Manufacturers had over five years to prepare for the launch of Windows Vista. And a good few months after the second beta to start putting together drivers. But as launch day approached, there were still important drivers missing for our hardware.
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One of the most embarrassing situations involved Zune, Microsoft's non-European digital music player. Creative, another in the digital audio market, is still suffering though, with surround sound cards working poorly. Even though the company has released a fix for Vista it doesn't cover all the company's kit.
Other names in the doghouse include M-Audio and Nvidia. The graphics specialist still hasn't perfected the drivers for its latest series of graphics cards.
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