05-05-2009 11:39 AM
I get this when I try to install the latest g15 software in Win7 RC1. When I press OK, it won't continue. Even tried installing in compatability mode and run as adminstrator; same box.
How can I install this software?
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05-05-2009 01:32 PM
05-05-2009 04:08 PM
05-05-2009 04:21 PM
05-05-2009 05:45 PM - edited 05-08-2009 06:32 PM
Woooot! Got it to install! Works perfect so far!
Here is how to install on Win7 RC1
Install Uniextract with explorer extensions http://legroom.net/software/uniextract
Download the Jan 2009 G15 software installer.
Right click on the installer lgps301.exe. Select "Uniextract to subdir".
Inside the lgps301 folder is a file named GPInst.msi (GPInst if you have "hide extensions for known file types checked)
Run GPInst.msi and BAM! Installed!
05-08-2009 05:20 PM
Strange. I just bought a G15 last Saturday (I know, I know, I am a late adopter, sorry!) and the 64bit version of the software (lgps-301) installed perfectly fine on Windows 7 Beta build 7077.
I clean installed the RC Thursday night, and just now *the same file I had previously downloaded* again installed perfectly fine on Windows 7 RC.
I do not understand why folks were having issues with the installation, but I noticed no one mentioning 32bit - is it perhaps an issue with the architecture, or did these users have the UAC turned off, thereby causing issues in the first place?
I have not had issues with either this nor my SetPoint software for my MX Revolution *ever* in Windows 7. With SetPoint, if you don't run the installation in Vista compatibility, it warns you that the software was not designed for this OS - but still installs.
Again, all of this is on a 64bit architecture - but the SetPoint also installs well for my VX Nano on my laptop running 32bit Windows 7 as well.
I have never had to extract the files at all on a 64bit system, and if need be I can test it on the laptop and see if the G15 software installs or not to determine if it is architecture related or not - but I am doubting that too....
05-08-2009 05:57 PM
05-08-2009 06:02 PM
Well, for one thing, I use SetPoint 4.72 64bit for both my MX Revolution and my Cordless Trackman Wheel - I use the Trackman when I run the MX out of battery power.
For another thing, turning off UAC almost always proves to be problematic for both Vista users and *especially* windows 7 users. I am not going to *preach* to you not to turn it off, b/c it is your machine - but it is there for a reason.
Finally, As for 64bit not being any faster except for going beyond 4 GB of RAM - true, it allows you to *access* more than 4 GB at any given moment - but that is not nearly the only advantage.
However, for systems with less than 2 GB it is definitely not advantageous. In those instances you're correct.
To sum it up UAC enabled provides absolutely no issues with installing the G15 on Windows 7 RC - I now have it on the laptop as well as my desktop, the laptop being 32bit and the desktop being 64bit. It is as I suspected - UAC (or lack thereof) was the culprit, not Logitech's software nor the OS itself.
05-08-2009 06:24 PM
UAC is for noobs. I have been building and repairing PC's since '95. I always have many backups. I restored Win7 from backup today three times today. I am a beta tester for a software company.
For fun I enabled UAC, rebooted and tried installing the G15 software. Same thing happend.
I will test again when I install 7 on one of my other pc's or laptops. It will be the first SW that I install.
05-08-2009 11:02 PM - edited 05-08-2009 11:05 PM
Not to burst you bubble or anything, but...
I have been using computers since the TI-99/4A.
I have been building them since before the debut of the 486 class of machines (circa 1990).
I am not going to get into an argument with you, but the reason it is there is the same reason that corporate networks limit the end users' ability to do things on their networks. You can say UAC is for noobs - but with the millions of processes that are there running in the background you'll never know if a 0-day exploit gets onto your system and corrupts your registry without warning, UAC serves this purpose.
Furthermore, the default setting in Windows 7 upon install is to simply give you a single prompt for most tasks - you click it and it continues, no more of those "second and third window continues", especially on items like Device manager (no prompt at all right now), system settings, etc.
Finally, as I said - Logitech G15 drivers from here (3.01) work OOB on both of my systems. Both architectures.
Something on your end (UAC disabled, AV, *something*) is blocking it.
The G15 Profile editor with my own two special adds....
The G15 LCD Manager - Global Settings page....