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terranaut Absent Member.
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Vista Upgrade not possible after uninstalling Novell Client

When Upgrading Windows XP to Vista, the Vista-compatibility report recognizes Novell Client 4.91x as non-compatible application. Although the Novell Client has been completely removed, the Vista Upgrade-compatibility-check still finds the Novell Client????? stopping any further possibilities to upgrade the operating system.

There were still some entries in the registry (HKEYLM/SOFTWARE/NOVELL) which i've manually removed - without success!

Any ideas???
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grimlock1 Absent Member.
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Re: Vista Upgrade not possible after uninstalling Novell Client

terranaut wrote:
> When Upgrading Windows XP to Vista, the Vista-compatibility report
> recognizes Novell Client 4.91x as non-compatible application. Although
> the Novell Client has been completely removed, the Vista
> Upgrade-compatibility-check still finds the Novell Client????? stopping
> any further possibilities to upgrade the operating system.
>
> There were still some entries in the registry (HKEYLM/SOFTWARE/NOVELL)
> which i've manually removed - without success!
>
> Any ideas???
>

Other than upgrading vista over the top of XP being a horrifically bad
idea, and you should nuke it and load clean?

I'd suggest searching the registry for client32 or Novell and seeing
what comes up.

In the time it takes you to solve this I'm betting you could have nuked
the partition and reloaded from scratch.

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ecyoung Absent Member.
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Re: Vista Upgrade not possible after uninstalling Novell Client

ZEN agent installed? (it modifies the gina similar to the Novell client,
maybe confusing the compatibility check).

"terranaut" <terranaut@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote in message
news:terranaut.3qxspc@no-mx.forums.novell.com...
> Any ideas???



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Anonymous_User Absent Member.
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Re: Vista Upgrade not possible after uninstalling Novell Client

terranaut <terranaut@no-mx.forums.novell.com> wrote:

> When Upgrading Windows XP to Vista, the Vista-compatibility report
> recognizes Novell Client 4.91x as non-compatible application. Although
> the Novell Client has been completely removed, the Vista
> Upgrade-compatibility-check still finds the Novell Client????? stopping
> any further possibilities to upgrade the operating system.
>
> There were still some entries in the registry (HKEYLM/SOFTWARE/NOVELL)
> which i've manually removed - without success!


At least as a fundamental issue, I'm not seeing that kind of outcome
here for what its worth. On a Windows XP Professional SP3 x86 English
machine, with the Novell Client 4.91 SP5 installed with NICI and NMAS
as it does by default. Used the Add/Remove Programs item for the
Novell Client alone, which technically leaves NICI installed. But
running SETUP.EXE from a Windows Vista SP1 x86 English DVD and
installing Vista Ultimate flagged a couple hardware device driver
concerns during the compatibility check, but proceeded with upgrade.

So a couple additional suggestions, in addition to the ones already
made: Perhaps install and then (re-)remove the current Novell Client,
in case the compatibility check has some issue with the specific
version of Novell Client components being found on the machine.
Perhaps ensure that the NMAS client and NICI client are removed from
the Add/Remove Programs list just as the Novell Client was. Perhaps
use a Windows Vista SP1 DVD in case this compatibility check is
something the original Vista release did flag as fatal but the updated
SETUP.EXE does not.

Alan Adams
Novell Client CPR Group
alan.adams@novell.com

Novell
Making IT Work As One
www.novell.com
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