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Difficulties Installing Reaper on Windows 7 Laptop

Danny Miles
 

Hi Everyone. I'm trying to install the free 60-day trial of Reaper
for Windows (64-bit) on my laptop. However, whether I allow it to
install to the default Program Files folder or edit the folder path so
that it reads Program Files (X86), I'm finding that it claims to
install correctly but doesn't create a Start Menu or Desktop icon for
future use and I'm therefore unable to open the software. I've
noticed that there are some questions requiring yes or no answers
during the installation, and for some reason Jaws 14.0 doesn't read
these or announce whether or not the check boxes for items such as the
aforementioned icons are selected or not, so I've got no way of
knowing exactly what I'm installing. I've already installed the Jaws
scripts for Reaper, and I assume that I should install the program
before adding Osara, so I assume that inaccessibility isn't strictly
the cause of these problems (although, as I say, the lack of clarity
regarding the highlighting of tick boxes is unhelpful). Can anyone
please advise on how to get everything installed correctly? Also, I'd
appreciate recommendations for any suitable tutorials/email
lists/Facebook groups/etc., especially as the company's user guide
appears to be an inaccessible PDF. Many thanks in advance for any
help.

Take care, Danny

Steve Matzura
 

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On 9/26/2019 5:25 AM, Danny Miles wrote:
Hi Everyone. I'm trying to install the free 60-day trial of Reaper
for Windows (64-bit) on my laptop. However, whether I allow it to
install to the default Program Files folder or edit the folder path so
that it reads Program Files (X86), I'm finding that it claims to
install correctly but doesn't create a Start Menu or Desktop icon for
future use and I'm therefore unable to open the software. I've
noticed that there are some questions requiring yes or no answers
during the installation, and for some reason Jaws 14.0 doesn't read
these or announce whether or not the check boxes for items such as the
aforementioned icons are selected or not, so I've got no way of
knowing exactly what I'm installing. I've already installed the Jaws
scripts for Reaper, and I assume that I should install the program
before adding Osara, so I assume that inaccessibility isn't strictly
the cause of these problems (although, as I say, the lack of clarity
regarding the highlighting of tick boxes is unhelpful). Can anyone
please advise on how to get everything installed correctly? Also, I'd
appreciate recommendations for any suitable tutorials/email
lists/Facebook groups/etc., especially as the company's user guide
appears to be an inaccessible PDF. Many thanks in advance for any
help.

Take care, Danny

Georgina Joyce
 

Hello Danny,

Can you not use windows explorer and find the executable file? Or if you hit the start button and type reaper what happens?

Did you know about the audio ins and outs course?

http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php/Main/AudioInsAndOuts

HTH

Gena
On 26 Sep 2019, at 10:25, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone. I'm trying to install the free 60-day trial of Reaper
for Windows (64-bit) on my laptop. However, whether I allow it to
install to the default Program Files folder or edit the folder path so
that it reads Program Files (X86), I'm finding that it claims to
install correctly but doesn't create a Start Menu or Desktop icon for
future use and I'm therefore unable to open the software. I've
noticed that there are some questions requiring yes or no answers
during the installation, and for some reason Jaws 14.0 doesn't read
these or announce whether or not the check boxes for items such as the
aforementioned icons are selected or not, so I've got no way of
knowing exactly what I'm installing. I've already installed the Jaws
scripts for Reaper, and I assume that I should install the program
before adding Osara, so I assume that inaccessibility isn't strictly
the cause of these problems (although, as I say, the lack of clarity
regarding the highlighting of tick boxes is unhelpful). Can anyone
please advise on how to get everything installed correctly? Also, I'd
appreciate recommendations for any suitable tutorials/email
lists/Facebook groups/etc., especially as the company's user guide
appears to be an inaccessible PDF. Many thanks in advance for any
help.

Take care, Danny


Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73

Danny Miles
 

Hi Georgina. Many thanks for your reply.

I'm saving the executable file and then running it, so I haven't got a
problem with finding the set-up file. The issue I'm having is that,
once it's apparently been successfully installed, using the search bar
attached to the Start Menu or looking in Windows Explorer doesn't aid
me in finding the program so that I can open it and use it. If this
can be done using the executable file, I've never heard of this before
and would appreciate further info.

I think that course has been mentioned on here a few times but, as
I've only become interested in Reaper in the last week or so, I've
never fully taken in any talk about using it before. Thanks very much
for the link...I'll be sure to investigate.

Take care, Danny

On 9/26/19, Georgina Joyce <gena@...> wrote:
Hello Danny,

Can you not use windows explorer and find the executable file? Or if you hit
the start button and type reaper what happens?

