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Service difference between XP, Vista, 7 - and Error 1053

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  • We're testing out Windows 7 and it looks like some of our software that works on XP (64 bit) doesn't run properly on Vista or 7 (64 bit). In particular, several services are returning a 1053 error when I try to start them. I looked into it: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/839174

    The difference however is that it's not a timeout - the error occurs instantly when trying to start the service. I installed and updated .NET 1.1 as a suggestion to solve the problem, but it didn't do anything. I also tried to run the service executables and the program executables in compatibility mode (XP SP3), to no avail. This leads me to believe that there are some fundamental differences in how services are handled in XP, Vista, and 7.

    Can anyone explain what these differences are and what possible steps I can take to get our software running on 7?
    • Moved by Carey FrischMVP, Moderator Wednesday, September 02, 2009 2:52 PM Moved to relevant category (From:Windows 7 Miscellaneous)
    Wednesday, September 02, 2009 1:06 PM

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