Digital Persona 2.0.1 Manager Won't Install on Windows 7 Build 7260
As more Windows 7 builds became available on the torrent sites, I've been installing them to see if the Digital Persona 2.0.1 Manager would continue to work.
Up to build 7227 (that's what I'm on right now) the Digital Persona "installer" worked and my little procedure (see my previous post) has allowed me to use my fingerprint reader. Some times, I have not been able to "export" my passwords in a file, something I do after I add a new password so I can re-import all my password when I install a new build of Windows 7. The export-import has worked so far on build 7227.
When I installed Windows 7 build 7260, the Digital Persona 2.0.2 "installer" refused to launch, telling me that it was not designed to work on this version of Windows. Just to be clear, I tried the installer on a fresh installation of build 7260. Nothing I tried worked, including changing the properties of the "installer" so it would run in Vista (or XP) compatibility mode an lowering the UAC to the minimum.
The only thing I can think of is that Microsoft changed something in the registry of build 7260, something the Digital Peronsa installer checks for.
Anyone has any insight on this? I'll try to install build 7264 and see if that problem has disappeared. I hope someone at Microsoft reads this and makes sure the Digital Persona 2.0.1 "installer" continues to work on the final version of Windows 7 because I just pre-ordered Win7 Pro on Amazon and it would be a real bummer if I lost this feature since I have the Microsoft keyboard with the fingerprint reader included in it. I understand if Microsoft does not want to do anything more with this product since it's now discontinued but at the very least they should make sure they next OS, which looks reaaaaaly good, allows the Digital Persona 2.0.1 installer to run in compatibility mode.