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Vail Crashed & No Iso To Re-Install RRS feed

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  • Hi all,

    I was one of the people who got caught out with the Vail beta expiring, but luckily applied the "extension" fix to get me back up and running.  Unfortunately i now have a massive issue.  My OS has corrupted and wont boot properly..i am getting what people have described in the past as the "Black Screen of Death".  Now i thought, simple, ill re-install vail and have all my data back...not so fast, i can't get to the iso as its on my server...and because the beta has expired, it is not available on Connect to download! I have searched everywhere online (even the not so ligitimate places) but i suppose because it was a legit freebie beta test from MS, no body bothered putting it online anywhere.

    I'd rather not go into the debate over not using Vail for your live data, keeping backups elsewhere etc, i just need help!  Any suggestions people, i just need to be able to get back to my data again, please!!!

     

    Thanks, 

    Adam.

    Friday, January 14, 2011 1:24 PM

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  • Hey Adam, sorry to hear. I've also been struggling with this. I have an ISO but have a very slow upload speed. If nobody else can offer you a faster place to download from I can mail you a DVD.

    When I lost mine (similar issue) I did see PirateBay had an ISO through Google Search but I never did click through to view it.

    I'm surprised MS has pulled it, I'm hoping someone from MS can see these msgs and provide a link to download the old ISO again!


    Shane - Family Tech Support Geek - I don't know enough to be paid to do it, but I know enough to be dangerous.
    Friday, January 14, 2011 3:06 PM
  • Try looking again, it should be back up there.
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 12:19 AM
  • yup its back up there marked as EXPIRED
    Don Bushway
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:05 AM
  • I'm not sure I understand?  Can you send me a screen shot at susan-at-msmvps.com?
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:33 AM
  • On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 05:33:12 +0000, Susan Bradley [MVP] wrote:

    I'm not sure I understand?? Can you send me a screen shot at susan-at-msmvps.com?

    They've added EXPIRED to the end of the title on the download page, which
    is accurate.


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    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:56 AM
  • Oh.  Set the clock back to prior than 1/11 and install it.  Then add Sp1, rearm and change the date.

    The problem was that they pulled off the iso and now they've put it back so people can get their data back.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:59 AM
  • On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 05:59:38 +0000, Susan Bradley [MVP] wrote:

    Oh.? Set the clock back to prior than 1/11 and install it.? Then add Sp1, rearm and change the date.

    The problem was that they pulled off the iso and now they've put it back so people can get their data back.

    I'm aware of all of that, as is Don. I was simply telling you what exactly
    Don was referring to.


    Paul Adare
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    Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:08 AM
  • This is for the benefit of anyone else reading this.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 6:32 AM
  • On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 05:59:38 +0000, Susan Bradley [MVP] wrote:

    Oh.? Set the clock back to prior than 1/11 and install it.? Then add Sp1, rearm and change the date.

    Actually this is really bad advice for a Vail install as messing with the
    date/system clock can cause serious problems with the certificates that get
    issued during the installation process which can and will prevent all kinds
    of services from functioning correctly. It is also unnecessary. Just
    install the beta of SP1 after you're installed Vail, activate, re-arm and
    reboot and everything will work as it should until miid-March.


    Paul Adare
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    Saturday, January 15, 2011 10:07 AM
  • Given that they are merely trying to get the data back and this is not a DC this is merely a temporary measure to ensure it doesn't BSOD in an hour.

    No services will be impacted.  I've done it myself as a test.

    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:35 PM
  • On Sat, 15 Jan 2011 17:35:33 +0000, Susan Bradley [MVP] wrote:

    Given that they are merely trying to get the data back and this is not a DC this is merely a temporary measure to ensure it doesn't BSOD in an hour.

    No services will be impacted.? I've done it myself as a test.

    This has nothing at all to do with it being a DC and I never said it did,
    it is, however a CA and as warned both in the release notes, and during the
    install, screwing around with the time can cause major problems.

    As long as the SP install is started right after a reboot there won't be a
    problem with a BSOD during the SP install.


    Paul Adare
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    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:40 PM
  • It didn't in my testing.
    Saturday, January 15, 2011 5:47 PM
  • Thanks for your help, and great news the iso is backup.  Cheers all.
    Monday, January 17, 2011 9:58 AM