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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 5:48 pm    Post subject: Tool to make MagicJack run as a Windows Service

Download here:
http://www.evanvaughan.com/magicjack.aspx


Source: https://github.com/throop02/MagicJackSvcCreator

This tool is designed to remove the MagicJack UI from the desktop and run your MagicJack behind the scenes as a Windows service. It is totally automated and only takes a few seconds to run. It has been tested with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 (including 64 bit versions of Windows). Benefits include:

- No more UI popups or desktop phone call notifications
- MagicJack is functional even when user is logged off, and works under all user accounts
- No splash screen or waiting for MagicJack to load
- MJ has higher system resource priority when run as a service
- Stand-alone app (does not install itself on your PC or run continuously in the background)
- Revert back to OEM setup with one click
- Free, open source application




"Just wanted to say thanks for writing that. Saved me alot of trouble. I had tried MagicBlockv1.2, but calls still made me lose focus on my current window (running XPsp3). That's no good when you are in the middle of a full screen game, it gets minimized. It would be nice to still have the softphone running, but for me it's a small price to pay to not have to load another user at every reboot. Again, thanks!!!" - Rock

"excellent work, many will be pleased." - Bill


To use, simply unzip the files to a folder and run the executable.


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MorkeuM
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:11 pm    Post subject:

Thanks... very much appreciated !!! But I'll wait for feedbacks (if ever) from members of this forum who actually installed the soft to see if it does what you say it does.

Have a good 2010 for what it's worth Wink
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revolutiondj
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:39 pm    Post subject:

It seems to work so far. Have not yet restarted the computer to see if it will run afterwards. Seems if you have an app like Magicfeatures you will no longer be able to use it. Also would be nice to be able to access the softphone if you needed to. Nice job though.
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bassetbuddy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:09 am    Post subject:

I get a message 'The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135)' when I try to install. This is on an HP thin client running XP embedded with sp2.[/img]
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:13 am    Post subject:

Quote:
It seems to work so far. Have not yet restarted the computer to see if it will run afterwards. Seems if you have an app like Magicfeatures you will no longer be able to use it. Also would be nice to be able to access the softphone if you needed to. Nice job though.

Exactly! Works as advertised. I haven't had the ambition to try and run MJ as a service, although I've made a few feeble runs at it in the past. This is great!

While it works sweet, I can confirm I can't use MagicFeaturesPlugin or the Skyjack and Xlitejack plugin at the same time running MJ in the background. Decisions, decisions...

Thanks for the app!
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revolutiondj
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject:

Kinda like I was saying. Would be nice to know how to uninstall this is I wanted to. Anyone have an idea?

Luckily I was on the free trial of Magicfeatures so no harm so far. All I was really using it for was the 7 number dialing for local calls.
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:00 am    Post subject:

revolutiondj wrote:
It seems to work so far. Have not yet restarted the computer to see if it will run afterwards. Seems if you have an app like Magicfeatures you will no longer be able to use it. Also would be nice to be able to access the softphone if you needed to. Nice job though.


That feature will be a part of release 2. Wink
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:02 am    Post subject:

bassetbuddy wrote:
I get a message 'The application failed to initialize properly (0xc0000135)' when I try to install. This is on an HP thin client running XP embedded with sp2.[/img]



Hmmm...do you have the latest .NET Framework installed?
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revolutiondj
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 11:21 am    Post subject:

etvaugha wrote:
revolutiondj wrote:
It seems to work so far. Have not yet restarted the computer to see if it will run afterwards. Seems if you have an app like Magicfeatures you will no longer be able to use it. Also would be nice to be able to access the softphone if you needed to. Nice job though.


That feature will be a part of release 2. Wink



Thanks for the update. Any ETA on that?
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject:

I have released an updated version. It's at the same location, www.evanvaughan.com/magicjack.aspx

It includes functionality to remove the Windows service and re-install the MagicJack UI.
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revolutiondj
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:18 pm    Post subject:

When I tried to remove the service it pops up a window that says the device is not ready. I had to remove the Magicjack and plug it back in to get the GUI to pop up.

