Hate to say it James, but did you install with your virus protection on? Those real-time virus protection apps are known to botch installations and should be turned off during installs.
We made sure there was no virus protection running when we loaded 4.5
We just arrived in Seoul. I just blew off the thought of the Dell for these projects, mostly because we're out of time and even if 4.5 did tether on vista it was a software we are not familiar with, so we'll just tether the Canons and the Phase to one of the intel books and stick with 3.78 for the Phase, EOS utility for the Canons.
I doubt seriously if we will tether much past the first few frames, using them as polaroids as the locations are very crowded and we have a lot to cover.
It's a good excuse not to tether much anyway and I will probably shoot 95% of this gig with the Canons.
Anyway, once 4.5 is really up and running I will revisit it sometime late this year.
Actually, by December I would be quite happy never to learn a new software again and maybe by then I'll be back to film. (I know, just wishful thinking, but sure sounds like nice wishful thinking).