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HW Compatability - How do I know if my system supports Vista

TechCarnivore (TechnicalUser) (OP)
10 Jul 06 14:41
We have an IBM system that doesn't have an OS installed.  We came up with a bright idea, install Vista (CTP)and get to know the product to some degree.  The thing is how do I know if the system is hardware compatable with Vista.  The system is 1 year old this month.

With out an OS, the Vista Advisor will not work, additionally I tried the advisor on another workstation here that does run Windows XP, and the advisor failed to complete the scan.  Beta version...go figure.
linney (TechnicalUser)
10 Jul 06 15:50
The Upgrade Advisor is also part of the Vista setup when run from DVD (you do need a DVD drive).

With a late model machine, and no installed software or operating system, you shouldn't hit too many snags with a clean install.

Give it it a go and see what happens.  If it is a failure, then Microsoft have the opportunity to fix things while Vista is still in Beta mode.
TechCarnivore (TechnicalUser) (OP)
10 Jul 06 17:44
Thanks for the suggestion.

I'll give it a try.

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