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Re: Guiding
« Reply #15 on: Jan 05, 2010, 01:15:13 »
Just put the downloaded file onto a memory stick (or even a compact flash card from your camera) transfer it to the new PC then install it.
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Re: Guiding
« Reply #16 on: Jan 05, 2010, 04:53:50 »
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I HATE VISTA

Hurah we have a convert.

I would say the following, get yourself a copy of hyperos.
install it and then install a fresh copy of winxp into a separate partition on your disk.

that way you can keep cursing vista, whilst you are setting up xp.
and just switch between the two.

that way you can still image with vista, without having to worry about getting everything set up in one go on the xp
and once that xp is set, copy over your doc ect and then get rid of vista

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #17 on: Jan 05, 2010, 21:48:08 »
Hi Mac,

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I HATE VISTA Hurah we have a convert.
I'm not a convert, I have never liked Vista which is why I hung on for so long not wanting to buy a new laptop.  But in the end I had to as I wasn't getting anywhere with that LX problem I had with my SC3 camera.  Several people had looked at the laptop (including yourself) and it was not clear whether my LX problem was the camera or the laptop.  Was I mad when I found only a few weeks later that Windows 7 was coming out.  

I guess the only reason I haven't converted so far is I was worried I might negate the warranty if I changed the system.

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I would say the following, get yourself a copy of hyperos.
install it and then install a fresh copy of winxp into a separate partition on your disk.
Your suggestion sounds good, I've found it as a download on the internet but don't know how to make a partition.  

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Just put the downloaded file onto a memory stick (or even a compact flash card from your camera) transfer it to the new PC then install it.
 Mick, that sounds a good idea too, but again not quite sure how to put an installation file onto a memory stick after I've installed.   I'll give Mick's idea a go, but if I fail, does any-one fancy doing this for me as a paid job?

Carole


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Re: Guiding
« Reply #18 on: Jan 05, 2010, 22:14:28 »
XP is still your best option. Windows 7 hasn't been out long enough for all of the bugs to be ironed out and for all of the peripheral manufacturers to get stable drivers for the devices. XP has been out for years and is in a nice stable form at present.
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Re: Guiding
« Reply #19 on: Jan 06, 2010, 09:09:25 »
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put an installation file onto a memory stick after I've installed

Carole, the file you downloaded is just an ordinary file (that does clever stuff).  Although you have "installed" the program, the downloaded file should remain unchanged - In fact you could actually delete it now.

So copy or move the file you downloaded (the one you double clicked to install the program) to a memory stick and transfer it to the new laptop.
Then run the file on the new laptop and this will install the program (hopefully)

If when you put the stick into the new laptop, Vista pops up a menu suggesting it contains a video file or whatever, there should be an option to "explore" the folder (mem. stick) - choose that and find the file - do not let vista try and open it with a suggested program and Never tick the box that asks "always perform this action with xxx file type"
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Re: Guiding
« Reply #20 on: Jan 06, 2010, 11:07:40 »
Hi Mick,

I did what you suggested and it seems to be installed on the VISTA but when I try to use it I get this message:

"Application has failed to start because it's side by side configuration is incorrect.  Please see the application event log for more detail."

Can't find an application event log.

I think I really want to convert to Windows XP. 

Carole

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #21 on: Jan 06, 2010, 11:29:10 »
It sounds like Vista did a partial install the first time  :-?
Try the add/remove program thing in Vista to delete anything that's in there.
Deleting the folder might help as well, that sometimes gets left behind after deleting

C:\Program files\PHD Guiding would be a good place to start looking using Windows Explorer

Reboot then install it again.

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #22 on: Jan 06, 2010, 12:46:22 »
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Try the add/remove program thing in Vista to delete anything that's in there.
  First of all there isn't a thing called add or remove programmes.  I found a "programmes" icon, but PHD wasn't listed, even though it appears in this list
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C:\Program files\PHD Guiding
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So I've deleted it from that list, also the desktop icon I put on last night. 

Re-installed via memory stick - same problem again.

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #23 on: Jan 06, 2010, 13:44:29 »
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First of all there isn't a thing called add or remove programmes.

goto start menu
goto settings
select control pannel
open add or remove programs :D

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #24 on: Jan 06, 2010, 13:46:48 »
Oh dear! Don't go deleting directories/folders from the Program Files folder :-[

No wonder you have so many problems. In Vista Use Control Panel, Programs and Features to remove programs you don't want! NEVER delete folders in Program Files unless you really know what you are up to. My dad used to do this all the time before he passed away and I spent days fixing the damage for him. He was 84 so had an excuse.
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Re: Guiding
« Reply #25 on: Jan 06, 2010, 15:25:03 »
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NEVER delete folders in Program Files


Even after the program is removed/uninstalled ?


Thanks Ian  :oops:
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Re: Guiding
« Reply #26 on: Jan 06, 2010, 15:39:10 »
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NEVER delete folders in Program Files

Even after the program is removed/uninstalled ?

Never take computer tips from someone who can't operate the quote tags correctly...

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #27 on: Jan 06, 2010, 15:46:38 »
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select control pannel
open add or remove programs
Mac, that's what it hasn't got!!
I've got that in WindowsXP, but not in Vista.

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Oh dear! Don't go deleting directories/folders from the Program Files folder :-[
No wonder you have so many problems.
 Just to clarify, I have never deleted anything from programmes files folder before I had all these problems.  So it's not me that has caused the problem, the problem was already there.  

I was told to uninstall PHD and as I had installed it in the first place by copying into the programme files folder I as instructed, and it didn't appear in the programmes list (Note, I do not have an add and remove programmes utility as previously stated I just took out what I put in.)

I even went into help to try to find where Add or Remove programmes was located, and it was telling me loads of other irrelevant stuff.

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #28 on: Jan 06, 2010, 16:03:31 »
This is what I get when I go in control panel:



As you can see no add or remove programmes.

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Re: Guiding
« Reply #29 on: Jan 06, 2010, 16:04:13 »
Carole try this...

http://www.vista4beginners.com/Add-Remove-Programs-nowhere-to-be-found

Looks like it is in Programs & Features.....