acer awaiting ms green light for releasing vista drivers

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by km, Nov 16, 2006.

  1. km

    km Guest

    been in touch with acer support frequently, not that their support is good at
    all, but being reaffirmed several times that acer is waiting word from ms in
    order to release vista drivers. with the forthcoming vista release to vlk,
    msdn and technet clients one is wondering how long ms would hold back their
    approval for the drivers? vista is nothing if the drivers are not ready...

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    The Sizzler Guest

    Is that all you kids have to do is cry and whine when you don't get what you
    want immediately?
    The Sizzler, Nov 16, 2006
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    km Guest

    oh well, your childish reply makes the difference certainly
    km, Nov 16, 2006
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    black clouds Guest

    And all you've got to do is insult people and reply to so called
    "meaningless" posts, right? If you have nothing helpful to say then just keep
    quite. There are over 2 million Vista users out there and many are having
    driver issues. Be a little sympathetic. If Microsoft was okay to RTM then
    they should be okay to approve posting vista drivers, right? As km said vista
    is nothing without drivers or to put it another way, a computer needs more
    then just an operating system. From what I've heard Microsoft is going to
    bring in VISTA with a real party in NY on the 30th of this month. Great, then
    let them really do it big and give PC manufactures (and their customers) the
    GREEN LIGHT they're waiting for. Good work km, keep calling.
    black clouds, Nov 16, 2006
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    Sage Advice Guest

    I personally never heard that Microsft had to give vendors the okay to
    release drivers. So I think that the person at ATI just made that up or
    he/she has it confused with"digitally signed" drivers that are required for
    Vista x64. Other vendors are releasing drivers for Vista, including
    digitally signed ones.
    Sage Advice, Nov 16, 2006
  6. km

    black clouds Guest

    Actually it's ACER not ATI. Some hardware manufacturers have vista drivers on
    their site but I don't know of any PC Manufacturers that do (Could be there
    are?). Some like Softex Inc. have released updated versions of their software
    (Omnipass 5) to PC Manufactures but they in turn have not released them to
    their customers. My guess is waranty issues. No doubt PC Manufactures want to
    know if Microsoft will provide support before the release drivers and
    software to their customers.
    black clouds, Nov 16, 2006
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    Theo Guest

    The part about support is a bit confusing. Microsoft
    doesn't provide any support for OEM versions of any of their
    software, only Retail. So, what would Microsoft support
    have to do with drivers?
    Theo, Nov 16, 2006
  8. km

    black clouds Guest

    Not to the public they don't. That doesn't mean that Microsoft will not work
    with the actual PC Manufacturer (that sells thousands perhaps millions of PC
    with MS OS) to resolve issues that may be OS related and there may be issues
    surronding a new OS. There is nothing perfect in this world and I'm sure PC
    Manufacturers want to be sure they will be able to resolve any issues that
    might present themselves from the installation of a new driver or updated
    software. If a problem presents itself they have a legal obligation to
    thousands of customers (if they provided the updates).
    black clouds, Nov 16, 2006
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    km Guest

    I did not mention MS support when starting this thread, instead I wrote Acer
    km, Nov 16, 2006
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    Jeff Guest

    Jumping in,
    Just got of a chat with Dell; for Dell; they're not releasing vista
    drivers for the their customers until they start selling " Vista" pcs.
    So even though my e1505 is running Vista great; and most drivers work; on
    Dells driver and dowload site; there won't be a "Vista" option for downloads
    and drivers, until they: Dell; start selling Vista pcs, even though the
    operating system is RTM..
    So basically;they have no obligation to me; until they start selling the pc
    systems with Vista themselves; I guess.
    Was told I had to wait till they start selling "Vista" pcs before they
    will make Vista drivers available for my proprietary Dell hardware.
    So; for Dell at least;I have to wait for them to sell Vista pc's; then they
    will start releasing manufactures "Vista" drivers for their customers "Vista
    ready/compatable" pc's.
    Really is not MSFT's issue now,
    Here's part of the chat with Dell;

    Agent (Chandru_01125074): "I am sorry Jeffery currently the systems are not
    being shipped with Vista , hence the drivers have not been released."
    Agent (Chandru_01125074): "Once the systems are launched with Vista ,
    drivers would be available for the system "

    Vendors are the ones now.

    Jeff, Nov 16, 2006
  11. Sadly, Microsoft has nothing to do with when Acer releases their drivers.
    Acer needs to complete the drivers, then if they wish, they can submit them
    for WHQL certification and such. But there's nothing to prevent Acer from
    doing as dozens of hardware manufacturers have already done and release
    their drivers now.

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    km Guest

    Thanks for the sound input. Reckon you right. Acer is pretty sluggish when it
    comes to drivers support. Guess they are just trying to rid any of those
    vista driver issues.

    km, Nov 17, 2006
  13. You're welcome.

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    Clayton Guest

    Toshiba has released beta drivers for my Tecra M5 for Vista Beta 1 then RC-2
    now some of them don't work with the RTM version. so it's a waiting game for
    me until they do.

    a few of my sofware applications don't work either on RTM, so the move to
    Vista for me may come mid 2007

    Clayton, Nov 19, 2006
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