In an effort to keep threads readable and to minimize the amount of text to sort through, here are some guidelines regarding posting log files and using "quotes" - please follow them when posting in the forums.
About Log Files:
First run log files can have 500+ lines of text for any given OS, select a second OS and the amount of text to sort through multiplies quickly, not to mention the likelihood of more errors when downloading the release(s). So, when posting log files for troubleshooting purposes,
...Always run apup.exe /log at least 2 times - please don't post first run logs.
...Select only the release you are having trouble with, please don't post log files with multiple items selected, especially OSs. The "Updater" and "Engine" are OK, XP SP3, Vista x86, and Office 2007 - not OK.
...Log files fit nicely in what is called "Spoiler" - ("Code" is different). Using "Spoiler" creates a nice viewing window for reading logs.
...Always post a complete log file - don't edit out details, they may be important.
...A log file archived (.zip, .7z, etc) and uploaded as an attachment will be ignored.
See Help for more posting options. Read Log Files - How To for more information.
Example: This is the code - [ spoiler] log = file = here [/spoiler ] - bring together the outer brackets to create...
A word of Caution! If you should put APUP in a very deep path -> C:\Documents and Settings\My Name Here\apup\ -> the log file will scroll so keep the path short -> C:\apup works great.
There's not a lot to say here, "Quotes" are fun to use and the forum offers this feature because it does come in handy, but only when used properly.
...Avoid hitting the "Quote" button, quoting a previous post in "totality" - it isn't necessary. Some posters have a habit of hitting this button when they follow up and it can make a thread very difficult to read.
Please use the "Quote" feature - just sparingly. I hope this helps a bit when using the forums.
Edited by gUiTaR_mIkE, 08 March 2011 - 04:56 PM.