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Title: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on April 28, 2014, 06:18:05 PM
Many here know since X10WTI went out of business I've been working at putting something together for the end user to get a AHP install.
With much help from my forum members I managed to put together a method (not the best but it worked) using the Marmitek version and a conversion tool users were able to get a working North American AHP.

I've taken this one step further and eliminated the need for the Marmitek version.
This new installer still displays the nag screen at startup but it does allow you to create and upload setups to the cm15a.
The installer will update a old AHP to the new version if it is installed on the PC If that is registered the new version will also be registered.
This has been tested on Windows 7(64 and 32 bit) and Win 8.1 (32 and 64 bit) OS.
It has also shown to fix issues which caused AHP to stop working.
X10 has given the OK to distribute this so here it is:
AHP 3.318 unregistered (http://tuicemen.com/downloads/Unregistered_ahp.exe)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tucson on April 30, 2014, 05:17:07 PM
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You   #:)

Installed AHP 3.318 on Windows 7 and it is working great.

Very Happy :)%
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: the other steve on April 30, 2014, 05:38:36 PM
And on Vista Business...

Thanks
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on April 30, 2014, 06:38:01 PM
It's nice to see everything is working for you both.
Vista was the only windows flavor I wasn't able to test.
Hopefully the registration issue can be worked out shortly.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: BaBaLou. on May 02, 2014, 02:28:40 PM

You may also add Windows XP, Service Pack 3 to the list.

Installed easily, opened an older saved file, Changed the modules back to North american and uploaded to the CM15a and so far its running as it should.

Happy!Happy!Happy!

Nice work &  #:) Tuicemen.

Thanks. >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Bill H on May 05, 2014, 03:42:10 PM
On XP Pro SP 2 and 3, all worked well except the Macros don't show any Conditions to add. Both systems were virgin installs...is that where I went wrong?   B:(
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on May 05, 2014, 04:59:47 PM
Options for the plugins don't display as it is unregistered.
I'm working with the new owners to hopefully allow a registered version so the options display.
Any conditional macros previously made should still work in this unregistered version.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Bill H on May 06, 2014, 09:08:33 AM
Ah, I must have missed that part  :' . Tnx, Tuicemen.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Elamderek5743 on May 06, 2014, 08:48:42 PM
I'm currently using the unmodified Marmitek version (european module pictures doesn't matter that much to me) and after running AHP for a few minutes (~15) or if my comp goes to sleep while the CM15A is connected it will lock up and stop working or become an Unknown device. Any idea if this version will work better with it?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on May 07, 2014, 07:00:41 AM
The marmitek version is a older version then this one, so issue in 3.316 may not appear in this version.
If the unregistered nags won't bother you then I'd say switch to it.

On Another note I discovered code for both the marmitec and North american versions are included in the code.
renaming the AHP.dll and city and holiday XML files should give you a registered Marmitek 3.318 version.
However I haven't attempted this.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: SamC7 on May 14, 2014, 04:28:51 PM
Hi,

I had a working 3.316 system that I transfered from an XP computer to a windows 7 last autumn. On the XP it would always load the last file worked with, win 7 installation loads myhome.ahx (have now renamed my file to MyHome.ahx). The problem was that I could not get rid of the intr wizard, which messed with my installation. So downloaded and ran 3.318, but it did not register even though the old version was registered (ActiveHomePro plus Smartmacros). So now I am a bit stuck. I run my watering with it, I can control it from my remote but not from PC as it does not show switch.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on May 14, 2014, 05:00:59 PM
Even though this is a unregistered install if your AHX file was created with a registered version all macros should still work.
You won't be able to create new macros depending on registered plugins as the options only display on registration.

That being said if you have installed this on a machine that already had a registered version it is possible to get the registration back.
AHP creates a encrypted file that looks at your PC hardware this file is either in the D:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveHome Pro or D:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\X10\Common if you have these two folders backed up you should be able to get everything registered again by overwriting those folders with your back up.

Note: this won't work if you installed on a new PC.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Smokin Paul on May 25, 2014, 07:00:32 AM
Oh man I just discovered X10 is out and my AHP is toast. :-(  Thanks for your efforts so far.

What really sucks is I had AHP with all the plugins running in a VM (Virtual Machine) in VMware. A few years back one of the VM files was accidentally deleted breaking the VM. I just deleted everything thinking if I ever needed to change anything I could just reinstall. Now I find out its No Joy. :-(  I'm scouring my old hard drives and backups hoping I have a copy of the VM. You see the VM was just stopped so that you could start the VM and AHP would think its been running all along, no need for the X10 servers. I once had to activate when my cable was down so I created a VM to bypass the need for online activation and to cut down on the electric bill. I keep one computer running and I used to have my virtual home automation PC with AHP running in the background. I just upgraded my computer and here I am... bummer. :-( 
At at least efforts are being made to get things working again.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: the other steve on June 11, 2014, 05:45:36 PM
I just replaced my XP machine with a Windows 7 version.  I used your installer, then copied the XP directories (program and shared) to the appropriate places on the Win7 box.

It all works fine and shows as registered so it has no nag screen, and includes Smart Macros, etc.

Life is good!  The only remaining bug is that it sometimes asks me if I want to close without saving.  I think I have read something about that on these boards, but it is only annoying, not serious.

Thanks, Tuicemen!

The Other Steve.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: robienick on June 12, 2014, 05:33:06 PM
I just want to say thanks for what you have done.  I just downloaded this software and it works perfectly as advertised.  I am just a plugger, and really appreciate the effort you put in to make this happen.  My system has not worked for over a year when my PC died and carried the original software to the grave with it.  Thanks again........

Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: robienick on June 12, 2014, 09:01:17 PM
For some reason, this version wants to download to the CM11, not the CM15.  How do I get it to download to the CM15 unit?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on June 13, 2014, 06:07:43 AM
In the Tools Tab
See what the CM11 configuration choice is set to.
Should be set to Disabled.
If it is disabled and keeps indicating you may have a CM11. Then the CM15A is not being found on the USB connector.
Let us know what you find in your checks.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: robienick on June 14, 2014, 03:44:10 PM
Brian H., I did as you suggested and the download worked perfectly.  Now my only remaining problem is to get all of my old X10 modules to go on and off according to how I have timed them..  Some work fine, and I will finally find the correct software module that will make the rest work.  It's nice to have X10 back and working, if only at half  speed.  Thanks for your help.

Robie N.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on June 14, 2014, 07:09:31 PM
There are two drop down lists for dimmer type X10 devices.
The Lamps List is for any newer module with Soft Start {ramp On and Off in about two seconds} that can use extended X10 messages.
Older Lamps (No Soft Start).
If you use a older module with out Soft Start and pick it from the Lamps List. It may not turn On correctly.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: birdzeye on June 21, 2014, 01:40:43 PM
Hi everyone.

I have AHP + plugins running on Windows XP but I'd like to get it working on Windows 7 now. I'm not sure I understand how exactly to do this without losing anything. Should I save AHP files from Windows XP and if so which ones? Do I install the AHP 3.318 first on Windows 7 and then add the AHP files from the Windows XP machine?

I'd appreciate it if someone could post step-by-step instructions. Thanks.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on June 23, 2014, 05:00:38 PM
If a machine doesn't currently have AHP installed and registered you will only be able to have a unregistered version as the encrypted AHP registration file compares hardware.

