Boot Camp and Vista RRS feed

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  • Explosive combination as I can tell, every time I boot from my Vista partition loads like a charm, the best time I've ever seen, (Notice not by Vista but by Mac hardware) and then, sometimes Vista advises me that I might have been a victim of software piracy, and that I should download some program to validate windows, the irony that goes behind that is that my software is 100% legal.

    What can I do?

    Sorry if this sounded like a rant.
    Monday, December 31, 2007 8:42 PM



    Hello Frustrated by Vista,


      In order to recieve the best support, we request all users initially download and when you experiance the issue, run the Genuine Diagnostics tool at this link http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012. Click "Continue" click the Windows tab, click the "Copy" button, then paste the report into a response message in this thread.

    If you do not have access to the Start Button:

    1) Login to Vista and Click the option that brings up Internet Explorer.

    2) Type: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?linkid=52012 into the browser address bar.

    3) A window will come up asking if you want to Run or Save, Select Run

    4) When the program runs, Click the Continue button, then click the Copy button.

    5) Return to this thread by Typing: http://forums.microsoft.com/Genuine/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2599287&SiteID=25 into the browser address bar.

    6) In a reply post, Paste the Diagnostic Report.


    Once I see the Diagnostic Report, I will attempt to resolve your issue as best as I can, but Note that Bootcamp (http://www.apple.com/macosx/bootcamp/) and/or Parallels (http://www.parallels.com/en/products/desktop/) are not supported by Microsoft to host any Microsoft OS.


    From the Support Doc KB897615 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/897615/en-us):

    Support policy for Microsoft software running in non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software

    Microsoft does not test or support Microsoft software running in conjunction with non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software.  For Microsoft customers who do not have a Premier-level support agreement, Microsoft will require the issue to be reproduced independently from the non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software. Where the issue is confirmed to be unrelated to the non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software, Microsoft will support its software in a manner that is consistent with support provided when that software is not running in conjunction with non-Microsoft hardware virtualization software.


      Although it is not supported by Microsoft, I do see that people have used Vista under Bootcamp successfully . My suggestion would be to follow the above Boot Camp or Parallels links and see if there are any support infomation available, forum posts by other successful users, as well as search the internet for How Tos.


    Thank you,
    Darin Smith
    WGA Forum Manager


    Monday, December 31, 2007 9:27 PM