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Windows Vista Beta 2 Problems

By Mauricio Freitas, in , posted: 29-May-2006 23:25

As you may remember I decided not to install Microsoft Windows Vista Beta 2 on my Tablet PC (a Toshiba M205) last week because I was heading to the Microsoft Window Vista Lab, in Singapore, and I needed my tablet PC working.

Oh, that was a great decision. I am now back home in New Zealand and tried installing Windows Vista Beta 2. Confirming what I read in some other blogs, it looks like this beta build is not as good/reliable as previous ones.

The last Windows Vista Beta 1 (build 5381) installed without a hitch on this tablet PC, but Windows Vista Beta 2 refuses to install. It shows "No device drivers were found. Make sure that the installation media contains the correct drivers, and then click OK".

What device? Who knows. The only button available is [OK] and clicking it doesn't do anything, except show the same message again.

Bummer, it looks like I have to reinstall Windows XP Tablet PC Edition on this hardware now.

UPDATE: Found the culprit. The M205 has only an external DVD drive, and I noticed upon reboot and start of the old Windows Vista that it complained "This device can perform faster", typical of USB 2.0 devices connected to a USB 1.0 port. Since I am sure both the device and port are USB 2.0, I thought of replacing the USB cable - and it actually worked: the install copied the files and found the corresponding drive drivers after the cable change.





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