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#1 sumit7282

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:24 AM

Update: Click here for the official Windows Vista Hardware Compatibility List from Microsoft.
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WINDOWS UPDATE REGISTRY HACK:Hardware drivers can be updated and installed from Windows Update, but many of them are hidden. By using the next registry hack, you can gain availability to hidden device drivers for many device (including Windows Mobile Device Center): In Regedit, add the key "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WHOS", and recheck for updates in Windows Update. You will now see the hidden driver updates, however, note that these are BETA drivers and are not supported by neither MS nor hardware vendors!

Compatible Hardwares


Motherboards
Fully Vista Compliant motherboards (all drivers installed and working)

ABIT

NF7-S v2.0 (sil3112r not included on dvd, raid boot rom must be enabled in bios/ Other drivers loaded post install via update)

ASUS

A7N8X v2
A7N8X-E Deluxe (with additional updates from Microsoft Post installation)(32-bit)
K8V (32 bit)
P4P800 Deluxe (32 bit)
P5WD2
P5WD2-Premium
A8N-SLI Deluxe (Vista RC1 64 bits)
A8N-SLI Premium (Vista RC1 64 bits)
P5ND2-SLI Deluxe (Vista RC1 64 bits)
P5N32-SLI SE Deluxe (32 bit)

DFI

LanParty UT nF3 250Gb (32 bit & 64 bit)
nF4 Infinity (32 bit & 64 bit)

ECS (see also Elitegroup below)

N2U400-A nForce2 (32 bit)
RS480-M

GIGABYTE


GA-965P-DQ6 (32 bit)
GA-945GM-S2 (32 bit) (64bit) both smooth install on triple boot with W2K
GA-8I945PLGE-RH (32bit) Vista installs it's own drivers
GA-8IPE1000 (32-bit) Vista has all it's own drivers and even the Realtek Audio Program
GA-M59SLI-S5 (32 bit & 64 Bit) Vista installs it's own drivers
GA-K8N ULTRA-SLI (32 bit) Vista installs it's own drivers
GA-K8N51GMF-9 (32 bit & 64 bits) Vista installs it's own drivers through Windows Update
GA-K8N51GMF-9-RH (32 bit & 64 bits) Vista installs it's own drivers through Windows Update

Intel
T.B.D.

MSI
MSI 945 PL Neo F (64bit)

Shuttle
FN41U

Elitegroup
RS480

Graphic Cards

AGP:
ATI Radeon 9600XT (128MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (128MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit)
BFG 7600 GS OC 512mb (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit)
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 (128MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit)
Nvidia GeForce FX 5500 (256 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically)
Nvidia GeForce FX 5900XT (128MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit)
Nvidia Geforce 6600GT (128 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit & 64 bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6200 (64bit mem) (128 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit)
XFX Geforce 6800XT (256MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit)

PCI-Express:

ATI Radeon x300 (128MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit)
ATI Radeon x600 (256MB)
ATI Radeon x800 GTO (256MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)
ATI Radeon x850 XT (256MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
ATI Radeon x1800 XT (256MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (64 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6600 (256 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6600GT (128 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6700GT (256 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6800 (256 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6800GS (256 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6800GT (256 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 7300GS (128 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 7400 (128 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit) (turbocache not working correctly, system only shows physical memory amount)
Nvidia GeForce 7600GT (256MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) 32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 7800GTX (256MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 7900GT (512MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit & 64 Bits)

PCI:

NVIDIA GeForce FX5500 (256 MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 Bit)

Onboard:

Intel GMA950 (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically with 1GB+ System Memory) (32 Bit)
Nvidia GeForce 6100 (Aero Glass Enabled with default drivers, disabled when beta ForceWare drivers are installed) (32 bit)

IDE/S-ATA/RAID-Controllers

Nvidia Nforce4 AMD SATA RAID 0 (as an upgrade no clean install yet, 32 bit).
ST3160023AS ATA HD
3ware 7000/8000 ide/sata (32bit) (upgrade and clean install with xp drivers 7.7.1)
Silicon Image SiI 3512 SATALink Controller (32 bit) (FMI - CompUSA Brand with drivers from installation CD)
Silicon Image SiI 0680 Ultra-133 Medley ATA Raid Controller (32-bit)

