My Continuing Story of 64-bit Vista
As I reported here, I got all my applications moved over (except for MOA 2007 and since then, MOA 2008).
We determined that the MOA installation issue revolves around the aborted SQL Express 2005 installation that MOA 2007 attempted to do. If you make this move, I recommend that you install SQL x64 BEFORE you attempt to install MOA, use the Advanced installation option, and point MOA to your pre-installed copy.
If you do this, you should be fine.
As you probably know (I blogged about it here), Windows Vista service pack 1 recently released. I installed it and I've been very happy with it.
Today, however, I received my first EVER BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) from Vista. This was the BSOD:
Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
OS Version: 6.0.6001.2.1.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
Additional information about the problem:
OS Version: 6_0_6001
Service Pack: 1_0
Files that help describe the problem:
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I was shocked, to say the least. Googling around for this BSOD 0x000000DA (SYSTEM_PTE_MISUSE) indicates that in earlier versions of the Operating System, this could happen when you have TrackPTEs turned on, and a driver dereferenced a bad memory block. Well, Vista doesn't have that registry value.
And none of the 3 files referenced in the BSOD actually exist! (They may have been removed when Vista reported the problem to Microsoft - I'm not sure about that.)
I'm guessing this has something to do with having more than 3.5 GB of RAM with an nVIDIA graphics card, based also on Google searches. Since my install is fresh, I'm pretty sure I'm running the latest nVIDIA drivers; but I'm going through the 40.5 MB download again, just in case a bit was corrupt or something (I have no clue).