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Title: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 08, 2014, 05:09:34 PM
Since X10WTI went under and Microsoft stopped supporting XP many of us have been wondering how to get AHP and our plugins moved and working to a new PC.

I could have had this little tool ready sooner but I wanted to make sure it worked for others.

AHP Lifejacket (http://tuicemen.com/downloads/freestuff/ahp_lifejacket_setup.exe) will unlock most plugins and AHP but I can't guarantee that those which require a x10 server will work.
This only will register your AHP if you already have a registered AHP working on another PC.
See the enclosed readme for the info you will require from that PC.

This tool should be in every ones tool kit even if X10 servers do come back online.
This tool is still not 100% successful for all plugins as yet however I continue to work on this.
I have ran this on a number of different windows installs (32 & 64 bit) and have been told it even works on a XP machine.

Warning: This tool is for new systems without any existing registered programs installed
Attempting to use this on a older system could result in other programs becoming unregistered.
A PC ID revert after lifejacket has completed and AHP is registered will be require in those instances.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 09, 2014, 12:44:56 PM
Although the read me does explain the steps sometimes a picture helps.
You need to make sure AHP isn't running or this tool won't work correctly and AHP will remain unregistered.
it is probably best to do this right after a reboot to be sure you haven't ran AHP and it isn't holding on to any resources.
Find the required file and place it in the folder that AHP Lifejacket is in.
Right click on AHP Lifejacket and select "run as administrator"
Follow the steps in the attachment.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 12, 2014, 05:28:20 PM
I realize not everyone is skilled at finding files and editing them so I continue to work on this to make as simple to use as possible.
Some Plugins need a registry key written and so far I have identified one (ActivePhone).
The next release of this will include and do that for you.

For those that don't have a registered copy of AHP or any plugins:
I continue to push X10 for ways to register for you.
I have submitted a copy of this to them to show I can unlock an unregistered AHP and plugins.
Perhaps they will endorse the use of this with a universal ID and registration file until they have something better in place. ;)

Anyone can view my progress on this tool Here: http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php?topic=806.msg4577#msg4577

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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 17, 2014, 09:35:01 PM
For those who need to keep the drive ID as is!
It is possible to change the drive ID back and still keep AHP registered.
See the link to the thread on my site:
http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php?topic=806.msg4658#msg4658
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 04, 2015, 09:23:13 AM
There have been a few reports of this not working on XP or Vista.
However there are more successful reports then failures.
It is possible that a step was missed for the failed attempts so I'm attempting to make the tool more fool proof.
This may result in more message popups which will slow the process but should result in fewer failed attempt reports.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 05, 2015, 05:44:06 PM
The new build was submitted to Authinx and I received approval to post the latest version with registration files included! :)%

Currently this is available on my forum but I should have the all the links converted to point to the new build before the end of the week.
The only request I have is that you post here a thumbs up if it helps you!
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 06, 2015, 07:36:03 AM
Here is the link to the full version of AHP Lifejacket (http://tuicemen.com/downloads/freestuff/ahp_lifejacket_setup.exe) including registration info.
Note: This must be run as Administrator and is still only recommended for new systems.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 09, 2015, 09:03:15 AM
There has been a few cases where AHP Lifejacket doesn't see the current Drive ID.
This is usually on older systems with multi drives I haven't seen this on newer systems but that's not to say it won't happen.

If this is the case it will not restore the old ID without some work by the end user.
If AHP lifejacket doesn't display the current ID and before you change the drive ID
Go to run type CMD enter then type vol then hit enter.
This should bring up the current Drive ID write down the 8 digit id.
Run AHP lifejacket and register AHP.
Now open the AHP Lifejacket folder and find the OldVolume ID.txt file
edit this file with notepad remove the text that is in the file and replace the drive ID you wrote down.
eg: 23c4-5b6c
Then save and close the txt file.
AHP Lifejacket is now set to roll back your drive ID to the old one if you wish.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: bt54 on January 12, 2015, 04:18:41 PM
From Tuicemen..................
I'll need to know things that may help others in the same situation.
Windows version?
Are you Administrator? - YES
Where do you have AHP installed?  - C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveHome Pro
Did you install AHP 3.318 or just copy AHP over from another PC? - New Install

