How to upgrade to Scorpion Vision 9?

Scorpion Vision Software 9.0 released in August 2011, is a major release.

The following points apply when you upgrade your existing Scorpion Vision Software solution to 9.0:

  • Version 9.0 will not accept any previous licenses.
  • Licenses purchased after July 1, 2011 can be upgraded free of charge before December 31, 2011.
  • Upgrades must be purchased from Tordivel AS.
  • When installing Scorpion on  computer running a previous version – a new program directory …\…\Scorpion 9 is created.
    • The user can thus choose to run Scorpion 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 on the upgraded computer.
    • Multiple versions of Scorpion can coexist on the same computer.
  • Profiles created by previous version  are manually transferred to Scorpion 9.0 profile directory using file copy or Scorpion restore / backup functions.
    • Scorpion will automatically migrate the profile to version 8.0 when started.
    • Note that the default Scorpion 9.0 profile directory is located under MyDocuments.

Fill out the Scorpion Licence Upgrade Form

Memory Monitoring is rocket science :)

Windows memory management is rocket science. And don’t believe anyone who tells you otherwise.

Since Windows 7 was released last October I’ve read lots of articles about the right and wrong way to measure and manage the physical memory on your system. Much of it is well-meaning but just wrong.

How to use AutoLogon on Windows 7?

You need to start AutoLogon as adminstrator to get access to registry setting.

Need to know more about 1394 in Windows-7?

The 1394 bus driver was rewritten for Windows 7 to provide support for higher speeds and alternative media, as defined in the IEEE-1394b specification. The 1394 bus driver that is included with Windows 7 replaces the 1394 bus drivers that were included with earlier versions of Windows. This paper provides information about the differences between the new 1394 bus driver implementation and the earlier implementation, as well as information about the new functionality that is included in the 1394 bus driver for Windows 7.

How to locate your hidden virtual store in Windows 7?

If the security is set to default there is created a virtual store for each user.

The location of the virtual store is default:

The INI file goes to the “virtual store” on windows-7

  • c:\users\<username>\Appdata\local\Virtual Store\Program Files\

You need adminstrator rights to access this store.

This might be where your lost files and directories reside.

Cannot save or copy images in Windows 7

Running Scorpion under Windows 7 raises some issues that needs to be handled. People experience that they cannot

  • copy images to scorpion folder
  • save images
  • scorpion profile is not persistence

All of this has to do with the default security settings for Windows 7.  By default the user has only read and execute rights to the program files folder files.  Scorpion normally places images and profiles in these folders.

Fix to get Scorpion run like XP and Vista

The fix is to set Full Control right to the program files\tordivel as folder. You need to have adminstrator rights to do this.

Administrator right to shortcut can be useful.