Originally Posted by lhuser
Ok, the two versions often come with different driver packaging. You might need one for just XP, but not on Vista, but you could be needing them on both. A good advancement in Vista is that you can load the driver from floppy, but also from CD-ROM, and even a USB drive!
As for your I/O shield...no. It's going to ruin your I/O shield if you try it like that, but you can run it without one. I ran 3 systems like that, due to the lack of an I/O shield.
Ok ic what u mean. The floppy that came with my mobo don’t have support for vista, I will have to download it later my self.
One thing I'm still unclear about, I will be installing XP 32 bit first, and the Vista 64 bit later (dual boot). When I'm installing XP its giving me 2 version for the raid controller, one is 32 bit and the other is 64 bit. Because I will be installing Vista 64 bit later do I need to select 64 bit for XP? Even tho that XP is 32 bit... Does this make sense? lol
For the IO, I took the mobo out and installed it properly. Stayed up until 3am lats night, I'm at work now and feel like shit lol