Centrafuse Installation Quick-start (Windows 7 x86/x64)
Windows 7 OS and pre-requisite installation:
⦁ A clean install of Windows 7 (x86 or x64)
⦁ Run Windows Update and install ALL updates and patches
⦁ Make sure Windows 7 service pack 1 is installed
⦁ Make sure that .NET 3.5.1 framework is turned on in Windows features
⦁ Install .Net 4.0 extended (full) framework
⦁ Install SQL Compact Edition 3.5 (x86, then x64 if you are using windows 7 64 bit)
⦁ Run Windows update again and install all updates and patches
⦁ Install IE9. It's not required for Centrafuse, but you'll keep getting asked about it so you might as well do it now.
⦁ Run Windows update one last time.
At this point, you should have a fully updated, patched and prepared Windows 7 installation. If you want to install an anti-virus program, I've had very good luck with Microsoft Security Essentials. It's free, works well, has a fairly low performance impact (ALL anti-virus programs effect performance) and works without conflict with Centrafuse. Most of the major-brand AV programs should work well with CF. Before you install Centrafuse, there are a few optional items that need to be installed.
Install and configure any hardware drivers (touchscreen, GPS, radios etc). Do this "one at a time" and make a note if the device adds a serial port in device manager. This will come in handy when you want to configure it in Centrafuse
Install BlueSoliel Bluetooth software. I recommend that you download the latest version directly from IVT.
Install Apple mobile device support (if you are using an iPhone or iPod.) Available in the redist section of the repository.
Install Apple application support (if you are using an iPhone or iPod.) Available in the redist section of the repository.
Stop! Take a look at your Windows event logs. They should tell you if you're having any problems with anything so far. Fix those problems BEFORE you install Centrafuse.
Now you're ready to install Centrafuse
⦁ Select a version of Centrafuse from the repository (with a .msi extension) and install.
⦁ Configure your general Centrafuse settings
⦁ Setup your audio and video folder paths and import your media library
⦁ When asked to setup other items, say yes. Open advanced settings->plugins->Market
⦁ Enter your username and password for the Market. This is the same username/password you use for the "My Account' page on Centrafuse.com
⦁ Save everything and restart CF.
⦁ Go into Advanced Settings->Graphics and turn full screen on, hide/show cursor and taskbar, adjust the screen resolution to match your screen and turn "Enhanced graphics" on or off depending upon your preference. On slower machines (Atom-class), turning enhanced graphics OFF can significantly improve graphic performance.
⦁ Re-start CF and make a note of your hardware ID (This will probably have changed if you had a previous installation on the same PC)
⦁ Go to www.centrafuse.com ->My Account, login and either reset your old license or create a new one.
⦁ When you receive your new license by email, download it to your desktop and double-click. That will install your license and you are all set.