Big problems downloading updates

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Big problems downloading updates

Postby Skybird » Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:40 am

Hi, I am new to the group. I have been using Adobe Photoshop 7 since it came out. Also v.6, 5.5 before that. I purchased Focalblade a couple months ago and have been pleased with it's performance. I recently got an Email for a free upgrade to Focalblade v. 1.02 and have been having problems installing it.

I own 2 PC's that share the same dial up. One PC is only for graphics, which has Adobe, Focalblade and several other plugins. The other is for games, music, surfing. I tried to keep the graphics PC unconnected from the internet. However, I found that it was not possible to upload drivers, updates etc.
I thought I would be able to do these things from the internet PC and spare the high performance PC from all of the adware and viruses by not hooking up. (I can only get dial up because I have a mile long driveway). Well, I seem to get all of the upgrade notices on the beat-up computer. So I burn them to a disc or thumb drive, then transfer them over to the graphics PC but then the change in the IP address causes conflict (I think) Any suggestions?

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Postby HaraldHeim » Wed Jan 14, 2004 3:58 pm

I don't know what you mean with "the change in the IP address causes conflict". From what I understand you download the FocalBlade update on one computer, put it on a CD and then install it from that CD on your other computer. What does that have to do with a IP address?

Does it not install on your second computer?

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Big problems downloading updates

Postby Skybird » Thu Jan 15, 2004 9:09 am

Yes, Think about it... The software co. sends out a copy of thier program on the web to a customer that has an Email address, IP adress and of course a real name and a house/office address. When that customer reports back with the registration key/code, everything is the same but the I.P. address. This variation gets picked up by the registration computer at the software co. and the computer will not always, but sometimes reject the registration.

Am I right? It is a lot of speculation. But with all of the program swapping and pirating that goes on, wouldn't they watch little things like that? I would think they are very particular about the smallest detail. What do you think?

I hope I get my response from Focalblade soon. I sent them an Email saying that the free upgrade to v. 1.02 they sent to my Email address didn't work. I tried both download sites that they gave me with no success, (another Email sent to the wrong PC!)

I tried to look up whether or not I should UN-install the v.1.01 first, then install v.1.02, or put the upgrade over the old program ? Or is the upgrade file a full program? If I uninstall the old Focalblade and find out I wasn't supposed to, it will be a long frustrating process getting it back in!

It's interesting, I have 2 PC's hooked up to the same ISP sharing one dial up connection and one address. But each one gets a different variety of Email. It seems like the beat-up PC gets all the graphics mail, updates and the graphics PC gets all of the junk mail, virus mail. A few days ago I fell prey to that bogus microsoft update. I swear it looked REAL! I thought the address even said Microsoft on it! It was the trojan virus, without a doubt!!

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Re: Big problems downloading updates

Postby HaraldHeim » Thu Jan 15, 2004 5:01 pm


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Thanks for the help Harald. I have 102 installed now!

Postby Skybird » Sun Jan 18, 2004 8:18 am


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