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Service Pack 1 ONLY (now only beta) for VISTA, machine not reboot RRS feed

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    Background: Vista SP1 has a no-boot window (a window of time in which if power goes out during SP1 installation, the machine will never boot up). Currently, this window is around 8 minutes long. Windows XP SP2 also had a no boot time window, but it was much shorter.

     

    This appaers to be a problem with Vista SP1 drivers that have dependencies on Vista SP1 code that will prevent a Vista box from booting if that driver is installed on a machine with Vista RTM bits only.

     

    At present, there is no workaround but should be fixed before SP1 is released.

     

    If your driver is a 3rd party driver and there is a dependency and the driver cannot be componentized for some reason, then please post here ASAP.  MS needs to know, otherwise the driver may have to be removed from Vista SP1.

     

     

     

     

    Thursday, May 3, 2007 5:48 PM