Originally Posted by lovingdvd
Hi all - I've been using HCFR for years on an old laptop. Now with a new laptop running Vista x64 I cannot get HCFR to work with the EyeOne Pro meter.
Can someone please advise me on where I can download the proper drivers and software and specific installation steps/order?
In the past I got this working by installing ColorFacts (I am a licensed user but prefer HCFR) and then copying the eyeone.dll into the ColorHCFR base folder. However when I do this and try to take a measurement HCFR responds with "EyeOne.dll returned an error during initialization. Device not connected".
Originally Posted by stretch437
i just attempted this same thing and actually had very little trouble getting an eye one LT to work with windows 7 64-bit.
i think there's nothing significantly different than what you have to do to get it working with vista 64-bit. i just started googling around and got the information i needed pretty quickly.
sorry i can't give more specific instructions. i believe it had to do with downloading eye-one_diagnostics program from x-rite.com and just snagging the eyeone.dll file it provides.
Originally Posted by lovingdvd
Thanks. Unfortunately I wasn't able to turn up anything. I am actively searching and have been working on this for several days. Not quite sure what I am doing wrong...
ok i found the crucial link that set me on the right path before. it turned up in, of all places, a review on amazon.com.http://www.amazon.com/review/R3LI57JMDWVJBT
that guy is hilarious ("Step #1: Take a pair of pliers and twist the included installation disk until it breaks and then throw it in the trash. You will be far ahead if you do.")
however he refers to a download called " i1 Match " which is unnecessarily large and in any event is type of color calibration software much like HCFR itself. HCFR users generally do not want or need this software. instead the same driver can be obtained in the much smaller " i1 Diagnostics " application which simply tests whehter your probe works at all and could actually be useful to HCFR users.
two last general concepts before i get in to the details:
a) if you are running a 64-bit OS then any .sys driver file you attempt to install needs to be written specifically for a 64-bit OS.
b) if you are running a 32-bit app, then a 32-bit .dll file can work fine as long as it is used with a 32-bit app (such as HCFR) even if you are running that 32-bit app on a 64-bit OS.
this explains why not all of the software referred to below is actually 64-bit- just the drivers that will be loaded by the OS itself.
so now, with apologies to amazon reviewer G. Cox, here is my recommended procedure for getting a display one LT probe to work with HCFR on the 64-bit version of Windows Vista or Windows 7 :
1) Download the 64-bit OS driver archive
currently they can be found athttp://www.xrite.com/product_overvie...SoftwareID=768
(note GMB stands for Gretag Macbeth, the previous company responsible for the eye one, now part of xrite)
if this link doesn't work, search the xrite.com site for " 32 & 64-Bit Drivers for Win2000, XP, and Vista " . presumably the version number will be at least as high as 2.40 .
2) Download i1 diagnostics app installer
currently it can be found athttp://www.xrite.com/product_overvie...SoftwareID=506
if this link doesn't work, search the xrite.com site for " i1 diagnostics "
3) Extract 64-bit drivers
extract all contents of the file you downloaded in step 1) , GMB_USB_v240.zip , to a regular folder- you may as well use the obvious folder name GMB_USB_v240 . copy this entire folder to another location elsewhere on the hard drive for safekeeping.
4) Install i1 diagnostics app
run the i1 diagnostics installer you downloaded in step 2). take all defaults. (if prompted about whether you want to install driver software from x-rite , you can check the "always trust" box so you don't keep getting prompted.) when it finishes, you should be able to locate a file called eyeone.dll at a location on your drive such as C:\\Program Files (x86)\\X-Rite\\i1Diagnostics . this is a 32-bit .dll which will work fine with the 32-bit HCFR application .
(note there is a subfolder in this location called "drivers" - this folder probably contains 32-bit OS drivers and should *not* be used: these do not work on a 64-bit OS which is why you downloaded 64-bit OS drivers separately in a previous step.)
copy this eyeone.dll file into a folder elsewhere on the hard drive for safekeeping.
[optional step 4.5 - you can even place this folder *and* the one you created in step 3) into another folder clearly labeled something intelligent like " eye one 64-bit drivers plus dll for use with HCFR " . ]
5) Install i1display_x64.sys driver
connect the eye one display LT probe to a USB port on your computer. wait for any hardware installation wizards to complete. depending on the situation, you may need to cancel your way out of the automatic driver installation wizard. regardless, launch the device manager control panel. (i prefer to do this by right-clicking on "My Computer" and selecting "Manage" because you will be forced to do so as administrator, which will be required if you want to make any changes. within the computer management control panel, expand System Tools.. Device Manager .) expand the X-Rite devices stub and right-click on the "i1 display" object. from the contextual pop-up menu, select "Update Driver Software ..." . in the "How do you want to search for driver software" dialog, select "Browse my computer for driver software". in the "Browse for driver software on your computer" dialog, click the "Browse" button and navigate to the location of the GMB_USB_v240 files you extracted in step 3).
when finished the driver properties should have a driver date of at least 8/21/2006 and a version of at least 188.8.131.52
[optional step 5.5 - the truly prudent person who has the time should reboot (with the probe always connected to a USB port) at this point just to make sure the OS is still stable.]
6) Install HCFR
if you have not already downloaded and installed HCFR itself, do so now. the current version is at http://www.homecinema-fr.com/colorim...tup_v2_1_0.exe
but in the future you may want to check http://www.homecinema-fr.com/
for newer versions . take all defaults. note this 32-bit program should properly be installed in the "Program Files (x86)" folder, not just "Program Files" which is generally where 64-bit programs live.
7) Put eyeone.dll in HCFR folder
copy the eyeone.dll file you located in step 4) into the root of the HCFR application folder which should be located at C:\\Program Files (x86)\\ColorHCFR as mentioned above.
launch HCFR . select File..New. you can accept the default generator ("View images") and click the "Next" button. In the "Select a sensor in this list" drop-down menu, select "Eye One" and click finish . with any test selected, click the "Go" button and say "Yes" when asked if you are ready to run the test. if you do *not* get an error message about "eyeone.dll not found" you should be good to go.
[optional step 9 - you can uninstall the i1 diagnostics program altogether at any point after step 4). it is not needed after that unless you just like having it around.]
hope this helps.