I tried Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor beta on two relatively new PCs: a 2-month old Fujitsu-Siemens Esprimo 64, and about a year old Fujitsu-Siemens Scenic. I was quite surprised when the Vista Upgrade Advisor informed me that Vista doesn't come with all the necessary hardware drivers.
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On the Scenic PC, it suggested to get drivers from Mircosoft Update for a Intel(R) 82845G graphics controller and a 3Com network card (3C905B-TX). It also suggested to contact the manufacturer for HP Scanjet 6300C. On the new Esprimo computer, it was even worse. The Upgrade Advisor complained about a Realtek AC'97 soundcard. For the mouse, the keyboard, a HP Laserjet 1360, and a Canon scanner, the tool assumed, there are no drivers for Windows Vista. See the screenshots for details.
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All these components are very common. That is very strange. Does the Upgrade Advisor really work correctly? As I said before, I wouldn't buy a new PC before Windows Vista is out for a while. There might be more surprises to come...
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