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Message 1230622 - Posted: 11 May 2012, 18:59:05 UTC
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I just upgraded my pc, got new motherboard, cpu and ssd.
So I have a fresh install of windows 7 64 on ssd.
I have old hard drive installed with old boinc directory intact.
So I installed boinc today on old drive.
Boinc manager popped up, showing cpu processing.
Then I closed boinc manager to system tray or atleast I thought.
Next I tried to add to sytem tray, but could not.
So I start task manager and force seti + boinc closed.
Next from start menu launch boinc and says trying to commninace, but cannot.
So I am thinking that maybe I did not install properly.

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Message 1233561 - Posted: 19 May 2012, 19:12:56 UTC - in response to Message 1230622.  

I just upgraded my pc, got new motherboard, cpu and ssd.
So I have a fresh install of windows 7 64 on ssd.
I have old hard drive installed with old boinc directory intact.
So I installed boinc today on old drive.
Boinc manager popped up, showing cpu processing.
Then I closed boinc manager to system tray or atleast I thought.
Next I tried to add to sytem tray, but could not.
So I start task manager and force seti + boinc closed.
Next from start menu launch boinc and says trying to commninace, but cannot.
So I am thinking that maybe I did not install properly.


rename your BOINC folder in the old Hard drive. Then simply install BOINC to the new drive. when it prompts you for locations point the data back to the old drives program data/BOINC folder.

Stop all BOINC processes at this point. Move all the data from the renamed folder to the newly installed Program Data/BOINC folder. You should be able to restart and have everything working fine at that point
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Message 1233562 - Posted: 19 May 2012, 19:15:41 UTC - in response to Message 1233534.  

Kindly tell me what is boinc and what is the use of it i do not have any idea


See here BOINC is an interface for unrelated distributed projects to get volunteers to process work that would otherwise take decades or even centuries to complete. To run the work one must attach to the specific project and download a few files. BOINC does all the rest.
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Message 1233837 - Posted: 20 May 2012, 4:22:31 UTC - in response to Message 1233561.  

I just upgraded my pc, got new motherboard, cpu and ssd.
So I have a fresh install of windows 7 64 on ssd.
I have old hard drive installed with old boinc directory intact.
So I installed boinc today on old drive.
Boinc manager popped up, showing cpu processing.
Then I closed boinc manager to system tray or atleast I thought.
Next I tried to add to sytem tray, but could not.
So I start task manager and force seti + boinc closed.
Next from start menu launch boinc and says trying to commninace, but cannot.
So I am thinking that maybe I did not install properly.


rename your BOINC folder in the old Hard drive. Then simply install BOINC to the new drive. when it prompts you for locations point the data back to the old drives program data/BOINC folder.

Stop all BOINC processes at this point. Move all the data from the renamed folder to the newly installed Program Data/BOINC folder. You should be able to restart and have everything working fine at that point

Better is to stop BOINC on the old machine. Move the entire contents of the BOINC data directory to the new disk. Then point the Data directory of the install to the location it was copied to on the new machine.

NOTE: On Vista and 7, you cannot put the BOINC data directory in the program files or program files (x86) directories or sub folders of those.

NOTE: The default location for the BOINC data directory on windows XP is c:\documents and settings\all users\application data\BOINC. The default on Vista and 7 is c:\ProgramData\BOINC. The directors application data and ProgramData are both hidden by default.


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Message 1235449 - Posted: 23 May 2012, 14:59:28 UTC

Thanks it is all sorted now.
Is strange that I installed it on the "H" drive which is the old drive,
but for some reason there is a Boinc folder on the new "C" drive.

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Message 1235465 - Posted: 23 May 2012, 15:42:29 UTC - in response to Message 1235449.  

You have 2 BOINC folders. One in the Program files the other is in the Program Data.


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