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  1. No, that's not possible. The operating system needs a special disk driver which redirects the access from the virtual disk to the real disk. XP (and Vista) doesn't have this driver.
  2. Yes, correct. But not documented for Windows 7. Your quote shows the date from January 2008 and belongs to Windows Server 2008 – long time before Windows 7. And I don't think that a "technical description" from January 2008 for "Windows Server 2008" is a legal enhancement for a licence agreement for Windows 7 from October 2009. Sorry, English is not my native language. But I understand this part a little bit different: "called by" and "is the same as" are very different meanings – for my understanding. And - yes: Your second quote depends on Windows 7. But there I can not find any restriction of "only 3 rearms possible / allowed"
  3. Where is it documented ? I don't find any link to a Microsoft internet site where it is documented. I only found one link to a Microsoft internet site where it is documented - for Vista. But read this link exact: "This error may occur ... when you try to run the System Preparation Tool (Sysprep) ... and you use the /generalize option" And I think sysprep is only used by IT professionals. And does this mean you can run rearm more then 3 times ? But this is not a free trial version for everyone. It's a trial version only for IT professionals. You can not download Enterprise version if you don't confirm that you are a IT professional.
  4. Is that really legal ? The licence agreement says: There is not written a specific time (30 days ? 60 days ? 90 days ? 120 days ?) So it should be legal. BUT: BUT: The "3 time counter" is stored in the registry. When you reset this counter (= delete the registry keys) you can extend that activation period again 3 times with 30 days - again and again. Also legal ?
  5. See post #50: I have made an installation of "Windows 7 Home Premium" into a VHD. Installation process works fine - two reboots. Then: Username, computer name, keyword, product key, date and time, network, welcome screen ... Then: License Error Booting from a VHD file is not supported on this system
  6. You can only boot Windows 7 Ultimate (or Enterprise) from a VHD. If you have Windows XP you can install Windows 7 Ultimate into a VHD. Whilst the installation of Windows 7 the boot manager of Windows 7 will be copied into the Windows XP partition. The installation will also build a boot menu where you have the choice to boot "Earlier Windows version" (means XP) and "Windows 7".
  7. Home Premium can not boot out of VHD file.Only Ultimate and Enterprise can boot out of VHD file.
  8. Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer Value: NoSimpleStartMenu Type: REG_DWORD Data: 1 Thank you. But I think this key is not for switching between "new menu" and "classic menu" in Vista (I just tried this). It mainly suppresses the appearing of the switch in the GUI.
  9. OK - but this is not the answer to my question. Do somebody know the registry key to switch from "new menu" to "classic menu" in Vista ? I do search in Google and found nothing. So: Have anybody tried this ? Says Microsoft. I don't have the ability to check the code. Do you have ? You also can not change the desktop background picture in Windows 7 Starter - but some OEMs can ...And funny: What for is the Group Policy Setting for "Force Classic Start Menu" - when the functionality isn't build in ?
  10. Even I have no hope - but I want to ask: In Windows Vista you have the ability to switch from "new start menu" to "classic start menu" in configuration of the taskbar via GUI. I think there must be a corresponding registry key. I haven't found this registry key. Even when I log the registry changes with "ProcessMonitor" I can not find the registry changes. Do somebody knows this registry key to switch in Vista from "new start menu" to "classic start menu" ? My thought is: Perhaps Microsoft has only dropped the GUI switch in Windows 7. And perhaps the classic start menu can be switched on by a registry key. Because: Microsoft has also dropped some GUI switches in Windows 7 Starter (change of desktop picture) and Home Basic. But see this: Group Policy Settings for Start Menu and Taskbar "Force Classic Start Menu": For: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP Remark: This policy setting does not apply to Windows 7 because the Classic Start menu is removed. Why is it available for "Windows Server 2008" - but not for "Windows 7" ?
  11. But this way Windows 7 don't search in files which Windows 7 doesn't know. Example: Create a text file "sample.txt". Fill in a text (e.g. "unawave") Make a copy of this file. Name it "sample.xyz" Now search for "unawave". "sample.txt" will be found - "sample.xyz" not. I use the third party program "AgentRansack". This small search program integrates itself in right mouse context menu of folders and drives. Runs perfect in Windows 7 32 bit. In 64 bit some registry entries must added to appear into right mouse context menu.
  12. Open start menu -> All programs -> Accessories Right mouse click to "command prompt" -> Properties Button "Advanced" -> change to "Run as administrator" Go to start menu -> All programs -> Accessories Right mouse click to "command prompt" -> Pin to taskbar
  13. Try this: bcdedit /set {9dea862c-5cdd-4e70-acc1-f32b344d4795} device "partition=C:"
  14. What do you think about "XP-Retro"-Theme "Luna" ? It is a substitution for the "Window 7 Basic" theme. So you can easily switch between "AERO" and "Luna". Or if the graphic card is not AERO capable it can be used instead of the ugly light gray-blue taskbar.
  15. That's right.But you can switch to "never combine". Then the taskbar shows every single instance of every program. And with a registry entry you can disable the text of the icons - so you only have icons without text in the taskbar. As you see Windows 7 groups the icons of a program and the most right is the last opened program of a program group. You can pin folders to taskbar - with individual icon.