Platform Update for Windows Vista Disappears in Vista to Vista Upgrades

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2009 01:15 Written by Mire_B Thursday, 17 December 2009 01:15

Functionality in KB 971644 – “Platform Update for Windows Vista” is lost when upgrading from one Vista edition to another

When upgrading from one Vista edition to another Vista edition, the functionality in KB 971644 – “Platform Update for Windows Vista” may be lost. This scenario occurs when the original Vista edition had KB 971644 installed.

When upgrading from one edition of Windows Vista with KB 971644 – “Platform Update for Windows Vista” to another edition of Windows Vista (for example, upgrading from Professional to Ultimate), the registry keys added by KB 971644 will be removed from the registry and pre-existing binaries which were updated by Windows 7 IP will be replaced with the non-updated versions provided by the new edition of Vista. New binaries introduced by KB 971644 that did not previously exist in Windows Vista will remain but without their corresponding registry key entries.

To resolve this issue, reinstall the KB 971644 – “Platform Update for Windows Vista” update after upgrading to the new edition.

The following scenario is provided as an example of this behavior.

Steps:

1. The user has installed Windows Vista Home Premium edition with appropriate service packs

2. The user then installs KB 971644 – “Platform Update for Windows Vista”

3. Later, the user upgrades to Windows Vista Ultimate edition with appropriate service packs

Result:

· KB 971644 – “Platform Update for Windows Vista” is overwritten on the system

o All KBs related to KB 971644 under “Installed Update” entries are removed

o Pre-existing Vista binaries that were updated by KB are replaced with the pre-KB 97164 versions provided in the Vista upgrade.

o New binaries introduced to Vista through KB 971644 will remain unchanged in the system folders

o All registry keys for all binaries in KB 971644 are deleted

· Upgraded Windows Vista functions normally but KB 971644 functionality is no longer available.

Required Steps to restore functionality:

1. Re-install the KB 971644 – “Platform Update for Windows Vista” update .

Result:

All KB 971644 updates are applied and KB 971644 functionality is available to the upgraded system.


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Vista SP2 6.0.6002.18005 RTM

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:43 Written by Mire_B Wednesday, 29 April 2009 08:41

On the heels of Office 2007 SP2 RTM, Microsoft also announced the finalization of Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and Windows Server 2008 SP2. Vista SP2 RTM features the following build string 6.0.6002.18005. It’s only a shame that Microsoft plans to release it to the public in the coming months. Just as much of a shame is the fact that torrents with Windows Vista SP2 RTM are already available for download. Again, no you won’t get a download link from me, but what you will get, just in case you decide to live on the edge is the following information:

32-bit (x86) Windows Vista SP2 RTM and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (English, Japanese, Spanish, German and French)
CRC: 3368C777
MD5: C9394FD32DB15619328AF4FF0315750A
SHA1: 106C0484D7449CC4B70353C21D0C0D63E4BA66C3

64-bit (x64) Windows Vista SP2 RTM and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (English, Japanese, Spanish, German and French)
CRC: 1737E14D
MD5: A3BCB1FFDB366397FA5FAB0898EB098D
SHA1: BE8D74ADC029FA7350FC1F0D32BEF853C0519A92

32-bit (x86) Windows Vista SP2 RTM and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (36 Languages)
CRC32: 8D07A886
MD5: cad218b99fc301836e385049c75f5eaf
SHA-1: 7f8aa802e157282d84cf47950281de53a8c26f22

64-bit (x64) Windows Vista SP2 RTM and Server 2008 SP2 RTM (36 Languages)

CRC32: 19C1676E
MD5: db35df98ae5a6fd085386580a6ee8b55
SHA-1: f0e46deb7734b8ed277b0cf2304ee2babc4d9b1c


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