Reminder Warning regarding Zone Alarm Security Suite and Vista...

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Installation' started by The Traveler, Feb 28, 2007.

  1. The Traveler

    The Traveler Guest

    Just a heads-up based on experience ;-)

    If you have Zone Alarm Security Suite 7.x on your Windows XP Pro
    system, don't just disable it but FULLY uninstall it prior to
    attempting an upgrade... I learned the hard way.

    1. Disabled ZASC & told it not to load on reboot

    2. Rebooted

    3. Proceeded with the Windows Vista Business upgrade

    4. All went well until the last reboot... system hanged. No matter
    what I did, the system locked up.

    6. Starting in SAFE mode also failed.

    7. Trying to re-install failed as the Vista DVD was looking for the
    previous OS

    8. I gave up, flushed the C: drive, reinstalled XP Pro then upgraded
    to Vista Business. In the process, I lost all of the applications on
    the C: drive (as all my working files were on the D: drive, it wasn't
    that bad)

    In retrospect, it wasn't that bad as I wound up with a better system
    (no legacy stuff) and I did not lose any work files. However, for
    those who only have a C: drive, this could be catastrophic.

    Oh and by the way, I installed the 30-day trial of OneCare and cross
    my fingers that ZA will release a Vista compatible version within that
    timeframe. If not, then I will stick with OneCare and write-off the
    ZASC license (or give it to a friend who is NOT using Vista)


    The Traveller
    Oceanside, California
    The Traveler, Feb 28, 2007
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    Joe Guidera Guest

    Contact ZA for an update. I believe a Vista capable version is currently in

    Joe Guidera, Apr 8, 2007
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