If AHP is already on a PC and you are updateing the OS you need to back up your AHP files  first.
Then install the new OS and AHP.
Once AHP is installed copy your AHP files to there respective folders and over write the files.
This will give you a full registered AHP and Plug-ins.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: the other steve on June 23, 2014, 05:25:27 PM
As an addition to the above for a working, registered install:

If you only copy the program directory, it will run.  Only if you copy the  user data directory as well will it run as registered.

(My experience moving from XP to Win7 X64.  YMMV.)

The Other Steve
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: robienick on June 29, 2014, 12:52:15 PM
Brian, one more question regarding this version of AHP.  I finally have all my lights working ok, however, they only work as programmed when the CM15A is hooked up to my PC.  is this something I have to live with?  The CM15 will not work independent of the PC.

Robie N
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on June 29, 2014, 01:51:08 PM
The Users Manual and other good information is on this X10 Wiki Site.
http://kbase.x10.com/wiki/ActiveHome_Pro

You can load timers and simple macros into the CM15A and then let it run with the computer off.
The above link may have the information you need or if you still have questions. Feel free to ask.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: birdzeye on June 30, 2014, 09:45:46 PM
If a machine doesn't currently have AHP installed and registered you will only be able to have a unregistered version as the encrypted AHP registration file compares hardware.

If AHP is already on a PC and you are updateing the OS you need to back up your AHP files  first.
Then install the new OS and AHP.
Once AHP is installed copy your AHP files to there respective folders and over write the files.
This will give you a full registered AHP and Plug-ins.
 >!

Tuicemen, I have a registered copy of AHP + plugins on Windows XP.  I want to put that AHP on a different computer with Windows 7 on it. So are you saying I can put the AHP 3.318 program on the freshly installed Windows 7 and then copy my AHP folders from the XP machine to it? Which folders from AHP do I copy and how do I overwrite the files?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on July 01, 2014, 10:26:37 AM
You can copy the files to the new machine, However this will not give you a registered version :(
Most of your plugins should work however you can't create any new macros using the plugins from inside AHP.
One user has discovered you can do that from inside note pad editing the AHX file.

If you copy the files from XP to win 7 windows will ask if you wish to overwrite just click yes.
the file in C:\Program files\ActiveHome Pro is what you'll want the files/folders in C:\Program files\common files\x10 won't help you
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: brunski on July 06, 2014, 09:30:07 AM
Many here know since X10WTI went out of business I've been working at putting something together for the end user to get a AHP install.
With much help from my forum members I managed to put together a method (not the best but it worked) using the Marmitek version and a conversion tool users were able to get a working North American AHP.

I've taken this one step further and eliminated the need for the Marmitek version.
This new installer still displays the nag screen at startup but it does allow you to create and upload setups to the cm15a.
The installer will update a old AHP to the new version if it is installed on the PC If that is registered the new version will also be registered.
This has been tested on Windows 7(64 and 32 bit) and Win 8.1 (32 and 64 bit) OS.
It has also shown to fix issues which caused AHP to stop working.
X10 has given the OK to distribute this so here it is:
AHP 3.318 unregistered (http://tuicemen.com/downloads/Unregistered_ahp.exe)

Tuicemen,

I updated my computer from XP to Windows 7 and didn't move my x-10 active home pro.  Well I downloaded the European version and it worked for a while, then became very slow downloading timers and macros and finally stopped working while I'd try turning on lights.  I only use my X10 for several lights switches.  I was so glad that you created an updated American version of X10 that worked!  So, I downloaded it yesterday and sure enough the download bar went zooming by and there was no delay in activating light switches!  Now a day later, it's acting up again being very slow when toggling a light switch on/off and essentially quit working.  My small hand held X10 remote still works manually.  I sure would appreciate any suggestions what to do?

Thanks

B
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: petees on July 06, 2014, 12:24:16 PM
I downloaded the installer and activehome still does not respond. I left the old non working on my computer--should I delete that version first and then download your version. I been using active home like twenty years or so and have invested much money in modules. I have four cameras setup with Vanguard and use it with activehome. I am willing to pay for new software for it. Thanks for all your help.

Pete Sheehan
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on July 06, 2014, 12:35:28 PM
brunski
In AHP under tools purge delayed macros then Under tools again clear interface.
It sounds like you may have a looping macro so you'll want to check your macros.
Once you have ensured you don't have any looping macros or ones with possible errors be sure the AHP recycle bin is empty and update the interface.
petees
In your ProgramData\X10 Settings delete the X10Active.xml file then try starting AHP.
If AHP still fails then do the following:
Make a back up copy of your AHX files from the ActiveHome Pro folder then delete the non working version download and install this one.
once installed you can copy your AHX files back to the ActiveHome pro folder

 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: brunski on July 06, 2014, 01:33:01 PM
brunski
In AHP under tools purge delayed macros then Under tools again clear interface.
It sounds like you may have a looping macro so you'll want to check your macros.
Once you have ensured you don't have any looping macros or ones with possible errors be sure the AHP recycle bin is empty and update the interface.

 >!
I followed your instructions to purge delayed macros and then clearing interface under tools menu, in doing the download progress was VERY slow...I'm not sure what a "looping macro" is?  I clicked on the macro tab and it's empty.  Yesterday, when all this worked, the download progress bar would be lightning fast.  Any more suggestions?

Thanks for Sunday help!

B
Edited by Tuicemen to fix quote(readability)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on July 06, 2014, 03:16:43 PM
brunski
In AHP under tools purge delayed macros then Under tools again clear interface.
It sounds like you may have a looping macro so you'll want to check your macros.
Once you have ensured you don't have any looping macros or ones with possible errors be sure the AHP recycle bin is empty and update the interface.

 >!
I followed your instructions to purge delayed macros and then clearing interface under tools menu, in doing the download progress was VERY slow...I'm not sure what a "looping macro" is?  I clicked on the macro tab and it's empty.  Yesterday, when all this worked, the download progress bar would be lightning fast.  Any more suggestions?

Thanks for Sunday help!

B

If downloading info to the Cm15 being slow is the only issue I wouldn't worry about it.
The larger the amount you download the slower it will be.
However you can try another USB port also look at what else is running on your PC.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: brunski on July 06, 2014, 05:55:39 PM
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brunski
In AHP under tools purge delayed macros then Under tools again clear interface.
It sounds like you may have a looping macro so you'll want to check your macros.
Once you have ensured you don't have any looping macros or ones with possible errors be sure the AHP recycle bin is empty and update the interface.

 >!
I followed your instructions to purge delayed macros and then clearing interface under tools menu, in doing the download progress was VERY slow...I'm not sure what a "looping macro" is?  I clicked on the macro tab and it's empty.  Yesterday, when all this worked, the download progress bar would be lightning fast.  Any more suggestions?

Thanks for Sunday help!

B

If downloading info to the Cm15 being slow is the only issue I wouldn't worry about it.
The larger the amount you download the slower it will be.
However you can try another USB port also look at what else is running on your PC.


The issue is all downloads are super slow like something is hanging up and the light switches will very slowly toggle but not activate the lights.  I also unplugged the USB and moved it with no luck.  So, nothing is working after purging and clearing the interface.  I still don't understand what a looping macro is...
I realize this diagnosing is a pain, but I appreciate your help with my issue!

B
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on July 06, 2014, 09:18:53 PM
Using the search function of the forum will help debugging looping macros which are macros that repeat continuously (stuck in a loop).
If you don't have macros then this isn't the issue.

