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Moving WD to a new/different PC
« on: May 27, 2005, 12:22:39 AM »
To move your current Weather Display to a new or different computer, follow these steps:

Please read this entire FAQ, including the notes, before starting the move!

On the old computer - In Weather Display go action, backup registry entry.

Shut down WD to close all files.

Now copy C:\wdisplay and all sub directories from the old computer to the new one.

Note: Vista and Windows 7/8 - If moving (or installing) Weather Display to a Vista or Windows 7/8 machine it is necessary to install to C:\wdisplay and not C:\Program Files\wdisplay to avoid User Access Control and Administrator Permissions issues. Also the main WD program weatherd.exe must be set to run as Administrator, to do that open file explorer, locate the WeatherD.exe program in c:\wdisplay, right click on it, select Properties, Compatibility, check the "Run this program as an adminstrator" box, hit OK button.

Note: If you are using files and/or images from other locations on the old computer, you will also need to move them to the appropriate location on the new computer.

On the new computer, look in C:\wdisplay\databackup for "wdisplay.ini". Move that file from the databackup to the C:\windows folder.
Note: Window XP & Windows 98 will be C:\windows - Windows 2000 will be C:\winnt.
Note that after version 10.33, the wdisplay.ini file is now stored where you have WD installed

Then, still on the new computer, go back into the databackup folder. Find a file called "wdisplayftp.reg". Simply double click that file to execute the registry entries.

Now download and/or install Weather display on the new machine. - Very important, you need to run an install to get all the components of WD registered on the new PC.

That should be it - fire up Weather Display on the new computer.

Note: If the weather-station is connected to a different port than it was on the old PC you will have to change the port assigned in WD.

Note: One problem can occur - if the registry entry is not default, i.e. its by a logged user address, then the default entry will need to have the default path in each line of the registry file changed to the needed path. If after starting WD, and the registry entries have not loaded, try the following. Go to ftp/internet setup, then click OK. Then use regedit.exe and search for wdisplayftp.ini - do multiple searches - if you find one that only has a few entries, then copy / take note of the path used. Then change the default path in the wdisplayftp.reg file using a text editor to the required path, and save that file. Then double click on the wdisplayftp.reg file.

Note 2: If you can't see the file extensions when looking at the files (you find wdisplay without the ".ini" extension) you will need to change a setting in Windows. While viewing the files, in the menu bar, click on "Tools" > "Folder Options" - click on the "View" tab. About half way down the list in advanced settings, un-check the box for "Hide extensions for know file types".

Note: since version 10.33w, the wdisplay.ini file is now stored where you have weather display installed

Also, important note, if your new PC has a different drive letter (e.g c: drive when it was d: drive before), then you will need to either edit the wdislay.ini settings file for all references to the wrong drive and the wdisplayftp.ini settings in the registry, or change all the file and drive references in WD once started with the settings files from the other PC
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