Windows 7 conflicts with Vista

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  1. Posts : 50,949
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #11

    I would think that you would get that in 7 due to modifying the system files for the taskbar etc
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  2. Posts : 22,814
    W 7 64-bit Ultimate
       #12

    Yes; thank you I thought as much. I'm going to start another thread to ask y'all some questions on another subject. I didn't mean to get into the middle of this one I was just trying to be helpful.
















    Later Ted
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  3. Posts : 2,588
    SEVEN x64
       #13

    ok here's mine.....

    x64 Vista
    Windows 7 conflicts with Vista-cmd.jpg

    x64 W7
    Windows 7 conflicts with Vista-cmd2.jpg

    :)SK
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  4. Posts : 50,949
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #14

    Steven is your Vista OEM or Retail? as we fixed SK's OEM Vista deactivation problem with a retail key.

    I didn't have any Vista deactivation probs (my vista is retail) which makes me think that W7 is somehow making some Vista OEM's think that they are retail.
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  5. Posts : 1,027
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64/ Windows Vista Ultimate x64
       #15

    Mine is OEM. Just booted Vista I don't see any problems so far.
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  6. Posts : 12,364
    8 Pro x64
       #16

    Mine is an OEM version.

    I don't know how relevant it is, but the drive I originally installed the Beta on was a 'primary' partition and not a 'system' partition. My old Vista drive was a 'system' partition and so was my 'Linux' drive which had it's own bootsector. I couldn't actually make my 7 drive bootable by itself without having one or the other 'system' drives connected. According to the 7 installation set up screen anyway.

    But there has to be some setting in the boot records that is being tricked into de-activation.

    This time I was clever (new system, new HDD) I installed the 7 beta first and then Vista. No activation problems
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  7. Posts : 1,289
    Thread Starter
       #17

    z3r010 said:
    Steven is your Vista OEM or Retail? as we fixed SK's OEM Vista deactivation problem with a retail key.

    I didn't have any Vista deactivation probs (my vista is retail) which makes me think that W7 is somehow making some Vista OEM's think that they are retail.
    My Vista is OEM however its also Retail...The BCD store is readonly and the bootstring to keep it permanently activated after first activation cant be changed in this state...I havnt got the deactivation bug yet but Im thinking it is setting this boot-string to false and causing problems for others
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  8. Posts : 2,588
    SEVEN x64
       #18

    ok it looks like im gonna have to reinstall W7
    i decided to update it & then i rebooted ...WHY did i bother it was running perfectly now all i get is a black screen at the desktop, windows IS loaded but i cant see anything except my cursor & the watermark..??, i can pull up the task manager with no problems, it just seems like the desktop switched off...

    i cant do anything in safe mode either, b/c there is no desktop there either

    don't suppose anyone has any ideas before i have to reinstall..

    :)SK
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  9. Posts : 50,949
    Windows 11 Workstation x64
       #19

    Did you have the new taskbar enabled?
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  10. Posts : 2,588
    SEVEN x64
       #20

    I did enable it, do you think that's the cause...???
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