Sunday, February 18, 2007

Vista install issues

Upgrade mode

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

http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article08-500

In my case the errors were caused by 2 references in the startup programs to Winter Wallpaper Changer. Removing these did the job.

Status: Fixed


Should have deinstalled Sonic DLA driver

Patch available at
http://forums.support.roxio.com/lofiversion/index.php/t16911.html

Patch download link

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/glo...;l=en&s=gen



Status: Fixed


Should have deinstallled Nero

Deinstalled Nero 6.6

Which version is supported on Vista

http://www.nero.com/nero7/enu/nero7-up.php

Status: fixed


Ximeta NDAS driver (for my external USB disk) must be upgraded

http://www.ximeta.com/web/support/download/windows_vista/drivers/v3x/ximeta_ndas_3.20.1521_us_x86.zip
Status: Fixed

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)

http://www.u3.com/support/#CQ4

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.

Status: Fixed

Update:

Found new location for VPN client

http://www.trincoll.edu/depts/cc/documentation/comm-dialin/VPN/VPN_Cisco/vpnclient-win-msi-5.0.00.0340-k9.exe


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.

http://ati.amd.com/support/drivers/vista32/common-vista32.html

Status : Fixed


Widcomm Bluetooth

Bluetooth USB adapter is not working anymore after upgrading. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor indicates that their is an update available.

http://www.broadcom.com/products/bluetooth_update.php

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.

Update: 18-6-2007
Received tip (see comment) to install Windows 2003 drivers. It works.
http://macbirdie.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2578432CFED5E9D5!213.entry

Status: Fixed


Fresh install

Preparation

Backupped all my important stuff
Picasa Backup to external harddisk
Ran Windows Easy Transfer - > for my user only
Backup to exernal harddisk


Issues:

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.

http://www.google.nl/search?q=0x80070570+vista

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


Status: Fixed


PS The build number that went RTM is 6000.16386.061101-2205.

1 comment:

macbirdie said...

A PCVC680k driver from Windows 2003 works very well. Look here.

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