Cannot Install Windows Vista Ultimate with AnyDVD

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (DVD issues)' started by jerricho, Mar 21, 2007.

  1. jerricho

    jerricho New Member

    Running Windows XP SP2 and I cannot install Windows Vista Ultimate with AnyDVD installed.

    I try to read the DVD and there's just a readme file in there that says something to the effect of "Your drive must support the 13284 UDF system" or something like that.

  2. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Be specific... do you mean with AnyDVD merely installed or do you mean with it actually running?? Turn it off and try again.

  3. Charlie

    Charlie Well-Known Member

    I ran some test on this over the weekend and can honestly say that all works well on vista ultimate 32 bit and 64 bit.
  4. jerricho

    jerricho New Member

    With AnyDVD installed. Running or not.

    I tried to disable AnyDVD and I still get the same results.

    To the 2nd poster, I am trying to get Vista installed, not run Vista with AnyDVD, thanks for your input but it's not relavent.
  5. oldjoe

    oldjoe Well-Known Member

    jerricho...........What type of install of Vista are you attempting? "Upgrade"(install Vista over XP) install? At what point of the install process does Vista stop?
  6. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I am confident that this problem isn't related to AnyDVD at all.
  7. jerricho

    jerricho New Member

    Well James, I hate to burst your bubble but it is indeed a problem with AnyDVD.

    I went thru the registry and removed the lowerfilter


    LowerFilters | REG_MULTI_SZ | AnyDVD

    Rebooted my machine and I could see the content of the DVD at this point.

    So, now what?
  8. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    I am puzzled.
  9. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Disabling AnyDVD isn't quite the same as exiting it. When you right click it, and click exit - it's gone. When you disable it, it's still running in a way.

    As for the rest, I'd never try to install an MS-OS as an "upgrade" - best to install Vista on a clean formatted drive.

  10. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    I just checked my system and I have the same Lower Filter string even when AnyDVD is not running.
    And even upon reboot, with AnyDVD's autostart disabled - that string is *still* there? What's it for??

    Last edited: Mar 22, 2007
  11. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    No, it is exactly the same thing, except that the AnyDVD process is still running, but doing absolutely nothing.
  12. Clams

    Clams Well-Known Member

    Which is what I meant. (ie Disabling it does not actually unload it from RAM. )

    What's that Lower Filter registry string for anyway?

    Last edited: Mar 22, 2007
  13. James

    James Redfox Development Team Staff Member

    It loads lower filter drivers (those sitting between the class and the port driver) into the stack.
    For example, if you remove the AnyDVD entry AnyDVD.sys will not be loaded anymore (making AnyDVD unoperational).