Originally Posted by random gamer
I have a Sager 9880. 650 p4, 2gb ram, and a go6800 ultra. when I try to install Vista it says this
The following applications/drivers are not supported in Windows Vista
The following devices will not work until the device driver software is updated. After the installation is complete, contact the device manufacturer for updated driver software for these devices:
SCSI/RAID Host Controller
1394 Net Adapter
Is there a way to get these drivers? Please help and thanks.
Vista will allow you to load the drivers for the Promise controller from a USB floppy in a manner similar to XP (not exactly the same, but you'll figure it out). As another poster alluded to, while XP doesn't care that the drivers aren't in the root directory, Vista expects them to be there, so just copy all of the driver files from that directory to the root directory.
The update advisor probably told you that no action was required to obtain support for your Realtek High Definition Audio device. However, this information is incorrect. In fact, Vista will probably not even recognize that you have an audio device. I don't know of any 98xx owner who has been able to confirm that they got sound working in Vista. If you get it working, I would like to know how you did it.
After you get Vista installed, and you go online, Windows Update will offer you a driver for the SmartLink modem. However, I would recommend that you install all other drivers except that one since it may or may not cause your system to go haywire (like it did mine). Create a restore point if you can, reboot and then install the modem driver.
The TV tuner will most likely not function. I was able to get the software installed, and the device were recognized and I was able to manually install the drivers for the Video devices. However, when the tuner launches, the program reports an error, and when I go into the device driver file list, I can see that the list of files used by Vista is much smaller than that used by XP.
If you want to use the Aero Glass feature of Vista, then you will need to upgrade the Vista drivers for your NVidia card. The MS drivers will work, but they won't give you the Aero Glass option. The best drivers I know of for Aero Glass on Vista can be found at laptopvideo2go.com (the Vista drivers), make sure you download both the drivers and the modded inf file. After extracting the driver file, overwrite the nv_disp.dll file with the modded one you downloaded and then run the diver setup program.
I don't know what SiW and the 1394 net adaptor are, so I can't help you with those.
I've found Vista looks very nice, and though it normally runs fine, there are a large number of problems (mostly minor), so I still prefer to use XP for the moment. Good luck!