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I installed Vista yeterday amd most of the drivers installed automatically, as I expected them to. I opted for the 32 bit version as drivers are more available.

Anyway, I can't install my wireless PCI card as it can't find drivers and the ones on the CD I got with it won't install. I tried pointing it at my XP drivers on C: drive but it won't install them. I had hoped XP drivers might be compatible, as I know 2000 drivers often are if XP ones aren't available.

Anyway, it's a Safecom card, and they don't have any on their site and I don't think they have plans to do any yet, seeing as their FAQ says they are still working on 64-bit drivers. Anyone got any suggestions, as I can't use the internet with Vista at the moment, and this would obviously be useful, and I could find other drivers I still need.

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well...without the company making vista compatible drivers..you're kind of out of luck...as those would be the only ones that would work
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plus in with a wired adapter, go to windows update

Microsoft has added more drivers since the beta release
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That seems to have worked thanks, although I have one unrecognised device left.

Will Everest work with Vista?
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hmmm now that you mention it, I have not tried....it should not hurt to try

If this PC previously had windows xp, what is missing now?
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I'll have to have a proper look tomorrow when I get more time. I'll see if Everest or SIW work as well.
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The good news. Everest works on Vista!

It's not telling me what not installed, but I think it's a PCI card for firewire. This is what I get in Device Manager under the details tab of the unknown device "ACPI\PNPB02F
*PNPB02F"

Does that mean it's a PCI PlugnPlay device?

I can live without to be honest, although I suppose it's good to try to get everything working properly.
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No, not necessarily pci....acpi=Advanced Configuration and Power Interface

pnp probably means plug and play

From what I can tell from others though, it seems to be a gameport on your motherboard or soundcard
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I haven't got a seperate sound card, so must be the game port. the 1394 shows as working, which is the firewire.

I never play games so that one can wait.

Thanks for the replies.
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Sorry to bump my own thread here.

I installed Vista RC1 yesterday and came across the same PCI network adapter problem as I posted about above.

I installed a wireless USB adapter that seemd to work OK, but every time I try to go to Windowsupdate.com it refers me to use it from the Start menu. When I use it from there it doesn't find the driver for my PCI card, and not does going into Device Manager and selecting Update Driver.

Any ideas? I know I could use the USB adapter, but I want to try to install the PCI card.

PS, I still have the previous version of Vista installed on another HD I can plug in as a slave. Where are the drivers saved?

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