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Upgrading to Vista? Be aware RUUs won't work....

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This is a Public Service Announcement.

Looking to upgrade to Windows Vista? You might just want to keep an XP partition on your machine, as ROM upgrades via the normal RUU client do NOT work from within Vista, due to changes in the way the OS accesses the device. This also prevents IMEI-check unlocks from working on Vista.

I found out the hard way, don't make the same mistake :)

Here ends the Public Service Announcement.

:D

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That's not good :)

I assume you tried all of the 'usual' tricks such as running in Compatibility mode (XP) as Administrator?

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Good job I have another pc with XP :)

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Good job I have another pc with XP :D

Lucky I haven't installed vista on my xp machine yet. I still have far too much work to do on that hurricane wm5 rom :)

Phil

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That's not good :)

I assume you tried all of the 'usual' tricks such as running in Compatibility mode (XP) as Administrator?

Yeah :D

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In these days of min 80gb hard disks etc... I have no problem leaving an XP partition and a Vista Partition. Thats what I did when I got the Action Pack Vista anyway - just installed it over the Vista Beta Partition... But I havent booted XP since...

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In these days of min 80gb hard disks etc... I have no problem leaving an XP partition and a Vista Partition. Thats what I did when I got the Action Pack Vista anyway - just installed it over the Vista Beta Partition... But I havent booted XP since...

Sometime this year, Virtual PC 2007 (Vista compatible version) should be available as a free download from Microsoft. You could use it to run an XP virtual machine when you to do something that doesn't work in Vista.

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I doubt that will help in this instance...

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:)

Found this out myself at the weekend, doesnt even work in compatability mode!!

Running the RUU put the phone in bootloader, but goes no further.

Better leave one of my machines on XP.

Rik

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Sometime this year, Virtual PC 2007 (Vista compatible version) should be available as a free download from Microsoft. You could use it to run an XP virtual machine when you to do something that doesn't work in Vista.

The beta is out and it works great (not that it will help in this instance). Since pretty much anything that doesn't work in Vista doesn't work in xp 64 either there is nothing stopping me from upgrading :).

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Just remember that us Mac users still need an XP box kicking around! - Even Parallels (which does almost everything) is not quite enough.

I've had Vista for a while and to be honest would go back to XP as I dont think that it is worth it just now. The prospect of re-installing everything puts me off...

Having had more OS's than I can shake a stick at (from 8088's upwards and not just Windows but early linux and OS 9 etc as well....even BeOS for a bit) I cannot see the point in it. I don't agree that the OS should drive the machine and not the machine driving the OS.

Ho Hum, least my Trinity is running the Dopod test rom now ;-)

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Guess IMEI Check are gonna have a busy few weeks ahead!

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Just remember that us Mac users still need an XP box kicking around!

This is why I need an intel mac, so i can dual boot OS X (for general use) and XP (for phone/rom stuff)

Guess IMEI Check are gonna have a busy few weeks ahead!

Yep they will, I'm also curious as to whether mtty1.42.exe is still able to comunicate with the phone in bootloader running under vista tho, i know the SPV-Services client we all know and love doesn't work :)

Sounds like vista isn't worth me upgrading from XP yet then :D

Phil

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My main box runs SBS2003 - which lots of things don't rub on. My laptop was running Vista beta(slowly) but has gone bang - not sure whether it's worth repairing or just getting a new better spec one. so I have an old box running XP (and it is an old one) just to overcome all the compatibility issues. I really need an older box running DOS so I can play the discworld games....

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Sometime this year, Virtual PC 2007 (Vista compatible version) should be available as a free download from Microsoft. You could use it to run an XP virtual machine when you to do something that doesn't work in Vista.

It might help with doing some things, but not anything which communicates with USB devices. Unlike VMWare which has had USB support for years, Virtual PC 2007 still hasn't got USB support, so you cannot communicate with USB devices from within a guest OS.

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This has been working for some over on XDA Devs, but not for others.

Either way, if it doesn't work, you won't get far enough to break anything, it just doesn't work full stop. If it does work, then whoopie!

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=291723

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OT, Confusios, you can always run dosbox in windows xp :rolleyes:

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wmdc 6.1 apparently will run RUU's.

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