VISTA VALIDATION again and again......

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by G.J Smith, Oct 25, 2006.

  1. G.J Smith

    G.J Smith Guest

    Hi there just received my dvd of Vista RC1 build 5600, it installed okay and
    for a moment I had full access to all the
    functions.....but.........sporadically it gives me an error message telling
    me there is a problem with my product key and I cant validate the software,

    I can't find a solution to the problem and it seems pointless continuing
    with the program when I can't use the aero functions, failing that I'll go
    back to good old reliable XP
    G.J Smith, Oct 25, 2006
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  2. G.J Smith

    YouYang Guest

    Hi, Smith
    For the Aero, If your hardware support.
    you can check these:

    1.HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\Composition set to 1 (32-bit DWORD)
    2.HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\DWM\CompositionPolicy set to 2 (32-bit
    3.restart the "Desktop Window Manager Session Manager (DWM)" service in

    Microsoft MVP
    YouYang, Oct 26, 2006
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  3. G.J Smith

    G.J Smith Guest

    Thanks for that YOU I've completed the changes as you instructed, lets hope
    that has fixed the problem.

    If it is any assistance to you the following error code was given to
    indicate the problem

    G.J Smith, Oct 27, 2006
  4. G.J Smith

    G.J Smith Guest

    Nope sorry You took all of ten minutes for the problem to re-occur, any
    further suggestions?
    G.J Smith, Oct 27, 2006
  5. G.J Smith

    G.J Smith Guest

    Woohoo!! After much searching through the discussion groups on this subject I
    have found a solution, it appears there is a conflict between Spyware Doctor
    4.0 and RC1....I removed the Spyware and bingo validated and up and running.

    Now for some evaluation
    G.J Smith, Oct 27, 2006
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