Thanks for all the hard work on this.
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:26 pm    Post subject:

revolutiondj wrote:
When I tried to remove the service it pops up a window that says the device is not ready. I had to remove the Magicjack and plug it back in to get the GUI to pop up.

Thanks for all the hard work on this.


The last step in my removal function is to launch autorun.exe on the MagicJack drive. For whatever reason my program must have had trouble accessing the drive. It still should have removed the service for you.
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revolutiondj
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:44 pm    Post subject:

It did. I understand now.
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pcw132
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 5:03 pm    Post subject:

etvaugha wrote:
revolutiondj wrote:
It seems to work so far. Have not yet restarted the computer to see if it will run afterwards. Seems if you have an app like Magicfeatures you will no longer be able to use it. Also would be nice to be able to access the softphone if you needed to. Nice job though.


That feature will be a part of release 2. Wink


Sounds like a fantastic tool, I look forward to testing it out once release 2 comes out so i can be able to use the Magicfeaturesplugin that i just recently purchased. I however enjoy many of the plugins features to get rid of it, for now i use a combo of tools (magichide and magicblock) magichide works great, however it only hides the GUI dialpad and lets the caller ID popup come thru, so after installing magicblock it seems to hide both. altho i would love to break away from using tons of programs just to make a simple feature like hiding the GUI.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:54 am    Post subject:

Good point. No .NET on my little Thin Client. You may want to add that is a requirement. Thanks for your work on this.
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 04, 2010 8:02 pm    Post subject:

bassetbuddy wrote:
Good point. No .NET on my little Thin Client. You may want to add that is a requirement. Thanks for your work on this.


Guess I should have written it in C. Laughing

Is there a way to install .NET on that thin client?
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GoNavyMike
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:46 pm    Post subject: Magicjack Software.

Is there a way to take the Magicjack software and put it in the drive on the computer so as to not attach the magicjack? I broke my Magicjack and had to solder the USB hub back onto the Magicjack board. It's working again but I don't want to break it, I'm running it off of a jumper usb cord now to reduce the possibility of damage. If it could be installed onto a PC as software it would be great. PC's have phone jacks built in or available for installation if not already there. Any ideas anyone? Next to lousy support, the biggest downfall I see is how cheap the hardware is made. When I broke it, I contacted the online call center and explained that I bought the extended warranty with them and that my magicjack broke. They told me that the warranty was for their software not the hardware and that I would have to buy another MJ. Needless to say... I terminated the conversation with them and got innovative on my end. Now I've heard of others saying how to do this but that it was at the risk of MJ terminating your service if found out. Anybody know how to discretely place the MJ service on the PC so as to NOT have to keep the MJ plugged in and take a chance of breaking again? Thanks.
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bitstopjoe
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:54 pm    Post subject:

Mike:

http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/easy-way-to-use-magicjack-without-usb-dongle-t2640.html


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smaye
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 6:59 pm    Post subject:

revolutiondj wrote:
It seems to work so far. Have not yet restarted the computer to see if it will run afterwards. Seems if you have an app like Magicfeatures you will no longer be able to use it. Also would be nice to be able to access the softphone if you needed to. Nice job though.


I have just started reading about magic features and running MJ as a service. Like many, I want both.

Any chance this problem will be resolved?
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject:

smaye wrote:
revolutiondj wrote:
It seems to work so far. Have not yet restarted the computer to see if it will run afterwards. Seems if you have an app like Magicfeatures you will no longer be able to use it. Also would be nice to be able to access the softphone if you needed to. Nice job though.


I have just started reading about magic features and running MJ as a service. Like many, I want both.

Any chance this problem will be resolved?


I'm not sure how Magic Features works exactly. Does anybody have any ideas?
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buddydog24
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 12:19 am    Post subject:

I would like to thank you for a great program, works great in Windows 7 Very Happy
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject:

Version 1.2 has been released. It fixes two bugs which I was alerted to by several users:

- It was possible to launch the service install if the hardware device was not detected. This faulty validation caused a failure halfway through the service creation process.

