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Install fails on 64 bit Vista

Jul 3, 2008 at 5:58 PM
Hi Sam,

I've got your screensaver working really well on a regular Vista machine, but I can't get it working on a 64bit Vista machine.

The install appears to succeed, and the screensaver options dialog box shows up fine at the end of the installation. But when you close the options dialog and the installation completes, the screensaver doesn't show up in the list of screensavers installed on the machine.
Jul 6, 2008 at 8:41 PM
A quick google reveals that screensavers need to be installed in the SYSWOW64 directory - rather than the System32 directory.

If you can copy the files over (Flickr.scr, FlickrNet.dll and log4net.dll if I remember correctly) it should then appear.

Hope that helps, and I will try and work out how to make the installer know the difference...

Jul 8, 2008 at 7:59 PM
Hi Sam,

I used your reply to figure this out, but the answer is pretty much the opposite of what you said:

Your current installer places the files into the SysWOW64 directory.

I copied them to the System32 directory and the screensaver started working.
Jul 9, 2008 at 10:09 AM
Very strange. Unfortunately (in case you hadn't guessed) I don't have a 64-bit system to test anything on.