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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2004, 11:53:58 AM »
Excellent,  problem sorted   ;D

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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2004, 11:54:32 AM »
Thanks,its working now :)
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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2004, 03:04:34 PM »
VLK, when I click on the http://www2.asw.cz/~vlk/vdd2.reg
the windows media player opens.  If I right click on the link and choose save target as I get a file named vdd2.mp3.

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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2004, 03:12:38 PM »
Interesting, me too...
Anyway, just rename the .mp3 file back to .reg and click on it.

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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2004, 03:14:29 PM »
I did, but what the heck could cause this?

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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2004, 03:54:32 PM »
Hmm, really interesting... Maybe Apache (our HTTP server) somehow thinks that .reg files are audio streams - and IE agrees... ;D

Anyway, here's a zipped version - works OK:

http://www2.asw.cz/~vlk/vdd2.zip


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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2004, 04:04:04 PM »
FYI:

It's not only IE, Opera does the same. Both change the fileextension to .mp3

Firefox however thinks it is a quicktime movie ;D and leaves the fileextension .reg

Hope this little info helps finding/solving the problem.
« Last Edit: August 31, 2004, 04:05:03 PM by Eddy »

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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #22 on: August 31, 2004, 05:28:23 PM »
Thats because server reports wrong MIME type :P
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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #23 on: August 31, 2004, 10:58:01 PM »
Something like this?

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\VirtualDeviceDrivers]
"VDD"="C:\Program Files\avast!\aswMonVd.dll"
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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #24 on: August 31, 2004, 11:00:18 PM »
No, because that would create the VDD value of type REG_SZ which is not correct (it must be REG_MULTI_SZ).

I don't recommend experimenting with this stuff... :)
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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #25 on: August 31, 2004, 11:14:24 PM »
OK, When I need, I will install it with the default folder...

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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #26 on: August 31, 2004, 11:16:01 PM »
You don't have to reinstall. Just change (edit) the thing in regedit instead of editing the .reg file and importing it...
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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #27 on: August 31, 2004, 11:41:42 PM »
You don't have to reinstall. Just change (edit) the thing in regedit instead of editing the .reg file and importing it...
I will do that ;)
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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2004, 12:02:17 AM »
On my old PC, I have installed the avast! Home Edition on WinXP Pro SP2, and see that the registry already have the:

"VDD"="C:\Program Files\avast!\aswMonVd.dll"

Is this normal?
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Re:With SP2 Avast unables setup of older software
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2004, 08:56:39 AM »
Why are you asking? Of course it's normal. As I said, by far not all SP2 users are affected by this strange behavior...
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