- During service removal, i.e. reverting to OEM setup, the function used to determine the magicJack drive letter crashed if it encountered a mapped network drive on the machine.
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smaye
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2010 5:30 am    Post subject:

etvaugha wrote:
smaye wrote:

I have just started reading about magic features and running MJ as a service. Like many, I want both.

Any chance this problem will be resolved?


I'm not sure how Magic Features works exactly. Does anybody have any ideas?


I am sure "redpepper" does. There is a thread concerning magicfeatures over here http://www.phoneservicesupport.com/introductory-special-magicfeatures-just-9-95-t7976.html

I will post something there to redpepper in hope they will contribute here to help.
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exanimate
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 4:47 pm    Post subject:

When I try to run the executable file, it cannot detect the hardware. Says to connect the Magicjack and restart the program. I do that and it still doesn't detect it. Any suggestions?
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:05 pm    Post subject:

exanimate wrote:
When I try to run the executable file, it cannot detect the hardware. Says to connect the Magicjack and restart the program. I do that and it still doesn't detect it. Any suggestions?


This is an issue that occurs with about 1 out of every 100 installs. With certain setups, the MagicJack has not installed itself under the normal "USB Internet Phone by TigerJet" device (shown in the picture below), and my app therefore can't detect it. I don't know why this happens, and I have not been able to come up with a solution yet. You can still run MagicJack as a service, but you'll have to set it up manually. Sad



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nostrodamus
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject:

I had the same issue with the hardware not being detected, though it installed MJ as a service anyway, and is working great even after a reboot.

For the record, my Windows device manager sees the dongle as a "USB audio device" (under Sound, video, and game controllers) and as "USB Composite Device" and "USB Mass Storage Device" (under USB controllers)
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:13 pm    Post subject:

nostrodamus wrote:
I had the same issue with the hardware not being detected, though it installed MJ as a service anyway, and is working great even after a reboot.

For the record, my Windows device manager sees the dongle as a "USB audio device" (under Sound, video, and game controllers) and as "USB Composite Device" and "USB Mass Storage Device" (under USB controllers)


I have released an updated version which I'm hoping will fix the issue some people have experienced with the app not detecting the MagicJack device. The new version will attempt to identify the MJ by its drive signature if it fails to find the MJ during plug and play analysis.

EDIT: Heard back from two people who had this problem and they said v1.3 worked for them. Very Happy
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Indira
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 7:56 pm    Post subject:

**ok I was able to make calls out but it would appear that the dial tone never goes away till you are done dialing.. I am guessing there is no way to stop that?**

Hello,

I had a small question about running MJ as a seriver, now Does that mean you can't make calls out of the phone only recieve them? I tried the program and i get calls in but can't make calls out, so that what i was wondering...

I know i am not the smartest apple on the tree... hehe in fact i am the one that fell off and rolled down the hill... Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:26 pm    Post subject:

Indira wrote:
**ok I was able to make calls out but it would appear that the dial tone never goes away till you are done dialing.. I am guessing there is no way to stop that?**


I had this exact same problem, however i am not currently using this tool.. the problem was a bad update that magicjack put out. the fix was to download and install then latest update. it is plastered all over magicjack's website "Important. Important.
If you are not able to make calls or having trouble with your contact list, please Click Here for the fix.
This will be your best solution. You should not click here if you do not have this problem."

im not sure how you would do it with this tool, i would only guess to update you would have to uninstall the tool, install the update and then reinstall the tool. but im sure there will be others to confirm this! Smile

hope this helps!
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Indira
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 15, 2010 10:11 pm    Post subject:

I did do the update from there and it runing normally without the program.. but when i use the tool it messes it up... so no tool for me i guessing :/ ..

ok .. i thought it was working right now but sadly after trying this program my magic jack no longer works ... it starts to load up then poofs away.. then about 10 mins later it comes up and i cant dial out... so i dont know what happend to it Sad ... i am talking to support now i am without phone Sad
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:18 am    Post subject:

Indira wrote:
I did do the update from there and it runing normally without the program.. but when i use the tool it messes it up... so no tool for me i guessing :/ ..

ok .. i thought it was working right now but sadly after trying this program my magic jack no longer works ... it starts to load up then poofs away.. then about 10 mins later it comes up and i cant dial out... so i dont know what happend to it Sad ... i am talking to support now i am without phone Sad


I don't think this problem has anything to do with the tool...
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Indira
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 12:29 am    Post subject:

I did not do anything else but try that ... idk :/ they cant fix it now i am sad...


