DriverStore is a new and a central location in Windows Vista and Windows 7 where all the driver files will be stored., before they are copied to their final destination during the device driver installation. The location of the driver store is – C:\Windows\System32\DriverStore.
Just a small info on Application Compatibility.., Flag registry keys does solve the app launch UAC problems on Vista/ Windows 7. [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\AppCompatFlags\Layers] “C:\Program Files\ABC\law.exe”=”RUNASADMIN” In this hive, give in the exe name, along with the runas key. This will solve much of our problem. Also the document attached should be of real help to… Continue reading How do I Solve Compatibility Issues use AppCompat Flags?
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Vista and Windows 7 have a variety of fault-protection systems that try to prevent a crashing application from taking down your entire computer. When Windows Vista detects that an application has crashed, it terminates it and generates an Appcrash error report. This report is useful, since it can be sent to Microsoft Team. Most of… Continue reading APPCRASH Messages – Overview and Example Scenarios
The easiest way to simulate the UAC is to install an MSI from an elevated command line. In Vista choose to run the command prompt as Administrator. Then install an MSI. You can flag an MSI, by modifying the WordCount in the Summary Information Stream, so that it does not automatically require elevation during an… Continue reading How to Test Application MSI Packages for UAC
The basics of this feature is explained in the article Folder Virtualization Concepts in Windows Vista. Impact in MSI Packaging Files in a registry key can be found twice in your installation. Especially if the application has to be launched to customize options and settings. Possible Work-around During Setup-Capture: Virtualized resources needs to be merged… Continue reading Windows 7 – File and Registry Redirection : Impact on MSI Packaging