Imaging Devices

Creative WebCam Pro PD1030 (32-bit)
Recognizes as "Dual Mode USB Camera Plus"
Creative WebCam Live! (32-bit)
Intel® PC Camera CS331 (32-bit)
Logitech QuickCam Communicate STX (32-Bit) [Works either by installing XP driver or by using Windows Update Reg-Hack]

Input Devices

NOTICE: full functionality on many input devices will not be available until Vista drivers are released. For example, any keys that require the Logitech Setpoint software to function are unusable but these are rarely needed anyway.

Apple Supermouse Optical USB
Logitech G15 Gaming Keyboard (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Logitech MX Duo (MX700 Mouse) (32 bit)
Logitech MX518 Gaming Grade Mouse
Logitech MX610 Laser Cordless Mouse (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Logitech G7 Wireless Mouse (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Logitech Cordless Desktop Optical
Microsoft Optical Mouse
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Keyboard (32-bit)
Microsoft Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 (32-bit)
ALPS Touch Pad (Dell Laptop)

Sound Cards

EGOSYS - ESI PRO : Wamirack 192 L/X and Waveterminal 192 X/L/M :
MME/WDM/ASIO compatible with Vista 32bits only and with 5.01 drivers only - don't use the drivers V6 in beta - WRT new audio drivers (VISTA core audio) are missing. (Wave RT - realtimeaudio). Playback sound is incredible and fine.
NVIDIA nForce MCP Audio Processing Unit (nForce2 Integrated Audio) (32 Bit)
NVIDIA nForce MCP Audio Processing Unit (nForce430/6100 Integrated Audio) (32 Bit)
Realtek High Definition Audio (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
SoundMax Intergrated Digital Audio (32 Bit)
Creative Audigy 2 (Use Beta Vista drivers from Creative site - full surround and CMSS working!)
Creative Audigy SE (Vista installs drivers - install from Creative site only if problems - CD software doesn't work but not needed)
Echo Indigo IO (Use latest drivers from Echo site)
CMI8738/C3DX PCI Audio Device (32-bit)
RealTek ALC850 AC'97 Audio Controller Use driver from RealTek's site or Vista 5728 x86 has a built in driver.

TV Cards

Hauppauge WinTV PVR-150 PCI (32-bit)
Hauppauge WinTV PVR-250 PCI (32-bit)
Hauppauge WinTV PVR-550 PCI (32-bit)
Hauppauge WinTV HVR-1100 PCI (32-bit) : works with Vista Media Center using Hauppauge's vista driver
Leadtek TV2000 XP RM (32-bit)
Terratec Cinergy 400 - Works under x32 and x64, but deinterlacing is disabled. Also there are problems with audio input, I only managed to get it working by 'Audio preview' option.

External Storage

5.25" FireWire & USB 2.0 Aluminum External Enclosure FMI - CompUSA Brand with Seagate Barracuda ST-3200822A 200GB Drive. USB interface connected. (32 bit)

Audio Devices: NOT SOUND CARDS

Altec Lansing AHS302i Stereo/Micrphone Headset w/ USB Adaptor (Native 64-Bit: Sounds better w/ USB Adaptor)
Creative Zen Micro (5GB) - Installed JB3 driver from CD

PCI Modems

HSP56 Micro Modem (32bit) (supported via post install update)
Intel 537EP (32 bit) (BestData Brand)
In-Build CX11252 modem (32-bit)
Motorola SM56 Modem (32 bit)

USB Modems
T.B.D.