Update - It's fixed now, I had to restore my whole pc but all is good in the hood once again Smile ... goody
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:29 am    Post subject:

Indira wrote:
I did not do anything else but try that ... idk :/ they cant fix it now i am sad...


Update - It's fixed now, I had to restore my whole pc but all is good in the hood once again Smile ... goody


If a restore worked, i will assume that you may have had a corrupt driver on your magicjack or the windows registry had become corrupted. in either case the tool im sure wasn't to blame. sometimes if there are pre-existing problems adding a new program will make things even worse. (when i added a program called "magicfeaturesplugin" the magicjack acted exactly like yours, then i used the update on the website and it had fixed it)

etvaugha: hope to see your tool work with magicfeatures soon, it looks like a great setup, i'd like to use it! Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:39 pm    Post subject:

I tried installing your tool but some error came up halfway through. Interestingly enough, I ran 'services.msc' and a magicjack entry appeared pointing to srvany.exe so I was able to start the service and it works manually.

Synchron Cool
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Indira
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:35 pm    Post subject:

pcw132 wrote:
Indira wrote:
I did not do anything else but try that ... idk :/ they cant fix it now i am sad...


Update - It's fixed now, I had to restore my whole pc but all is good in the hood once again Smile ... goody


If a restore worked, i will assume that you may have had a corrupt driver on your magicjack or the windows registry had become corrupted. in either case the tool im sure wasn't to blame. sometimes if there are pre-existing problems adding a new program will make things even worse. (when i added a program called "magicfeaturesplugin" the magicjack acted exactly like yours, then i used the update on the website and it had fixed it)

etvaugha: hope to see your tool work with magicfeatures soon, it looks like a great setup, i'd like to use it! Smile



Well since my pc is only a few days old.. i decided to basicly add program after program till i found out what did it .. so i had to restore over and over it was pretty easy tho.. come to find out .. it was the usb hub I had.. every time i would hook magic jack in it .. it would work fine beside sound would be bad.. then when i rebooted it would stop working .. then when i took it out the hub and put it in a normal port the mj would load up but the dial pad would not pop up till after 10 mins.. i took out the hub all together but after that mj would not work at all.. it would do the same thing over and over.. so i did the whole restore thing again and then mj would work again prefectly... so i hooked back the hub again to make sure that was the problem.. it worked fine till i rebooted then the same thing happend.. so ofc took it out again and tried it but mj never worked the same.. so .. thats right i restored again Very Happy fun ... and now i did not hook the hub in at all and it works fine with no problems so far.. last restore was like an hour ago...

I know it seems like a lot of work there but i wanted to know what program was making that problem so .. i just took the time to find out ... Smile hope it stays working now Very Happy

Oh the hub was, incase someone wants to know .. Was Dynex 4 port usb hub... it not compatable with windows 7 but the guy at best buy said it would not matter because anything thats compatable with vista will work for windows 7.. now i am not sure if that was the case here but all i know is so far that is no more problems now that the hub is not hooked in.. Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject:

Something else comes to mind you may want to try if it acts up again.
I had some USB problems recently ( unable to write to a USB stick unless it was plugged into a POWERED USB hub). So I decided to go into device manager and delete EVERYTHING under the USB branch. I then rebooted and let Windows do it's thing of finding them all over again and installing the drivers. Guess what?? NO MORE USB PROBLEMS. Since, like you, I made an image and could restore if I had problems, it was not a big deal to try. Of course make sure all of your USB devices are plugged in and powered on first.
So just food for thought.

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dida2010
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 9:47 pm    Post subject: Re: Tool to make MagicJack run as a Windows Service

etvaugha wrote:
Download version 1.3 here:
http://www.evanvaughan.com/magicjack.aspx


Please report any bugs and let me know if you have any ideas to make the app better!


Works like a charm on vista 64.

I did a small donation , i hope you can keep with future updates , if MJ blocks the app.

