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  • Hi Guys,

    Is there any real difference between the WINDOWS folder (C:\WINDOWS) on win XP and win Vista. It's just that I have an application that in itself works fine, but it has a config file that is stored in c:\WINDOWS. On XP it picks that file up straight away, on Vista it can't find it, so I was wondering if there was some inherent difference.

    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Wednesday, May 25, 2011 5:55 PM Moved to more appropriate forum category (From:Windows Vista Setup)
    Wednesday, May 25, 2011 10:25 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    You can also trying Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), please refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766242(WS.10).aspx

    Regards,


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    Monday, May 30, 2011 4:57 AM
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  • I don't know if it is quite the same, but I found that on Windows 2008 server, it also wasn't appearing in c:\Windows. Instead it was in C:\Users\username\Windows
    Thursday, May 26, 2011 10:18 AM
  • Hi,

    I suggest install the application in compatible mode.

    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproappcompat/thread/cdd894f8-1ee2-43e5-952b-d04c25779a7f/

    Regards,


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    Friday, May 27, 2011 9:30 AM
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  • Cheers,

    It wasn't a huge problem, as it just meant we had to configure the application after installing, rather than using a pre-prepared config file. I haven't had a chance yet to look on Vista to see whether or not it has created the config file in the new location.

    Friday, May 27, 2011 9:55 AM
  • This could be a permissions issue

    Windows Vista and indeed Windows Server 2008 is very fussy regarding files being read from and written to whilst they are located in System folders.

    I would suggest checking which groups and users have read and write permissions to the said file.

     


    Kind regards, Kev
    Friday, May 27, 2011 5:40 PM
  • Hi,

    You can also trying Using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT), please refer to http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc766242(WS.10).aspx

    Regards,


    Please remember to click “Mark as Answer” on the post that helps you, and to click “Unmark as Answer” if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ”
    Monday, May 30, 2011 4:57 AM
    Moderator