Originally Posted by Jerry K
Why are you placing blame on Microsoft? The motherboard maker (or it's vendor) is the party responsbile for motherboard support... not Microsoft, not ATI, and not nVidia.
If I expected my hardware to be supported in Windows XP, I'd buy one with Windows XP installed. STOP buying the machines with Vista installed and tell them you will be back when they offer machines with Windows XP installed.
For folks that buy Vista machines and expect Windows XP support.... have some patience... they are working on a solution.
I disagree here... Mikeysoft IS responsible for part of the blame as they are "pushing" Vista on the marketplace. As a result, they are pushing manufacturers to move on to newer platforms.
I can't tell you the number of computers that have run through our shop that are brand-new Vista boxes that have been requested by their owners to pull the O/S and install XP.
I'd be willing to bet that Mikeysoft will NOT be encouraging the hardware manufacturers to provide backward-compatible support. Any takers?