Not working with IE7, keeps telling me to re-install

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Every time I try to view a synth, it tells me to install PhotoSynth. I installed it fine and then clicked the synth thumbnail and it asked me to install the ActiveX, which I did. But the synth doesn't load, and every time I try to load a synth, the same occurs. IE7 on Vista SP1 64bit, running IE7 in 32bit mode.
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I can't believe this. Microsoft couldn't even test thier software on their own browser! Someone, please help.
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Very odd, Photosynth DOES work in Firefox 3, but not in IE7.... It just doesn't seem to recognise the installation.
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vista sp1 32bit, ie7, also have this problem
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Dario Varotto

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I had the same issue with Firefox 3...
It was because I installed the early plugin 1.1.
I solved manually deleting the files in
Program Files\Photosynth
%windir%\System32\Photosynth
Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\plugins (only the ones involving Photosynth)

and then running again the new Photosynth install
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That seems to resolve the issue with FIREFOX not IE7. Has anyone had success using this to get IE7 to work?
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Dario Varotto

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Do you have some limitation to activeX installation?
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PhotoSynth still does not work in IE7 on my machine (Vista 64bit SP1). There are no restrictions of any kind to my user or browser Can someone from the PhotoSynth team provide some useful information? This is pretty lame.

I uninstalled, which totally removed \program files(x86)\photosynth. I made sure no remaining registry keys existed under HKCU and HKLM for \software\microsoft\photosynth

I ran a new install, nothing worked. Added photosynth.net to trusted sites, nothing worked. In manage-addons, the Photosynth Class shows as installed and enabled.
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Nathanael Lawrence

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Is there any possibility whatsoever that your browser's user string length is exceeding what photosynth anticipates as reported here?

I realise that you're not having the false 'OS/browser is not supported' error, but if you read below the screenshot, Bitplane seems to think that it could be leading to repeated installation requests as well.
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i've got the same problem - but works with firefox - stuill it encourages me to ditch IE in favour of firefox -