Windows XP & Windows Vista Ultimate 64 Bit driver problem

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  1. ammaralidj

    ammaralidj Member

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    Hello there,

    I have a problem using two operating systems on different partitions of my hard disk,

    My system spec are:

    OS Version: WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE 64 BIT
    Intel Pentium D 3.0 GHz
    945 GNTL Motherboard
    Corsair XMS2 (DDR2) 512x2 = 1 GB Ram
    XFX 8600 GT XXX Edition 256 MB (NVidia 8600GT) with latest drivers 158.xx
    Western Digital 160 GB SATA 2
    Creative Audigy Sound Card with latest available drivers
    Location: PAKISTAN

    Problem:

    I am basically a medium level software designer. My softwares are not running currently on WINDOWS VISTA. So i plan to install Windows XP and Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit both on different partitions. And i do the same on my "C" drive i install WINDOWS XP SERVICE PACK 2 after installing important software and drivers i install WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE 64 BIT EDITION on my hard disk's 2nd drive "D". but amazingly when i install my 3D Card (8600 GT) drivers. my 3D Card is not working. i try both ways to install the drivers 1. By install the exe file provided by the company. 2. By using DEVICE MANAGER and browse for driver on my hard drive. but failed. but when i install WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE 64 BIT EDITION alone without WINDOWS XP. it works fine every thing is working just fine.

    i plan to rebuild my personal softwares to use with both WINDOWS XP & WINDOWS VISTA but with this mentioned problem, it is very difficult for me to rebuild them again. I am facing great difficulties. please solve my problem as soon as possible.
     
  2. jasonbourne

    jasonbourne Active Member

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    im sorry but i dont think that your system is powerfull enough to handle vista x64 specially the ultimate version , i`d recommend at least 2gb ram.
     
  3. ammaralidj

    ammaralidj Member

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    WINDOWS VISTA ULTIMATE 64 BIT is working very smoothly and just fine. My VISTA Score is 6.1. and i think its a good score.

    whats ur score with 8800gts and AMD Processor?
     
  4. Waylander

    Waylander Master Guru

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    6.1??
    Strange I only get 5.3 with my rig.

    Are u using the correct vista drivers for your card? ie x64 Vista drivers as there are quite a few dodgy sets out there. I thiink the 158.45s are the driver of choice at the moment.
     

  5. ammaralidj

    ammaralidj Member

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    Ya i get WINDOWS VISTA 64 drivers from a cd bundled with Asus 8600GT card.
     
  6. Waylander

    Waylander Master Guru

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    In device manager on Vista, does it even see the card?

    Try downloading the most recent drivers from nvidia, or here..
     
  7. Animatrix

    Animatrix Ancient Guru

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