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    Vista Sound Cards (XP SP2 IE 7)

    In conjunction with my post in the thread about the free MS Vista Ultimate offer, I ran the compatibility test and found my present sound card would not work with Vista?

    So I'll just get a new Sound Card, right? NOT SO FAST!
    I only found ONE high priced card that specifically said that it was Vista compatible. Now, there HAS to be more than one, so just why don't they say so?

    This being one of my "dense" days, my question is, besides drivers, just WHAT does make a Sound Card OK for Vista and others NOT OK? <img src=/S/doh.gif border=0 alt=doh width=15 height=15>

    What can I look for to insure compatibility?
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    Re: Vista Sound Cards (XP SP2 IE 7)

    Bob,
    As far as I know, compatibility depends only on whether or not the device has Vista drivers. As for the "compatibility test", there are Vista drivers for many more devices now than there were a year ago. For "incompatible" devices, I'd check the manufacturer's site to see if updated drivers are available.
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    Re: Vista Sound Cards (XP SP2 IE 7)

    I agree with John. Driver availability is the key. Just the check the vendor site before you buy.

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