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I have sucessfully gotten Vista going on my Opty 146 rig. I am typing from it now. Overall it works well. Need a lot of RAM though. I can't get it to see my RAID 0 Array however and that annoys me. It is a DFI Infinity nf4 SLI mobo and I can't find the driver for RAID. Probably am just not looking hard enough, but any help will be appreciated (and rewarded). Also, if you have Vista yourself, please post your opinion as well. I am interested in seeing what everyone's feeling towards this OS are. I think it "feels" great. The overall performance is good and it runs smoothly. Also, folding is no problem either. Everything, so far, has worked. Things like AIM, folding, IE, etc, all work well.
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I'm running Vista and so fare i'm happy with it,it is really cool,no problems yet
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The only 64 bit listed is "Windows XP 64"
http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downloa...FLAG=A&SITE=US
    
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I've been trying to get it to install on a seperate partition of my raid array without success. It says it cannot verify a system drive. I may just upgrade my current system drive to vista - although I'm unsure of the price that I will have to pay to get the full version.

Has anyone had any issues with running NERO (Ahead ) software?
The windows vista upgrade advisor said that it would not run right with vista.
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The only 64 bit listed is "Windows XP 64"
http://us.dfi.com.tw/Support/Downloa...FLAG=A&SITE=US
I should have mentioned that it's the 32 bit version. Sorry.


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I've been trying to get it to install on a seperate partition of my raid array without success. It says it cannot verify a system drive. I may just upgrade my current system drive to vista - although I'm unsure of the price that I will have to pay to get the full version.

Has anyone had any issues with running NERO (Ahead ) software?
The windows vista upgrade advisor said that it would not run right with vista.
I haven't tried nero yet. I will on Tuesday when I get home.
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Nero won't work. I've got a fresh install of Vista on my RAID0 drives. Build 5600 (RC1) will not fresh install on RAID of any type. 5748 was a challenge, but I realized that it had built-in RAID drivers... Download the BETA Vista drivers from nVidia, and do not install the RAID drivers. Only install the SATA controller drivers. Vista itself will recognize the RAID array, but won't install correctly without the SATA drivers. If you try to install nVidia's RAID drivers, your RAID array will disappear (at least as far as Vista is concerned).

Edit: Read Post #15 by Renegade5399 to install Vista RC1 Build 5600 on a RAID array.
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I can run Nero just fine, I just set the program compatability to XP and it works great. Since I formatted my computer and did my dual boot setup, I have basically been running Vista exclusivley. Haven't really ran into any big problems. Although my x-fi won't work with it, (found out it is tha card iself not vista). But yea I am liking vista alot. Runs great on my system, and seems really stable.
    
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Nero won't work. I've got a fresh install of Vista on my RAID0 drives. Build 5600 (RC1) will not fresh install on RAID of any type. 5748 was a challenge, but I realized that it had built-in RAID drivers... Download the BETA Vista drivers from nVidia, and do not install the RAID drivers. Only install the SATA controller drivers. Vista itself will recognize the RAID array, but won't install correctly without the SATA drivers. If you try to install nVidia's RAID drivers, your RAID array will disappear (at least as far as Vista is concerned).
Didn't try that. You mean the driver install "package" right?
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well i got everything to work - haven't had much time with it. Everything looks very solid. Now i just got to get everything working right. I really like the CPU usage and memory usage gadget!
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Originally Posted by Renegade5399
Didn't try that. You mean the driver install "package" right?
You have to go to the BETA section of nVidia's download page. Here's a direct link to nForce Windows RC1 BETA drivers.

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_do...a_x86_rc1.html

I believe you only need to install the SMBus drivers.
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