Changes between Version 22 and Version 23 of InstallWindows


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May 4, 2012 3:50:25 PM (9 years ago)
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    6 == Option 1: Install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI with self-installer ==
     6== Option 1: Install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI from a zip file == #Option1
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    8   ''This option does not work on all computers. It appears that the self installer does not even run on at least some 64-bit versions of Windows. On other computers, depending on how security is set up, you may get a 'Access denied writing HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE...' error, unless run from an admin account, particularly in Windows-7. If errors occur please try using [#Option2 Option 2], below.''
     8  ''This install option works for all Windows systems, except for at a few locations where a proxy server may be blocking access to our svn (subversion) server. See [wiki:News2012May4 the discussion on proxies] for more on configuring that.''
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    10 If you have a previous version of GSAS & EXPGUI installed, this will not update that version. You can either delete that version or keep it, but note that shortcuts to the older version will likely be overwritten and the registry keys (for right-click options) certainly will be replaced. If you opt to keep the old version, load this version in a new location (or rename the older version). This process will fail if used in the location where the package has already been loaded.
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    12  1. download and run http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/svnload/gsas+expgui_svn.exe (this may require more than one step depending on your browser, OS and security settings.)
    13  2. Run through the installer pages, selecting options as needed. Most defaults options are good choices, though some people might prefer to install shortcuts in their Start menu and might prefer no desktop shortcuts. [[BR]]
    14       Note: I am trying to get information on what does not work when one loads GSAS into a directory path that contains spaces (such as C:\Documents & Settings\username\gsas). Please send them to mailto:toby@anl.gov
    15  3. After you press the Install button on the last page of the installer, the bootstrap.bat file is started in a cmd.exe window.
    16  4. In the cmd.exe window, the names of files will stream by as they are loaded (see cmdout.png attachment for what the window will look like at the end). Press Enter in this window and then click on Finish in the "Setup Complete" window. Installation is now complete. GSAS & EXPGUI can now be run.
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    18 Note this distribution is for Windows-XP or later. Windows-2000 might work; Windows-95, -98 & -ME are not supported. Also, this distribution does not include an option to uninstall the software. This was removed since it seemed to cause security conflicts for some non-sysadmin users. If you want to uninstall the software you can delete the folder and shortcuts. A few registry items will remain, but they cause no effect and are a lot of work to remove. On some windows systems, for reasons unknown, the gsas+expgui_svn.exe program crashes with a runtime error. If this happens for you, see the next step.
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    21 == Option 2: Install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI from a zip file == #Option2
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    23   ''This install option works for all Windows systems, except for at a few locations where local firewalls appear to be blocking access to our svn (subversion) server.''
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    25 Since, the packaging program used above is getting a bit old and fails with a runtime error on some computers,
     10Since, the packaging program used for Option 2 getting a bit old and fails with a runtime error on some computers,
    2611an alternate process is available to install in the same fashion. 
    2712(I am seeking a volunteer to repackage GSAS and EXPGUI with a more modern installer, please contact  [mailto:brian.toby@anl.gov].)
     
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     52== Option 2: Install self-upgrading GSAS & EXPGUI with self-installer ==
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     54  ''This option is easier than the above, but it does not work on all computers. It appears that the self-installer does not even run on at least some 64-bit versions of Windows. On other computers, depending on how security is set up, you may get a 'Access denied writing HKEY-LOCAL_MACHINE...' error, unless run from an admin account, particularly in Windows-7. If errors occur please try using [#Option1 Option 1], above.''
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     56If you have a previous version of GSAS & EXPGUI installed, this will not update that version. You can either delete that version or keep it, but note that shortcuts to the older version will likely be overwritten and the registry keys (for right-click options) certainly will be replaced. If you opt to keep the old version, load this version in a new location (or rename the older version). This process will fail if used in the location where the package has already been loaded.
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     58 1. download and run http://11bm.xor.aps.anl.gov/downloads/gsas/svnload/gsas+expgui_svn.exe (this may require more than one step depending on your browser, OS and security settings.)
     59 2. Run through the installer pages, selecting options as needed. Most defaults options are good choices, though some people might prefer to install shortcuts in their Start menu and might prefer no desktop shortcuts. [[BR]]
     60      Note: I am trying to get information on what does not work when one loads GSAS into a directory path that contains spaces (such as C:\Documents & Settings\username\gsas). Please send them to mailto:toby@anl.gov
     61 3. After you press the Install button on the last page of the installer, the bootstrap.bat file is started in a cmd.exe window.
     62 4. In the cmd.exe window, the names of files will stream by as they are loaded (see cmdout.png attachment for what the window will look like at the end). Press Enter in this window and then click on Finish in the "Setup Complete" window. Installation is now complete. GSAS & EXPGUI can now be run.
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     64Note this distribution is for Windows-XP or later. Windows-2000 might work; Windows-95, -98 & -ME are not supported. Also, this distribution does not include an option to uninstall the software. This was removed since it seemed to cause security conflicts for some non-sysadmin users. If you want to uninstall the software you can delete the folder and shortcuts. A few registry items will remain, but they cause no effect and are a lot of work to remove. On some windows systems, for reasons unknown, the gsas+expgui_svn.exe program crashes with a runtime error. If this happens for you, see the next step.
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    6767== Option 3: Install non-updating GSAS & EXPGUI from a zip file ==
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