Unable to use SWV with Win7 SP1
I used to work with Win7 pro 32bit german and SWV 6.1 SP6 MP1 6.3.2059.
Because my Windows failed to update to SP1 for some reasons I could not identify, I did a clean install of Win7 pro SP1 32bit german on a newly bought SSD.
I then installed SWV 6.1 SP6 MP1 6.3.2059 there. Using F:\fslrdr_ as the redirect path to prevent interference with the redirect of the previous installation F:\fslrdr.
Note: I add global excludes for all drive letters except C:, which is the system drive. F:\fslrdr_ is now a different physical drive. Both drives use NTFS.
1st observation: While I could import layers, activating them did not make their contents visible in the file system. It just made no difference.
2nd observation: Any try to record a new application layer just made the installers of the applications hang, or quit with some error messages, in the moment they tried to create a file or dir on C:. No chance to re-create my layers either.
Next I cleaned up the old F:\fslrdr (booted into the old installation & deleted all layers), deleted the empty dir, re-installed SWV under the new Win7 installation now with the ever working F:\fslrdr. Alas, without success.
Then I took ownership and gave Administrators & my user full access to all files in the redirect area. This recipe helped with some other problems in the past, but not this time.
I found out there is a new SWV version: 6.1 SP7 MP2 6.4.1550. So I uninstalled the old SWV version (several times back and forward during the tries to make it work as described above), then installed the new version. Btw: all installs use the command line switches for serial number and redirect path.
3rd observation: After installing, 8 subdirectories under F:\fslrdr and registry entries are already there, although in the admin console I cannot see any layer.
4th observation: I imported a saved .vsa layer that I had exported with 6.3.2059, and got an error 1042 when I tried to activate it.
5th. observation: The original problems persist: I am unable to record any application. Because of (4), I can now not test if imported layers show up in the file system, but I doubt it, because everything else behaves the same as before.
==> Could you please give me any support how I can continue using SWV with Win7 SP1?
EDIT: I normally want the redirect area to be on a drive different to the system drive, for a small system partition and for lean system backups. But just to give it a try, I installed 6.4.1550 with the default redirect c:\fslrdr with the same problems 2 & 4.
EDIT2: Even 6.3.2059 reinstalled with the original redirect C:\fslrdr has problems 1 & 2.