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Re: Re-installing Maxim on new laptop


Dec 31, 2009

 


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#39382 Dec 31, 2009

I have come across an unusual problem that I am sure has a simple answer. I

tried to install MaximDL507.exe on a new laptop. It is a recent version of Maxim

- 5.07 and is probably the last one to which I am entitled. The new laptop is

for use in the observatory and is 64-bit Win-7. Most curiously, Maxim now fails

with a non-fatal error telling me that it expected to find the installation on

E: drive (Invalid APPDIR setting "E:\Users\........". My other laptop (formerly

observatory use) has Maxim installed on E: drive but I cannot see how an

installation program can know that! On installation it asked where I wanted the

program installed and I changed the directory from c:\Program to c:\astronomy,

as I normally do.



The error is non-fatal and is followed by a request to enter the registration

details (yet to be found!) However, I don't want the program to always start

with an error. I assume that the program itself will run on a 64-bit processor

because it did not fail at this stage. Has anyone got any ideas about this

problem?



Lawrence Harris



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#39400 Jan 2, 2010

I have come across an unusual problem that I am sure has a simple answer. I

>tried to install MaximDL507.exe on a new laptop. It is a recent version of Maxim

>- 5.07 and is probably the last one to which I am entitled. The new laptop is

>for use in the observatory and is 64-bit Win-7. Most curiously, Maxim now fails

>with a non-fatal error telling me that it expected to find the installation on

>E: drive (Invalid APPDIR setting "E:\Users\........". My other laptop (formerly

>observatory use) has Maxim installed on E: drive but I cannot see how an

>installation program can know that! On installation it asked where I wanted the

>program installed and I changed the directory from c:\Program to c:\astronomy,

>as I normally do.

>

>

>The error is non-fatal and is followed by a request to enter the registration

>details (yet to be found!) However, I don't want the program to always start

>with an error. I assume that the program itself will run on a 64-bit processor

>because it did not fail at this stage. Has anyone got any ideas about this

>problem?

>

>

>Lawrence Harris



I have managed to mostly fix this problem. Maxim now runs OK apart from the

initial 'do you want to run this program' question from the UAC.



Lawrence



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