Re: Certified for Windows Vista my a..
Welcome to the world of Vista x64, its incredable that so many vendors claim
to be Vista compatable, it should say Vista x86 compatable.
I have an Epson scanner, a mobile phone and various software apps all
proporting to be Vista compatable, and yes, they are, for Vista x86.
Most of the x64 drivers that I am using now have only appeared in the last 6
months, I bought a Vista certified motherboard with a specific x64 AM2
processor socket, it came without x64 drivers and the bios had to be flashed
to accept 64 bit processors. The vendors are just not interested in spending
time and money supporting x64 and won't until they have to, give it another
4-5 years or until the next new range/generation of their products come out.
I have been running Vista x64 since beta 2 and have learnt to live with the
argro, thankfully I have more than one machine, so any serious work can be
done on XP.
The release of Vista was a license to print money for most vendors so there
was no incentive to support existing technology let alone future strains of
Oh, XP x64 is no better, still very quirky.
"Bionk" <Bionk@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Hi there,
> I came home from the store today having bought a USB network adapter from
> Linksys (WUSB300N).
> I had specificly looked for the "Certified for Windows Vista" to ensure
> I wouldn't find myself... writing here at least.
> Now. The installation of the product worked fine and I found the network
> be ok to begin with. The fact was that it wasn't and after a while it shut
> down completely.
> I could reach the network if I kept reconnecting.
> Now I went for Linksys homepage and their online support.
> The techie at Linksys was incredible sorry for the inconvenience but there
> are no drivers for Windows Vista _64-bit_!
> My question is.
> How come Linksys/Cisco can print your "Certified for Windows Vista" and
> logo on a product that doesn't provide drivers for the operating system?
> (Live update doesn't find any new drivers either)
> "... That's because only Certified for Windows Vista software and devices
> have undergone Microsoft compatibility tests for ease-of-use, better
> performance and enhanced security"
> Is that really what's going on or are you trying to sell Vista compability
> on a sticker?