USB Devices

HERCULES DJ CONTROL MP3 : ok work with vista 32bits
Kworld 310u usb dual tuner will install original drivers fine but Hypermedia need to be run as XPSP2 compatability. mce picks up the hd tuner and works good
Memorex Traveldrive 2C 1Gig USB flash drive works fine, but not Readyboost capable

Network Cards

Belkin 802.11g Wireless Desktop Network Card (F5D7000 v3) (32 bit)
Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigibit Controller (32 Bit)
Broadcom bcm43xx Wireless (32 bits & 64 bits)
D-Link DWL-G520 AirPlusXtremeG PCI (detects as Atheros Wireless Network Adapter) (32 Bit)
Gigabyte Super G PCI Adapter (GN-WP01GT) (64 bit) : works with XP64 driver
Intel PRO/1000 PM Network connection (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter (WMP54G) (32 Bit & 64 bit)
Marvell Yukon 88E8001/8003/8010 PCI Gigabit Ethernet Controller (32 Bit & 64 Bit)
Nvidia nForce Networking Controller (nForce2 onboard NIC) (32 Bit)
NetGear 108 MBPS Wireless PCI Adapter (WG311T) (32 Bit)
NetGear 108 MBPS Wireless PCI Adapter (WG311T) (64 Bit) : Get Atheros AR5002G Wireless
Netgear 54 MBPS Wireless USB Adapter (WG111v2) (32-bit) : works with XP driver
Realtek 8111B/8168 Gigabit Ethernet Controller (32 bit)


Printer / Scanner

HP Deskjet 6940 (via Network, auto driver) (32-bit)
HP Laserjet 5L (32bit)
hp color LaserJet 2550L (32-bit)
HP Officejet 4200 (32-bit)
HP PSC 1401 All-In-One Printer (32-bit)
Lexmark 240N (Native Driver x64).
Microtek Scanmaker 3600 (32-bit)
Samsung ML-2010 monochrome laser printer (32-bit)
Epson R220 (32 bit)
Brother HL 1030 works after adding a printer manualy and installing as a brother 1430 (32bit)
Dell Photo AIO Printer 964 (32-bit)
HP Laserjet 4plus (32bit)(64bit) with HP Jet Direct as LPR on Standard TCPIP Port
HP DeskJet 845c (32 bit)

Driver Downloads

ATI LDDM Driver
Product series supported:

Radeon 9500, 9550, 9600, 9650, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800, X850 series
Radeon X1300, X1600, X1800, X1900 series
Mobility Radeon® 9550, 9600, 9700, 9800, X300, X600, X700, X800 series
Mobility Radeon® X1300, X1400, X1600, X1800 series
CrossFire Xpress 3200 series
Radeon Xpress 200, 200M series

Realtek High Definition Audio
Product series supported:

Realtek ALC260, ALC262, ALC861, ALC880, ALC882, ALC883 Integrated Audio Chip

NVIDIA Beta Drivers

List of Hauppauge WinTV products that should work with Vista RC1 and drivers
Product series supported
:

WinTV-PVR-150/500, WinTV-PVR-250, WinTV-PVR-350, WinTV-PVR-USB2 29xxx, WinTV-PVR-USB2 24xxx,
WinTV-HVR-1100, WinTV-HVR-1300, WinTV-NOVA-T Stick, WinTV-NOVA-T USB2, WinTV-NOVA-T 500,
WinTV-GO+, WinTV-Radio

#2 sumit7282

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:33 AM

Problems which can be solved

Motherboards

MSI

K8T Neo (MS-6702)
Promise 20378 on-board SATA - Unable to load driver when installing Vista RC1 or once installed.
Build 5600 Solution: Disable in bios and use only the on-board VIA VT8237 SATA until Promise are able to supply a compatible driver.
Build 5728 Solution: I was able to get the Promise 20378 Controller to function with the Win NT driver. I'm certain this didn't work with build 5600. It seems to work fine.
Build 5728 Solution (x64): Setup a 1 disk Raid0 in the BIOS and load the Promise 20378 Windows x64 driver when setting up drives during Vista install.

Realtek 8110C/8110S LAN - Conflict may exist between on-board LAN and Via VT8237 SATA when booting.
Solution: Disable Realtek LAN in bios and install LAN card. You may have to manually clear the CMOS with the on-board jumper to gain access to the bios to disable the on-board LAN.

Realtek ALC655 - Vista will automatically install VIA AC '97 sound driver. General sound issues such as skipping and hiss may be heard.
Solution: Install Realtek AC 97' Vista Beta Sound Driver (6156) [Note: Tested Beta Sound Driver fine in build 5728]

A major problem with many systems with SATA Controllers is that sound, specifically when playing MP3s, will skip when using the new drivers supplied with Vista RC1.
Solution: "Downgrade" the driver for your SATA Controller, the Via VT8237 in this instance, for a fairly recent XP driver. Sound skips are now a thing of the past.
Note: This problem has been fixed with build 5728 so there is no need to change the Via VT 8237 driver from the installed MS Vista driver.

