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Windows 7: Windows 7 conflicts with Vista

11 Nov 2008   #1
dmex

 
Windows 7 conflicts with Vista

I have seen quite a fair few examples where Windows 7 does not play nice with Vista

I disconnected my Vista Hard-drives and installed Windows 7 on a seperate Hard-drive and later reconnected it so I could access my data however after I reconnected the hard-drives and used WIn7 to browse directory's like My Downloads and My Documents it seems some 7 features have either leaked into Vista or Vista has done things cause by Windows7 making changes to the datastreams and metadata

I have seen Windows 7 deactivate Vista`s Activation, I have seen the "Shared with" display on Windows 7`s explorer`s menu leak into Vista and I have seen Windows 7 make a few other undesired changes to my Vista partition...

This one is a huge one too...I noticed if you try using the Repair menu on the Vista DVD and you have two partitions, one with Vista and one with Win7 the VistaDVD`s repair options are completely unable to detect any operating system installed and prevent you from fixing problems with wither Vista or Windows 7 rendering the entire recovery menu on the DVD completely useless

Has anyone else noticed how Windows 7 either conflicts or breaks Vista?


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11 Nov 2008   #2
mansrm81

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

I haven't noticed anything but I also haven't ran vista in 3 days. I'll check it out when I boot vista later today or tomorrow.

I also kept on looking at your horse with 2 legs.
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11 Nov 2008   #3
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

confirmed......

i have the same reactivation prompt pop up on Vista, but as of yet nothing else has come to light

Quote:
This one is a huge one too...I noticed if you try using the Repair menu on the Vista DVD and you have two partitions, one with Vista and one with Win7 the VistaDVD`s repair options are completely unable to detect any operating system installed and prevent you from fixing problems with wither Vista or Windows 7 rendering the entire recovery menu on the DVD completely useless
now this sounds nasty....a complete format & reinstall of both will not be pleasing

SK
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11 Nov 2008   #4
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dmex View Post

Has anyone else noticed how Windows 7 either conflicts or breaks Vista?
Oh yeah

When I tried using system backup from within 7 the other day, It automatically selected Vista as well. Same deal from within Vista as well. The PITA aspect was that I couldn't deselect one of the OS'es from the backup image. (Can't remember which one).

Making 7 bootable without having the Vista drive connected was also a big PITA. I had to go into Linux just to be able to copy the Boot folder and BCD.

As much as I'm liking 7, it's caused nothing but headaches for me. Then again, I've had a generally all round sh*t week for computing
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11 Nov 2008   #5
smarteyeball

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
confirmed......

i have the same reactivation prompt pop up on Vista, but as of yet nothing else has come to light



now this sounds nasty....a complete format & reinstall of both will not be pleasing

SK

The way I got around having to reformat was to create a small partition, install another copy of Vista and viola! Original Vista installation is magically re-activated.
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11 Nov 2008   #6
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

I have tried a dual boot with Vista on separate partitions and on separate hard drives. I would not have any reason to disconnect a hard drive so i have not tried it. I have not experienced any of the mentioned problems so far.
I know when Vista was in beta, there was a problem on dual boot, but maybe not quite what is referred to. Whatever MS OS was on the otherside of the dual boot (XP 98 etc) it corrupted the vista restore and vice versa. The remedy then was to selct separate paths for the restores.
Fwiw. I am running a triple boot at the moment, also without problems. Vista 64 and 32 and 7. I should add that I use an image program(Acronis) and not the rstore facility.
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11 Nov 2008   #7
z3r010

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
The way I got around having to reformat was to create a small partition, install another copy of Vista and viola! Original Vista installation is magically re-activated.

Interesting

Can somebody with the Vista activation problem try an sfc /scannow now in vista
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11 Nov 2008   #8
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello all....

I know you asked for someone that is having problems; but you made me curious and this is what I came up with.
I ran this in Vista.

Name:  7_Scannow.JPG
Views: 187
Size:  38.5 KB


I know I'm not as "uber" as some of you guys but I hope you can sort it.




Later Ted


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11 Nov 2008   #9
z3r010

 

@ Ted that means it's fine.

The people having Vista activation problems - are your installs from Retail or OEM copies of Vista?
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11 Nov 2008   #10
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello John, I know it's fine but this one is not! Ran in 7....

Name:  W7_sfc.JPG
Views: 153
Size:  47.0 KB



Later Ted


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