This thread is to resolve some persistent questions from people currently trying out the betas of Vista, or who have the MSDN release or a dodgy copy of the corporate release they snaked from work/the Internet (which will no doubt be shut down by Microsoft at their earliest opportunity): Aero Glass Aero Glass is not particularly hardware intensive, and will run fine on integrated hardware as long as it's a GMA950 or better (T4210/T4215). Some of the early Vista versions did not have a driver to support it which is why some people report difficulties. From memory, the current driver has some problems with the rotation feature. The GMA900 found in slightly older machines does not run Aero Glass, but Vista will still work fine, it will just look a bit more like Windows XP with a new skin. Edit: According to some of our members running the MSDN version of Vista, the driver issues with the GMA950 that were present in the beta versions are resolved. Drivers Your laptop contains a lot of special hardware. The beta and corporate releases of Vista do not include a large driver library to support most of this hardware, and you'll find that less important functions such as button panels, screen rotation etc. won't work. Part of the reason that Vista is not yet available as a consumer release is to give manufacturers time to develop proper drivers for Vista to put in the consumer version, which will have a much larger driver library but otherwise be identical to the version currently available to corporates. The corporations have large IT departments to sort out their deployment issues. If you want Vista to work easily for you, wait until the end of January and you'll find you have a much easier time. Until then, the common thing you can try to get button panels etc. to work is to use the XP driver. This seems to be the only suggestion that's come across in the 4 or 5 threads I've seen since the late betas. In some cases this has been found to work, whereas in others it doesn't. I know we're all impatient to have the fancy new operating system, but unless you're keen to struggle through the issues and/or live with a machine that doesn't work quite right, I suggest you wait for the consumer release.