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Message 1289121 - Posted: 29 Sep 2012, 2:14:31 UTC

I just reinstalled my W7 op sys. After install ran BOINC 3....28 and installed clients such as Eienstein, Milkyway and others that I have run for years. But Seti would not accept my email address or password. Had to create a new acct. While my old work unit science had been done, kinda hate to lose my 2-3 million credits for work done. Any input?
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Message 1289145 - Posted: 29 Sep 2012, 4:23:07 UTC - in response to Message 1289121.
Last modified: 29 Sep 2012, 4:30:33 UTC

It looks like you have five total accounts.

The one with all your credits appears to be this one. Are you sure you typed the email address properly? Since the email address is the anchor for creating accounts, only one such email can exist. Note: Even if you change your email address, SETI always uses the same one until you change it here in your account.

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After install ran BOINC 3....28


Why are you using such an old version of BOINC? You should really [url]http://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php]download the latest client[/url]. Most of those older BOINC v3.x clients do not claim work properly due to changes in the way credit is granted.

[Edit] Ah, I just checked your old account and you were using the latest BOINC v7.0.28, so I'm not sure where you got the "BOINC 3....28" from.

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Message 1289302 - Posted: 29 Sep 2012, 14:15:15 UTC - in response to Message 1289121.

I just reinstalled my W7 op sys. After install ran BOINC 3....28 and installed clients such as Eienstein, Milkyway and others that I have run for years.

None of your accounts is showing any other projects = you improperly create (new) accounts at every project.
You have to use the same email on all projects (password may be different)

And every time on every (new) computer (or new OS) you have to choose "Yes, existing user":




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