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Vista32 on an abit an7 mobo

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January 27, 2010 4:46:13 AM

can you install vista 32bit on a an7 mobo with a sata hard drive?

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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 5:47:00 AM

Vista will install, but no Sysyem/MB/Utility drivers for Vista are issued by ABIT. The MB was out of warranty before Vista was released. Drivers for the LAN, sound, etc. could be an issue.
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a c 135 V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 5:59:10 AM

Here is your motherboard's driver list:
http://www.abit.com.tw/page/en/motherboard/motherboard_...
According to this,it supports Windows XP/2000/ME and 98,i just checked Nvidia's site too (for nForce 2 drivers) and it they only support XP/2000.

So as badge said you can install windows vista but you won't have driver support.
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 6:09:01 AM

I have install Vista 32 on an ASUS A7 Socket A MB with very little problem.
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a c 135 V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 6:32:43 AM

And how is the driver support?
Because Nvidia doesn't seem to have Vista drivers for Nforce 2
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 6:40:12 AM

With the ASUS A7 Vista supplied drivers that allowed the installation. Eventually I found drivers for all the basics lik sound and LAN. I have long since tore down that installation. I used Vista BETA 32 and was surprised when I was able to install everything on a Socket A. I used a Radeon 9250. I also had the Athlon 3200 which ran dual channel 400MHz. 2 x 512. That A7 system is still running today, but with XP. Wanna buy it 8)
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a c 135 V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 10:10:56 AM

wow nice,glad older hardwares are working with vista,and it may work with 7 too since most vista drivers are compatible with 7
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a b V Motherboard
January 27, 2010 10:16:27 AM

Yep, Vista 32 BETA running full tilt on a Socket A NF2 ASUS A MB. Maybe I was lucky. Or I,m just 'faust' like Obama LOL.
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