Graphic Cards

AGP:

ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 9600XT (128MB) (Aero Glass Compatible) (32-bit)
TV/Video capture functionality inoperable. No drivers yet will detect the Rage Theater chip (NTativrv01) on the card. All other functionality works just fine.

ATI Radeon X850XT ViVo (256MB) (Aero Glass Compatible) (32-bit)
Video capture inoperable : same problem as ATI Radeon All-In-Wonder 9600XT (see above)

PCI-Express:
Nvidia PCIe x16 Quadro (64MB+Shared) (Download alpha driver from manufacture and Enable Aero Glass) (64 Bit) (working fine, but a bit slow when working with many running windows)



PCI:
T.B.D.

IDE/S-ATA/RAID-Controllers
sil0680 chipset Ultra ATA 133 PCI (download drivers from www.siig.com) (32-bit)

Network Cards
NetGear 108 MBPS Wireless PCI Adapter (WG311T) (64 bit) - Works only with the Atheros AR5002G Driver

Sound Cards
Creative X-Fi Xtreme Music (Use Beta Vista drivers from Creative site, rear speakers not working)
RealTek ALC850 AC'97 Audio Controller Use driver from RealTek's site or Vista 5728 x86 has a built in driver.

TV Cards
Terratec Cinergy T² USB DVB-T adapter : works with Vista Media Center using BDA driver v 2.3.0.24 but prevents computer getting into hibernation or sleep mode. Must be first disconnected before getting into these modes.

Audio Devices
T.B.D.

Printer / Scanner

Epson Perfection 1640SU (install twain driver 5.71A from Epson Site (may take 4 tries but eventually takes) you must power down and then repower scanner before each use to get it to work) (32-bit)

Epson Stylus CX7800 (printer status monitor crashes, printing is OK, scanning is OK) (32-bit)

QMS Magicolor 2300 DL (works fine using usb interface, crown print monitor will install but will not work) (32-bit)

HP All-in-one 2170 series: Windows recognizes it natively, but specific software stalls at 63%, when you need to plug in the scanner, it never gets recognized. You can scan through the built in "scanners and Faxes wizard", but no editable text.

Samsung ML-1740: Vista will not be able to automatically find driver. Download file "20040130094447375_ML-1740_Print.exe" from www.samsung.com. Choose install option without connecting printer. Once driver successfully installs, go to Control Panel > Printers, right click ML-1740, go to properties. Finally, navigate to Ports tab and switch to USB port if necessary.

UMax Astra 3450: Install the VistaScan V 3.75 driver and the XP Patch from the UMax site. The USB Scanner will still be flagged in the Device Manager. Re-install manually, and select the USB Scanner and the driver install will complete.

Tier 1 Systems

HP xw9300 (Tyan K8WES2895) - This was a clean install (HD Low-Leveled) and not an update/upgrade and first done with BIOS 2.05 then 2.06, factory 2GB ECC RAM, Seagate 15K RPM u320 SCSI HD, Opteron 250 Single Processor installed, NV-285 pulled and Saphirre 1300Pro w/ 256MB PCIe video card installed. Get latest NVidia RC1 Beta Drivers along with ATI's RC1 Beta Drivers and expand to removable media (e.g. Floppy, USB, CD-ROM), choose CUSTOM for install and search media for driver locations, choose specific drivers required and then proceed with install. Before first reboot of OS after it has done a complete installation and up for first time, install complete ATi package, then re-boot. This xw9300 was the only system, out of three, with non-factory video-card and installation took six time to get correct. Previously, this system was used for Beta 2 release and had a pbATi PowerColor x600 PCIe video card and the install was flawless. The Saphirre x1300Pro has been used in this system for nearly two months now while running Vista Beta2 without problems and was also done from a clean install. (x64)

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 07:38 AM

Inompatible Hardwares with heavy problems

IDE/S-ATA/RAID-Controllers
T.B.D.