Did you know about the audio ins and outs course?

http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php/Main/AudioInsAndOuts

HTH

Gena
On 26 Sep 2019, at 10:25, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone. I'm trying to install the free 60-day trial of Reaper
for Windows (64-bit) on my laptop. However, whether I allow it to
install to the default Program Files folder or edit the folder path so
that it reads Program Files (X86), I'm finding that it claims to
install correctly but doesn't create a Start Menu or Desktop icon for
future use and I'm therefore unable to open the software. I've
noticed that there are some questions requiring yes or no answers
during the installation, and for some reason Jaws 14.0 doesn't read
these or announce whether or not the check boxes for items such as the
aforementioned icons are selected or not, so I've got no way of
knowing exactly what I'm installing. I've already installed the Jaws
scripts for Reaper, and I assume that I should install the program
before adding Osara, so I assume that inaccessibility isn't strictly
the cause of these problems (although, as I say, the lack of clarity
regarding the highlighting of tick boxes is unhelpful). Can anyone
please advise on how to get everything installed correctly? Also, I'd
appreciate recommendations for any suitable tutorials/email
lists/Facebook groups/etc., especially as the company's user guide
appears to be an inaccessible PDF. Many thanks in advance for any
help.

Take care, Danny


Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73




Georgina Joyce
 

Hello Danny,

Shortcuts are just links to all the program files via the executable. So if you have successfully installed in program files x86 reaper then navigate to that folder and find the executable. Not many programs run from an isolated .exe file. Reaper is very versatile you can even use portable installs.. In other words, it is not a program that throws it’s files in many different folders all over the HD.

Have you tried installing the OSARA package?

Gena

On 26 Sep 2019, at 14:55, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi Georgina. Many thanks for your reply.

I'm saving the executable file and then running it, so I haven't got a
problem with finding the set-up file. The issue I'm having is that,
once it's apparently been successfully installed, using the search bar
attached to the Start Menu or looking in Windows Explorer doesn't aid
me in finding the program so that I can open it and use it. If this
can be done using the executable file, I've never heard of this before
and would appreciate further info.

I think that course has been mentioned on here a few times but, as
I've only become interested in Reaper in the last week or so, I've
never fully taken in any talk about using it before. Thanks very much
for the link...I'll be sure to investigate.

Take care, Danny



On 9/26/19, Georgina Joyce <gena@... <mailto:gena@...>> wrote:
Hello Danny,

Can you not use windows explorer and find the executable file? Or if you hit
the start button and type reaper what happens?

Did you know about the audio ins and outs course?

http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php/Main/AudioInsAndOuts

HTH

Gena
On 26 Sep 2019, at 10:25, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone. I'm trying to install the free 60-day trial of Reaper
for Windows (64-bit) on my laptop. However, whether I allow it to
install to the default Program Files folder or edit the folder path so
that it reads Program Files (X86), I'm finding that it claims to
install correctly but doesn't create a Start Menu or Desktop icon for
future use and I'm therefore unable to open the software. I've
noticed that there are some questions requiring yes or no answers
during the installation, and for some reason Jaws 14.0 doesn't read
these or announce whether or not the check boxes for items such as the
aforementioned icons are selected or not, so I've got no way of
knowing exactly what I'm installing. I've already installed the Jaws
scripts for Reaper, and I assume that I should install the program
before adding Osara, so I assume that inaccessibility isn't strictly
the cause of these problems (although, as I say, the lack of clarity
regarding the highlighting of tick boxes is unhelpful). Can anyone
please advise on how to get everything installed correctly? Also, I'd
appreciate recommendations for any suitable tutorials/email
lists/Facebook groups/etc., especially as the company's user guide
appears to be an inaccessible PDF. Many thanks in advance for any
help.

Take care, Danny


Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73




Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73

Danny Miles
 

Hi again. Many thanks for that suggestion and for outlining how it
works. I ran a portable installation and, because it confirmed the
folder path, I better understood what you were saying and managed to
trace the .exe file for opening the program. I've never opened a
program that way before...I've only done it from a Start Menu icon or
from the search bar. Anyway, I've got it now, so your help is much
appreciated.

Regarding Osara, I was under the impression that I should install the
program first, so I haven't grabbed that yet. I have installed the
Jaws scripts...Would it still be advisable to install Osara as well?

Take care, Danny

On 9/26/19, Georgina Joyce <gena@...> wrote:
Hello Danny,

Shortcuts are just links to all the program files via the executable. So if
you have successfully installed in program files x86 reaper then navigate to
that folder and find the executable. Not many programs run from an isolated
.exe file. Reaper is very versatile you can even use portable installs.. In
other words, it is not a program that throws it’s files in many different
folders all over the HD.

Have you tried installing the OSARA package?

Gena

On 26 Sep 2019, at 14:55, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi Georgina. Many thanks for your reply.

I'm saving the executable file and then running it, so I haven't got a
problem with finding the set-up file. The issue I'm having is that,
once it's apparently been successfully installed, using the search bar
attached to the Start Menu or looking in Windows Explorer doesn't aid
me in finding the program so that I can open it and use it. If this
can be done using the executable file, I've never heard of this before
and would appreciate further info.

I think that course has been mentioned on here a few times but, as
I've only become interested in Reaper in the last week or so, I've
never fully taken in any talk about using it before. Thanks very much
for the link...I'll be sure to investigate.

Take care, Danny



On 9/26/19, Georgina Joyce <gena@... <mailto:gena@...>>
wrote:
Hello Danny,

Can you not use windows explorer and find the executable file? Or if you
hit
the start button and type reaper what happens?

