Been listening for a bit now and it seems the audio dropouts have disappeared. Kind of odd really, but I suppose I won't complain! One thing I have noticed about this Vista driver... it makes the onboard speakers very LOUD!!! I have had to turn them down a bit from top volume cause they were literally hurting my ears! I like that!
***Looks as though I was wrong.. the skipping is picking back up again. I think I am seeing what is causing the issue now, although not sure whether its the driver or WMP again. The skips start at about the same point in every song, which is just a few moments before moving to the next song. I bet it is skipping while trying to buffer the next song in the list. It happens exactly 20 seconds before the next song is due to begin... perhaps a WMP problem after all?