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Offline Darkstarshado

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How to update DSS to latest version
« on: 23:48:15, 01 January, 2015 »
This is mainly for Annie, but might help others who are having difficulty updating DeepSkyStacker to the latest version.
DSS version 3.3.4 comes as a RAR compressed file called "DeepSkyStacker334.rar" but Windows doesn't understand the RAR format so one solution is to download and install 7-zip which is freeware.  Once you have 7-zip installed, start it with administrator permissions by right-clicking the 7-zip icon in the start menu and choosing 'Run as administrator' (this is vital as administrator permissions will be needed to overwrite files in the original folder.)
When you have started 7-zip you will see a window like in the first pic.
Browse to where you have already downloaded "DeepSkyStacker334.rar", highlight the file and press the Extract button, when you will see a window like the 2nd pic.
Use the button marked "..." (circled in red in the pic) to browse to where you have the older version of DSS installed.  This is usually in "C:\Program Files (x86)" - see the 3rd pic.  Then press the OK button.  You will then see a window like the 4th pic and should press OK.  You will then see a 'Confirm file replace' window.  Click the 'Yes to All' button and you are done!
To confirm it has worked, start DSS and click the 'About DeepSkyStacker' button on the left near the bottom.  The pop-up window should confirm it is now version 3.3.4.


 
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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #1 on: 08:55:49, 02 January, 2015 »
 :thumbup: Thanks for doing this. VERY useful.

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #2 on: 11:12:37, 02 January, 2015 »
Thanks a million!

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #3 on: 11:52:40, 02 January, 2015 »
Your screens and instructions were very clear but after clicking the 'yes to all' button on the 4th pic it told me it could not open open or delete the output file and stuck at 87% completion - very frustrating.  If all else fails I'll go and see a very computer savvy friend.

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #4 on: 12:01:43, 02 January, 2015 »
Have tried again but have a new message: 'cannot create output directory'!

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #5 on: 12:33:24, 02 January, 2015 »
Annie

Are you on Win7/8?

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #6 on: 12:40:57, 02 January, 2015 »
And maybe it needs administrator credentials if you don't have those.
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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #7 on: 13:05:43, 02 January, 2015 »
Windows 7 Chris.

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #8 on: 14:22:19, 02 January, 2015 »
Hi Annie,
Sorry about that - Einari is right, administrator permissions are needed to overwrite files in 'protected' folders like the Program Files one and I missed out a crucial step!
My excuse is it was late and I may still have been suffering from too much brandy on New Years Eve!  :embarrass:

When you run 7-zip, right-click the 7-zip icon in the Start menu and choose 'Run as administrator' and all should go well.
I'll update the instructions in my post.
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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #9 on: 14:23:12, 02 January, 2015 »
Annie

My laptop had an earlier version of DSS on it so I just updated it using Robs procedure and it ran ok. As Tappio says you may need Administrator rights as the user you log on as.

If you right click on the .rar file you should see some options for 7Zip including "Extract to /DeepSkyStacker334". If you do this it will create a folder in Downloads with the updated files. You can then copy these to ProgramFiles(X86)/DeepSkyStacker manually and choose overwrite each time it asks.

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #10 on: 14:29:42, 02 January, 2015 »
Chris,
Your method will also work. :)
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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #11 on: 14:35:37, 02 January, 2015 »
Thanks Rob, Chris & Einari - will try again.

Cheers
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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #12 on: 14:58:19, 02 January, 2015 »
Not sure how I got it  - but I got it!  Unfortunately this version doesn't open raw files from my Nikon D600 either!

Thanks for your help guys - bit more computer savvy as a result! 

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #13 on: 15:09:38, 02 January, 2015 »
Annie

If you send me that Dropbox link I'll have a go. If you go to the dropbox folder and hover over it you should see a "Share" button pop up. If you click that you will get a share URL. Copy that and paste it to a reply.

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Re: How to update DSS to latest version
« Reply #14 on: 15:54:23, 02 January, 2015 »
Chris - I thought I had already sent you a link but clearly it didn't work so will try again!

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