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My install of NB was stopped!


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Good afternoon! ūüôā

 I just tried to install Backyard Nikon on my brand new (purchased yesterday) PC that is running Windows 11. 

As I tried to install it, a window popped open saying I needed to download a file namede Microsoft.NET 3.5 service pack. Otherwise Backyard Nikon would not run.

I downloaded it, or attempted to, and the download was stopped with a pop-up window saying: dotnetfx35.exe could harm your device. Needless to say, I deleted that file immediately. 

The last update on that file, according to the Microsoft page was something like 2011?

 

I will admit to you this new PC is the first one I have even touched for 12 years since going over to Mac, due to losing several computers one night to a vicious virus that could not be eradicated. 

I do hope this problem with this file can be solved because Backyard Nikon has been recommended to me by some very experienced astrophotographers but if I get another warning that this new machine can be damaged by this file, then I'll look for something else. 

Thank you for any information you can provide!

Cheers!

    Pat

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I appreciate the answer. 

I was hesitant to install the net 3.5 because of the pop-up box warning me I could damage my new system if I did install it. 

I will try your suggestion of turning on windows features and will try to install it again. I will let you know how it goes... but if I get the pop-up box warning me of damaging this new computer, I won't continue with the install. 

Again, thank you!

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I think that NB was meant to be BYN, but he misnamed it as "Nikon Backyard". Not sure why it is so difficult to get the name right.

Some anti-virus software is overly concerned about software that it does not recognize. If you are worried about the warning then you could submit the BYN installer to an online scanning service like TotalVirus.com. Then when it has been analyzed and declared virus-free you could confidently tell your A/V software that you trust that it is safe to install.

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I was successfully able to install BYN to my computer last night, following the moderators' instructions. And to astroman, sorry I misnamed the software. That was my first trip here so cut me just a little slack ;-)

I am heading out the door to try and locate cables that will allow me to connect either my D5500 or D500 up to the scope tonight since we should have some clear skies..finding A/V cables has been just short of a nightmare but a used camera store in my area says he has some in stock...so crossing my fingers he has what I need. 

Again, thanks to the admin for a short yet successful answer to my query. 

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p_rod,

I know that you are no here, but I have been here for 10 years and have seen dozens and dozens of people in your same situation make similar errors.

The part number for the standard cable is UC-E23 (as listed in the D5500 manual). It is a standard cable and is widely available, as an internet search will show.

Guylain,

Nikon labels the camera connection point as "A/V OUT", but it is really a USB cable connection point.

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@admin:

Neither of my cameras (NIB-new in box) came with ANY cables. The A/V port on my D5500 is for an audio/visual connection but of all those types cables I've gathered over the years lying around here, there is not one that will fit that particular connection port on the 5500. Thankfully, I have a great used camera dealer about 20 minutes away and I was able to get a cable that now fits. As for the D500, it has a different style of port than the 5500 does, but he showed me where to get one online. But I doubt I'll ever use the 500 on my tripod, outside, at night, where it could sustain any moisture damage, etc...so I'll just use the 5500 for astronomical/terrestrial photography. 

@astroman133: Thx for the info. The cabe I just obtained fits the new PC just fine, and I was able to get a few pix of a distant cell phone tower outside my home office window with BYN program here just a few minutes ago. I will need to read the complete support manual on this new program (new to me, as is this pc..ugh...but that's another matter ;-).

I don't want to start asking a lot of newbie questions right now until I comb all the way through the support manual for BYN and check out some of the help topics here on this forum.

I do intend to use this program for terrestrial photography as well, using 200, 300 and 600 lenses...which on a crop factor cam gives me lenses of 300, 450 and 900mm which, to me, are extremely useful :-)  And my 8" Meade on this camera now gives me a 3000mm lens too.

I just wish I'd had all of this together for the eclipse we had this morning...oh, well, my timing was just a tad off for that. 

Right now I can only take one photo at a time using BYN, then for some reason the program resets the camera settings to completely different settings all on its' own so if I want to capture more than one pic, I have to re-enter all the settings I want, again. But I'm sure there's a 'fix' for that too. ;-)

 Thanx, all!

    Cheers!

         Pat

 

 

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