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Message 1528296 - Posted: 15 Jun 2014, 17:27:02 UTC

Recently updated from XP to Vista on my Dell Inspiron 530S, DL'd the Boinc software, dl'd new projects; things running well; life is good

The other day I tried to log on and I see a dialog box titled
BOINC Manager- Select Computer

Under that: Another instance of BOINC Manager is already running on this computer. Please select a client to monitor

Under that is a drop down titled Host Name (no suggestions in the drop down)
Under that is a Password box

I'm not sure what BOINC is looking for here. When I look in the Control Panel I see the version I dl'd on 6/11/14. Any ideas on how to proceed from here?
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Message 1528409 - Posted: 16 Jun 2014, 0:26:28 UTC - in response to Message 1528296.

I have received those messages when I have BOINC started under my work-a-day non-admin userid, and then switch to my admin account. I installed BOINC so that it auto-starts upon login, so a second BOINC starts and issues those messages. I just close them and go about my business.

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Message 1528437 - Posted: 16 Jun 2014, 2:57:35 UTC - in response to Message 1528296.

Recently updated from XP to Vista on my Dell Inspiron 530S, DL'd the Boinc software, dl'd new projects; things running well; life is good

The other day I tried to log on and I see a dialog box titled
BOINC Manager- Select Computer

Under that: Another instance of BOINC Manager is already running on this computer. Please select a client to monitor

Under that is a drop down titled Host Name (no suggestions in the drop down)
Under that is a Password box

I'm not sure what BOINC is looking for here. When I look in the Control Panel I see the version I dl'd on 6/11/14. Any ideas on how to proceed from here?


Type localhost in the first box, it should autofill the password.
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Message 1530556 - Posted: 21 Jun 2014, 12:42:03 UTC - in response to Message 1528437.

Bingo! Just as you said localhost, pw autofilled and back in black; thanks!!
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Message 1537768 - Posted: 8 Jul 2014, 4:29:42 UTC

Wish my answer was that simple (maybe it is, I'll have to ask question first though :o) )

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