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Windows 7: Digital Signature Errors


11 May 2009   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Digital Signature Errors

I upgraded a desktop and laptop from Vista Ultimate to Win 7 RC and have the same problem on both. I can't install programs, run msconfig, cmd, regedit, etc, because I receive a digital signature error that is supposedly related to a recent hardware or software change. I can't even edit the properties of the accounts because of this same error.

Interestingly enough on my laptop one account shows a blank programs list when you go to start-all programs, but on the other account they show up. I restored the desktop from my windows home server and will shortly do the same on the laptop if I can't figure out this problem.

Any ideas?


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11 May 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Awraynor,

It may be a issue from the upgrade. You might see if doing a clean install of Windows 7 may work better for you instead.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 May 2009   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I was really trying to avoid that. I don't mind reinstalling programs, but I didn't want to risk losing any of my Outlook data. If many people have similar issues doing upgrades when Windows 7 goes public MS will have another nightmare on their hands.
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12 May 2009   #4

 
 

Why don't you just backup your pst file? It's what I do when I re-install Windows.
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12 May 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I'm sure that they will get the upgrade bugs worked out before the RTM of Windows 7. I hope.

This can help with backing up your pst files in Outlook if needed.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ou...875321033.aspx

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 May 2009   #6

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the advice and I use the .pst backup tool. I have restored from it before and found it to be a little incomplete. I will probably download the .iso again and try a fresh install when possible.
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12 May 2009   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome Awraynor. Let us know if you have any problems if you do.
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