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Re: filmscanners: Silverfast vs Nikon Software?

Cary wrote:

>This technique can help many balky applications to run correctly on Win2K.

This (below) sounds like a good answer to a bad problem. Before I try it on 
my next install, though, has anyone here tried this type of "custom 
installation" on Win98?

Best regardds--LRA

Original Message--
>From: "Enoch's Vision, Inc. (Cary Enoch R...)" 
>Reply-To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>To: filmscanners@halftone.co.uk
>Subject: Re: filmscanners: Silverfast vs Nikon Software?
>Date: Mon, 13 Aug 2001 08:32:06 -0400
>At 07:10 13-08-01 +0000, you wrote:
>>Cary wrote (re: Silverfast demo):
>>>Been there. Did that. On my Win2K system the SIlverfast demo made 
>>>inoperative. I had to uninstall Silverfast and reinstall NikonScan before
>>>it would work again.
>>I don't have SF or NS (or even a Nikon), but I've experienced that
>>phenomenon *more* than enough with other software that "shares" files. I
>>don't know if it's sloppy programming or just downright meanness, but I
>>*do* wish that code-writers would get their collective acts together. It
>>makes me really hate to add anything new.
>Win2K has an undocumented or at least well hidden workaround that can often
>solve the shared files problem. It didn't do so in the case of Silverfast
>but I'll post it for general reference because it's good to know:
>"In the previous tip, we mentioned how to disable the Windows File
>Protection feature of Win2000, using the registry. However, this can be
>dangerous, as it leaves your system exposed to the possibility that an
>application could overwrite system files (DLLs) when installed
>(particularly older applications). Some older applications simply insist on
>placing their DLLs in the System folder. However, a work around to this
>problem is to put the DLL in question (the one that the newly installed
>application wants to place in the System folder, overwriting the current
>DLL in that folder) in the application's own folder. Then create a zero
>byte file that is named the same as the application, plus an extension of
>.local. For instance, if the application was called crankyapp.exe, you
>would create a file called crankyapp.exe.local in the same file as
>crankyapp.exe and crankyapp.dll. Windows 2000 will then automatically load
>that applications DLL for use only with that application."
>This technique can help many balky applications to run correctly on Win2K.
>Cary Enoch Reinstein aka Enoch's Vision, Inc., Peach County, Georgia
>http://www.enochsvision.com/, http://www.bahaivision.com/ -- "Behind all
>these manifestations is the one radiance, which shines through all things.
>The function of art is to reveal this radiance through the created object."
>~Joseph Campbell

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