Sorry JW, that's a silly response. I understand the 9250 does not meet the
published Vista minimums yet drivers are shipped with the system. Microsoft
either needs to supply drivers that work or do not include any drivers for
the 9250 at all. To include half-baked drivers on the install disk and then
say "well, that hardware is not really supported and it's ATI's problem" is
silly. As Yoda would say "Do or do not, there is no try".
It seems Microsoft is breaking its own rules on shipping "non-certified"
drivers. I am not a developer any more, but wasn't one of the big
improvements in Vista supposed to be that all drivers had to pass some
vigorus set of Microsoft tests before they were "certified" and allowed to be
installed? Why is Microsoft breaking their own rules?
Yes, I do blame Microsoft and not ATI. The driver information lists the
driver author as Microsoft, not ATI. Even if ATI wrote it for Microsoft, if
Microsoft is shipping it as their's, they need to support it.
> The 9250 does not meet the Vista hardware requirements and ATI is not
> supplying a Vista driver for it.
> "Aethyr Dragon" <Aethyr Dragon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > I'm getting the same problem - if there's a solution I'd also appreciate
> > it.
> > "UsedLaptopGuy" wrote:
> >> I just installed Vista Home Premium on a Dell 1800SC which has an on
> >> board
> >> ATI Radeon 9250 video controller. I know the controller will not support
> >> Aero and gaming but that's OK by me. However, when I select "Switch
> >> User" I
> >> get a BSOD every time. After the system recovers I get a message telling
> >> me
> >> that the problem was caused by the video driver.
> >> I've installed all of the latest updates.
> >> Anybody else seen this?