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No Server 2008 R2 support? Really?

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It's the same tanj thing as Windows 7, just with different default settings and a few extra features. They use the same codebase, it's not like with 2008 SP2 and Vista where there was stuff that doesn't work.

AMD could at least just say, "Sorry, we don't support this OS, so install these drivers at your own risk." But nope!

INSTEAD, any driver 10.8 and up will simply go through the install procedure, not install anything, and tell you install was successful. Imagine how much time it took me to figure out what the frack was going on there, huh?

WHAT IS THE POINT in completely BLOCKING installation of drivers on a system, without even telling the user?

I just went and grabbed v9.9 off Guru3D. I figure these were the last drivers specifically made for 4800 series cards, so no point in going higher at the risk of additional hassle. Guess I won't be going HD6000 series or higher then, since 11.x drivers don't work at all. Hello Nvidia, you have a mighty fine lineup this morning.



Why am I using a server OS? A.) It's free, since I'm a student. Compare paying $100 for a basic OEM version of Windows, vs. getting a retail version of their decked out server edition for free. B.) It runs a bit faster than 7 and has some extra features, like performance monitoring, more advanced network configuration, and memory management.

And what if I wanted to build a NAS based on Server 2008 R2? Guess I'm not getting any of AMD's mobos with integrated video, 'cause those obviously won't work worth crap. Guess I'd have to go Intel. Sorry AMD, no revenue for you.



AMD may have really improved drivers on home editions of Windows (Windows 7 at least), but when it comes to Windows Server or Linux the Nvidia/Intel fanboys are right: absolute TRASH.
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I couldn't even install server 2k8, ANY version on my amd rig, had to switch to an intel mobo. It was an AM3 setup too.
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