Meaning of Windows Vista HCL: Driver available as part of ...?
I have a few pieces of hardware which have a Windows logo for compatibility
with XP, but I noticed on the HCL that with each piece of hardware I have
which is not yet certified as working with Vista, the HCL still states:
X86 Driver available as part of Windows Vista
X64 Driver available as part of Windows Vista
I installed a copy of Vista Ultimate 32-bit (I think it is only RC-1, which
I got from Launch 2007 Conference in Seattle, WA) on a separate partition
(dual boot with XP Pro 32-bit) and one piece of hardware could not be
installed (DocuMate 262 scanner), despite the HCL claim that such a driver is
available as part of Windows Vista.
If the HCL states that all my hardware has an available driver for both
Vista x86 and x64, does that mean my hardware will work with either 32-bit or
64-bit Windows Vista?
If so, I would definitely like to purchase the Vista Ultimate 64-bit.
Edward P. Sager