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Thread: Problems With AVG Free

  1. #41

    A bit off topic but...

    Hi CapnJohn,

    I bought a cheap USB computer microscope (up to 900x) about a year ago and have rarely used it. My bad. But when I had my BIG housecleaning bonanza here my brother threw out the box that I had the CD and software in. The microscope and accessories are setting in its styrofoam base so everything else is here. Gee, I wonder how my brother overlooked throwing that out?! Anywayyyy.....

    I was gonna loan it to a neighbor awhile ago when I discovered the CD/software was missing so needless to say he couldn't use it. My main concern is if I want or need to format my HD and clean install XP in the future, is there a way to "recompile" the software that's currently installed.

    I think the microscope (Micro Science brand... it's now hard to find on the Internet) will work without the software (though I'm not sure) but I won't be able to take any pictures (jpgs) or short video clips (mpgs) of anything. The software that came with the microscope is called PhotoImpression 5 and VideoImpression 2. The software may be used for other purposes... I mean I don't believe it was designed just for this USB microscope.... it may be used or sold for other purposes or other pieces of hardware.

    Is there anyway that I can put these programs back together as in an .exe format with an installer and then burn them onto a CD or DVD for later installation?

    Thanks John.... I thought maybe some other people here may have a similar problem so didn't think my topic digression would be too outta line.

    I used AVG 6xx thru 7xx for years and liked it. I haven't tried Avast since Comcast has their own "free" versions of McAfee's AV and firewall, so I use it.

    Watch your 6!

    Bob.
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

  2. #42
    Photoimpression is actually from ArcSoft and appears to be a simple photo editing & management software.

    http://www.arcsoft.com/products/photoimpression/

    They have a trial version

    http://www.arcsoft.com/support/downl...load_trial.asp

    A shareware version

    http://www.toggle.com/lv/group/view/...Impression.htm

    The microscope should be USB plug-and-play.
    4/6/97, car accident, C5. http://raccoon-kathleen.blogspot.com/

  3. #43
    Quote Originally Posted by Raccoon
    Photoimpression is actually from ArcSoft and appears to be a simple photo editing & management software.

    http://www.arcsoft.com/products/photoimpression/

    They have a trial version

    http://www.arcsoft.com/support/downl...load_trial.asp

    A shareware version

    http://www.toggle.com/lv/group/view/...Impression.htm

    The microscope should be USB plug-and-play.
    Hi Racoon,

    Thanx for the effort you put forth for me.

    Maybe I'll be able to burn the 2 folders (PhotoImpression 5 and VideoImpression 2) from ArcSoft onto a CD or DVD or just copy them to another partition or HD and they'll work without an installation program.

    There isn't an InstallaShield or similar installation program in either folder... maybe they don't need to be installed. I can rename the folder where it resides on my C: partition (HD_0 is C, D & E and HD_1 is H, I, J & K.... funny how my optical drives were assigned F&G... I thought HDs got priority! ) and copy it to a partition on my extra/slave HD and see if it works with the microscope.

    On second thought, both programs are listed in XP's Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs so must have been installed with registry entries. Hmmmm.

    I don't want to have to pay for a program(s) that I already bought. And the free demo version(s) is/are lower rez and may have a watermark on the output. Especially since the microscope only cost around 50 bux... those 2 programs bought separately cost more than that!

    Thanks again.

    Bob.
    "Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a great battle." - Philo of Alexandria

  4. #44
    Quote Originally Posted by CapnGimp
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    there ya go register it
    will it hurt if i use this also, cap-ee-tan?

    if so it's no biggie. but it's yer fault for talkin me into switchin from avg that i've been using for years. i don't have much problems with viruses just spyware but i always thought avast used up more resources than avg. at any rate i'm switchin to avast.

  5. #45
    The IT guy at my mothers job suggested Avast and Comodo firewall. Anyone use comodo?

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