Thanks for the reply !!!
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 12, 2015, 04:46:43 PM
Can you view hidden files and folders and system files?
if not go to the AHP Lifejacket folder  and make sure you can see the X10Prod.sys file
then go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\X10\Common
 then click organize
click folder and search options
click show hidden files, folders, drives
click apply
then at the top click Apply to folders
then click OK
you should now see the X10prod.sys file in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\X10\Common folder
 
You should now be able to run AHP Lifejacket
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on October 11, 2015, 12:46:38 PM
Many users are attempting to register plugins without the proper info.
this results in a registry entry being added which must be edited in order for the nag screen to stop poping up for active phone
To do this open regedit
Navigate to [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{001000AF-2DEF-0103-10B6-DC5BA692C858}\X10\AHP\Settings\System].
Look for the REG_DWORD named "isActivePhone". You should see it set to "1".
Change it to "0", and that should fix it

For other plugins simply editing the ahp_plugin.xml file in AHP will remove the nag for the registration of the plugin it can't find.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on October 25, 2015, 08:56:06 AM
I didn't realize AHP uses a different key for 64 bit verses a 32 Bit OS.
This will mean users  with 64 bit  windows won't be able to get their active phone or the Pro version working.
The registry entry needed for 64 bit is:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{001000AF-2DEF-0103-10B6-DC5BA692C858}\X10\AHP\Settings\System]
you'll need to add a new REG_DWORD named "isActivePhone" with the value of "1"

If you don't know how to do this or are uncomfortable editing the registry then don't attempt it.
A new version of AHP Lifejacket will be out in Nov which will do this for you.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on November 09, 2015, 03:22:34 PM
I believe Lifejacket will register all plugins correctly beginning with version1.0.1.1
However I require a user with all plugins currently registered and working to help confirm this.
Preferably (but not necessarily ) with AHP and all plugins registered to Tim Forehand.

Some good news, so far it appears the only plugin that currently registers but doesn't work is My House Online.
All mobile Phone plugins appear to work properly ( at least connect both Wi-Fi and 3G)
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: jclarkw on November 19, 2015, 08:02:21 AM
Warning: This tool is for new systems without any existing registered programs installed
Attempting to use this on a older system could result in other programs becoming unregistered
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Tuicemen -- Is this still true?  Because of the renaming of the drive?  If so, I guess I'm still stuck with the old Marmitek approach (which worked for me a few years ago but I will now have to reconstruct...), since my Win7 Pro 64bit system has many applications installed -- jclarkw
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on November 19, 2015, 08:09:19 AM
No.
However you may have to revert to the drive ID prior if other installed programs need the old ID.
Version 1.0.1.3 is now available which is more helpful at reverting the ID.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: jclarkw on November 19, 2015, 08:12:08 AM
Thanks again! -- jclarkw
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: jclarkw on November 19, 2015, 11:10:40 AM
The new build was submitted to Authinx and I received approval to post the latest version with registration files included! :)%
Tuicemen -- One more unsophisticated question:  Does this really mean that the current version (1.0.1.3) will register an unregistered copy of AHP even if no registered copy at all is available?

Unsolicited (and probably unfair) comment:  In general it's difficult to determine from the various forum threads what problems have and have not been solved in which versions of AHP Lifejacket.  I looked briefly at the referenced thread on your own site (http://tuicemen.com/forum/index.php?topic=806.msg5445#msg5445) and did not find anything like a version history for your program.  Is any such listing available?

Thanks again for doing all this work for us (and for X10)! -- jclarkw
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on November 19, 2015, 12:02:47 PM
The current version registers AHP to "Tuicemen" if you use the included default id and x10prod.sys file.

There is no version history.
Version 1.0.1.0 and 1.0.1.3 are the only release versions others were beta versions.
The current version fixed the issue with reverting back to your old drive ID
It also makes only plugins available with the default settings selectable unless a different ID is used.
This makes it more clear what is available with the default info.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: jclarkw on November 19, 2015, 12:18:33 PM
The current version registers AHP to "Tuicemen" if you use the included default id and x10prod.sys file...
The current version fixed the issue with reverting back to your old drive ID
It also makes only plugins available with the default settings selectable unless a different ID is used.
This makes it more clear what is available with the default info.
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OK, I don't think I have any excuse to postpone this any longer.  I'll report back with results... -- jclarkw
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: jclarkw on November 19, 2015, 06:50:28 PM
...The current version fixed the issue with reverting back to your old drive ID...
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Tuicemen -- HELP!  Can't revert Volume S/N!

