Sorry uod, I'm a little annoyed about that policy of intel. It wasn't against you :-)
@uod: I think the issue for bgale with sounddrivers, was pointed at Win 7 drivers from Intel! It's no problem to get native Win 7 drivers to run!
But still - it is pretty lame to buy a motherboard where you think there wil be Intel manufactured sounddrivers for Win 7!
And the fact that you cannot even install the 64bit Vista drivers in Win 7 is bogus!
the board is now 2 1/2 years old, fellas. it's time to move on. nobody forces you to switch to win7. enjoy vista ;-)
@nico: That's not helpful.
regarding the drivers, i have a 35dp and a 35jo, installed here with win 7 and i have all the drivers i need. OK, so some of them (most of them) are microsoft default drivers..but whats the problem with that?
The lack of Windows 7 support on my DP35DP is baffling. I'v been an Intel man all my computing life. Considering the lack of Vista's buisness adoption, I am obligated to my customers to have Windows 7. This board is fairly new and therefore should have adequate drivers for Windows 7.
Is the driver-missed device named "PCI Simple Communications controller" ?
Maybe it's the Intel ME, so you need to install the Intel ME's driver. You can try to install the driver. And I hope it's useful~~~
Thank you liush. I have been considering the manual install of the ME driver and decided to try it. I can confirm that it works so far without any errors in the event log.
I do still get this error when resuming from sleep, with the latest firmware.
"The platform firmware has corrupted memory across the previous system power transition. Please check for updated firmware for your system."
Hey fellows, I've been thinking here...According to waranty conditions Intel MUST provide support for it's boards for 3 years or any other time period stated.
The warranty period starts from the purchase date, so those, who purchaased a board less then 3 years ago still have the right for warranty and support. If Intel doesn't do it's part it's an agreement vioation.
How about a collective sue?
I mean they have sold ten's and hundreds of thousands of those boards and then suddenly stoped supporting them. The abuse is at very high level, as far as I can see.
What do you people think?
Yes intel must give youwarranty for three years from when you bought the board, not necessarily support (the product could go end of life) still this does not mean they HAVE to support windows 7, it is that simple. They still support the board for vista and xp, which were available when the board came out. So they have not suddenly stopped supporting this board they just don't support win 7 on it, well or it is limited, the same as linux etc..In fairness they didn't even have to release any drivers for it . As i said before i have got quite a few intel boards with win7 and have no problems at all... then again it would be quite funny to see you try and sue intel.
If you guys have any troubles with win 7 and these boards PM me and i can try and help.
i am having my holidays now, maybe i should try installing Windows 7 on some Intel Desktop Board such as 965LTCK ES, 945GTP, DP35DP, D945GCPE, D946GZIS
Belive native Win7 driver works properly on DP35DP, and Vista driver (WDM) works well in Win7 too
"Belive native Win7 driver works properly on DP35DP, and Vista driver (WDM) works well in Win7 too"
No way, man.
They do not give any errors, but it doesn't mean "work properly".
The sound quality is not even close!
My 'system log' get 'events 12 HAL' from 'Sleeping mode'. Installing MEI did not resolve the Problem. 'PCI simple communications controller' is missing from the hardware list.
Found a 'Intel(R) Management Engine Interface' Item under 'System Hardware'. Does this replace the 'PCI simple communications controller'?
I'm very disappointed to learn Intel to not plan supporting Windows 7 on this board.
I changed to an Asus P5Q Pro Turbo recently. No problems anymore. The DP35DP was my last Intel-Board.