Re: [MaxImDL] Internet access for Maxim Upgrade install; was Registration delays


Mar 10, 2002

 


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#1760 Mar 10, 2002

I had the same weird request for internet access and tracked it down to the

fact that I had not installed the separate Windows installer software. This

is the file INSTMSIW.EXE that's available at the same site where you

download MaxIm 3.06. I ran that (only takes a couple of seconds) and then

the MaxIm upgrade (I already had v3.02 on the machine) ran without asking

for access to the net. It's the only software that ever asked me for a

separate installer and the fact that it doesn't come out and say "I need

INSTMSIW.EXE to run this install" is not user-friendly. I think it's

explained on the Cyanogen site, but it still seems unnecessarily

complicated. BTW, 3.06 runs fine on my Win2000 system.

Hope this helps....

Bert



Bert Katzung

katzung1@...

www.astronomy-images.com

----- Original Message -----

From: "Marty Niemi" mniemi000@...>

To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com>

Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 2:23 PM

Subject: Re: [MaxImDL] Re: Registration delays





> Tom,

>

> The internet access is to pickup a more recent version of some Windows

> installation code than is on you PC. Take a look what it is accessing, I

> would bet it is only Microsoft.com. It is not for any other reason that I

> am aware. I have seen other software package installs operate in the same

> manner. You could pick up the new install support from Microsoft on your

> own. Then MaxIm find it when the install started. Don't blame Doug for

> requirements forced on Cyanogen by the folks in Redmond, WA.

>

> Marty

>

> ----- Original Message -----

> From: "tpiccian" tomp1@...>

> To: MaxImDL@yahoogroups.com>

> Sent: Sunday, March 10, 2002 5:06 PM

> Subject: [MaxImDL] Re: Registration delays

>

>

> > I'm beginning to agree! But I see a bigger problem.

> >

> > I just installed 3.06 and it required internet access after starting

> > the upgrade. I often take my software on my trips. After all this is

> > an outdoor activity!

> >

> > What am I going to do if something goes wrong when I'm spending a

> > week in West Virginia or Massachucetts????? If Maxim requires a

> > reinstall I'll be out of luck. There's no phones available for the

> > download.



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#1767 Mar 11, 2002

Bert Katzung wrote: >

> It's the only software that ever asked me for a

> separate installer and the fact that it doesn't come out and say "I need

> INSTMSIW.EXE to run this install" is not user-friendly.



The message in question comes from InstallShield; I agree that it is not the

most helpful, but unfortunately we didn't write it.



Doug



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Doug George

dgeorge@...



Diffraction Limited

Makers of Cyanogen Imaging Products

www.cyanogen.com



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