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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #15 on: November 25, 2008, 07:39:59 AM »
Tramline,

Welcome to the forum!

I second everything that tarbat says there.  The big advantage of RadarBox is that you don't need any 3rd party programmes to get it working.  There are "extras" that you can add, like outline files for airspace and extra airport layouts, but you can do these later if you want.

I'm working about 5 miles north of Heathrow in the week, so I'm not too far away if you need any advice.  I haven't used Vista, so can't advise too much there, but I've installed RadarBox twice on a Vista laptop without any problems. I'd suggest that you will be able to get any answers you need here on the forum anyway - don't be afraid to ask, even if it's a subject that has been covered before.

The only really critical bit during the install is to make sure you install the RadarBox USB drivers rather than letting Windows do its own thing.  It's not a show-stopper if you do this wrong first time, as it's easy to do after the install as long as you know where to look for the drivers.  Also, if you plug RadarBox into a different USB port, then you have to install the drives for that port too - this is a know Windows issue, not a RadarBox issue.

All the best

Allocator

Could someone tell me how to ensure the RB drivers are installed rather than letting Windows Vista do its own thing?

Please bear in mind I'm a numpty technophobe, so the clearer and simpler the explanation the better it will be for me! 

Thanks again to everyone who has been very supportive on this forum.

Cheers,  Paul
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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #16 on: November 25, 2008, 08:47:54 AM »
Install the software BEFORE you plug the hardware into the USB port.

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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #17 on: November 25, 2008, 08:50:27 AM »
Thanks Chris.  I'm still awaiting my RB to be delivered :-(
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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #18 on: November 25, 2008, 11:33:10 AM »
If you are using vista it is worth installing the software in a separate airnav directory rather than under the users directory which I think is the default.

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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #19 on: November 25, 2008, 12:41:16 PM »
During installation, it will ask where you want to install.  You just change it to this.

Do you mean like this Blackthorn?
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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #20 on: November 25, 2008, 12:45:45 PM »
http://www.airnavsystems.com/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=1671.0;attach=2303

Sorry, Blackthorn - I'll try that again!  Technophobe at the keyboard1
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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #21 on: November 25, 2008, 01:05:19 PM »

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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #22 on: November 25, 2008, 01:15:07 PM »
I know it had been covered previously but it was just a reminder in case you forgot like I did.

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Re: About to buy RB....
« Reply #23 on: November 25, 2008, 01:25:10 PM »
I know it had been covered previously but it was just a reminder in case you forgot like I did.

Cheers Kevin, much appreciated
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