Do you have another USB cable you can try?
Have you done any PC maintenance lately (defrag, scandisk, virus scan.....)?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: brunski on July 07, 2014, 09:42:18 AM
Using the search function of the forum will help debugging looping macros which are macros that repeat continuously (stuck in a loop).
If you don't have macros then this isn't the issue.

Do you have another USB cable you can try?
Have you done any PC maintenance lately (defrag, scandisk, virus scan.....)?

I swapped the USB cable that's plugged into the wall unit and batteries are fresh.  I also ran a scan on my Webroot security application and even defraged my computer with no improvements getting AHP to work.  Should I reinstall AHP or any other ideas?

Thanks
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on July 07, 2014, 10:20:43 AM
With AHP closed, try deleting C:\ProgramData\X10 Settings\x10active.xml
Then restart AHP that will recreate that file.
Sometimes this file gets corrupt with windows updates and will cause AHP to crash.
I haven't heard of it slowing things down to the point of not working, but I suppose it is possible.
Note: you may need to enable seeing system files and folders
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: brunski on July 07, 2014, 03:15:22 PM
With AHP closed, try deleting C:\ProgramData\X10 Settings\x10active.xml
Then restart AHP that will recreate that file.
Sometimes this file gets corrupt with windows updates and will cause AHP to crash.
I haven't heard of it slowing things down to the point of not working, but I suppose it is possible.
Note: you may need to enable seeing system files and folders

Could you please walk me through specifically how close down AHP and "try deleting C:\ProgramData\X10 Settings\x10active.xml"?  Sorry, I'm not quite sure how to accomplish this.

Thanks

B
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on July 10, 2014, 09:07:40 AM
Simply close AHP red x top right check yes in the warning box that appears.
Next go to file explorer and navigate to C:\ProgramData\X10 Settings
If this isn't possible then select vie from the menu at the top of the page and then check to view system files and folders.
then try navigating again.
Find the  x10active.xml file and right click on it then check delete.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: brunski on July 12, 2014, 01:56:24 PM
Simply close AHP red x top right check yes in the warning box that appears.
Next go to file explorer and navigate to C:\ProgramData\X10 Settings
If this isn't possible then select vie from the menu at the top of the page and then check to view system files and folders.
then try navigating again.
Find the  x10active.xml file and right click on it then check delete.

I did exactly what you recommended and still no luck.  When I activate a light switch, it seems very delayed and light will not turn on.

B
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: ATS on July 23, 2014, 04:16:55 PM
I have a question on wheather the program is full (complete) or not, and if not what went wrong? I have AHP 3.318 on 2 machines. One is a laptop with Vista that seems to be working or at least was and now I am not sure and working on it with you folks. The other one is on a Windows 7 machine. On the Windows 7 machine, when I open the program, I go through what you call the nag screen, after that the Vista machine tells you (as did the original x-10 program) that you do not have the interface connected to the computer,etc. The windows 7 machine does NOT say this. Is that an indication that the application is not complete? If so what can I do?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Walt2 on July 27, 2014, 10:57:55 AM
You can copy the files to the new machine, However this will not give you a registered version :(
Most of your plugins should work however you can't create any new macros using the plugins from inside AHP.
One user has discovered you can do that from inside note pad editing the AHX file.

Well, its time for me to get myself a new PC.   My current (old) PC has AHP 3.318 installed, registered, and the plugins registered.

There is no way for me to "copy" or "transfer" the registered-ness from my old PC to my new PC?    There is no file or no registry entry that would work if I moved such over?

BTW, I can understand that the new X10 people haven't been able to recover the server database used to register AHP.   Could they simply start from scratch and build a new database?   That we could supply to them, our codes, and they add them?   I mean, if they want proof, I could supply them with a copy of my receipt for the software.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on July 27, 2014, 12:35:35 PM
I believe it was in Tuicemens Forums.
http://tuicemen.com/forum/

I saw a post from a member getting their AHP copied from their old computer to work on a new one.
Seems part of the registration code written to hard drive used the drives volume number.
They used a program to set the new computers hard drive volume number to match the original computers volume number. As part of the transfer.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on July 28, 2014, 04:22:48 PM
ATS
you should have the full program if it worked prior to your issue.

the file C:\ProgramData\X10 Settings\x10active.xml has been known to cause issues with AHP working correctly.
I haven't heard of it affecting Daylight savings times but I guess that is possible.
try:
with AHP clear your cm15 then close AHP
delete the x10active.xmlfile or rename it.
restart your PC and AHP.
then in AHP download to the cm15a Updating the interface.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Walt2 on July 29, 2014, 02:39:32 PM
I believe it was in Tuicemens Forums.
http://tuicemen.com/forum/

Thanks for the reference!

I saw a post from a member getting their AHP copied from their old computer to work on a new one.
Seems part of the registration code written to hard drive used the drives volume number.
They used a program to set the new computers hard drive volume number to match the original computers volume number. As part of the transfer.

Interesting clue.   -:)
  
Though, it still makes me feel even more frustrated.   B:(   This clue leads me to be even more sure, that if "they" wanted, there could easily be a standalone registration utility that would generate the needed tid-bits on our PC's, to make AHP acknowledge we are a duly registered user.  
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: JAMC on July 29, 2014, 07:00:00 PM
Worked for me- thanks  :)%
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: demoos on July 30, 2014, 07:12:40 PM
Sorry, I should have posted here too. 

I think I found something that may shed more light on the problem.  The Volume Serial Number on your old install Drive has something to do with it.  I was able to migrate my existing AHP from one computer to another.   

Here is what I did:

1.  Backed up the ActiveHome Pro Directory on a thumbdrive
2.  Backed up the Common file dir (In my case C:\Program Files\Common Files\X10)
3.  Copied down the old Drive Volume Serial Number
4.  On the new computer I ran a program I found to edit the Volume Drive Serial Number and changed it to match my old machine.
5.  Reboot
6.  Ran the old Active Home SDK installer first.
5.  Then ran the old X10 Drivers installer
6.  Killed off x10nets with Windows Task Manager
7.  Restored Active Home Directory from thubdrive
8.  Restored common files X10 Directory
9.  Ran ActiveHm.exe from the ActiveHome Pro directory and all came up as registered.   
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: biomedbob on August 09, 2014, 04:06:41 PM
Thanks I've finally got it back to work with my other security systems.  Lots of break-ins here lately.  Certainly gives peace of mind!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: FMinMI on August 12, 2014, 12:00:28 AM
Many here know since X10WTI went out of business I've been working at putting something together for the end user to get a AHP install.
With much help from my forum members I managed to put together a method (not the best but it worked) using the Marmitek version and a conversion tool users were able to get a working North American AHP.

I've taken this one step further and eliminated the need for the Marmitek version.
This new installer still displays the nag screen at startup but it does allow you to create and upload setups to the cm15a.
The installer will update a old AHP to the new version if it is installed on the PC If that is registered the new version will also be registered.
This has been tested on Windows 7(64 and 32 bit) and Win 8.1 (32 and 64 bit) OS.
It has also shown to fix issues which caused AHP to stop working.
X10 has given the OK to distribute this so here it is:
AHP 3.318 unregistered (http://tuicemen.com/downloads/Unregistered_ahp.exe)

Thank you Tuiceman for your work on keeping all of us X10 users humming. When my server went down a couple of years ago (it ran my AHP and ActivePhone and Smart Marco) and I had to start from scratch with a new box, I found out like everyone else that we were screwed. But after reading a lot of posts, I was successful in getting the Marmitek European software (3.316) to work and it has done a great job for the basic on/off/dim functions, plus it shows that Smart Macros is also registered (though I never use it). In fact, I have never experienced a crash, nor have I had any problems downloading to my controller. And there is no nag screen (important as I reboot the server daily).