I think I'm in serious trouble (Windows 7 Pro 64bit SP1).  I installed AHP 3.318 from the X10 Web site (seemed to go OK; was able to turn modules on and off) and then AHP Lifejacket 1.0.1.3 from this thread.  I tried to follow the instructions in the Help screen from Lifejacket:

1) I succeeded in changing the volume serial number and, apparently, in registering AHP.  Then I restarted.
2) I ran AHP -- no nag screen -- and then Lifejacket (as administrator) and attempted to revert the volume S/N.  This is where I ran into trouble.  When I clicked StopX10nets, it gave me the message, "Cannot open X10nets service on this computer" (at least I think that's what prompted the message).  StartX10nets, however, told me that it's already running, which indeed agrees with Services.
3) At this point I uninstalled AHP (which apparently doesn't uninstall that service) and tried with Lifejacket again to revert the volume S/N.  No joy.  Now it complains that AHP is not running.
4) Re-installing AHP results in a version that won't run.
5) There doesn't appear to be any way to uninstall Lifejacket.

Do you have a straightforward solution to this problem?

If not, I'm inclined to do a bare-metal restore of the machine from an image backup that I made just before starting this exercise; but I'm afraid that nothing (including the restore software!) will work with the volume S/N changed.  Fortunately I wrote down (and Lifejacket still remembers) the original S/N, so I could use something like SysInternals/VolumeID to set it back.  Before I get that deeply into it, however, I would like your advice.

Writing this on another computer, since I disconnected the target machine from the Internet for safety.  Any help much appreciated. -- jclarkw
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on November 19, 2015, 07:30:34 PM
Don't worry your not in serious trouble.
You didn't need to uninstall AHP
Since you reinstalled you'll need to run AHP lifejacket again.
Many forget to right click and select "run as admin" every time when starting lifejacket.
You need to do this even for reverting the ID.
If all fails you can run it from safe mode.

There is a uninstaller for Lifejacket in its folder however this may remove needed files for the plugins.
The file is unins000.exe
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: jclarkw on November 19, 2015, 10:30:16 PM
Don't worry your not in serious trouble.
You didn't need to uninstall AHP
Since you reinstalled you'll need to run AHP lifejacket again.
Many forget to right click and select "run as admin" every time when starting lifejacket.
You need to do this even for reverting the ID...

Tuicemen -- THANKS for holding my hand.  With your help the few anomalies that I encountered didn't throw me this time.  (Last time I know I ran Lifejacket as administrator in the second group of steps to revert the volume ID, but I'm not so sure about the first group to change the ID and register.)  Perhaps these notes will help you and/or others:

1) When I re-installed AHP (having already uninstalled), the automatic start from the installer brought up its window but then an immediate warning that "ActiveHome Pro has stepped working."  I just told it to close and opened Lifejacket.
2) In the first group of steps in Lifejacket of course I had to modify the volume ID in order to get access to the registration button.  But in this case the old and new IDs were the same, since that had already been done.  I did it again anyhow.
3) In the second group of steps I was grateful that Lifejacket remembered the original volume ID, in spite of the indications in (2) above, and offered to change it back correctly.  You have some pretty foolproof software here to survive all the screw-ups I made. :)%
4) One suggestion:  Correct the Help screen to correspond to the pop-up window at the end of the process.  After reverting the volume ID, Help says to start x10nets, close AHP, and then restart.  The pop-up, on the other hand, says, "Please close AHP and restart BC do not start x10nets." ???  The latter order seems to have worked.

Bottom line -- I seem to be back up and running with no ill effects noticed so far. :D  Now comes the really hard part of relearning how to use AHP with the CM15A...  Did anyone ever write a better user guide than the sometimes cryptic stuff in the help files?

Best Regards. -- jclarkw
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on November 20, 2015, 07:57:29 AM
Good catch on the help file error!
Should have been Don't start instead of Start.
My key board sometimes misses the first few letters when the batteries are failing however it was probably me just being tired.
I'll get that fixed shortly.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Knightrider on December 14, 2015, 08:06:29 PM
Well, it finally happened here. Burned my last two XP machines running AHP.  Replaced these with 3 more XP machines, but cannot get lifejacket to run on XP due to a limitation with dotnet 4.  Any clue how to make my xp machines talk AHP again?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 14, 2015, 08:17:49 PM
Did you back up the required files?
I'm not sure I still have your old info here.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: HA Dave on December 14, 2015, 11:04:46 PM
Well, it finally happened here. Burned my last two XP machines running AHP.  Replaced these with 3 more XP machines, but cannot get lifejacket to run on XP due to a limitation with dotnet 4.  Any clue how to make my xp machines talk AHP again?

