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I did several installs. First I tried while the previous version was installed. Then I tried with the previous version uninstalled. Then I tried doing a clean install after removing all program and common files. In the task manager the BackyardNikon process loads (the GUI does not) and runs for several seconds then closes without displaying any messages or errors. I spent about four dang hours outside last night fighting with the software and my Shoestring DSUSB when I could have been imaging. I have other questions but I'll present them one at a time. Thank you to those who offer replies!

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Is Windows up to date, including .Net? 

While BYN does not need C++ redistributable?, the Nikon SDK does, so make sure these are also installed and up to date.

Is this a work computer tied to a domain?

Did you even make to the license screen where you enter you key in the software?

EDIT: Oh, I'm calling it.... not impress with your screen name, this is a family-friendly site/forum.  Would you consider changing it?

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Well, sorry about the screen name, it's a long story. I had to create a whole new profile but it's done. I quit fighting with the software because I've got bigger fish to fry. I think my DSUSB isn't working right so it's one step at a time.

PS. My new profile name is NightDog

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There is no need to "fight" the issues that you are seeing while outside on a cold, dark night. You can totally troubleshoot/exercise BYN and the DSUSB shutter control cable during the day with the laptop, camera, and cable at the kitchen table. You only need the DSUSB cable to test BULB exposures. The regular USB cable will work for all BYN functions but perhaps BULB exposures. In fact, depending on the model of camera that you are using, you may not need the DSUSB cable at all. You never said your camera model.

If you never see the BYN main window, it is likely that you are missing some prerequisite software that is needed by BYN or perhaps the Nikon SDK.

The following are the documented pre-requisites from the BYE user manual:

BackyardEOS is built using the Microsoft .Net Framework and runs only on Windows operating systems.

The Mandatories:
· Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher
· Microsoft .Net 4.0 (the installer will detect if it is not installed on your computer)

The Minimum:
· All items in 'The mandatories'
· Screen resolution of 1024 x 600
· Single CPU
· 1GB memory

The Recommended:
· All items in 'The mandatories'
· Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
· Dual CPU or more
· 2GB memory or more

They should be the same for BYN since they share most of the code.

The Nikon SDK may have additional prerequisites

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8 hours ago, astroman133 said:

There is no need to "fight" the issues that you are seeing while outside on a cold, dark night. You can totally troubleshoot/exercise BYN and the DSUSB shutter control cable during the day with the laptop, camera, and cable at the kitchen table. You only need the DSUSB cable to test BULB exposures. The regular USB cable will work for all BYN functions but perhaps BULB exposures. In fact, depending on the model of camera that you are using, you may not need the DSUSB cable at all. You never said your camera model.

If you never see the BYN main window, it is likely that you are missing some prerequisite software that is needed by BYN or perhaps the Nikon SDK.

The following are the documented pre-requisites from the BYE user manual:

BackyardEOS is built using the Microsoft .Net Framework and runs only on Windows operating systems.

The Mandatories:
· Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher
· Microsoft .Net 4.0 (the installer will detect if it is not installed on your computer)

The Minimum:
· All items in 'The mandatories'
· Screen resolution of 1024 x 600
· Single CPU
· 1GB memory

The Recommended:
· All items in 'The mandatories'
· Screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher
· Dual CPU or more
· 2GB memory or more

They should be the same for BYN since they share most of the code.

The Nikon SDK may have additional prerequisites

The latest 2.1.x release require .net 4.5.... I should probably update the doc :)

 

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Stable release.... I have over 10,000 active users, and you're the only one reporting such behavior.  The issue is not in the release, it has to be environmental.  Do you have another PC to try, I'd be curious to see if you get the same behavior?

Keep us posted.

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