Well, I understand your frustration, though to put things in perspective,
Vista as only be out for general consumption for 2 months, So being an early
adopter, you got some of the early bugs. You probably don't have to wait for
SP1, but probably about 4-6 months.
There was a lad who started a lawsuit against nVidia because the 8800 series
was labeled Vista ready and technically it wasn't due to poor drivers at the
moment. The other cards, might be labeled vista capable, but are not
consider Vista ready cards.
To be a little fair to Microsoft, nVidia can have a WHQL certified driver,
but that doesn't mean it works 100% perfect. Plus it's important to note
that Microsoft role in the drivers is that they provide minimal
functionality and in Vista's case, must work with Aero. Now there is a
separate DX10 certification criteria from my understanding that is outside
of the generic windows certification.
Either way, As it's been said many times, if you were happy with XP, there
you should have stayed with XP or dual booted to vista. Once the DX10 games
hit the shelf, that's when upgrading to vista would have made more sense. I
bet you want be one of the first people to install Vienna, if it actually
comes out in 2009
"chas" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> I'm having too many problems with the Online games I play to continue with
> Vista. Most of my issues are caused by the Nvidia Drivers. I really doubt
> that in any other aspect of retailing would a manufacturer get away with
> such blatant false claims as was made with the 8800 graphics card. It
> certainly was *not* Vista ready and still isn't. I wish I could get the
> local trading standards organization interested.
> I understand from the comments here and other sources that its not just
> the 8800 card that was not vista ready, other card Nvidia owners are
> reporting similar issues.
> How can Microsoft certify a driver that plainly does not work with so much
> 3rd party software?
> I've gone back to Windows XP and like many organizations, I'll wait for
> Vista SP1 before I come back to it.