Is there anything you need that I can help you with?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 15, 2015, 07:15:11 AM
Remember XP sp2 is needed for net4.
Lifejacket uses Windows Essentials for changing the drive ID but there are other ways to do that, some work better then others.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 15, 2015, 09:05:33 AM
Knightrider, Since you were one of the users that helped supply info to create this, I was able to retrieve info for one of the XP machines you supplied. If you need the info PM or email me.

If you have a machine that will run lifejacket (doesn't matter if it is Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8 or 10) you can back up the current drive ID and AHP info on it. Then run AHP_Lifejacket on it with info of the XP backup you or I have.
Reboot open AHP then AHP_Lifejacket and do the revert, only type in the Drive ID of the XP machine you wish to get back working with AHP.
Once that has been done you simply move the X10prod.sys and ahp_plugin.xml from the new machine to the XP machine.

Note: AHP and X10nets should not be running on the XP machine till after the files have been replaced on the XP machine.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Squirrel1162 on December 23, 2016, 01:23:48 AM
First off, thank you for your quick response about the smart macro module.  Saved me from pulling out more hair.   ;D  Then I found AHP Lifejacket.  Read  the responses from many who said it was easy to install, etc., and thought "This what I really need."  I downloaded it and  tried running it.  After pressing "Stopnet", I received the error message, "Could not communicate with server."  I am running Windows 10 if that makes a difference. I am hoping I have over looked something that you can inform me about.  Thank you for your advice..







Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on December 23, 2016, 08:19:03 AM
The most common error is: Users not right clicking lifejacket and running as administrator. Even I occasionally forget to do this.
You need to run as administrator even if your logged in as an administrator.
Lifejacket will not stop x10 nets if not run as administrator nor can you change the volume ID.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on March 23, 2017, 08:30:31 PM
I'll have to guess that doing this is a lot easier than it sounds.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on March 24, 2017, 10:29:26 AM
yep just make sure you right click on ahp-lifejacket and run as admin failing to do that will result in it not working.
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Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: RABowman on April 21, 2017, 02:57:19 PM
Hello,
I'm brand new to this forum.  I was directed here by x10.com to find out how to migrate my current ActiveHome PRO installation to a new computer.  In the very first post above, it says
"See the enclosed readme for the info you will require from that PC." 

Can anyone tell me where to find that readme?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Brian H on April 21, 2017, 03:44:56 PM
After you run the installer.
There is a readme file in the Lifejacket folder.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: HA Dave on April 21, 2017, 07:54:44 PM
I have three XP PC's running AHP (some with more add-ons than others).

