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post #11 of 13
Some guy installed Vista Beta 2 (build 5600) on his Inspiron 8500
He was missing some drivers too!!

Also, even if u install vista!, aero won't work!!
Link to the forum - http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=236168

Also, i found something else - http://forums.nvidia.com/index.php?showtopic=24335
Quote:
I have Dell Inspiron 8500 with nvidia gforce4 GO 4200, and the XP drivers from dell work.

I downloaded, executed file, Vista did not complain, reboot, and dual display, all resolutions, every thing works.

Very happy!!!
Quoted from above(2nd link)

Here's another one - http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/forum/...howtopic=12941

I think after installing vista, most of ur lappy hardware should work fine, except the GPU(solution in the above link!!)

Hope this helps
    
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Intel®Centrino® Core 2 Duo T9300 Intel PM965 Crestline and ICH8-M nVIDIA GeForce 8800m GTX 512MB GDDR3 4GB OCZ DDR2-800MHz RAM 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
200GB 7200RPM SATA2-300 Super Multi DUAL Layer Combo 8x8x6x4x Dual Layer Windows Vista Ultimate x64 SP2 SP1 17" WUXGA(1920x1200)Widescreen"Super Clear Glossy" 
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ok thanks guys but i cannot find it in control panel or on the microsoft web can someone pls send me a link?
post #13 of 13
Don't install over XP. You can do a clean install with just an upgrade disc to avoid the problems; pm for how-to.
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