Windows Vista Home Premium and P5B Deluxe and Raid

Discussion in 'Asus' started by Ken, Sep 30, 2007.

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    Ken Guest

    Currently have Win XP Professional running using a P5B Deluxe MB. I have
    two Raid 0 Arrays set up using two SATA drives in each Array. Everything
    works just fine. Why I want to upgrade to Vista is a good question but some
    things you just have to do. I do have clean install of Vista Premium
    running on another system using a plain old SATA drive and it works as
    advertised. Anyway, has anyone installed Vista Home Premium over Win XP
    Professional. I have Googled the thought and it seems like I have to do a
    clean install or go buy the Vista Ultimate version. Assuming I must do a
    clean install what issues will I run into with the harddrives set up as Raid
    Arrays? I have seen the Intel instructions and it looks
    like I have to pull some files off the Vista setup cd so that it can install
    on the Raid drives? Am I correct or am I missing something? All thoughts
    and experiences would be appreciated before I start down the path.
    Ken, Sep 30, 2007
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    DaveW Guest

    I would HIGHLY recommend that you consider waiting until January for your
    change over, when Vista SP 1 will be available.
    DaveW, Sep 30, 2007
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    Bob Willard Guest

    Replacing a fairly-stable OS with a Beta-test OS? Great idea.

    In the 4 months I've been running Vista (it was pre-installed on a laptop),
    I've only found one useful feature -- variable-sized thumbnails. And that
    nicety is not nearly enough to make up for the frequent crashes, or for the
    3rd-party apps that don't yet work under Vista.

    Wait 'til next year.
    Bob Willard, Oct 1, 2007
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