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Ralph

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Message 13984 - Posted: 20 Nov 2007, 15:26:33 UTC

Hello,

I've been running the GUI for years now, and thought I'd try to find some information on how to install the core client.

I saw the option in the install program, but it failed.

Is there anything I need to know to accomplish the transfer?

1. Do I need to finish the GUI work units first?
... is the data safe, as in new GUI versions?
2. Do I have to remove the GUI?
... that leads to:
3. Can I run both?

I'm betting no on no.3, since the install took out my GUI, but there's no harm in asking, right?

Now running a dual core, Intel, Vista 64.

Ralph
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Nicolas

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Message 13986 - Posted: 20 Nov 2007, 15:32:37 UTC - in response to Message 13984.  

You have always been running the core client. The GUI just shows what the core client does.
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Ralph

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Message 13987 - Posted: 20 Nov 2007, 15:45:27 UTC

Hi,

Sorry- I got the terms mixed up.
I'd like to try the 'run as service' option.

Ralph
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Nicolas

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Message 13989 - Posted: 20 Nov 2007, 16:07:23 UTC - in response to Message 13987.  

When reinstalling (even if you uninstall first), you don't lose your workunits.

You can still open the Manager manually if you installed as a service (that's how I use it).
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Ralph

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Message 13990 - Posted: 20 Nov 2007, 17:41:13 UTC

Hi,

- update -

I was getting hung up on the install, because of the password prompt.
I was mistaken in the belief that I was setting a password for BOINC security, and not just entering my admin password to allow BOINC permission to install.

I guess I just missed that.

I'm up and running as a service.
We'll see how that works.

Thanks!
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Heflin

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Message 13999 - Posted: 20 Nov 2007, 23:20:11 UTC - in response to Message 13990.  

I run BOINC as a service also on a Win machine.

By default, I do *NOT* run the BOINC Manager/GUI, so there is no icon in the system tray. This saves a negligable amount of CPU cycles, network traffic, and memory.

If I need to check on or do something with BOINC, I can fire up the GUI, do whatever, then exit the GUI. Or more likely, remote into the machine or use my primary machine's BOINC GUI - Advanced / Select Computer ... function to remote directly into the other machine's BOINC GUI.
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