But I've decided to try to get AHP on an old laptop I have... and then try to make a IFTTT X10 Hub from it. Then I want to try connecting it to a CM19A. Sort of like a Home made DIY hub.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on April 22, 2017, 07:02:50 AM
Use the info (Drive ID and x10product.sys file) from the AHP with the most plugins registered Dave this way you will have them all.
You can always disable plugins your not using, you just can't add any new ones.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: dhouston on April 22, 2017, 07:37:21 AM
Sort of like a Home made DIY hub.
Or, sorta like the BX24-AHT from back at the turn of the century.  ;)
https://www.laser.com/dhouston/files.html (https://www.laser.com/dhouston/files.html)
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on April 22, 2017, 07:30:38 PM
I've recently replaced my Win7 laptop with a new Win10 laptop and I'm trying to reinstall ActiveHome Pro to reconnect to my existing CM15A.  I haven't been able to get AHP to run without asking for the registrations for the program and plugins.  I've installed AHP LifeJacket and followed the instructions in the readme file, but it still complains and the registration window comes up at startup.  I've changed the VolumeID to the original installation VID, but no changes.  Any ideas?  Have a missed a step somewhere?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on April 23, 2017, 06:57:08 AM
The most common error is not right clicking lifejacket and running as administrator.
You Have to do this even if your already logged on as admin
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on April 24, 2017, 10:24:03 AM
I did run LifeJacket as administrator as indicated in the instructions.  The registration window in AHP still appears at startup.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on April 24, 2017, 07:47:14 PM
did you reboot prior to opening AHP?
if not the registration will fail
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on April 26, 2017, 03:05:36 PM
Yes, I rebooted immediately after running LifeJacket.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on April 26, 2017, 04:54:00 PM
Have you confirmed the drive ID actually changed?
Some users have found they needed to run Lifejacket from safe mode for the drive id change to work.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on April 28, 2017, 12:48:14 PM
Yes, I verified that the drive VOL ID was changed successfully to match the original installed drive that was last successfully registered with X10 for AHP.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on April 29, 2017, 10:21:46 AM
Ok, since your using your old volume ID  from a drive that had AHP registered to it did you copy the x10product.sys file from that drive to the AHP Life jacket folder?
Do you still have access to the old PC and Drive with AHP registered on it?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on April 30, 2017, 04:58:29 PM
No, I didn't do that.  Don't remember seeing that in the instructions, but I'll copy it to the AHP LifeJacket folder and run the program again.  I still have access to the old laptop and drive with AHP.  Are there any other files I need to copy?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on May 01, 2017, 06:52:28 AM
Nope just the x10product.sys and old drive ID and  that is only required to get AHP and plugins registered to you.

The X10product.sys file and Drive ID in AHP-Lifejacket is what is registered to me.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on May 01, 2017, 05:43:02 PM
So, I added the x10prod.sys file from my old laptop and it worked, partially. What I didn't remember was that I had only registered AHP and SM so I'm still getting pinged for license/registration for OnAlert, iWatchOut, and MyHouse Online, as well as the "Error Saving File" warning.  The other plug-ins were not registered on that machine, but I think I have an older one that might have all of them registered.  Is there anyway to remove those other plugins from AHP so I don't have to continue to track down an old registration? And is the "Error Saving File" warning just related to not having those plugins registered?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on May 01, 2017, 05:55:06 PM
In the AHP folder look for the ahp_plugin.xml file open it with notepad so you can edit it.
delete the lines ending with the description of the plugin you don't wish to use.
your file should look like this when done:
Code: [Select]
<xml>
<plugin id="AHXAMO" href="ahp.dll" desc="Smartmacros plugin"/>
</xml>

The error saving file may be due to where AHP is installed and or permissions.
Try running it as administrator or saving the file to a different location.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on May 02, 2017, 03:00:37 PM
Wonderful! The last bit of direction has solved the issues of nagging registration at startup, at least for the previous install on my old laptop. Thx for your help with that.

A couple of follow-up questions have come to mind because I know that when I originally purchased AHP, those plugins were included but I didn't install them on my previous laptop because I wasn't using them.  How would I go about getting those modules/plugins to work if in the future I decide I'd like to add video, security, etc. in the future and get them registered to me? Are those plugins still relevant, and is there still products on the market that could use these modules?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on May 02, 2017, 03:08:53 PM
If you never registered those plugins there is no way to install them and have them register to you currently.
X10 WTI was forced to purge there registration server info due to privacy issues when it went belly up.
Even if Authinx was able to get a registration server setup all old registrations wouldn't work as they have no user info.
The only plugin that isn't viable is the my house one as it requires a x10 server.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on May 03, 2017, 12:14:31 AM
Well, I guess that means that I'll have to go back into my older machine where I'm fairly certain that I had registered the OnAlert, iWatchOut, and MyHouse Online plugins and copy that x10prod.sys file and VolumeID.  Are any of the other plugins worth looking for, such as My Garage, HotBody, or any of the mobile plugins?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Brian H on May 03, 2017, 06:10:10 AM
I suspect you didn't mention Smart Macros but you did have it installed.

