And so the Saga continues
I installed Windows 7 32Bit, loaded all my astro software, no problems.
However, when I came to install the drivers for the H9 and Lodestar, they wouldn't install
I downloaded the latest 32 Bit drivers from the SX website, and put then in a folder. The text document with them stated not install the drivers from the original disk, as this would place them in the Win Sys32 folder, which was fine for XP, but not for Win 7. I then directed the installer to the folder with the drivers.
The install process started and failed, stating that there was a problem with the INI file.
After multiple attempts, I gave up in frustration at 01.00Hrs and went to bed
However, before I did, I posted the whole nightmare scenario on the SX Yahoo Group.
This morning there was a reply from Terry Platt that gave reasons for all of the problems, with both Win 7 64bit and Win 7 32bit. It appears that the 64bit drivers as located on the SX website, do not allow two SX cameras to be operated simultaneously, but there was no information provided to say that it didn't.
Terry said that he had this morning, posted new 64bit drivers, that would now allow two cameras to operate together. A bit late now, as I've installed Win 7 32bit
He also said that the 32bit drivers that worked with 32bit XP, wouldn't work with 32bit Win 7, but that I should have downloaded the 32bit drivers from the Vista section, and used those. Albeit there is nothing on the website that said to do this.
Terry has e-mailed me the correct 32bit drivers, which I'll install later.
The 'bottom line' is that it would seem that I needn't have bothered uninstaling Win 7 64bit and installing 32bit, as SX have now (today) posted new 64 bit drivers to replace the problematic 64bit drivers. Why do I feel like a customer who has been used as a bit of a Guinea Pig software tester
The whole thing has been wastefully time consuming and very frustrating