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MacBook Pro with Vista

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So I'm at school and I got a copy of Vista Business up an running on my MacBook Pro, however I'm having one issue. My video drivers seem to have issues with Vista. I have an ATI Radeon X1600 256 MB graphics card, and I went to ATI and downloaded and installed the drivers, however when ever I have the "Windows Vista" theme enabled, the screen blanks every 5-10 seconds, so I've been using the "Classic Theme". Does anyone have any ideas as to what I can do to fix this? Thanks

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You want advice other than uninstalling Vista?

On a more serious note, you could try reinstalling the drivers. I do not know much about Windows drivers.

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You want advice other than uninstalling Vista?

On a more serious note, you could try reinstalling the drivers. I do not know much about Windows drivers.

haha ok, well i want to keep vista only because it's free (provided through school) and i want to try and get to know the OS. I do IT support a lot and think it would be beneficial to get ahead of the game and learn anything new about vista. also, i've tried un-installing and re-installing the drivers, but no luck.

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wait, shouldn't the drivers be supplied by Microsoft? meaning that they're WDDM compliant? cuz that's how it is on my Vista (it's the same as yours).

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wait, shouldn't the drivers be supplied by Microsoft? meaning that they're WDDM compliant? cuz that's how it is on my Vista (it's the same as yours).

well i checked the driver, and it says it's the WDDM driver, however it's still all messed up.

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wait, shouldn't the drivers be supplied by Microsoft? meaning that they're WDDM compliant? cuz that's how it is on my Vista (it's the same as yours).

 

 

WDDM= Windows Display Driver Model. It's not a certification process, it's a new way of writing display drivers for Windows.

 

even with WDM MS doesn't supply the drivers... the hardware vendors write the drivers, and pay MS to certify them.

 

I think the answer to the problem is to wait until Apple releases some proper drivers for Vista.

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