I’m running Vista RC1 and I love it. I have a 64bit processor and running Vista actually seems faster than when I was running Media Center. Some have said it’s because I was running emulators to make 32bit Media Center run on this machine.
Who knows? Anyway, I am loving the OS, very clean and very fast and I dig the sidebar widgets. However, I’ve had a heck of a time finding a driver that will run on my Gateway Laptop. The closest I’ve come is following these directions on a Vista x64 forum:
I just got my audio to work- I first downloaded the Realtek generic ac97 driver and it still didn’t work, but under the sound, video and game controllers in the device manager Realtek AC97 appeared, with an indication that the drivers were not installed. I then downloaded this: http://www.planetamd64.com/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=4178 and updated the driver using device manager, and voila! my sound worked. If you have any questions post them.
I can actually see the audio on the mixer but I can’t hear it. Any suggestions (besides ditching Vista)?