This is where I had to go to get the inbuilt microphone working on the Vista laptop Microsoft sent me to test Vista on.
HP Vista driver downloads - Notebook Forums and Laptop Discussion.
You'd think it would work out of the box.
There's even an online petition about Vista driver issues.
I also found a link on this forum for the HP Update program that ends up throwing up a page not found when you try to access it from the HP site.
I used to own a PC for a long time, and hunting down drivers like this for installation makes me remember all the reasons why I moved back to a Macintosh.
The other thing is that I'm finding suggestions on message boards to look for new drivers on Microsoft sites and Hewlett Packard sites.
Guess what? I don't want to spend all my time hunting down drivers on multiple sites.
It's so much easier on a Mac. All you do is click System Update.
When I got the HP Laptop, I told myself that I'd hold off on comparing it to a Macintosh and that I'd evaluate it on it's own merits.
It turns out that it's a hard thing to do. I'm spoiled by the elegance of the Mac OS. I feel the pain of Windows.
It feels like I'm in one of those Mac/PC ads.