Any of the other plugins that go thorough the Old X10WTI servers will not work. Even if they where registered at onetime.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on May 03, 2017, 06:57:38 AM
Any of the other plugins that go thorough the Old X10WTI servers will not work. Even if they where registered at onetime.
Actually the only plugin that is truly dead is My House, the mobile plugins I'm told still work  I know the ActiveHome phone and phone pro still work. Perhaps the fact they can use Wi-Fi helps.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Brian H on May 03, 2017, 10:35:30 AM
Thanks for the information.
I thought more of the plugins where dead.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on May 07, 2017, 04:55:12 PM
When Authinix first took over that was the case as all servers were down thought I believe the phone plugins worked but only in Wi-Fi mode I believe they work in both modes now (at least last time I tested they did)
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on May 11, 2017, 06:03:28 PM
Now that I've gotten AHP working successfully on Win10 computer without any registration issues, I've noticed that the activity log is not being updated/capturing any activity from timers and macros unless AHP program is open when it occurs, or when I manually switch on/off modules and devices.  Is here any fix out there to address this? Is it just a permissions issue with CM15A and X10/AHP?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on May 12, 2017, 08:00:27 AM
Windows 10 security features play havoc with old 32 bit programs like AHP.
Many issues can be solve by moving AHP outside of the Program Files (x86) folder. ;)
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: MichDVC on May 12, 2017, 07:27:03 PM
I can appreciate that. Seems like there's a lot of security issues with Win10.  Can I just move the folder to Program Files folder? Are there any others that I'd need to move, or should I reinstall AHP and make sure it installs in Program Files folder?  What about the X10 folder under "Common Files"? Should that be moved also?
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on May 13, 2017, 07:03:38 AM
Simply moving AHP will work however you'll need to tell AHP the new location of the ahx file is as it will be looking for it in the old AHP location.
I've had success just moving AHP others needed to reinstall.
Only the Activehome pro folder needs to be moved to solve most issues.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on June 26, 2017, 09:45:36 PM
I'll have to guess that doing this is a lot easier than it sounds.

Yeah, I knew I didn't want to try this.  Went through the process, (yes, even the right click thing ...), changed the ID, clicked the register files button, restarted.  AHP came up unregistered.  Tried again, same thing.  Tried a thirdt time after a fresh reboot without having started AHP at all.

This is what I get now.  AHP won't run at all:

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on June 26, 2017, 09:54:54 PM
looks like the x10active.xml is corrupt.
close AHP and stop the x10 nets got to C:\ProgramData\X10 Settings and delete the file.
once deleted restart AHP
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on June 26, 2017, 10:10:56 PM
Did that twice.  No change.  Deleted a third time.  Rebooted Notebook.  Tried AHP.  No change; won't start.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on June 27, 2017, 06:56:51 AM
Where is he AHP folder located lifejacket was designed to run with AHP in the default folders.
Lifejacket only changes one file and the drive ID so reverting to your old ID should return AHP to the way it was.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on June 27, 2017, 09:25:50 AM
Where is he AHP folder located lifejacket was designed to run with AHP in the default folders.
Lifejacket only changes one file and the drive ID so reverting to your old ID should return AHP to the way it was.

I don't know what that means.  It looks as if the post was truncated somehow.

AHP worked fine before trying this tool.  Now it does not work at all.

As far as I know, AHP was installed in whatever default location it normally goes to.  I did not specify any other folder/location.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on June 27, 2017, 01:20:20 PM
Are you opening AHP from a shortcut on the desktop?
Or from the AHP folder?
If from the desktop try from the AHP folder.

If still doesn't start, zip your AHP folder contents and email it to me
Something has gotten corrupt. :-[
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on June 27, 2017, 05:01:34 PM
Are you opening AHP from a shortcut on the desktop?
Or from the AHP folder?

Shortcut.

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If from the desktop try from the AHP folder.

Tried.  No go.

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If still doesn't start, zip your AHP folder contents and email it to me: Support at tuicemen dot com

Which folder(s) exactly?    Like Zathras --  not good at understandings.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on June 27, 2017, 05:47:25 PM
C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveHome Pro
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on June 27, 2017, 06:12:45 PM
Sent. 


  I think.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on June 28, 2017, 11:07:21 AM
I haven't received the file (just checked) I Private Messaged you the email address to send to.
try starting AHP with the cm15 USB unplugged.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on June 28, 2017, 12:27:53 PM
try starting AHP with the cm15 USB unplugged.

No go.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: BackAgain on June 28, 2017, 03:20:43 PM
Ever hear the expression 'the faster I go, the further behind I get'?  Well, the deeper I get, the more lost I get.

Somehow, I have two installations of AHP.

C:\ActiveHome Pro  and C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveHome Pro

The first one still fails.  The second one however now opens and shows registered after the last PM to edit the xml file.  The two xml files are completely different though as shown below.