Thanks a bunch.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:30 am    Post subject: Re: Tool to make MagicJack run as a Windows Service

dida2010 wrote:
etvaugha wrote:
Download version 1.3 here:
http://www.evanvaughan.com/magicjack.aspx


Please report any bugs and let me know if you have any ideas to make the app better!


Works like a charm on vista 64.

I did a small donation , i hope you can keep with future updates , if MJ blocks the app.

Thanks a bunch.


Thanks! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:49 pm    Post subject: Updates and the Windows Service

I installed your software so MagicJack will work when either user account is logged in on our Windows 7 computer. I'm surprised this is a little hack because it doesn't make sense to me that only one user can have the software work. ... or am I missing something?

My question is that I'm getting a popup window from MagicJack telling me it's updating and before it can finish it says:

Quote:
"An update failed to exit a running instance of magicjack. please take a look at it, it may require your attention. Please don't worry and just click Retry to proceed with updating magicJack."


Here is a screen shot of this message:
http://screencast.com/t/OTk1YWI3MTM

Am I correct in thinking that MagicJack can't update because the Windows service of magicjack is running? What should I do at this point? Clicking Retry doesn't fix this.
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Updates and the Windows Service

goldeneyes wrote:
I installed your software so MagicJack will work when either user account is logged in on our Windows 7 computer. I'm surprised this is a little hack because it doesn't make sense to me that only one user can have the software work. ... or am I missing something?

My question is that I'm getting a popup window from MagicJack telling me it's updating and before it can finish it says:

Quote:
"An update failed to exit a running instance of magicjack. please take a look at it, it may require your attention. Please don't worry and just click Retry to proceed with updating magicJack."


Here is a screen shot of this message:
http://screencast.com/t/OTk1YWI3MTM

Am I correct in thinking that MagicJack can't update because the Windows service of magicjack is running? What should I do at this point? Clicking Retry doesn't fix this.


I believe MagicJack only retrieves updates when its installer is run. So it should never attempt to update when running as a service. Even if that weren't the case, it should have no problem downloading updates while running as a service. Also there have been over 500 downloads and this is the first I've heard of this...

Could it be possible an instance of the MJ installer got kicked off while the Windows service was running? That would cause this error. I bet that's what happened.

I would simply re-run my tool and remove the Windows service. That will delete the service and launch the installer which will download updates and make an OEM install. At that point you'll have the latest MJ software and you can run my tool again to re-install the service.

To answer your first question, MagicJack installs itself on a Windows user instance. All the files are stored in the current user's folder, and all registry data is entered into HK_CURRENT_USER. So the device will only work on user accounts on which it has been installed. If a computer has two user accounts and user A plugs in the MJ and installs it, the MJ will not function for user B until they install it while logged into their account.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:00 am    Post subject: Thanks!

Thanks for the ideas -- I hope they help others who may come across this issue.

I ended up restarting my computer before I received your response... and when I booted up again MagicJack was working and I ddn't get a update message.

So... that's another thing to try.

Thanks for explaining and answering my questions.

I ended up returning my MagicJack to The Shack today. It worked great -- with your software help. Since I don't really want a cordless phone I'm going to see how the new MagicJack works with my tmobile cell phones in a few months.
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etvaugha
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Joined: 02 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 12:14 am    Post subject: Re: Thanks!

goldeneyes wrote:
Thanks for the ideas -- I hope they help others who may come across this issue.

I ended up restarting my computer before I received your response... and when I booted up again MagicJack was working and I ddn't get a update message.

So... that's another thing to try.

Thanks for explaining and answering my questions.

I ended up returning my MagicJack to The Shack today. It worked great -- with your software help. Since I don't really want a cordless phone I'm going to see how the new MagicJack works with my tmobile cell phones in a few months.


Glad you got everything working!

That new MagicJack sounds very interesting. Lots of controversy around it was well. Wireless providers do NOT like it! Laughing

--Evan
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rwhubert
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Joined: 17 Jan 2010
Posts: 11
Location: Atlanta, GA

PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 12:18 am    Post subject:

Thanks for a terrific util! It worked perfectly, first attempt. Now I don't have to suffer thru MJ's interminable loadup and its annoying pop-up, nor the useless dialpad. Many MJ users like me just want MJ to dial the damn phone and take calls, then leave us alone. Which is exactly what it will do running as a service with your util installed. Thanks again.

