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Windows 7 / 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 Problems
Does anyone know for normal daily computer uses (browsing, etc), what's the disadvantages of using 2008 R2 over the Win XP/7 ? Thanks.
Anonymous
Bob: One big disadvantage is the cost of the license. Another is that some applications check the Registry and won't install on servers. The latter bit me a couple of times, but I've long since transitioned to RHEL and Fedora on all my physical home systems. (I have separate hard drives with WinXP & Win7 that I maintain for Windows-only apps on 32-bit & 64-bit laptops.)
Doc_Savage

5 Posts
Re: The C000009A error and language packs. Would language packs be listed in the add/remove software window? Where would I look for them?
Doc_Savage

5 Posts
@Doc_Savage
See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925471 - almost the same on Windows 7
Anonymous
Saw this note included in my Lumension patch server this morning.....(first time I have seen this mentioned)

-- Update 976902 is required prior to installing service packs for Windows 7.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976902

Updates to the Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 installation software are included in this update. The installation software is the component that handles the installation and the removal of software updates, language packs, optional Windows features, and service packs. This update is necessary to successfully install and to remove any service packs to all versions of Windows 7 and on Windows Server 2008 R2.
K-Dee

65 Posts
I couldn't update it on 32 or 64 bit Windows 7 systems via Windows Update. Then I discovered that I had to disable McAffee VirusScan Enterprise 8.7.0i patch level 3 to get it to install off Microsoft's website.
Gilbert

21 Posts
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise 8.7.0i patch level 4 didn't need to be disabled on my two 64bit test laptops
K-Dee

65 Posts
After I installed SP1 (for WIndows 7) on two machines both showed this problem:
Latest Nvidia driver failed to load on boot about 25% of time (around 1 out of 4 boots, it failed to load.) I uninstalled the Nvidia drivers and reinstalled and same thing happened.
I reinstalled Windows 7 and ignored SP1 but updated all other important updates offered by WIndwos Update and problem does not come back, so it seems to be on SP1.
K-Dee
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