UltimaSerial Having trouble to configure WinDaq addons under Windows 10/8/Vista

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Symptoms

You install a new set of WinDaq addons, but they do not show up in WinDaq's menu

Reason

WinDaq and WinDaq addon installations store important configuration parameters in TPDATAQ.INI located in Windows directory. When Windows 10/8/Vista decides there is a need of  virtualization for WinDaq, it copies TPDATAQ.INI to User\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows, which is a hidden folder, and work on it. Once a copy is created, WinDaq uses the virtualized copy instead of the one in Windows directory.

As the result, any new installation that adds parameters to the original TPDATAQ.INI will not be picked up by WinDaq.

When this happens, if you search for TPDATAQ.INI in the command prompt under Windows, you will find something like this, multiple copies of  TPDATAQ.INI

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.10240]

(c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


C:\Users\MyName>cd\


C:\>dir tpdataq.ini/s

Volume in drive C has no label.

Volume Serial Number is D826-DC8D


Directory of C:\Users\MyName\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows


08/27/2015  10:16 AM             4,109 TPDATAQ.INI

              1 File(s)          4,109 bytes


Directory of C:\Windows


08/27/2015  09:50 AM               434 TPDATAQ.INI

              1 File(s)            434 bytes


    Total Files Listed:

              2 File(s)          4,543 bytes

              0 Dir(s)  782,414,462,976 bytes free


C:\>

Work around

You can either erase the user copy inside User\<username>\AppData\Local\VirtualStore\Windows to force Windows to create a new one from the original one, or replace it with the real one from Windows directory

 

Last update: 08/28/15

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