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Will Vista accept my old drivers?

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I have alot hardware with drivers that support Win 98 to Win XP.  I can not successfully install the same driver software on my Windows Server 2003 box.  Will I be able to install them if I start running Vista Beta 2?
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See my comment in the XP forum.
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Most of the time I'm not directly installing the driver, it's being installed from a setup program.  Often times, like when trying to add my plextor CD writer or HP wireless printer to a machine running Win Server 2003, it fails because it does not recognize the OS.  My thinking is that each successing OS should be backwards compatible, carrying the identification of it's predecessors.  I can kind of understand why it might not work for WS 2003, being that it is a server OS, but shouldn't Vista be a superset of XP.
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i understand what you mean and i feel the same. but the simplest answer to that is, whilst we think it should be, its not :)
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