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  1. Snowglobe styles and tutorial....

    Hi Lin, I've just found this and have been having fun playing around with the different options, thanks for putting it together. I hope you're soon out of "limbo" and back with the speech therapist (if you're not already) and that you're soon back to full strength. take care. Lynda
  2. yes I think so, we went into the control panel/hardward & sound section & got an error message saying there was something wrong with some file extension software, did we want to disable it? - said yes (as you do!) & hey presto, everything worked. (might have got there sooner had we realised the problem was also affecting avi's with sound but not those without). Lynda.
  3. for info, I finally tracked down why the P2E exes weren't running on the laptop - it was a problem with the sound card software!
  4. yes it is - it's about 18 months old I think & came with 8.1 pre-installed. It's mostly used to access forums, news etc so doesn't have many apps on it. I wouldn't be suprised if there is a default setting somewhere that is causing the problem as all the P2E exes I've ever created on the desktop work fine. By-the-way, thanks for suggesting using Dropbox to transfer things, much easier than using a pen drive Lynda.
  5. Hi, I'm getting confused as what I've done, so I've re-run some tests as follows: (1) created a single-image exe using option F9 (created excutable file for PC) - resulting file size 1650K sent this file uncompressed via dropbox, file size on laptop 1650K displays a blank, black screen when run (2) manually zipped file & sent this via dropbox unzipped on laptop as administrator, file size 1650K displays a blank, black screen when run (3) created another single-image exe (using the same image) using option "safe executable file for PC" & sent this via dropbox - 2 files, the exe & a ptshow file unzipped on the laptop as administrator, file size of exe 1253k, file size of the PTSHOW file 403k displays a blank, black screen when run (4) unzipped on the desktop & sent the resulting folder via dropbox file size of exe on laptop 1253k, file size of the PTSHOW file 403k displays a blank, black screen when run The exes all run fine on the desktop, so it's looking like a setting on the laptop that is stopping these exes from running, something to do with virus protection? Is there a way of telling Windows Defender which exes are actually "safe"?
  6. Hi Lin, this is the output from the dxdiag, I think it contains what you asked for. DxDiag.txt Lynda.
  7. update: I've made progress of a sort - I've loaded dropbox onto the laptop, turned off Windows defender on both the desktop & the laptop & used dropbox to transfer a small exe, all looks ok except when I try to run it I get a blank, black screen. I also tried creating/tranferring a single-slide exe, and that gave me a black screen as well. I then tried creating it using the the "Safe Executable File for Internet" option, and got the black screen again. (At least things now seem to be consistent!) Lynda.
  8. thanks for your replies - in no particular order: Yes I do mean a USB flash memory stick. The exes have been created on a mixture of windows XP and Windows 8.1, I'm having similar problems with all of them. I did manage to copy some exes when both machines were running XP, but the odd one failed, though I think it worked when I re-tried (this was a couple of years ago). We're running Windows Defender - it was turned off this morning (thanks hubby!) when I was having the mixed response, yesterday when it was turned on I got the "this app can't run on your PC" for all the exes I tried to run from the pen drive, even though it looked like they had been associated with the correct icon. All the files are single executable files, I did try re-created a slide show with the "Safe Executable File for Internet" option but when I upzipped the file on the laptop and tried to run it, it said it couldn't find the PTE file, even though both parts were there. Unfortunately I can't try using Dropbox for mum as she doesn't have a PC, but I'll try putting access to Dropbox on the laptop (assuming I can) & see if I can get them copied that way. (I had thought of creating a shared drive, but I'm not sure if exes can be accessed over an intranet) Lack of resource on the laptop may explain why the exes I have managed to copy don't run properly (they are holiday slideshows & they do tend to end up being rather large), so I'll also try creating just a small single-slide exe to see if that will run. Did I miss anything? Lynda.
  9. I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to ask this but I'm starting to loose the will to live! I want to transfer some P2E exe files that I've created on a desktop over to a laptop so that I can show them to my mum but I can't get the files to copy properly. I'm using windows 8.1 on both the desktop & the laptop and I'm trying to transfer via a pen drive. I'm getting the following results: (a) For some files when I try to run the exe from the pen drive to check it I get a "this app can't run on your PC" message. The icon association looks correct. For other files the icon is wrong but the exe runs ok. ( For other files I can get an exe moved across to the laptop ok, but it doesn't run properly - sometimes it loads but pauses at the first photo, other times I just get a blank screen. © Sometimes the exe is copied to the pen drive ok, but the laptop looses the icon association and I get a slideshow error. I've tried zipping the files but that doesn't seem to work either, and it doesn't seem to matter whether they are old or new files, I still get random results. Can anyone help please? Lynda
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