Why do I have two installations?  Which one should be preferred? And why does only one work?

It seems like I saw something here saying to install it directly under the C root drive and that may be what I tried to fix some things, but it didn't work.

Should I simply delete both and start over?  If so, which location should I use?  I don't have much in either as far as modules, timers, etc. so there wouldn't be much loss.  But would it work then, or would I be back to the same problems?

Again, the x86 version now opens and shows registered with three plugins registered.


-------------------------------------
C:\ActiveHome Pro  ahp_plugin.xml
<xml>
<plugin id="AHXAMO" href="ahp.dll" classid="001000AF-2DEF-0301-10B6-DC5BA692C858" desc="This plugin proivdes conditional macro support for software and hardware macros"/>
<plugin id="AHXAVX" href="AVX.dll"/>
<plugin id="AHXHSS" href="ahp.dll"/>
</xml>

------------------------------------------------------

C:\Program Files (x86)\ActiveHome Pro  ahp_plugin.xml

<xml>
<plugin id="AHXAMO" href="ahp.dll" desc="Smartmacros plugin"/>
<plugin id="AHXHSS" href="ahp.dll" desc="OnAlert plugin" />
</xml>

------------------------------------------------------


Also, I tried putting those last two lines back in (the ones the PM said to delete) and I was back to not being able to open either version, so there IS something in those two lines that causes a problem.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on June 28, 2017, 03:35:56 PM
Do not uninstall simply delete the c:\Activehome Pro folder (the one that fails)
Lifejacket was created prior to discovering the issue with 64 bit Windows.
AHP can be move outside of the program files (x86) folder after registered.

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket - clean install
Post by: Geewiz on January 16, 2018, 06:30:49 PM
I've spent 1/2 the day trying to get Lifejacket working.  It seems like it should be simple, but this is me...

I did a clean install of Win 10 64 bit.

Downloaded Unregistered_ahp.exe and installed.
Downloaded ahp_lifejacket_setup.exe

When I run Lifejacket and click "Stop x10nets" a window pops up that says "Cannot open x10nets service on computer'.'."

I can manually stop the process through task manager, but Lifejacket reports that X10nets is started?

All the while, AHP remains unregistered :(

I was hoping for an easy installation...but this is me!

Greatly appreciate any help!
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 16, 2018, 06:40:36 PM
You Obviously haven't run this as Administrator.  ;)
You can't just click on the icon you need to right click on it and select "run as Administrator"
This is done as a safety measure to avoid accidental drive or registration changes if left on the PC.
Yes, once used it is safe to delete.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Geewiz on January 16, 2018, 06:56:51 PM
So simple a simpleton could figure it out...and yet, here I come ;)

I'm sure this is in the instructions and I missed it, but thank you VERY much for your patience!!!  Everything is registered and back to normal.

Thank you....AGAIN!
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 16, 2018, 07:04:22 PM
It really is a simple and easy to use program, unfortunately security issues make things seem harder then they are.
Glad your back up and running 2018 looks to be a good year for HA!
 >!
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Geewiz on January 16, 2018, 07:56:13 PM
I know this isn't the right place for this, but since I have your attention.. I'm now trying to reinstall Alex10. 

Windows 10 is prohibiting me from downloading the file... it says there is a trojan.  I turned off Windows defender (or thought I did) and get....

Operation did not complete successfully because the file contains a virus or potentially unwanted software.

I've tried running the installation using adminstrator mode, but nothing seems to help.

Any guidance, again, GREATLY appreciated!

Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: Tuicemen on January 17, 2018, 05:50:42 AM
I believe the virus warning is related to the HA-Bridge since it is a java base program which uses scripts it can be very harmful if not secured.
Alex10 also can use scripts(batch files) As well as create them though I've moved away from that for the most part.
Title: Re: AHP Lifejacket
Post by: edjal on April 08, 2019, 12:06:22 PM
Although the read me does explain the steps sometimes a picture helps.
You need to make sure AHP isn't running or this tool won't work correctly and AHP will remain unregistered.
it is probably best to do this right after a reboot to be sure you haven't ran AHP and it isn't holding on to any resources.
Find the required file and place it in the folder that AHP Lifejacket is in.
Right click on AHP Lifejacket and select "run as administrator"
Follow the steps in the attachment.