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Old Feb 21, 2010, 5:53 PM   #1
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i have been using midwest photographic for my albums but i recently got a new computer with windows 7 and apparently it is not compatible because it won't download the software, so does anybody have a recommendation for a company they like. thanks
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 7:43 PM   #2
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I just tried the software under win 7, and it appears to work fine (and the software download page even specifically mentions Windows 7 compatibility). I'd make sure you have Java installed (it's a Java based application, so it's cross platform and should run fine on any version of Windows that has Java available for it). I'm using Firefox, but you should be able to install it from IE, too.

http://www.java.com/en/

Then, it should work OK. I get a pop up box and I just open it with the default Java. You'll see a link to their software is on this page:

http://www.midwestphotographic.com/P...ed_Albums.html

Once you get to that page, you should see a box pop up like this one. Just open it with java and it should install.
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Old Feb 21, 2010, 7:45 PM   #3
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Note that you will get a digital signature warning. But, if you click on Run, it will install the app OK (and you'll also find a shortcut it places on your desktop for it).
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I'd make sure you have Java installed (it's a Java based application, so it's cross platform and should run fine on any version of Windows that has Java available for it). I'm using Firefox, but you should be able to install it from IE, too.
Or, maybe not (IE). It crashed IE 8. :-)

But, I tried it with 64 bit IE 8 and it worked (I just had to click allow when the popup came up).

I'd use Firefox to get if you have any issues (it's free):

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/
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i tried loading java through midwestphotographic and it wouldn't load. i spent 2.5 hours on the phone with a tech from softworksroes and he couldn't get it to load.
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I'd use Firefox (and you can install it and you can still use IE for other things and they are not mutually exclusive and you can have both installed). Get it from here:

http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/

Also, make sure you've got the latest version of Java installed (since it's a Java application). Get it from here:

http://www.java.com/en/

If you can't run the application directly from your internet browser (IE, Firefox, etc.), just save it to your hard drive first (right click on this link and select the "Save Link As" option from Firefox, selecting your Desktop as a location to save it to).

http://www.softworksroes.com/ROES/la...ct/launch.jnlp

Then, you should be able to click on that saved program (launch.jnlp, and you should see an icon named launch on your desktop) to run the installer and program using Sun Java. It works fine under Win 7. If you're still seeing problems trying that approach, let me know what you're seeing and I'll try to help you troubleshoot it. Unless you've got something odd impacting Java applications with your PC's configuration, it should be able to run on any Operating System that supports Java (including 32 and 64 bit versions of Windows 7, and I just tested it on 64 Bit Windows 7 and it works just fine with it).
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I just received a software update from MS, having to do with JS and IE8 compatibility problems. Maybe this would solve your problems.

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Microsoft released patches yesterday designed to allow a lot of programs that were incompatible to run under Win 7 as part of it's normal updates. Interestingly, I saw Firefox crash twice this morning while running under Win 7, which has *never* happened to me before. LOL

So, I'm thinking about backing out the new updates as a result. But, I'll see what happens for a while before deciding if the patches are at fault or not.

Personally, I'd prefer IE didn't work instead (as I'd rarely use it anyway, other than to test issues others may be having with it).
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