> I just received my packages from Newegg today. I got Vista Ultimate with
> the intent on running the 64 bit version.
> See sig for current specs...
> I am adding 2GD ram to the 2 I already have.
> I'm replaycing 2 7900GTX cards with 2 8800GT cards.
> I have an ASUS A8N 32 SLIx16 Deluxe
> I'm running 2 WD 400GB HD in Raid 0. The raid controller is from the
> MB, NVIDIA nforce 4.
> 1) Should I go ahead and install the hardware under XP 32, Then install
> Vista64, letting Vista find as many valid drivers as it can?
> 2)Should I download the Vista Drivers to XP prior to installing Vista.
> 3)Are there any drivers I need to update my MB. My BIOS version is
> 1205, very stable in XP.
> Any other issues I should be looking at prior to installing?
> Thx, Jeff
The 64 bit version of Vista will have to use a Clean install.
Sometimes Vista will not install with more than 3GB of RAM installed.
You can add them back after Vista is installed however. I would make
sure that every device you have has a 64 bit Vista driver available for
it. A 32 bit driver will not work on the 64 bit Vista. I would also
make sure that you have the latest BIOS for your motherboard to help
prevent possible problems to.
Hope this helps,
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