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ThumbsPlus on Windows Vista and Windows 7

ThumbsPlus version 8 and ThumbsPlus version 7 SP2 (build 2251) and run well on Windows® Vista® and Windows 7. Earlier versions are not recommended or supported. We have noticed that some earlier versions will not always exit completely on Vista (they leave a task in Task Manager that has to be killed to finish releasing all resources). We cannot provide support for earlier ThumbsPlus versions on Vista or Windows 7!

So the first rule of ThumbsPlus on Vista is: Run the latest version! You can check the About box or the right side of the main menu bar to tell the build number. It should be either 8.0 build 3516 (or higher) or 7.0 SP2 build 2251. If it is not, please use Help - Program Updates, or install verion 7 SP2 or 8, available from our downloads page.

Installation

Windows Upgrades (to Vista or Windows 7)

Schemes and Sets

Performance

 

Installation

When installing on Vista, you should use one of the sharing options. If you wish to use "everything in a single folder," you must to choose a destination folder that is not in Program Files. Vista limits applications' abilities to write to Program Files.

(The Thumbs 7 SP2 installer will recognize a Vista or Windows 7 system and enforce these options).

Upgrading Windows to Vista or 7
If you installed ThumbsPlus with the default options on Windows XP, then after the upgrade ThumbsPlus will not be able to write certain files, including preferences and sometimes the database. You need to backup your database, uninstall ThumbsPlus, then reinstall using one of the Vista/7 compatible Sharing Options, or direct the installation to an unprotected folder. (See the Installation notes above.)

Schemes and Sets

If you install using any of the "sharing" options, be sure to change the paths listed in Options - Preferences - Schemes and Sets to folders not within the Program Files tree. If you are upgrading and already have schemes or sets defined, you'll need to move them to the new locations.

We recommend using:
  C:\ProgramData\ThumbsPlus
to share schemes among all users, or
  C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\ThumbsPlus
to keep separate schemes for each users.

The Web Templates folder can be left as-is, as the templates are not written by ThumbsPlus.

Performance

Some users have had performance problems, especially with background tasks such as making thumbnails. Normally, background tasks run at below-normal priority. However, some other programs may not be quite Vista-ready, and may hog the CPU, giving very little processing power to the background tasks. Try setting the option to Run background tasks at normal priority in Options - Preferences - Advanced. See our performance page for additional ThumbsPlus hints.

 

 

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