Initially I performed an upgrade of the UK version. This halted during the installation on reading the install files. I didn't notice then which file was in error, probably the install.wim. After trying the installation for 3 to 4 times I suddenly progressed and finished the installation.
Should have deinstalled Windows XP Powertoys
In my case the errors were caused by 2 references in the startup programs to Winter Wallpaper Changer. Removing these did the job.
Should have deinstalled Sonic DLA driver
Patch available at
Patch download link
Should have deinstallled Nero
Deinstalled Nero 6.6
Which version is supported on Vista
Ximeta NDAS driver (for my external USB disk) must be upgraded
Hotplugging USB stick freezes the PC completely
- USB /U3 memory sticks not compatible ? Seems a normal USB stick works fine, a Sandisk Cruzer with U3 Launchpad 1.4 freezes the system. (1.4. is advertized as the Vista capable version)
A different model USB stick (without U3) caused no problems
Status: Not fixed
Cisco VPN client doesn't work anymore.
Found beta with Vista support. Can't deinstall old VPN client. ???
After the Fresh install of Vista I followed following steps.
Installed beta version v 5.0.00.0090
Installation OK . Imported .pcf profile. Got error 402. Solved bij running the VPN client as an administrator. Got connection. Working OK.
Was caused by the new Vista protection of the Program files directory.
Found new location for VPN client
PS Alternative ??
Alternatively, if you are the administrator, have you considered the SSL VPN Client? Much easier to use and all it requires is Java be installed on the users system. If you are not the Network Administrator, have you checked with them to see if they have the SSL VPN Client enabled on the concentrator for use? It's a 10 minute process to set it up for anyone who knows what they are doing.
Update graphics driver
My Dell GX620 has a Radeon X600.
Status : Fixed
Bluetooth USB adapter is not working anymore after upgrading. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor indicates that their is an update available.
Update is checking if device is present, complaining that it is not!
Status: Not fixed
Webcam driver not supported
Philips webcam PCVC680K not supported anymore. Couldn't find an updated driver.
Received tip (see comment) to install Windows 2003 drivers. It works.
Backupped all my important stuff
Picasa Backup to external harddisk
Ran Windows Easy Transfer - > for my user only
Backup to exernal harddisk
Both the UK and NL install DVD's seem to have a problem with reading the install.wim file. Some Googling and this seems to be a frequent problem.
Copying the contents of the DVD to the harddisk halted on the copy of install.wim
Initially I performed an upgrade of the UK version. This halted also during the installation on reading the install files. I didn't notice then which file was in error, probably also the install.wim.
Caused by faulty DVD burner which produced defective DVD's
PS The build number that went RTM is 6000.16386.061101-2205.