Robert, Atlanta, running WinXP SP2 on homebrew Athlon XP3200
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joeynshelby
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Joined: 22 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 12:45 am    Post subject:

Hi,
I am using your application. The program encounters an error on "move install out of user folder." I checked and the program created a new mjusbsp folder and all the same contents that was in the original install. It in fact did move install. The program will not continue past that point. Any ideas?
Thanks
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2010 11:42 am    Post subject:

joeynshelby wrote:
Hi,
I am using your application. The program encounters an error on "move install out of user folder." I checked and the program created a new mjusbsp folder and all the same contents that was in the original install. It in fact did move install. The program will not continue past that point. Any ideas?
Thanks


Is the old folder still there? The MJ install in the user folder may have some security permissions or properties that are preventing it from being deleted. I'm pretty sure this is where it's failing. (My app performs the move operation by copying to the new location and then deleting the old folder)

If you have Vista or later, make sure you're running the tool as administrator. It should be prompting you, but to be sure you can right click on the EXE and click "Run as Administrator".

You can look at the user install folder to make sure there aren't any special permissions or attributes set that would affect deletion.

If this stuff doesn't help, send me an email at [email protected] and I can send you a custom build of the software that skips the delete step. It is not necessary; I programmed it in there just to cut down on clutter and save a bit of space on the client's machine.
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Red_Foxx15
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Joined: 24 Jan 2010
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Location: Huntsville, AL

PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 2:00 pm    Post subject:

Worked nicely on Windows 7. Had to run it 3 or 4 times (errored at different steps each time) but the last time it went smooth as could be. Thanks for the program.
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 24, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject:

Red_Foxx15 wrote:
Worked nicely on Windows 7. Had to run it 3 or 4 times (errored at different steps each time) but the last time it went smooth as could be. Thanks for the program.


A few other people had this problem as well. Sometimes there are miscellaneous handles on files that the program needs control of. These handles can be a result of applications such as virus-scan, backup, etc. Usually the handles are temporary and the app will work after a few re-runs or a restart of the computer.

There will be a fix for this in the next release. Wink
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Zardoz859
MagicJack Newbie


Joined: 25 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Dial-Tone issue

First, Thanks for all the hard work!

The installer seems to work fine - no errors, etc, I see the service running, I can dial into the MJ fine.

Problem is: when I dial out, the phone does not break dialtone. If I enter all of the digits to dial a normal 10-digit number, the dialtone then drops and the call completes fine. But until the last digit is entered, I have dialtone... Any ideas???

System:
Windows 7 Ultimate
8GB Mem
Intel Quad-core processor
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etvaugha
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Dial-Tone issue

Zardoz859 wrote:
First, Thanks for all the hard work!

The installer seems to work fine - no errors, etc, I see the service running, I can dial into the MJ fine.

Problem is: when I dial out, the phone does not break dialtone. If I enter all of the digits to dial a normal 10-digit number, the dialtone then drops and the call completes fine. But until the last digit is entered, I have dialtone... Any ideas???

System:
Windows 7 Ultimate
8GB Mem
Intel Quad-core processor



Interesting! I checked my phone and it behaves like yours. Then I fired up my app and reverted back to OEM setup, and the dial tone was removed upon first key press. Then I reinstalled the app, and the dial tone was active until the last number was pressed.

I have NO explanation for this. Does not seem to be a problem, but still mysterious.
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Adam423
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Joined: 24 Jan 2010
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 26, 2010 12:48 am    Post subject: Works Perfect in Win 7 32

Hi,

Just wanted to let everyone know that this software works perfect under Win 7 32. Thanks for taking the time to write the code and share with others.

THis fix solved all of my issues I had with MJ. Now I have it running on my always on Win 7 Media Center with no popups and it will always come on at boot before login.

I just sent you $10.00 I hope everyone else who finds value in your work does at least the same.

Adam
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