But pretty soon I am going to rebuild the server and will need to re-setup everything. I bring this up to ask which way to go - keep what I have (weird modules pictures but no big deal) or use the newer 3.318 (which I assume has the correct US module pictures and maybe some bug fixes)? I do plan to keep Win7 on the new server. And I don't care about Smart Macros (but I would REALLY like to get ActivePhone to work - know anything about work being done to get it working again?).

Thanks again for your efforts and answers.

Frank
Michigan
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on August 12, 2014, 04:24:59 PM
Active Phone relies on the old X10 servers. Authinix has a IT guy working on these old out dated servers but he also looks after other stuff so he has a heavy work load.
I believe there was at least one server that was lost(I hope I'm wrong), what all was on it is any ones guess ::) :'

There also is a programmer looking at retrieving and rebuilding the AHP code if the code can be completely retrieved and a version compiled then code may be re worked.
Reworking the code would enable AHP and many of the plugins to run with out the old X10 servers.
However code for AHP was not all on anyone server but parts on several servers and some code may have been on the lost server. : B:(

Since I have seen some of the code from AHP I know it is the same for the Marmitec version, the only difference appears to be some file names.
I'll attempt to put together a European 3.318 version however the Active phone plug-in wasn't created for it.

As for which version you should run depends on if you still plan to reboot your new server daily
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: FMinMI on August 14, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
Active Phone relies on the old X10 servers. Authinix has a IT guy working on these old out dated servers but he also looks after other stuff so he has a heavy work load.
I believe there was at least one server that was lost(I hope I'm wrong), what all was on it is any ones guess ::) :'

There also is a programmer looking at retrieving and rebuilding the AHP code if the code can be completely retrieved and a version compiled then code may be re worked.
Reworking the code would enable AHP and many of the plugins to run with out the old X10 servers.
However code for AHP was not all on anyone server but parts on several servers and some code may have been on the lost server. : B:(

Since I have seen some of the code from AHP I know it is the same for the Marmitec version, the only difference appears to be some file names.
I'll attempt to put together a European 3.318 version however the Active phone plug-in wasn't created for it.

As for which version you should run depends on if you still plan to reboot your new server daily
 >!

Thank you very much for all the information. Looks like it is a wait and see game. I guess I will stick with what I have - I do need to reboot daily for a specific application and with what I have right now I don't get that nag screen. I am just going to have to remember how I got to the current setup.

Have a nice weekend.

Frank
Michigan
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: carlbeck on August 21, 2014, 11:16:29 AM
I uninstalled the 3.318 and installed the "Unregistered" 3.318 but it still does not work.  Can someone offer some help?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: jokersxxwild on August 23, 2014, 11:05:44 AM
 B:(
Ok, This is my first time on this form. I need alot of help. I have win xp and have been trying to install my AHP for over a month now I cant get my cams to come up. I have even tryed downloading a new copy of AHP but cant find one. Can anyone help?? please I really need to get my cams back so I can see them.  B:(
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on August 23, 2014, 11:20:40 AM
What program are you using to try and access the cameras?
Any of the AHP Plug Ins that used the X10WTI servers for access are no longer available.
There maybe alternatives to access the cameras.
 
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: jokersxxwild on August 23, 2014, 11:25:47 AM
It was the iwatchout but I can't get it any more I don't know what I can us.e
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on August 26, 2014, 10:49:25 AM
There are several programs available to view your x10 cameras with.
Even controlling them can be done with third party software like Pc Companion (http://www.tuicemen.com/pccompanion/pccompanion.html)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: jokersxxwild on August 31, 2014, 12:08:20 AM
There are several programs available to view your x10 cameras with.
Even controlling them can be done with third party software like Pc Companion (http://www.tuicemen.com/pccompanion/pccompanion.html)


Thank you Tuicemen I got it all installed but I stall cant get it to pull up my cams. Please I need help like a step by step im not good with new software lol sorry B:(
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on August 31, 2014, 07:18:01 AM
There are several helpful PCC setup posts on my forum.
http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php
If you can't find the info there post and I or someone else will walk you through.
I've activated your account there so you can post. >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: finman on September 07, 2014, 06:56:01 PM
I have version 3.318 and after the collapse of x10 I lost the email function to this program.  Is there and easy fix so that I can get the email notifications that really makes the program worth while?  Thank you in advance.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on September 08, 2014, 07:10:51 AM
Many including myself were never happy with the email function of AHP,
many created batch files to send email others triggered thirdparty software.
there are several email topics on the forum here and else where.
you can start with this one http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php?topic=669.msg3777#msg3777
The forum has a search function to make finding posts easier. ;)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Walt2 on September 08, 2014, 03:40:34 PM
3.  Copied down the old Drive Volume Serial Number
4.  On the new computer I ran a program I found to edit the Volume Drive Serial Number and changed it to match my old machine.
5.  Reboot

Just to mention, you can get the old Drive Volume Serial Number by simply using the DIR command from a DOS Command Prompt (C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe).

Code: [Select]
C:\>dir
 Volume in drive C is W7 Prog Disk
 Volume Serial Number is 86FB-934B

Also, Microsoft itself offers a free Volume Serial Number changer.   Its available at: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897436.aspx
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: lviper on October 06, 2014, 11:52:06 AM
Sorry, I should have posted here too. 

I think I found something that may shed more light on the problem.  The Volume Serial Number on your old install Drive has something to do with it.  I was able to migrate my existing AHP from one computer to another.   

Here is what I did:

1.  Backed up the ActiveHome Pro Directory on a thumbdrive
2.  Backed up the Common file dir (In my case C:\Program Files\Common Files\X10)
3.  Copied down the old Drive Volume Serial Number
4.  On the new computer I ran a program I found to edit the Volume Drive Serial Number and changed it to match my old machine.
5.  Reboot
6.  Ran the old Active Home SDK installer first.
5.  Then ran the old X10 Drivers installer
6.  Killed off x10nets with Windows Task Manager
7.  Restored Active Home Directory from thubdrive
8.  Restored common files X10 Directory
9.  Ran ActiveHm.exe from the ActiveHome Pro directory and all came up as registered.   

I just did this and was able to move my running install from an old XP machine to a newly installed Win7 machine. Though I have not plugged the CM15a in yet, I did this all remotely so I'll have to finish testing it later. But here are the sets I did.

1. Set the volume serial number to match my old machine. I used a program called Hard Disk Serial Number Changer from xboxharddrive.com.
2. Installed the SDK from Tuicemen at http://tuicemen.com/downloads/ahsdk_install.exe
3. Restored both the Active Home and X10 folders from my XP machine.
From XP c:\program files\activehome pro to win7 c:\program files (x86)\activehome pro
From XP c:\program files\common file\x10 to win7 c:\program files (x86)\common files\x10

Started up AHP and it started and showed registered. Only error was my interface was not connected.
I also use smart macros and on alert. Both show registered as well.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: toasterking on October 06, 2014, 07:20:17 PM
It sounds like the volume serial number (VSN) must be stored with the registration information in one of the files you copied over.  If this is true, then we could package that file (once we determine what it is) with a script.  The script could install the file and prompt whether it may change the user's VSN to register the plugins.  Yes, it's a hack, but it's better than nothing until Authinx can get registration back online for real.  AFAIK, the volume serial number was only used for MS-DOS to determine whether a particular disk was inserted.  Windows uses a separate disk signature rather than the VSN for that purpose, so nothing should break there.  It's possible, though, that other software on the computer uses the VSN for registration, so changing the VSN could break registration for those apps.  With that in mind, it would be nice to be able to back up the original VSN and restore it if necessary (i.e. "uninstall" the registration hack).