Did you know about the audio ins and outs course?

http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php/Main/AudioInsAndOuts

HTH

Gena
On 26 Sep 2019, at 10:25, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi Everyone. I'm trying to install the free 60-day trial of Reaper
for Windows (64-bit) on my laptop. However, whether I allow it to
install to the default Program Files folder or edit the folder path so
that it reads Program Files (X86), I'm finding that it claims to
install correctly but doesn't create a Start Menu or Desktop icon for
future use and I'm therefore unable to open the software. I've
noticed that there are some questions requiring yes or no answers
during the installation, and for some reason Jaws 14.0 doesn't read
these or announce whether or not the check boxes for items such as the
aforementioned icons are selected or not, so I've got no way of
knowing exactly what I'm installing. I've already installed the Jaws
scripts for Reaper, and I assume that I should install the program
before adding Osara, so I assume that inaccessibility isn't strictly
the cause of these problems (although, as I say, the lack of clarity
regarding the highlighting of tick boxes is unhelpful). Can anyone
please advise on how to get everything installed correctly? Also, I'd
appreciate recommendations for any suitable tutorials/email
lists/Facebook groups/etc., especially as the company's user guide
appears to be an inaccessible PDF. Many thanks in advance for any
help.

Take care, Danny


Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73




Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73




Georgina Joyce
 

Hello danny,

I think you should start working through the audio ins and outs. The members of the class who used Jaws still needed OSARA a as it installs a keymap that otherwise essential elements are very difficult to get to or not accessible at all. You also need the SWS plug-in again bringing more access.

You do know you can create a shortcut manually, just use the applications key.

I only suggested the OSARA installation as it would have verified a Reaper install.

HTH

On 27 Sep 2019, at 20:08, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi again. Many thanks for that suggestion and for outlining how it
works. I ran a portable installation and, because it confirmed the
folder path, I better understood what you were saying and managed to
trace the .exe file for opening the program. I've never opened a
program that way before...I've only done it from a Start Menu icon or
from the search bar. Anyway, I've got it now, so your help is much
appreciated.

Regarding Osara, I was under the impression that I should install the
program first, so I haven't grabbed that yet. I have installed the
Jaws scripts...Would it still be advisable to install Osara as well?

Take care, Danny



On 9/26/19, Georgina Joyce <gena@... <mailto:gena@...>> wrote:
Hello Danny,

Shortcuts are just links to all the program files via the executable. So if
you have successfully installed in program files x86 reaper then navigate to
that folder and find the executable. Not many programs run from an isolated
.exe file. Reaper is very versatile you can even use portable installs.. In
other words, it is not a program that throws it’s files in many different
folders all over the HD.

Have you tried installing the OSARA package?

Gena

On 26 Sep 2019, at 14:55, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@...> wrote:

Hi Georgina. Many thanks for your reply.

I'm saving the executable file and then running it, so I haven't got a
problem with finding the set-up file. The issue I'm having is that,
once it's apparently been successfully installed, using the search bar
attached to the Start Menu or looking in Windows Explorer doesn't aid
me in finding the program so that I can open it and use it. If this
can be done using the executable file, I've never heard of this before
and would appreciate further info.

I think that course has been mentioned on here a few times but, as
I've only become interested in Reaper in the last week or so, I've
never fully taken in any talk about using it before. Thanks very much
for the link...I'll be sure to investigate.

Take care, Danny



On 9/26/19, Georgina Joyce <gena@... <mailto:gena@...> <mailto:gena@... <mailto:gena@...>>>
wrote:
Hello Danny,

Can you not use windows explorer and find the executable file? Or if you
hit
the start button and type reaper what happens?

Did you know about the audio ins and outs course?

http://wiki.cucat.org/index.php/Main/AudioInsAndOuts

HTH

Gena
On 26 Sep 2019, at 10:25, Danny Miles <toptunesdanny@... <mailto:toptunesdanny@...>> wrote:

Hi Everyone. I'm trying to install the free 60-day trial of Reaper
for Windows (64-bit) on my laptop. However, whether I allow it to
install to the default Program Files folder or edit the folder path so
that it reads Program Files (X86), I'm finding that it claims to
install correctly but doesn't create a Start Menu or Desktop icon for
future use and I'm therefore unable to open the software. I've
noticed that there are some questions requiring yes or no answers
during the installation, and for some reason Jaws 14.0 doesn't read
these or announce whether or not the check boxes for items such as the
aforementioned icons are selected or not, so I've got no way of
knowing exactly what I'm installing. I've already installed the Jaws
scripts for Reaper, and I assume that I should install the program
before adding Osara, so I assume that inaccessibility isn't strictly
the cause of these problems (although, as I say, the lack of clarity
regarding the highlighting of tick boxes is unhelpful). Can anyone
please advise on how to get everything installed correctly? Also, I'd
appreciate recommendations for any suitable tutorials/email
lists/Facebook groups/etc., especially as the company's user guide
appears to be an inaccessible PDF. Many thanks in advance for any
help.

Take care, Danny


Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73




Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73




Gena

Call: M0EBP
DMR ID: 2346259
Loc: IO83PS
73