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Vista Sp1 Install Will Fail On Multi-boot Systems


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#1 Andrew

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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:39 PM

I just read an article that says that computers using a multi-boot setup (that is, having more than one operating system installed) wherein the Windows bootloader is replaced by a third-party loader (such as LILO or GRUB) and where Vista is either the Ultimate or Enterprise editions, will fail to install Vista's Service pack 1.

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If you’re dualbooting Windows Vista Enterprise or Ultimate alongside a Linux distro, and have installed the Linux bootloader into the MBR, then you’re guaranteed to run into problems when installing Vista Service Pack 1, Microsoft has admitted.


Read More: http://apcmag.com/vista_sp1_wont_install_o...s_microsoft.htm


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Posted 10 April 2008 - 10:43 PM

Vista has so many problems and has had such low sales that M$ is discontinuing selling XP in order to force people to spend their money on the junk OS.

Wish something would come along that would blow M$ out of the water. :huh:

Edited by MattV, 10 April 2008 - 10:44 PM.


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Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:34 PM

Vista has so many problems and has had such low sales that M$ is discontinuing selling XP in order to force people to spend their money on the junk OS.

Wish something would come along that would blow M$ out of the water. :huh:



They done it before. Same with 2000 and XP. I never liked Xp at first becuase it was just like Vista is now. Give Vista some time. I don't think Microsoft is gunna crap out yet.
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