I no longer have a registered AHP installation so I'm currently unable to test/develop this, but if someone with an installation of AHP with all the plugins registered can send me their AHP files and volume serial number, I could probably do it.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: petees on October 21, 2014, 11:09:23 AM
I keep getting a error while trying to install your fix----'Delete File Failed: code 5. Access is denied. I have a lot of units connected to x10 and will be willing to pay a reasonable fee to get the software back working. Thanks for any help you can give.

Pete Sheehan
Title: CM15A Memory Full Error Message
Post by: tzygmunt on October 26, 2014, 12:27:41 PM
I installed AHP 3.318 after a system failure.  It installed nicely and it even shows as being registered (it found my old registration info somewhere on my system).  I set up the rooms but when I selected to download the timers and macros I received a message that said "There is not enough space in the interface to download your timers and macros".  The memory usage table on the error message window shows 0.00% usage for all categories.  I have two CM15As and I get the same message for both.  I'm running the software on a Windows 7 (64) machine and I am using a CM15A interface.  Also I have an unregistered version on another machine (W7/64) and both CM15As work well.

Can you recommend any "fixes" that I can try? 

Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: netrunner on October 27, 2014, 11:29:40 AM
Whenever I make changes in Activehome, following advice here, I first empty the recycle bin, clear pending macro events,  clear interface memory, "hardware configuration", then download macro's and timers. When I do this, my Activehome and CM15A are rock solid.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: dhouston on October 27, 2014, 11:36:42 AM
Whenever I make changes in Activehome, following advice here, I first empty the recycle bin, clear pending macro events, then clear interface memory, then update interface, then download macro's and timers. When I do this, my Activehome and CM15A are rock solid.
That reads like Huckleberry Finn's cure for warts.
;D
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: netrunner on October 27, 2014, 07:33:01 PM
Oh yeah and after the Download Macros and Timers, you have to do this three times:

(http://38.media.tumblr.com/696dc54703d58e69c3b68371ec79ee22/tumblr_n0b2wmcSZX1qiceiuo1_500.gif)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: toasterking on October 27, 2014, 08:43:57 PM
That reads like Huckleberry Finn's cure for warts.
  • http://www.twainquotes.com/Warts.html
;D

I'm sure netrunner's advice is good, but Dave, this had me rolling!  This is the funniest thing I've read all month!   rofl
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Dwaine on November 02, 2014, 06:50:30 PM
I followed demoos process at the bottom of page 3 of this thread, and that allowed me to get my registered ActiveHome Pro version from my XP PC over to a new PC running Windows 7 (32 bit) as still registered. So i can continue to properly use my CM15A with my new PC.

Many thanks to Tuicemen, demoos and all who have contributed to this thread!

Dwaine

 #:)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: bt54 on November 03, 2014, 06:38:24 PM
Tuicemen,
I see that you have a converter for the Marmitek to USA version.  Does the conversion keep the Smart Macros and OnAlert modules?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on November 17, 2014, 12:55:33 PM
the converter doesn't allow AHP to display plugin settings however they do still work from a old AHX file.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: DKDEAN on November 23, 2014, 10:03:04 AM
+1 - thank you so much for your help!!
I had to reload Windows 8 due to a hard drive failure, so this post was a lifesaver for my X10 setup.

Much appreciated!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on November 23, 2014, 04:00:15 PM
I have managed to take this build to a registered copy successfully on several machines.
However in order to create a build that will create a registered AHP with all plug-ins I need some info from someone who now has a working copy of AHP and all plug-ins registered to Tim Forehand ( The deceased original owner of Authinx) .
Anyone with such a working copy is asked to PM me.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: netrunner on November 23, 2014, 08:47:26 PM
This news is exciting, Tuicemen I hope someone is able to provide this to you. I am currently using the Marmitek version of AHP because I need the security module it provides. I'd love to come back to the USA version. Good luck and thanks for all of your efforts for the benefit of the X10 community.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on November 27, 2014, 09:05:56 AM
Thanks netrunner.

I now have a working tool which will convert this version of AHP to a registered version. :)%
See: Registering AHP on a new PC (http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28979.0)
Since no one yet has come forward with a registered version and all plug-ins registered to Tim Forehand users must rely on back ups they personally have.
It looks like I must broaden the search to anyone with AHP and at least the plug-ins available in the Marmitec version (Smart macros  & the security plugins) registered to Tim Forehand.

If you have this & are willing to share one file and the volume ID, PM me and I'll walk you threw how to get the info needed to me.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: JeffVolp on November 27, 2014, 09:57:22 AM
Since no one yet has come forward with a registered version and all plug-ins registered to Tim Forehand users must rely on back ups they personally have.

I don't have a currently registered version of ActiveHome Pro.  Several years ago I did buy a CM15A that came with all the plug-ins, but I only installed the basic program.  That was several hard drives ago, and I only have the Marmitek version installed now (just for testing).

I still have those old hard drives kicking around somewhere, and can search to see what I can find on one of them.  But it would be a very old version of ActiveHome Pro with none of the plug-ins.  Let me know if that might be helpful.

Jeff
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on November 27, 2014, 12:44:06 PM
I don't think the version of AHP matters I'd have to do some testing.
However I do know it doesn't matter what version of windows it was on.

If you happen to find the old hard drive don't try to open AHP on your new PC as that might destroy the registration info.
I'd be interested even if it was just to test to see if a old version worked.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: HA Dave on November 28, 2014, 09:22:11 AM
......  Since no one yet has come forward with a registered version and all plug-ins registered to Tim Forehand users must rely on back ups they personally have.

Wasn't the "Tim Forehand" versions purchased through other vendors (including Ebay).... and NOT directly through X10?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on November 28, 2014, 10:02:38 AM
These were X10 versions just registered to Tim.
Yes, they were sold threw a different vendor other then X10 WTI
Actually there were several different vendor registrations as I'm starting to see  ::) :'
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: charlienow on November 29, 2014, 08:51:14 PM
I love this program and had no trouble with it until i have a computer crash a few months ago...since reinstalling, even with the 3.318 version the program will only turn things off.  it will not turn anything on...any suggestions?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on November 29, 2014, 09:17:39 PM
Check to see how your modules are defined if you had old lamp modules (not soft start ones) they need to be defined that way (Older Lamps(no SoftStart))
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: gar.suitor on December 11, 2014, 07:20:50 PM
Many here know since X10WTI went out of business I've been working at putting something together for the end user to get a AHP install.
With much help from my forum members I managed to put together a method (not the best but it worked) using the Marmitek version and a conversion tool users were able to get a working North American AHP.

