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bluechipwi PSI thinks TWO different computers are ONE computer
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This may be confusing title, so let me explain.
Built two computers, hardware identically. One for kids, other for wife.
After building kids computer, installed w7/64bit and drivers. Then installed all software, including PSI.
A couple months later got my wife's identical build put together. To save myself a lot of work, I restored a "Image backup from kids computer" onto the new HDD "of my wife's identical hardware build computer. After restore completed on wife's computer, I inputted a unique w7/64bit License KEY and unique computer name.
Over time I noticed that BOTH computers PSI scanning running daily.
If I updated Kids computer, wife's computer ( not yet update) would appear be "GREEN" status good, but after wife's computer did it's first scan of the day, it would reflect it real "non-updated status". Then this view / scan of wife's computer would eventually show up on kids computer.
This conflict continues back and force between both Kids and wife's computers.
SO, I can only assume PSI has a "unique computer identifier". When I used / restored an image backup FROM kids computer TO wife's computer, BOTH computer share this "unique computer identifier"

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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI thinks TWO different computers are ONE computer
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Take a look at this Registry Key.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Secunia\ now click on PSI

Is the USER IDstring in the right hand pane the same on both PC's?

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bluechipwi RE: PSI thinks TWO different computers are ONE computer
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Yes - Both Kids and Wife's computer share a identical USER IDstring value.
Can you provide steps in changing it to a unique value ??
Thanks
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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI thinks TWO different computers are ONE computer
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Try this:

DELETING THE PSI USER ID

Before starting, shut down the PSI tray icon on one PC only.

Go to start > run and enter Regedit.

Now navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Secunia\PSI and delete the key named UserID (And ONLY this key).

Now run a full scan. Has that changed that key?

If so it should now be independant.

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Maurice Joyce RE: PSI thinks TWO different computers are ONE computer
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It is not possible to move posts verbatim. I have copied & pasted it here for U & will delete the other thread in due course. By accepting the post it was clear to me that it worked & U were happy. Have a nice weekend.


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Sorry I clicked on "Accepted" by accident and closed original thread.

[u]Your solution worked.[/u]

Thank you for your solution to delete the following KEY ...
I HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Secunia\PSI and delete the key named UserID (And ONLY this key).

Wife's computer (deleted her UserID KEY) required reboot to get PSI fresh scan to show in PSI user interface dialogs.
The KIds computer that retained the the original UserID KEY stuck at "Verifying Internet connection when loading PSI user interface, rebooting allowed PSI user interface to load, did a fresh scan and it is working correctly. As of yet, neither computer is picking up the others scan information.
Again I thank you a quick and easy solution.

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If a forum Moderator can move this post into the original post would be appreciated.







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