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Catlayst Same package for XP & Vista OR different ?

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  • Radeon
  • Windows Vista
  • Windows XP
  • Graphics
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November 25, 2008 4:16:55 PM

So i would like to know that while searching for new drivers on ati website, it asks which OS you are using - But on the readme file on the driver page it says it supports XP/Vista 32& 64bits etc..

So my question is for different OS, i have to download different catalyst suit or one downloaded package works for all OS ?

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November 25, 2008 4:36:14 PM

I don't know if there is any difference (as I haven't seen the source code), but it would still be wise to select which OS you will be installing to and download that package.

If you're going to install to 2 different OS's, I'd still download the appropriate package for each, just to be safe.
November 25, 2008 4:37:05 PM

The file sizes for 32bit xp, 32bit vista and 64bit vista are all different, so by that reasoning I would say they are different. Also in the release notes it says there are different problems for different operating systems so I would imagine the drivers are a little different.
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November 25, 2008 4:56:08 PM

Legless Ethiopian said:
The file sizes for 32bit xp, 32bit vista and 64bit vista are all different, so by that reasoning I would say they are different. Also in the release notes it says there are different problems for different operating systems so I would imagine the drivers are a little different.



and there's your answer

use common sense and install the appropriate package for each OS
November 25, 2008 5:14:53 PM

I just checked the release notes for my systems card and it seems to me that its a one fits all document. It covers everything from All In Wonder cards through to Visa specific issues.
Besides that the DX10 aplication interface is completly differant to the XP DX 9 one, which is why you cant get support for DX10 on XP.

Mactronix
November 25, 2008 6:22:18 PM

Wow that is weird never noticed that before, i tend to keep the drivers for a while before deleting them. Dont supose i could send them to you, i recon the Anti virus may have issues with receiving an executable file ?
PM me a Email adress to try it if you want.

Mactronix
November 27, 2008 12:06:54 PM

Well "Mactronix" i have already downloaded latest 8.11 drivers and yes diff. OS has diff. drivers, as the driver for xp & vista has different Size.
November 27, 2008 3:08:36 PM

Well yes we covered that earlier didnt we ? You said you wanted the drivers in one package and thats what i hadnt noticed before, that they split them on the previous driver page. Anyway you haev the drivers so its all good then.

Mactronix
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