Grey Death Problem for Version 15
Last Update MAR-2006
An installer is a special type of program that installs C.A.R. on your computer.
I first tried a $600 program called the Wise Installer. When it worked, C.A.R. ran perfectly. Problem was it only seemed to work and install on 75% of the PC's it was run on. Others it would just hang up or run forever.
So Wise sold me their Windows Installer for another $600. This used the installer built into Windows. After two days of learning it and getting it set up, I found it worked 0% of the time -- it never installed the needed DAO database support, was not capable.
So I blew another $600 on the Instalshield Windows installer, spent two days getting it to work. This is what Ver. 15 now uses. Good news -- it always runs fine. Bad news -- it missed the DAO support about half the time.
So I'm down $2400 and 6 days of work.
I have now found that if you can get Version 14 to install, then install Version 15, it will likely work! If you wan to try, here is Version 14:
I'm still working
on it, but the frustration level has to drop just a bit.