I've taken this one step further and eliminated the need for the Marmitek version.
This new installer still displays the nag screen at startup but it does allow you to create and upload setups to the cm15a.
The installer will update a old AHP to the new version if it is installed on the PC If that is registered the new version will also be registered.
This has been tested on Windows 7(64 and 32 bit) and Win 8.1 (32 and 64 bit) OS.
It has also shown to fix issues which caused AHP to stop working.
X10 has given the OK to distribute this so here it is:
AHP 3.318 unregistered (http://tuicemen.com/downloads/Unregistered_ahp.exe)

I was wondering if the registration issue/situation has been resolved.  I've had x-10 equipment for many years, but after having to get a new machine, lost the registration information.  I was hoping that eventually this would be addressed, and your comment about working with x-10 on the issue gave me hope that something might be forthcoming.  Do you have any additional information?  Thanks for your attention.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on December 11, 2014, 07:35:32 PM
The situation hasn't changed yet though there has been some work on this from other users.
If you have the old drive that had AHP installed and registered it may be able to retrieve the registration file AHP used to store the registration.
As long as AHP hasn't been run from that drive on the new PC you can retrieve this info and get AHP working on your new PC using AHP Lifejacket (http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28994.msg162407#msg162407)
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: charlienow on December 18, 2014, 01:44:02 PM
Check to see how your modules are defined if you had old lamp modules (not soft start ones) they need to be defined that way (Older Lamps(no SoftStart))


I am using Wall Switches that are dimmable...
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on December 18, 2014, 02:03:20 PM

I am using Wall Switches that are dimmable...
It doesn't matter if your switches are the old style and you have them configured as just a Lamp  under module type they will fail to work correctly see attached
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: charlienow on December 18, 2014, 11:08:43 PM
Thank you Tuiceman...it works great now...

with this fix, I can put up all my Christmas lights and stuff...

You Saved Christmas at my house...

 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: thepair on December 23, 2014, 12:06:13 AM
I was one o those that benefited from your work and saved Active Home on my old computer.  #:)
Now I tried to install using the programs that I used to get my old system working with no success.
I found this thread and after removing all the x-10 Active Home from my new computer (wind7 on 64bit).
It installed ok, but nothing works. I only set up two lamp modules and neither one works. Is there anything else other than the AHP 3.318 that needs to be installed?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on December 23, 2014, 06:00:41 AM
Are the Lamp Modules new enough to have Soft Start {slowly ramp On and Off} or go on and Off instantly?
If they are before soft start. Did you use the Lamp Module listed under Older Lamps (Before Soft Start)?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on December 23, 2014, 06:04:09 AM
I just ran into a problem.
My Hard Drive was making noise so I got a new one and used the manufacturers hard drive clone program.
No AHP want me to register a previously registered and working AHP.
My thoughts are the replacement hard drive has a different volume ID.
Any thoughts on this?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on December 23, 2014, 07:28:57 AM
thepair:
you have every thing needed just edit your modules as Brian stated
Brian:
Using AHP Lifejacket  (http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28994.msg162407#msg162407) you can get your AHP back registered.
You do need the Volume ID of the old drive as well as the x10prod.sys file.
Once AHP is starting as registered you can change your drive ID back to avoid issues with other installed programs.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on December 23, 2014, 11:27:01 AM
OK I will give it a try.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: alzy on January 03, 2015, 07:32:55 PM
Did a new install on a win XP Pro PC:

Used Vol ID from original AHP install on old PC as per instructions. Had to copy entire x10 folder to Common Folder for AHP to show registered. Replacing just the x10prod.sys file did not work per instructions.

Also Note: Reverting back to the Vol ID prior to the AHP install subsequently "Unregistered AHP and plugins".
Changing Vol Id also unregistered other software on this PC and upon reverting back that software remained unregistered and had to be re-registered.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 04, 2015, 09:11:47 AM
Did a new install on a win XP Pro PC:

Used Vol ID from original AHP install on old PC as per instructions. Had to copy entire x10 folder to Common Folder for AHP to show registered. Replacing just the x10prod.sys file did not work per instructions.

Also Note: Reverting back to the Vol ID prior to the AHP install subsequently "Unregistered AHP and plugins".
Changing Vol Id also unregistered other software on this PC and upon reverting back that software remained unregistered and had to be re-registered.

Since XP is no longer supported very little testing was done on that OS or Vista (which I don't have)
It is also not recommended to attempting to register by changing your volume ID if you have other registered software already installed as many look at that for registration.
The same can be said for reverting back to the old ID.
Anything that relies on this info will be affected and there are special steps to revert.
Miss one and it will fail.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: alzy on January 04, 2015, 11:17:15 AM
Tuicemen thanks for the info. The thought occurred to me yesterday to take an old laptop I had and turn it into an AHP machine for backup since it was too old/slow for anything else. In the process I thought I would try some of the things reported in this thread and provide feedback to other AHP orphans.
In particular I was interested in the effects of reverting back to the original laptop Vol ID after getting AHP registered and its affect on AHP and other software.

Hope some find this helpful.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 04, 2015, 02:30:50 PM
Many seem to think because XP is no longer supported that they need a new PC.
This is not the Case, Windows 7 and or 8 will install on older machines just not the 64 bit OS.
I have installed Windows 8.1 on a old PC with a Intel Atom 1.66 GHZ processor with 3 gigs of ram and also Windows 7 on a HP Thin client PC with similar specs.

AHP will run on Windows 98 too but I'm unsure if anyone has attempted to install and register on that old of a win version.
Humm, I may attempt that  ::) :'
If Authinx (X10) ever finds all the code for AHP and does a updated build it most likely won't work on the older versions of Windows.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: alzy on January 04, 2015, 02:56:39 PM
Also for a AHP only machine to just write, update and download macros, XP is just fine since it won't be online and don't need to worry about security issues. As a matter of fact an old laptop with a CM11a makes a poor man's CM15a complete with battery backup. This scenario does draw about 17 watts at idle though with lid closed/display off though. That was going to be my CM15a backup if they had gone out of production!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: astrothug on January 04, 2015, 03:25:52 PM
Hi All, long time just wanted to pass on this bit of info there is a registry hack that will let you continue to receive xp updates i did this yesterday after installing xp on to a machine then updating to service pack 3 which you can still get from microsoft. my machine did 175 security updates. To apply the hack, create a text file with a .reg extension and the contents below:
Quote
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\WPA\PosReady]
"Installed"=dword:00000001

