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Vista SP1 Drivers ok for Server 2008?

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Hi guys,

I have laying around an "el cheapo" PC (bought from a supermarket) which I plan on repurposing as an asset server for all my photography assets and textures etc.

The problem is that the motherboard is based on a low end consumer chipset (Nvidia MCP73), and I can only seem to find chipset/LAN/graphics drivers for Vista or Vista SP1.

As they are based on the same kernel, will Vista SP1 drivers work with Server 2008?

Thanks,

Martin

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Yeah,they should work since its the same driver model.But,I would try to find drivers that are compatible with Server 2008 so u don't have problems later.

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Thanks computerwizkid.

I don't think NVidia made any Server 2008 specific drivers for the MCP73 boards, because it's a low end consumer system...

Thanks!

Martin

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Server 2008 and Vista SP1 are the exact same code tree, so drivers designed for one will work for the other in almost all circumstances.

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Am running server 2008 as workstation (SP2). All my vista drivers works just perfect on server 2008. I never had any problems with drivers under server at all.

As cluberti mentioned, vista and server are the exact same code tree (same driver model)

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