genc_ymeri a rit :
I had exactly the same problem. After asking in this forum, people told
me to ask directly MSDN support. I phoned them, and they gave me a key.
I installed VISTA (64 bits) with that key and to my amazement, it works.
Well, kind of. It kept begging me to "register", so I tried to register,
but it told me:
"The key you are using is an invalid one. Please enter a new one."
OK, I entered the key I got from MSDN support (and a key that was
accepted by the same system at installation time!!!!) and it told me:
"This is an invalid key"
I looked around. It has great looks of course, windows make now a "3D"
popping gimmick, the trash can is transparent (WOW, what a REAL
PROGRESS!!!) window bars are transparent...
But it kept telling me that I should register, refusing all the keys I
typed in, both the one in the MSDN site and the one I got from MSDN support.
I got bored with it, and when it told me that if I did not activate
immediately "some features will stop working" I gave up, erased the
disk, and let it be.
This has been the most successful VISTA trial I have done to date. All
former VISTA installations did not get past the few installation screens.
I think we should let it be and let Microsoft finish it up (whatever
they are doing) before we loose time with it.
I had just the time to test my compiler system and my IDE in it and they
worked like a charm. lcc-win64 was up and running, compiled a 64 bit
program without any problem, and the IDE worked OK, even the de ***
did not have any new problems.
Will go on working in Windows server 2003. (64 bits). Solid system, very
nice. And I think I can live with a non-transparent trash can.