Saturday, September 09, 2006

Installing ArcGIS: "Good Luck With That"

"Good luck with that." It's a phrase I heard from six different ESRI employees——who are friends——when I told them that I was installing ArcGIS yesterday. Strange; What does this occurrence mean? I don't know. But I had one heck of a time trying to figure out how to get the software off of a DVD that didn't autorun properly. Then I got ArcGIS installed, which I'm having all sorts of woes with it on my home computer. ArcMap will open, but no toolbars will show. I try to open an MXD, I get a premature termination from a C++ runtime error. It may be the software, it may not be the software. It runs fine on other computers I have. It may just be that my home machine is junk. Still, if anyone has any thoughts or tips, let me know how to get ArcGIS running properly on the machine I want it to run on.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dave Bouwman said...

Sorry to hear that you're having trouble - it's been really smooth for me. I've got it at home and on my notebook, and the install was super smooth. Both are pretty new - 3.4Ghz/1.5Gb notebook, and AMD Athlon 3700+/1GB at home.

9/09/2006 02:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm on the ArcGIS installation team and I'd like to help. Please email me directly so I can learn more about the issues and help to resolve them.

9/11/2006 08:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lkoman@esri.com

Laurene Koman
ArcGIS Installation Team

9/11/2006 08:47:00 AM  

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