Trouble With Getting Going with Vista

So I’ve installed the Vista beta on my Media Center PC in order to test it out and am having a few problems. Of course this is beta software so I’d expect more than a few problems. My two primary issues at present are 1. I get no sound from my Media Center PC and I think it’s because I need to find a new driver for my audigy soundcard to support Vista (Audigy’s website only has drivers for XP) and 2. For whatever reason I can’t see any of the other PCs on my network even though file sharing is enabled on the respective PC. The MCE machine connects to the internet no problem but when I try to point MCE to my photos on my home office PC it says that I’ve got no networked PCs connected.

Perhaps someone could point me to the beta boards for Vista where I might be able to get more help with these types of issues in hopefully getting Vista MCE up and running for testing.


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  1. Ed Bott says:

    Forget about trying to get decent sound in Build 5219. Microsoft has completely rearchitected the sound driver layer, and as a result all drivers suck right now.

    Also, as Peter said, the MCE stuff is a placeholder at the moment.

    Wait a couple months and things will get much better.

  2. Anonymous says:

    All of the Vista boards are full of people who just say “dude, don’t complain until it’s final!” so it’s utterly useless trying to point out huge gaping holes like “SATA RAID has never worked”. People really think it’s better to keep quiet and find out the final doesn’t work, then to get things fixed now, during beta, which is the only team MS might actually fix something. Come final, and you’re waiting 18 months for SP1 for anything except a security fix.