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Author Topic: Obvious when you know how !  (Read 3210 times)

JGO

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Obvious when you know how !
« on: April 13, 2014, 07:05:13 PM »

I'm getting into a tangle with W7 and GIMP.  I installed it to a USB stick, editing the destination from C:\.....       to do this. Now I need to install it normally and I can't find where I set the destination and change it back   Grrr !!!!!

Please, can someone point me in the right direction.
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 07:14:36 PM »

At a guess, it remembers where you installed it before and stores this value in the registry. Perhaps you need to uninstall it from the stick first?
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2014, 08:58:19 PM »

Possibly it is in the registry, but this pop-up suggests that it is easy to access ?

As GIMP is reported as "Not compatible with Win 7" and " Only  32 bit version works" I'm not the only one to have trouble !
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2014, 10:40:19 PM »

I'm afraid I'm not competent to take it any further. It was just a guess on my part.
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #4 on: April 14, 2014, 06:23:11 AM »

I've installed it on 64 bit W7, no idea whether it was a 32 or 64 version I installed though .

It would be helpful to know when you get that error.

My guess is that you need to uninstall it,  but you will need the USB drive connected and using the same drive letter when it was installed. To check what drive letter it was installed to have a look at the properties of the shortcut on the start menu that launches Gimp,  then make sure the USB drive is connected as that drive so the program can be uninstalled.
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2014, 07:07:39 AM »

Thanks very much both.

It doesn't seem it is a case of (say)  RT click on something to fetch up another menu.

I'll try your suggestion Ronski .   I think it installs as 32 bit 'cos it is found in "program files" not "program files X86", but that is applying logic !!!
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2014, 07:33:09 AM »

Bingo !

Clean uninstall of everything and no problem. Thanks for the pointers.

Now all I've got to do is remeber it takes a very long time to load addons, not "a while" . Like my wife says, "you may feel some discomfort" is medical speak for " This will hurt like H--- !" .

Thanks again for support.
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2014, 10:14:05 AM »

Glad you got it sorted.
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Re: Obvious when you know how !
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 10:43:38 AM »

I'll try your suggestion Ronski .   I think it installs as 32 bit 'cos it is found in "program files" not "program files X86", but that is applying logic !!!

Applying the wrong logic, unfortunately. On 64 bit Windows, 'Program Files' is where 64 bit programs go, 'program files (x86)' is where 32bit programs go.
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