Virgin install



  • Hi,

    After a long-ish battle with my win 7 install, which I had been using for many years, I am now on a virgin 8.1 install. It has been configured to be identical to win 7 as possible.

    Two minor issues:- Installing new skins is impossible as PA is installed in the program files folder, so it is a permissions issue. I did fix this by brute force in my last install so would like advice on how to fix it here. Do I use the “take ownership” context menu?

    The other thing is that PA still takes ages to load. What the heck is going on behind the scenes that it should take so long? Honestly, I did not see any difference thyat the startup optimisations made in the v17 line of PA

    Cheers

    DrT


  • conexware

    @drteeth dont you have access to soon-to-be-beta PA 2018? Check out its speed vs PA 2017.

    As to the skins, give us a link to example please (of a skin you are trying to install). It should be installed to app data.


  • Alpha Testers

    I assume extra skins are meant to install to:
    C:\ProgramData\ConeXware\PowerArchiver\Skins



  • Thanks both for the info on where to put skins, I will check it out.

    I do have access to PA 2018. I will download it and have a play. It wiuld have to have a considerable decrease in startup speed to be really noticeable. Also, the second and subsequent starups are not that much faster than the first one of the day.

    Cheers

    DrT

    Update about beta. I downloaded 18.00.08 and it seemed to put a lot more in my install folder than just the powerarc.exe file. I did rename my original file before the install. Can I still revert by swapping these two files? VERY impressed about the speedup improvements.


  • conexware

    @drteeth cant wait for you to try it 🙂



  • Hi all.

    WOW! Now that IS a serious drop in loading speed.

    Regarding the skins issue. I cannot get any skins from the PA site to load at all no matter where I place them on my hard disk. The skins I was experimenting with are Slate and SmoothVista.

    Can I get updates via Patchbeam or must I download them directly from this site?

    Cheers

    DrT


  • conexware

    @drteeth this week should be start of 2018 patchbeam updates, but not yet exactly. Things are still moving at fast pace.

    Full skins are not supported anymore like that… new skins coming up soon. But Slate and Smoothvista interfaces used to work with directskin that stopped working properly with x64 version. However toolbar icons should still work (not tested in 2018 yet)



  • @spwolf

    I had to stop testing as I found the unregistered version nag screen that appeared too annoying. If it can be removed, I will start again.

    Due to the nature of the beta, I assume that I can have both PA 2017 and 2018 installed and usable at the same time? Is that correct?

    I asked about downloading via patchbeam as I really do not like this forum software.

    The good news is that I have retired by old Win 7 partition and am now on Win 8.1 x64, so the Virtual Drive feature is working again. YIPPEEEE!

    Cheers

    DrT


  • conexware

    @drteeth there will be email with links… also you can configure forums in settings to load full page and set pagination manually, so it behaves like everything else… i have made it default now, but i cant change it for existing users… i assume thats the problem.



  • Hi,

    Sorry, but what do you mean by “there will be email with links…”?

    I also did not get any notification for your reply even though I am “watching” this thread. I’ll change a few settings.

    Cheers

    DrTeeth


  • conexware

    @drteeth check chat icon on top right of the forums, i have sent it to you via chat.



  • Hi,

    I have downloaded a later version.

    My offline activation code is not working. I have been to my account page on the site and cannot see how to get another one.

    Please advise.

    Thanks

    DrTeeth


  • conexware

    @drteeth said in Virgin install:

    Hi,

    I have downloaded a later version.

    My offline activation code is not working. I have been to my account page on the site and cannot see how to get another one.

    Please advise.

    Thanks

    DrTeeth

    online code works with every version since it checks and downloads appropriate offline code… and I have sent you manually offline code (in email) if for some reason you cant use it… latest release is a .16. Check it out and let us know how it works.



  • Hi,

    I have not received an email from you at all.

    I have been using the .16 release, but I need to get rid of that nag screen.

    Cheers

    DrTeeth


 

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