Installing CR7 on Windows Vista

Monday 9 April 2007 @ 9:41 am

I had a reader ask me about installing Crystal Reports version 7 on Windows Vista. It seems that the CR7 install crashes mid way through. Since I have avoided Vista so far so I didn’t have much advice to offer. Well he later told me that he got it to work by installing up to the point of the crash and then copying the rest of the files into the program folder. A week later he says that it seem to run fine. I am not sure I would recommend this combination or method, but I rarely argue with something that works. If anyone has a different experience or other problems with CR/Vista let me know.

One Response to 'Installing CR7 on Windows Vista'

  1. Neoblood - November 8th, 2007 at 1:38 pm

    to install CR7 you need first take ownership on the file located in Windows\system32, called dbnmpntw.dll. After that, rename it ex: dbnmpntw_orig.dll and install CR7. after the instalation,i personly reused the file that has been “given” by microsoft, it is for sql clients but only if you use sql server.

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