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[Engadget] NVIDIA drivers responsible for nearly 30% of Vista crashes in 2007

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That huge bundle of damning emails and documents Microsoft produced as part of the Vista-capable lawsuit is full of fascinating information about how the company developed, planned, and launched Vista, but the latest juicy nugget to come out if it suggests that a lot of problems faced by the troubled operating system are actually NVIDIA's fault -- nearly 30% of logged Vista crashes were due to NVIDIA driver problems, according to a Microsoft data included in the bundle.
http://www.engadget.com/2008/03/27/n...crashes-in-20/
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That's an interesting tidbit and I am for some reason not surprised!
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I hate to rain on your parade, but this is a moot point and hardly "news". It is not 2007 anymore, so in technology terms it might have been a decade ago. People who are gaming on Vista now are loving it, Nvidia drivers and all.
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I hate to rain on your parade, but this is a moot point and hardly "news". It is not 2007 anymore, so in technology terms it might have been a decade ago. People who are gaming on Vista now are loving it, Nvidia drivers and all.
Yep your right on the spot.
 
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Gaming on Vista and loving it. People who don't like Vista are either people with crappy computers, anti-microsoft/anti-paying people or people who just don't know how to use a computer or think it's cool to do like everybody else, saying "Vista sucks". Lol, the only two problems I ever had are:
-nvlddmkm.sys stopped working and has successfully recovered (gone since last summer's drivers from nVidia)
-30 seconds delayed boot time where I would stare at my desktop without being able to open any application until McAfee loaded with conflicting Microsoft services (gone since SP1)
    
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Originally Posted by PhillyOverclocker View Post
I hate to rain on your parade, but this is a moot point and hardly "news". It is not 2007 anymore, so in technology terms it might have been a decade ago. People who are gaming on Vista now are loving it, Nvidia drivers and all.
And how is not news?
2007 was last year, it's hasn't been a decade since it passed either; and the vast majority of gamers and users do have Nvidia cards. And the way technology is going now I doubt those numbers would be misleading either.
So irregardless those numbers are not so far off.

Hell I still get a black screen when playing Call of Duty 4, I have to down-clock my card to just avoid that. Don't even get me started with driver conflicts...
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I have little to no problems with drivers from Nvidia in Vista..
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Seems to be accurate

I just had to uninstall the Network Access Manager because my Vista was F... screwing up. I also had to install Beta drivers for my 8800 because Assassin's Creed was causing my display driver to stop
 
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I have plenty of experience with Nvidia drivers crashing my computer. They are the single most unstable part on my computer.
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...the vast majority of gamers and users do have Nvidia cards.
I think thats the point, there's bound to be more problems if most people are using NVIDIA cards
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