my vista machine went down with all my x10 registered components i had in the shop hoping to have it restored.  
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 04, 2015, 03:27:33 PM
Also for a AHP only machine to just write, update and download macros, XP is just fine
This was my thinking originally for my thin client.
However I've since found other things I wish to run too which requires the newer OS but still consumes little power(14 watts)
I have it connected to a large LED TV so if it is on the consumption is far greater.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 05, 2015, 05:51:14 PM
I now have the green light to include the needed info for registration in AHP Lifejacket. :)%
I currently have a bunch of links and pictures to change but it is currently available from my forum if you can't wait.  ;)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: alzy on January 05, 2015, 08:49:15 PM
Tuicemen, what's the implication of this?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 06, 2015, 07:29:53 AM
This means anyone can freely have a registered copy of the North American ActiveHome Pro with plugins(Smartmacros, OnAlert, iWatchout, and MyHouse Online)
It does not mean Authinx has given up on resurrecting AHP and improving it.
I think it shows their commitment to making AHP and all Plugins Free.
The Owner was very concern about end users privacy and someone making money from this.
Once I assured him I was making it available freely with no emails or personal info changing hands he agreed to allow me to include the registration info.
I'll get a direct link posted in the AHP Lifejacket  (http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28994.msg162697#msg162697)thread today.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: astrothug on January 10, 2015, 10:53:14 PM
hi All so I had all my x10 software on a windows vista machine all working well up until last week then i got a HAL.dll corrupt file and the vista machine will not load. I put my hdd into a windows 7 machine can i move over the files over and use AHP lifejacket to get things working? thanks..
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on January 11, 2015, 07:00:24 AM
HAL.dll is not an AHP file. It is a Microsoft file that is part of the Operating System and maybe a different version between your Vista and Windows7 computers.
You may want to use your working computer to do a web search. To find out how to correct the Microsoft file corruption.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-system/haldll-is-missing-or-corrupt-in-vista/73eb5034-bc38-4b80-b09e-661f83f8720b
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 11, 2015, 08:14:52 AM
astrothug
You shouldn't move any files over to windows 7 until you've tried to fix your vista machine.
Even then the only file your going to need is you hax file as it has your settings.
Use the AHP3.318 installer to be sure you get all the drivers on the Win7 machine then use lifejacket to register.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: alzy on January 11, 2015, 11:02:07 AM
astrothug,

You can try running sfc /scannow from the command line on your vista machine to repair corrupted system files but you will need the windows Vista installation disk for the file recovery.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: astrothug on January 11, 2015, 12:35:48 PM
Thank you for the quick reply.  I should have been more clear In my 1 post. My vista machine has a corrupt hal.Dll file and therefore will not boot up. I have exchanged dll files but still not working.  All my x10 registered components where on it. So I took out hard drive and put it into my win 7 machine as a D drive. I moved all my  x10 folders over and  would like to use AHP life jacket to register it. Thanks. And yes I have tried to recover vista using the cd but it's still not working. Thanks guys.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 11, 2015, 04:15:40 PM
AHP lifejacket will do what you want if you need help please post in that thread.
http://forums.x10.com/index.php?topic=28994.msg162715#msg162715
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Geewiz on February 15, 2015, 11:06:49 AM
My AHP server has been running for several years with nearly no intervention on my part.  As a consequence, I've been out of the loop regards the demise of X10 support.

A few days ago, the hard drive on my AHP server crashed and I was forced to do a clean install of Win 7 on a new hard drive.  I can  access all the old files from the old drive...it just won't boot. 

I've been trying to read and catch up on all the good work being done by Tuiceman on how to salvage and restore a working, registered installation of AHP, but the more I read, the further down the rabbit hole I fall.  Do I install the 3.328 installer first, then use Lifejacket?  Or do I simply over write the directories using the original files off the old drive? 

So sorry, but I'm rather confused and wonder if there is a clear process that I've missed.

Really appreciate any help...cheers!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 15, 2015, 11:29:54 AM
The easiest is to install 3.318 then copy your files from the old drive and overwrite the files.
This way all drivers will get configured correctly.
If you can retrieve the drive ID from your old drive you'll should be able to have all your old plugins registered using AHP lifejacket.
Read the steps in AHP lifejacket if you skip something the registration will fail and you'll need to run it again.

Important: once you copy all your old info over to the new drive do not open AHP until you run AHP Lifejacket.
 >!
 
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Geewiz on February 15, 2015, 12:48:42 PM
Sounds clear enough... I'm working on this now and will report back...THANK YOU!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Geewiz on February 15, 2015, 01:13:11 PM
When getting the VOL ID off the old drive, are we looking for label (name), or the actual Serial Number?

Volume in drive C has no label.
Volume Serial Number is CC09-896D
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 15, 2015, 02:04:11 PM
You need the number only.
AHP doesn't look at the label
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: fzuzzy on February 24, 2015, 11:03:27 AM
hello - I am still having problems with my AHP.  I downloaded your 3.318 version but I still cannot set the timers or turn on lights from the PC.  My palmpads work just fine, but nothing can be turned on or off from my laptop when plugged into the CM15A.  It used to work fine before X10 shut down the servers.  Can you help me?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 24, 2015, 11:59:18 AM
hello - I am still having problems with my AHP.  I downloaded your 3.318 version but I still cannot set the timers or turn on lights from the PC.  My palmpads work just fine, but nothing can be turned on or off from my laptop when plugged into the CM15A.  It used to work fine before X10 shut down the servers.  Can you help me?
Have you read this whole thread?
particularly Post #18?
Not having your lights configured correctly is the number 1 cause for the problem your seeing.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: fzuzzy on February 24, 2015, 09:35:09 PM
hello - I am still having problems with my AHP.  I downloaded your 3.318 version but I still cannot set the timers or turn on lights from the PC.  My palmpads work just fine, but nothing can be turned on or off from my laptop when plugged into the CM15A.  It used to work fine before X10 shut down the servers.  Can you help me?
Have you read this whole thread?
particularly Post #18?
Not having your lights configured correctly is the number 1 cause for the problem your seeing.
 >!

I did and tried it again.  I did however miss the post about changing the lamp modules to old style.  Now my timer is working and I can control the modules from my computer.  thanks
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Madd Catt on March 19, 2015, 01:14:40 AM
First off, thanks to Authinx for keeping X10 alive! I hope over time that you will be able to bring back all the legacy components and that third parties will once again join in to produce various components.
Thanks to Tuicemen and others for their efforts in resurrecting the AHP software.

I have been an X10 user since the late 80s staring out with a Radio Shack branded mini-timer, a lamp module and an appliance module. I was hooked! I have used a couple of different control systems since currently the CM15A with over 30 various X10 components.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on March 20, 2015, 06:17:26 PM
What exactly is installed with the file setup_ahp_full_210.exe on the Authnix site get you?
I was trying to help someone on the Smarthome Forums with finding AHP and they wanted Smart Macros as part of the installation.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on March 20, 2015, 08:30:17 PM
The installer Authinx offers is the one I put together and includes Smartmacros, onAlert, iwatchout and myhouseOnline.
However nothing is registered.
To remove one of the plugins included one simply needs to edit the plugins xml file
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on March 21, 2015, 06:10:47 AM
Tuicemen ,Thank you.
I had pointed them to here, the X10 download site and your site.
They said they had found one on your site but with no Smart Macros.
I will again try and point them in the correct direction.

Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: bob white on February 13, 2016, 10:02:07 PM
It has been over four years since I have logged on. I did not know about all the changes. I noticed this posting about "Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available" My system is still working all these years as I upgraded to WinXP, Win 7, and now Win 10. I have had no problems. Is there any advantage of using the new installer program? I still have backups of my original copy of AHP 3.318 plus a couple of other exe programs I downloaded at the time. Are any of those of any value to anyone?
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 14, 2016, 10:54:35 AM
Most of the old exe setup files were not full installers but required a internet connection and linked to a X10 server to retrieve the actual install files.
If these files do that they are useless and will never be of any use as Authinix doesn't have a server for that.
Given the fact that they intend to make AHP free it doesn't appear they will create a server or it would have been done by now.

If you have AHP 3.318 installed and running registered there is no benefit to using this installer.
If you don't have Smartmacros , OnAlert or iWatchout plugins then it would be beneficial however you'll need AHP Lifejacket to register.
Also make backups prior in case you wish to revert.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: bob white on February 14, 2016, 02:11:08 PM
Thanks for the information. It will be useful if I have a crash and can't recover. About the time I downloaded the AHP file in 2011, I also downloaded two exe files from X10. They have strange names. Maybe they would be helpful. They are named:
1.  coreinfo64.exe
2.  setup0.233630421877937.exe

I don't remember what they were for.
 
