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How to install SMP client on Windows Vista

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*** UPDATED FOR NEW VERSION ***

This guide will be useful to those seeking to install the SMP client on their Folding rig using Windows Vista.

How-To Disable UAC:

Start > Type in the search box "cmd.exe" and right click on it > Click on Run as Administrator > then type in "msconfig" > Go to the Tools tab

2) (see figure 1.1) Click on Disable UAC > Click on Launch > Restart computer

Figure 1.1


After reboot please follow the guide below in order to prevent any further complications with the UAC prompts

Guide:

1) Visit this site to Download the client.

Found under the title:

"Windows XP/2003/Vista/2008 SMP client console version Read this forum post first! (it has directions for 5.92 that also apply for 6.22) "


2) Once you have Downloaded it click on the installer.

3) After the installation is complete you can now proceed to your folder. "Start" > "%username%" > "Downloads"





4) Double click on your Downloads folder. Right click on "install.bat" and choose "Run as Administrator" this will prompt you to a command window.
  • First command line hit enter
  • Type in your Windows Vista login password.
  • Re-type your Windows Vista login password.

*** It is normal that you will not see anything being written for your password ***

After you have entered your last password you should see this message if the installation was successful:

Code:
If you see this twice, MPI is working
If you see this twice, MPI is working
Press any key afterwards to close install.bat.

5) Right click on the "fah.exe" and create a shortcut. Drag the shortcut to your desktop. Then, right click on the shortcut you just made. Choose "Properties". In the "target" field you see something written in quotations. At the end of all that, add -smp (outside the quotation marks).

6) Now you are ready to start the "fah.exe" located on your Desktop. Click on it and you should be directed to this:



7) Now it is time to enter your configurations.
  • User name [default]? <Write your folding user name here>
  • Team Number [0]? 37726
  • Launch automatically at machine statup, installing this as a service (yes/no) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Ask before fetching/sending work (no/yes) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Use Internet Explorer Settings (no/yes) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Use proxy (yes/no) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Allow receipt of work assignments and return of work results greater than 5MB in size (such work units may have large memory demands (no/yes) [no]? yes
  • Change advanced options (yes/no) [no]? yes
  • Core Priority (idle/low) [idle]? <Hit Enter>
  • CPU usage requested (5-100) [100]? <Hit Enter>
  • Disable highly optimized assembly code (no/yes) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Pause if battery power is being used (useful for laptops) (no/yes) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Interval, in minutes, between checkpoints (3-30) [15]? 3 (see Footnote #1)
  • Memory, in MB, to indicate (xxxx available) [xxxx]? <Hit Enter>
  • Request work units without deadlines (no/yes) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Set -advmethods flag always, requesting new advanced scientific cores and/or work units if available (no/yes) [no]? yes
  • Ignore any deadline information (mainly useful if system clock frequently has errors) (no/yes) [no]? <Hit Enter>
  • Machine ID (1-8) [1]? <Hit Enter>

8) Now you are ready to start folding A very useful application to add to WinSMP is FahMon which you can find here.


Footnotes:
  1. If you are running an older machine <Hit Enter> to keep it at default intervals.


If you wish me to add anything to this, or see errors in my guide please feel free to bring them up. The sole purpose of this was to make it easier for those using Windows Vista to get it set-up.
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If you want to run 2 instances you just repeat?
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You might want to add that some people need their IE setting set to no...like me. Everyone is different.

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Quote:
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If you want to run 2 instances you just repeat?
you shouldn't need to. 1 SMP client does all the cores of your CPU.
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You might want to add that some people need their IE setting set to no...like me. Everyone is different.

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I think for the majority of users, that setting should be <No>.
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I think for the majority of users, that setting should be <No>.
I'll fix it up It's just the only way mine would work
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I edited that after I read the last paragraph of the guide.
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I edited that after I read the last paragraph of the guide.
I included a *** Note *** to the configurations for those who have the same problem as me
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And you should set the advmethods flag to yes, and set the checkpoint interval to 3 mins.

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And you should set the advmethods flag to yes, and set the checkpoint interval to 3 mins.

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Fixed it. Thanks
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