i945G And Vista SP1 Don't Play Well Together

The ongoing saga of Vista SP1 continues, and today we're hearing about problems with Vista SP1 and i945G Express chipsets causing behavior ranging from disapearing cursors to unmounting hard drives.

“The service pack also won't work with computers that use certain, widely-deployed audio drivers from Realtek and certain drivers for security devices manufactured by Symantec. Microsoft has published a full list of drivers that are incompatible with the service pack.”

This issue could cause trouble for an untold number of users because the 945-family of chipsets and Realkek audio chips are extremely common, especially in lower-end machines.  The Redmond giant is urging users to make sure that their drivers are up to date before performing an upgrade as a possible remedy.
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