Hardware is dependent on drivers being available. While it is getting
better, there is still a dearth of drivers for x64 operating systems whereas
x86 usually has an abundance. The x64 version of Vista Ultimate has quite a
bit of built in support, but you still may need a driver from the device
manufacturer. All one can reasonably tell you is to try it and see, but make
sure you use a test system or install to a second volume as a test. Do not
install it on a primary system with irreplacable data until you are a) sure
the hardware will function under Vista and b) you have backed up the data so
that you can recover it if disaster strikes.
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
"Chris Mattison" <Chris Mattison@discussions.microsoft.com
> wrote in message
>I just recieved a copy of Vista Ultimate, not knowing what to expect at
> I knew a little, such as this operating system does support dual core and
> My problem is, I came to understand that Vista Ultimate has everything,
> including being able to support both 86x and 64x, there being some option
> during the install.
> So, basically...am I completely wrong, or did I miss something, OR did I
> just get the wrong version of Vista?
> Also, does Vista have all the same compatability problems that WIN64 had?
> know I lost my webcam, printer, most of my video options, etc...