Cinemar Software Installation (for Newbies)

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Cinemar Software Installation (for Newbies)

Postby cairndhu1998 » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:55 am

By default, MainLobby wants to install all software in folders C:\Program Files\Cinemar\ or C:\Program Files\MLServer\. For backup (and for recovery from foolish errors which Newbies make all too frequently), I use Norton Ghost to image the (very large) C:\ partition as well as any smaller partitions. As a Newbie having to start over frequently, using the C:\ system drive for everything was very inconvenient. I kept making fatal errors and had to recover by the time consuming process of reloading the C:\ partition. In spite of all the advisories to the contrary (and all the installation defaults to C:\) my solution was to create a separate (and very much smaller) partition, e.g., E:\ using e.g., Norton Partition Magic, and install Cinemar application programs in the E:\Cinemar\ and E:\MLServer\ Folders. I also installed StarGate in E:\StarGate, HomeSeer in E:\HomeSeer, and UPStart in E:\UPB so that all my home automation applications, system support applications (e.g., Serial Splitter), data bases, and the like now reside in a small, quick to Ghost partition. I then Ghost the E:\ partition every time I make more than minor changes. Believe me, it’s a lot easier to just restore an image from Ghost’s E:\ files than to troubleshoot a tangled web of missteps.
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