Printer / Scanner

Canon Canoscan LiDE 35. Installs with XP drivers but doesn't appear in the scanner and camera list

Lexmark Z617. Appears to install using XP drivers, and creates printer entry, but cannot connect to printer through USB. Device manager shows bad driver.

Samsung ML-1740. Shows driver installed in 64 bit, but no support. Remove driver and Vista 64 wants to reinstall the same driver. This device works properly in RC1 x86, see above, though the x86 driver must be used.

HP Scanjet 3400c Installs whit the WInXP Driver but doesnt work like image device in vista – Same for HP ScanJet 4600 series.

Network Cards
T.B.D.

Sound Cards

Creative Labs Audigy 4 Model SB0106 (64bit)
All M-Audio products specifically firewire 4/10

TV Cards

MSI

TV@nywhere Master (MS-8606) (detected by Vista as "Hauppauge WinTV 88x (unused Audio function)" but not detected as a TV Tuner in WMC; also no Radio)

Compro

Compro PVR TV/FM. (Detected corectly by Vista but will not work at all. Using XP driver, it will give a "No saa7134 Driver" error)

Imaging Devices

Mikomi Webcam with Mic (SN9C103) - driver install fails : not enough storage available ? (32 Bit)
Tevion - Medion pc30 - 8508i Webcam installs Audio but video fails not enough storage available ? (32 Bit)

Other Devices

Uniden Win1200 Windows Live Messenger Dual Phone (No Drivers for Vista)
Vguard 7146 Serial Device (VGC4-XP CCTV Card) Drivers will manualy install but Cheatau XP Eats 50% cpu while running under any compatability mode

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 04:08 PM

Quite useful information, thanks!

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Posted 12 October 2006 - 06:49 PM

Good post, would be useful for many.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:10 PM

Intel G965 is compaible! just need to get beta drivers :)

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 03:52 PM

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Edited by ieadm, 19 October 2006 - 03:53 PM.


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Posted 22 October 2006 - 01:36 AM

Great thread! Bookmarked for the future reference!

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Posted 19 November 2006 - 11:53 PM

Say, when you say that the ATI Radeon 9600xt is supported does that include the 9600Pro Mac and PC edition 256 MB DDR?

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Posted 19 December 2006 - 12:05 AM

Compatible Hardwares


Motherboards

ASUS P4P800 SE

Graphic Cards

AGP

ASUS N6600 ( nvidia beta drivers )

Input Devices

Logitech MX510

Inompatible Hardwares with heavy problems

Printer / Scanner


HP PSC 2355 All-In-One Printer ( cen not install the drivers )

Edited by Diablo Gamer, 19 December 2006 - 12:12 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2006 - 05:23 AM

"ATI Radeon 9800 Pro (128MB) (Aero Glass Enabled Automatically) (32 bit) "

what the....it did'nt do that for me...

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Posted 20 December 2006 - 02:39 AM

Well I think there is a way around the aero thing...I think you can controller from the score tool if you can hack the tool you can get aero. I just got a brand new dell score 1 because of the onboard card installed a kick ass video card and still showed 1 without aero. I ran the score tool again and bang aero once it scored 5 so I think this tool is linked to aero somehow by the way what is the maximun score for vista I though it was 5 but my hard dribe score 5.4 so I guess you can go higher than 5

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 07:35 AM

Add the Epson CX4800 as incompatible with Vista 64 bit. :angry:








Well I think there is a way around the aero thing...I think you can controller from the score tool if you can hack the tool you can get aero. I just got a brand new dell score 1 because of the onboard card installed a kick ass video card and still showed 1 without aero. I ran the score tool again and bang aero once it scored 5 so I think this tool is linked to aero somehow by the way what is the maximun score for vista I though it was 5 but my hard dribe score 5.4 so I guess you can go higher than 5

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Posted 19 February 2007 - 03:52 PM

please some one update this list........

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 12:28 AM

So neither the Radeon 2900XT nor the GeForce 8800GTX are compatible yet?

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 01:14 AM

nVidia GeForce FX 5200 works like fine, just no multi-monitor support.

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