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    ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    ActivStudio3 is available to download from promethean as a free upgrade.

    http://www.prometheanworld.com/uk/server/show/nav.2785

    Ben

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Thanks for the heads-up! Can anyone track down a guide to what's new in version 3?

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Anyone installed this yet?

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Installed it on a couple of laptops for the more advanced users to try.

    Main advantage is its available as an msi

    Other little features: Multi monitor support, proxy setup for online resources, dashboad, powerpoint converter.

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Shame I registered on wednesday and still haven't received the link to download it.

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Shame I registered on wednesday and still haven't received the link to download it.

    Ben
    I had that problem, but I sent an email to the address given on the page after registration and they sent me a copy of the mail I should have received!

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    I just reregistered but still no link.

    I don't have that email address to hand could you let me know what it is please?

    Thanks,

    Ben

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by steve
    Installed it on a couple of laptops for the more advanced users to try.

    Main advantage is its available as an msi

    Other little features: Multi monitor support, proxy setup for online resources, dashboad, powerpoint converter.
    Unfortunately it's not a TRUE msi. They have used a custom dialog in the installer for the Product Key. The true msi is for sale at a cost of £100 when I called Promethean support!

    I'll create one myself thank you very much!

    However, a work around the problem is as follows:

    Before you install AS3. Install the AS2 using the msi installer.
    Once you have started ActivStudio and put in your Licence Details, browse to "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ACTIV Software\ACTIVstudio 2" and copy the as2pe.dat file.
    Thereafter install AS3.

    I created a script to install AS3:
    Code:
    xcopy "\\Server\Share\as2pe.dat" "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ACTIV Software\ACTIVstudio 2" /y
    "\\Server\Share\ACTIVstudio Professional Edition.msi" /qb
    "\\Server\Share\ActivstudioPE3_v3.0.56_setup.exe" /s /v/qb
    If you are running the script on a fresh machine, you will need to add the following line to the top of your script:
    Code:
    mkdir "C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\ACTIV Software\ACTIVstudio 2"
    I dunno much about .MST Transforms, however I think creating an .MST Transforms may also work to get around the problem.

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    I just reregistered but still no link.

    I don't have that email address to hand could you let me know what it is please?

    Thanks,

    Ben
    Try - webmaster@prometheanworld.com
    You'll need to quote the serial number you registerd with.

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Cheers.

    Regarding the information on the msi only being available for £100 I think that is disgusting and Promethean should do more to support it's loyal overworked School techies.

    I haven't seen the promethean presence around here lately so wonder what Dan thinks about this situation?

    Ben

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    installed on a whiteboard machine for now before i send it out to the remaining 38 whiteboard machines.

    there is also a new resource cd that you can ask for to be sent out FREE of charge.

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    Cheers.

    Regarding the information on the msi only being available for £100 I think that is disgusting and Promethean should do more to support it's loyal overworked School techies.

    I haven't seen the promethean presence around here lately so wonder what Dan thinks about this situation?

    Ben
    Yes, I would like to know too. I don't understand why they can't just offer the Install as an .msi in the first place!

    Anyway, that information was given by someone at the Technical Support hotline. I wouldn't be surprised if someone else at Promethean turned around and said it's a load of rubbish!

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    I would of thought the £100 version may be an RM CC3 package but I could be wrong when I hear back I'll let you know.

    Ben

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by plexer
    I would of thought the £100 version may be an RM CC3 package but I could be wrong when I hear back I'll let you know.

    Ben
    Well, I specifically specified an MSI version, however, please do let us know.

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    Re: ActivStudio3 Free Upgrade

    I sent Dan Turner a PM and he tells me he has now left Promethean which is a shame as I thought it was good to have these inroads into suppliers.

    He has given me a contact to email so I'll see how it goes.

    Ben

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