Beta Questions

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Dustin, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. Dustin

    Dustin Guest

    Hello,
    I am getting ready to instal Vista Beta 2 on my Dell Dimension. It is an
    older model but I have upgraded quite frequently. I ran the Vista Upgrade
    Advisor and it tells me that my Santa Cruz sound card, Lexmark Printer x125
    and CNet PRO200WL PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter may not work correctly with
    Vista. Has anyone have any luck with these devices? I am really concerned
    about this. My sound card is still a great 5.1 sound card and my printer I
    just got at Christmas. I was planning on buying Vista when it came out for
    release when I realized that my computer could run it but I do not think it
    is worth buying a new Sound Card, new Printer, and New Network Card for.
    Anyways I was just currious hope you can help.
     
    Dustin, Jun 17, 2006
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  2. A few different posts from people regarding the TurtleBeach card had mixed
    results. Try searching the forum for those.

    It seems the printer companies are slow to provide the drivers, but I would
    think that HP, Cannon, Lexmark et al would have the drivers ready for the
    official RTM of Vista for their newer products. However, that's just my
    opinion.

    As to the NIC, I didn't even know CNet was rebranding products; perhaps, dig
    a little deeper into that one and find out who actually built it, and then
    check their website to see if an updated driver is available.

    As with any hardware, please remember that Microsoft is at the mercy of the
    manufacturer for the proper driver software for the equipment. If Lexmark
    doesn't provide it, there really isn't much Microsoft can do.

    I still would provide feedback to MS regarding each of these products as
    soon as you can. The sooner MS knows about the issue, the sooner they can
    get a message to the hardware company requesting a driver.

    Don't be discouraged, Dustin. It's only a beta and far from complete.

    Good Luck!
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jun 17, 2006
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  3. Dustin

    Dustin Guest

    I emailed CNet and all the companies turns out that CNet.com didn't make the
    ethernet card but a differnt Cnet all together

    Dustin
     
    Dustin, Jun 17, 2006
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  4. That's good information to know. Thanks!

    Mark
     
    Mark D. VandenBerg, Jun 17, 2006
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  5. Dustin

    fjkimbll Guest

    As far as your Santa Cruz sound card, you are out of luck on that on. I have
    one also and it is not working. Also according to Turtle Beach web site at
    http://support.turtlebeach.com/site/support/discont.asp , it is a
    discontinued product. As such there will not be any new drivers for it. I am
    just going to wait until Vista comes out, before I get another sound card
    and video card.

    Frieda
     
    fjkimbll, Jun 17, 2006
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