Install, Install, Install. I keep trying, and it keeps asking me to do it again!

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I try to install Photosynth, and the installation process seems to work fine, except when I click to see see the synth IT ASKS ME TO INSTALL AGAIN. I've done this three times, and it's always the same. Help!
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Baron of Bokeh

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gsloman

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I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling photosynth - i was expecting a warning about activex to come up after reinstalling but it didn't come up - should it have done? -
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caiosantana

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Same problem here... I'm running win xp 64 bits, is there anything to do with the x64 version?
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PeterPisNonna

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I'm having the same problem with install install install but using IE7 and Windows XP sp2
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GTRoberts

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That's exactly the same problem I'm having... I'm not prompted to download or install anything :-(
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GTRoberts

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That's exactly the same problem I'm having... I'm not prompted to download or install anything :-(
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Ralph Colombo

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Hi all;
re Vista and IE

Following my previous post, I solved the problem. In my case, despite having security levels med-low and protected mode off in IE the activex control required enablig. I did this by right clicking on the on the bar and choosing the option. I guess you could also set photosynth as a trusted site. Worked imediately after enabling the activex
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gsloman

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what bar was that?
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Nick Botha

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Hi,

I had the same issue on IE 7. Tried all these regedit and dll stuff. Nothing worked. Installed Firefox, works like a charm!
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gsloman

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what bar did you right-click on Ralph Colombo? I get no bar anywhere
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bitplane

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its the yellow one that appears at the top of the page. It should only appear once, so if you've already accepted it this won't be the problem.
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gsloman

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Hey, if anyone from MS is listening, I'd love to embed some synthed pictures on my company's website but if my customers can't install Photosynth properly it'll make my company look stupid - please can you fix the install problems that many people are having with IE7
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PeterPisNonna

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While I could not successfully install and use IE7, Firefox worked, sort of. Once a synth was playing, any attempt to stop it resulted in a lot of gobbledygook. (I had installed while in IE but then could run under Firefox.) Commenting was virtually impossible since it accepted one character every minute or so.
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mi5ke

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Nice idea, let down by (the usual) crappy installation/registry/reboot/still won't work, with no indication why. Pathetic!
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GTRoberts

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I never got the yellow information bar saying about any file download or activex download... you'd click on the install 'button', the screen would refresh back to the same page... nothing happened at all.

In the end, I used FF to download the package, installed it locally and then I could access the site properly using IE7 or FF3.
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Nathanael Lawrence

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I realize that many of you are having some other error which I do not understand, but for those of you who are asking what the yellow notification bar looks like in Internet Explorer, I am enclosing a screenshot.



If you will look at the very top of the page, between the browser controls and the page itself, you will see a pale yellow banner that reads: "This website wants to run the following add-on: 'Photosynth IE Plugin' from 'Microsoft Corporation'. If you trust the website and the add on and want to allow it to run, click here..."

You need to click on this bar and choose "Run Add-on".
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gsloman

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As many people have said, no banner is appearing - (I'm bummed as to why people don't read previous comments)
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Nathanael Lawrence

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You misinterpret me. I did realize that it was not appearing for some people. My screenshot was only to offer a concrete example of what to look for so that people who may have overlooked it could solve their own problem, and those that did not have it appearing could then move on to other solutions offered here, since there seemed to be several different problems with several different solutions.

Cheers.
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gsloman

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Okay, thanks Nathanael
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arcangelville

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the yellow banner con ́t show
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arcangelville

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the yellow banner only show one time, and the web don ́t install the program, how can i get the plug in?, i Use windows XP SP2
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XP Pro SP3, FF3.

I've spent about two hours trying all of the various steps above in, I *think*, every order there is. I've given up for now. I'll watch this thread to see if someone comes up with a solution -- otherwise I guess I'll wait for the next generation of the technology.
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Same problem here. I've tried removing the reg keys, removing the dll's (after a normal Add/REMOVE Program), then reinstalling. I never get the Active X yellow bar (I know what it looks like, but it never appears during the installation). This is in FF3 on XP SP3. At work, I installed on Vista Ultimate, and it works fine in FF3, but not on my home computer. Annoying in proportion to how intriguing Photsynth is.