iLok/reinstall issue

    Mar 08 2012 | 4:21 pm
    Hi thanks to a searchbif infestation, I have recently had to reformat and reinstall my entire Vista OS. I downloaded the last version of Max 5.1.9 and found the old iLok driver setup utility I stored on an external drive.
    I forget exactly what the process is for re-validating my iLok licence, but Vista fails to install it correctly, then when I try to open Max anyway I get this message: "the application has failed to start because its side-by-side configuration is incorrect...." MaxRT opens ok.
    Has anyone had to reinstall Max/iLok in this way and can you offer guidance?
    Thanks Brendan

    • Mar 09 2012 | 2:08 pm
      I haven't been able to resolve this. I have two files related to the iLok:
      1.Driver Setup, downloaded from their website 2.iLokClient.
      Installing any/either of these in any order DOES NOT validate MaxMSP and I'm starting to tire of the install/delete/reinstall loop I'm caught in........
      ps *bump*
    • Mar 09 2012 | 7:56 pm
      my most recent install of Max5 was in some way incomplete (which is why it also failed to show up in my Uninstall Programs list). A reinstall of Max fixed it.......fingers crossed.
      God, it felt like cold-turkey not having Max to sooth my fevered brow.