mar, 19 2008 @ 08:48 PM
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For Non-Geeks, my impression is that it's still not ready for prime-time. Not the OS itself, mind you. It's stable and is a good-OS, but there are some less than intuitive features and there are not the humongous number and variety of apps you have with Windoze.

Of course, in reality if all you do is browse the net and paint a pic now and then and email, then it's equal to or better (safer?)

I looked it over recently.

It's kind of dumb, though, to opt for pretty features over stability and safety, so YMMV.



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