upgrading problem =(

By benyamin47
Oct 29, 2006
  1. well, i have windows xp. i dont know much about computers but i am trying to install vista. before i start upgrading this message showed up:

    The following applications/drivers are not supported in Windows Vista

    The following devices will not work until the device driver software is updated. After the installation is complete, contact the device manufacturer for updated driver software for these devices:

    MS ArACPI Driver
    1394 Net Adapter

    can someone please tell me what these two things i can get them after i install vista, and will in affect my computer if i choose to install it. thank you very much.
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    I can tell you the 1394 Adapter has to do with you network, although I don't know what the other driver is for. The only thing that will happen is they might not be recognized by Vista, which can be problematic.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,675   +389

    1394 is Firewire which can be used to network, but rarely is in PCs. If you don't have any firewire devices ignore that one.

    The ArACPI deals with Always Ready and is involved with power management.

    Neither of these are going to be a real obstacle to running Vista.
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