ISSUES ISSUES ISSUES!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by Johnsabu, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Johnsabu

    Johnsabu Guest

    When I installed Windows Vista Home Premium, an initial scan instructed me to
    remove Alcohol 120, Kaspersky Anti Virus 6.0 and Roxio. I followed the
    instructions and still have the following issues…
    1) Alcohol 120 simply crashed my system. I had Blue Screen of Death until I
    found System Restore after I booted off the Vista DVD. I called Technical
    support who informed me that I have an OEM DVD therefore not entitled to the
    free technical support offered for the first for 90 days!! (I bought a copy
    of XP to get the upgrade certificate for Windows Vista Home Premium hoping it
    would be shipped out before the launch date Jan. 30th. I received the Vista
    DVD Feb. 27th why it’s OEM, I don’t know! )
    2) Photoshop had to be reactivated.
    3) Partition Magic will not work. Neither will Vista’s Disk Management, the
    extended volume is grayed out on the C volume. I desperately need to extend
    my C volume ASAP!!
    4) I did reinstall Kaspersky Anti Virus 6.0 with no problems. After the
    crash of Alcohol 120, I am afraid to reinstall Roxio Easy Media Creator.
    5) I don’t know what this is. It’s a gray box that says “ fAIL.â€.
    It shows up during start up and shutdown.
    There are other issues as well; I am concerned with the ones listed above at
    this time.
    Thank you for your help in this matter!
     
    Johnsabu, Mar 1, 2007
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  2. You are supposed to remove the indicated programs and "leave" them out.
    There are likely compatibility problems with Vista. If you try to put them
    in after Vista is installed, you "may" have problems. Get updated versions
    that are known to be Vista compatible.

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    Regards,

    Richard Urban
    Microsoft MVP Windows Shell/User
    (For email, remove the obvious from my address)

    Quote from George Ankner:
    If you knew as much as you think you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
     
    Richard Urban, Mar 1, 2007
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  3. Johnsabu

    Hertz_Donut Guest

    Issue 1: Alcohol 120 is not Vista compatible. That is why you were told to
    remove it.

    Issue 2: Nothing unusual here...it would be regarded as a new install.

    Issue 3. Check the Norton website for Vista updates to Partition Magic.

    Issue 4: Check the Roxio website for Vista Updates for your version...

    All of the issues you have noted so far are issues with 3rd party
    applications, not Vista. You need to make sure that the apps are Vista
    compatible, or have patches from their websites that make it Vista
    compatible. If neither of these apply, do not install it.

    Issue 5: We are not mind readers. Most of us do not use crystal balls.
    The word "fail" does not give enough information to determine what is
    causing it.

    Honu
     
    Hertz_Donut, Mar 1, 2007
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  4. Johnsabu

    Johnsabu Guest

    Hey Honu,
    Thanks for listening, But....
    I was told to remove Virus protection at instalation too!
    You really need this type of product installed at all times!
    I checked Norton already, and no mention of Partition Magic at this time.
    Like I said, I desperately need to extend my C volume ASAP!!
    I have a screenshot of the "fAIL" window, that's ALL the information I can
    provide of that. May I E Mail it to you??
    I am concerned also that I ended up with an OEM version of Windows Vista
    Home Premium, This eliminates me from product support at this time!
     
    Johnsabu, Mar 1, 2007
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  5. Johnsabu

    mikeyhsd Guest

    depends on who you bought your xp from.
    if for instance dell, then most likely they would send you and an oem copy of vista.

    @sport.rr.com

    Hey Honu,
    Thanks for listening, But....
    I was told to remove Virus protection at instalation too!
    You really need this type of product installed at all times!
    I checked Norton already, and no mention of Partition Magic at this time.
    Like I said, I desperately need to extend my C volume ASAP!!
    I have a screenshot of the "fAIL" window, that's ALL the information I can
    provide of that. May I E Mail it to you??
    I am concerned also that I ended up with an OEM version of Windows Vista
    Home Premium, This eliminates me from product support at this time!
     
    mikeyhsd, Mar 1, 2007
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  6. Johnsabu

    Rock Guest

    <snip>

    Acronis just released an update for Acronis Disk Director that is Vista
    compatible.
     
    Rock, Mar 1, 2007
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  7. Johnsabu

    Darkelldar Guest

    Alcohol 120 ver 1.9.6.4719 realese is Vista compatable.
     
    Darkelldar, Mar 2, 2007
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  8. Johnsabu

    Johnsabu Guest

    I bought it from Tiger Direct.com They are a great warehouse!
    The XP Media Center Edition appears to be "For Distribution with a new PC
    only" AKA OEM?? I don't know. I'll have to battle it out with customer
    service soon.
     
    Johnsabu, Mar 2, 2007
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