Wel I did run compatability tests, and everything passed (If it didnt
pass anything, I would not have upgraded), but I can tell you that
there is a definite problem with my chipset, and neither Nvidia or
Dell have a solution. I did get the latest greatest drivers, and
nothing has helped. I even bought a new PCI NIC card, and disabled all
onboard integrated NIC and 1334 references in the BIOS.
For those looking, let me highlight the problems again for easy word
search in google:
Upgrade problems from XP SP2 to Vista Business
Cannot access windows update after vista upgrade Error 0x000007b
Cannot get Messenger Live to work
Cannot access some websites after vista upgrade(Dell, Mircosoft, MSN),
but some sites are no problem (Google, Nvidia)
Nvidia chip set Dell XPS 600 Vista upgrade problems
I will post when I get more infromation
On Feb 5, 12:39 pm, Emory Tech <EmoryT...@discussions.microsoft.com>
> Most of the time those dell technicians dont know what they are doing. The
> only nvidia chipsets that arentvistacompatible are the nforce2s and even
> then you can still do a install ofvista. I know this because I have an
> nforce2 board. I would check the the network card and find drivers
> specifically from that manufacture of that card instead of using the dell
> "Johnthomas...@gmail.com" wrote:
> > I have aXPS600 Non-Raid 3.4gh computer with 2GB memory and a single
> > GF7900.
> > My BIOS version is A09, DXG051.
> > I spent two days with Dell trying to figure out an install problem
> > which started because of avistabusinessupgrade.Vistainstalled
> > fine, but I could not connect to any Microsoft update sites, or Dell
> > sites. I could not connect to live messenger either. Also, I was
> > getting allot of file save errors on my company network, especially in
> > excel. I notice allot of temp files were created where I was trying to
> > save the files. I figured the install must have gone wrong.
> > I figured I would try a cleaner install of thevistaupdate. So did a
> > clean install of XP Pro, and on reinstallation of XP, I would get to
> > all the way though the installation, and on first boot, blue screen of
> > death. Error 0X0000007B.
> > Well I called dell, and after several more attempts with same
> > installation, the representative figured out that I needed a drive
> > controller installed at the F6 prompt in the XP install. That fixed
> > the reinstallation of XP issue.
> > So I reinstalledVISTA, and guess what? SAME PROBLEM. Network issues.
> > The Dell representative even told me that I may haveproblemswith
> >Vista, because the Nvidia chipset in DellXPS600 's are NOT
> > compatible withVISTA.
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