11075Re: [fhctech] Windows XP Image upgrade
- Jan 1, 2007Lori, you CAN get a copy of the FS installation from FHC Support, and as I
said in another message, they have a copy designed to install on windows XP.
You just need to get to the right person to request it. If the people you
talk to can't seem to help, see if they can transfer you to Mike Tvedtnes or
The image the Church sends out is pre-installed with FamilySearch, but it is
configured with the need to use the CDs, because there is no way they know
who is networked and how the networks are set up with drive mappings.
FamilySearch uses multiple configuration files to tell the program where to
find the data files, and they are difficult to manually edit. As Russell has
said, one option would be to copy the PAS folder from a working machine, but
you may still need to make some changes to get the new machines to print to
the right location. The best option is to get the updated installation CD
from Salt Lake and use it for the installation. Make sure you have the
drives mapped FIRST, as they need to be present for the install program to
find them or the config files do not get created properly.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Lori Howe" <lacefairy@...>
Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 8:06 PM
Subject: RE: [fhctech] Windows XP Image upgrade
>I too have been unable to add the old DOS Family Search program on a new
> computer and have a disgruntled patron because of it. The computers that
> have the program do not have connections to the right printers that will
> handle printouts from this program (which will print ascendancy charts not
> just decendancy charts) The church doesn't support this old DOS program
> I couldn't get a copy of the install program.
> Lori -Augusta ,ME FHC
> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] On Behalf
> Len Ingermanson
> Sent: Sunday, December 31, 2006 5:22 PM
> To: email@example.com
> Subject: [fhctech] Windows XP Image upgrade
> I need a little assistance. I have been upgrading the computers at our
> FHC for the last three days using the Image disks supplied by the Family
> History Department and have a couple of issues. The Image disks have
> the old DOS Family Search program installed but when you open the
> program it asks for the appropriate disks. I contacted computer support
> and they sent me a fix to change the drives, but the fix only does
> Ancestral File, the IGI, the Addendum, and the Catalog, I think. I need
> to have the program access the Military Index and the Scottish Church
> Records on the server, has anyone been able to reset the program to
> access those parts?
> A couple of other issues I ran into, so far, are:
> 1. Freeman Bank Records - When opening the program, I get a small
> window titled "Information" and it appears to search the entire C
> drive. After the search is complete it says it could not find some
> file, then the window closes and then the program opens and seems to
> work okay. It is a little annoying but works fine.
> 2. The Family History Resource Viewer with all the various Census
> and Vital Records data bases will not open in the Patron user. I get a
> run-time error with a message of not having access to a certain file. I
> have gone to that file and given permission in the preferences, but then
> get another run-time error for some other file. Sorry, but I did not
> write down the exact message that was displayed. The program works
> correctly in Administrator mode.
> If anyone has encountered any of these problems and was able to fix
> them, I would like a little help fixing our center's computers. Thanks,
> in advance.
> I am trying to get the computers all functioning properly and then put
> Deep Freeze on them.
> Len Ingermanson
> Tucson FHC
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