Windows 2008 support on ASUS P5Q-EM Motherboard??
Posted on 2009-02-19
I am building a microATX PC to run multiple VMs using Hyper-V. I have chosen the ASUS P5Q-EM as it seems to be good quality and support upto 16GB of RAM and is not too expensive ~£100. OK, it seems to be a workstation board with all the fancy workstation facilities such as multimedia which will be useful. However I notice that driver support seems to stop at XP and VIsta ie no Windows 2008 or 2003 server support - these are classed as "Other" and therefore only BIOS type utilities are supported.
Perhaps by using Hyper-V I am creating problems for myself. I could obviously use VIrtualPC over XP or VIsta 64 . Incidentally I am using the Intel Quad Core Q6600 CPU.
Should I be worried about this? Will the Vista 64bit or XP 64bit graphics and audio drivers work on W2K8 anyway since it no doubt uses components of Vista etc.
Or do I have to go for a more expensive Server Motherboard to run W2K8?
Thanks in advance,