I also have PDF files from X10 over that period of time. They are:
1.  4060new.pdf
2.  5081new.pdf
3.  um506-is.pdf
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Brian H on February 14, 2016, 03:27:18 PM
um-506-is.pdf is the X10 Universal Module manual.
4060new.pdf is the instructions for the X10Pro PSC01 or X10 PF284 Powerflash module. Using the Smarthome stock numbers manual download link.
5081new.pdf is the instructions for the Carlon RC3250 Extend-A-Chime using the Smarthome stock numbers manual download link.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 14, 2016, 04:44:12 PM
If the exe file size is 122 kb or there abouts and I suspect they are, then they are mere boot straps and not full installers.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: audiology on October 24, 2016, 09:47:27 AM
 :)% Tuicemen,

I have been an X10 devotee since the early '80s. We have two homes, both electrically committed to X10 lighting controls which I installed myself. When the Leviton 6311 controller failed in our CT home, your renaissance version of ActiveHomePro 3.318 has exceeded the performance of the original hardwired controller.

Deep thanks for your dedication to the X10 concept and prolonging its effective life.

Audiology
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: peg-leg on December 11, 2017, 11:33:50 PM
I've been gone for the forums for a WHILE...  I am still running X10 on an old windows PC, running Vista.  I want move to a new PC that has an updated version of windows and better hardware.  Just saw to that thanks to Tuiceman, we can use X10 with Alexa.  That's exiting.

My question is: Can we now download and use Active Home Pro without the required registration?  Or do I need to determine a way to pull AHP from my old PC and add to the new PC?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on December 12, 2017, 08:05:20 AM
you can download and install AHP with out registration.
this will give you an unregistered version(3.318) using AHP-Lifejacket you can register all your current plugins and AHP taking info from your old PC.
Or you can just use the default and get AHP, smart macros, onalert as well as the camera plugin and my house (both of which at obsolete) which will appeared registered to me.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Geewiz on January 15, 2018, 03:24:10 PM
...using AHP-Lifejacket you can register all your current plugins and AHP taking info from your old PC.

Tuiceman...by "taking info from your old PC", do you mean just recording the drive volume serial number on the old drive and using Lifejacket to assign this number to the new drive?

Thanks!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 15, 2018, 06:29:08 PM
you'll need 1 file  in addition (x10prod.sys) to you AHX files  the info can be found in the lifejacket about screen.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Geewiz on January 17, 2018, 07:11:42 AM
After a few challenges, I was able to get AHP to install but it doesn't seem to recognize the CM15.  I can turn lights on/off with the palm pad remote, but not with AHP. 

Device Manager on this Win 10 64bit clean installation shows "PCI Simple Communications Controller" has no driver installed and no compatible driver is available.  I've tried updating the drivers using Intel's driver manager with no change  I'm not sure if this is affecting the CM15 or not?

This is a Intel legacy board DG33FB with a Core 2 Quad Q9300 and 8GB ram.  It's really a fine platform for this use and I'd like to get everything running on Windows 10 but perhaps that is an unrealistic effort not worth the pain?

I'm going to try some more fiddling B:( and would appreciate any ideas any of you may have.  Ultimately, I my wind up putting the old Windows 7 drive back in as everything was working perfectly: Blue Iris, AHP, X10 Commander, Alex10 and the HA Bridge.

Thanks all...hope you are having more fun that I am! :)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on January 17, 2018, 07:25:55 AM
You should not use any driver for the cm15 other then what comes with AHP. Doing so will render AHP in operable.
You can find the correct driver for the cm15 in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Common files\x10\driverinstall\Wireless Transceivers
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Geewiz on January 17, 2018, 06:48:26 PM
I've reverted back to Windows 7 Pro 64bit and all is working splendidly...AHP, X10 Commander and, of course, Alex10.  Blue Iris NVR software is running quietly in the background doing it's job.  Life is good.

Upgrade to Windows 10?  Let that be a lesson to me! :)

 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: tomh on February 22, 2018, 12:41:48 PM
I have attempted to install this unregistered version on my Win 10 computer.  At first, it partially worked by stopping at the initial logo where the add ons are.  So, I uninstalled and tried again.  Now, it sticks at attempting to finish installation (blue progress bar).  I waited 15 minutes and no action.  My Win 7 machine went kaput and I need to get it on the Win 10.  Still using the CM15A.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 22, 2018, 11:25:39 PM
I need to know where you got the link( the url) some vwrsions out there will not work on newer machines. All but the Marmitek version are unregistered.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: tomh on February 23, 2018, 04:25:16 PM
I first did a Google search and found the link to what I thought was this site.  I then downloaded the version at this header.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: tomh on February 23, 2018, 05:09:30 PM
Well, guess what?  It started working.  It seemed to be stuck on the last pop up that said something like finishing installing and had the blue progress bar.  I left it alone and went surfing elsewhere on the web.  Ten minutes later it popped up and said ready to go.  It works!  Now, how do I grab my previously created files on my old drive and move them to the new drive?  I have several programs set up.  My whole issue was created because my 12 year old Dell desktop lost its motherboard two days ago.  Nuts!  I have hooked up my old desktop drive like and extra drive through my usb port.   -:)
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 23, 2018, 11:20:25 PM
Just copy all ahx files from you old drive to the AHP folder on your new drive.
 >!
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: HA Dave on February 24, 2018, 02:30:28 PM
..... Now, how do I grab my previously created files on my old drive and move them to the new drive?

For years I've kept a flash drive hanging by my HA PC with copies of recent AHP files.

You can search (see below) your hard drive for "ahx" files:  *.ahx

Or look in programs/AHP

Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: TexasAnimal on February 25, 2018, 08:04:49 AM
I have had X-10 from the early '80s.  I have used your site for years.  I currently have your software running on my HP laptop with Win 10 and have had no problems.  I have an new HP and am trying to install the software.   I will retire the old laptop.

I have the same problem that tomh (Feb 22, 2018) indicated he had when installing the AHP 3.318 software from the link at the top, "It sticks at attempting to finish installation (blue progress bar)."  In my case I waited an hour and no action.  I got the same results on two previous attempts, but didn't wait between attempts  until I read tomh's experience. I only use lamp and appliance modules with the software.

Your thoughts, please.

Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: TexasAnimal on February 25, 2018, 08:11:28 AM
Disregard my previous post, the window just now cleared, and the software works.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on February 26, 2018, 12:30:30 AM
Nice hear you up and running.
The installer does take a bit of time to install this is due to there actually being three different processes happening.
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: f13dfx on March 10, 2018, 11:50:43 PM
Re-installed Win7 64bit with AHP 3.318 unregistered.  Copied MyHome.AHX file over to AHP folder along with all my Blue Iris .bat files & BI command.exe file.  Only my Unit A1 MS16A sensor works & Units A2, A3 do not. :(

Also, when I try to run Blue Iris as a Service, AHP does not execute BI command. :'(

So frustrated I might move to Z-Wave. B:(
Title: Re: Full installer of AHP 3.318 now available.
Post by: Tuicemen on March 10, 2018, 11:55:40 PM
What were you running AHP on prior?
Where is AHP folder located?
I can't comment on Blue Iris or BI as I don't run either.